If you visit a Delta Dental dentist, you do not have to pay the entire bill and wait for reimbursement from us. Delta Dental pays its portion directly to your dentist. We send you a notice of payment explaining your portion of the bill. You pay the dentist only that amount.
If you visit an out-of-network dentist, you may have to pay the entire bill in advance and wait for reimbursement, so it's to your advantage to select a Delta Dental dentist.