Dentist network strength

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Get more with Delta Dental’s networks

You deserve dentist networks that can do more than just keep smiles healthy. Delta Dental’s networks can help protect your budget, time and peace of mind.


Dentists you want, where you want

What’s the value of a large network if the dentists aren’t near your enrollees? Delta Dental makes it a priority to recruit dentists where enrollees live and work. This can mean less time lost from enrollees traveling to the dentist and less time spent helping enrollees search for quality care close by.

Don’t think a certain dentist is in our network? No problem. Delta Dental’s recruiters have boots on the ground across the country and can help groups build the network they deserve.

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Competitive dental networks

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What separates Delta Dental PPO from the pack? Access — both to significant savings from Delta Dental PPO dentists, and to a safety net of savings from Delta Dental Premier® dentists. Combined, these networks offer the greatest dentist access in the U.S.,1 giving groups and enrollees more ways to save.

See how Delta Dental networks compare 1

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(Unique dentists summary; Delta Dental data represents combined Delta Dental PPO and Delta Dental Premier networks)

DeltaCare® USA

Think a copay network can’t compete? Think again. Our DeltaCare USA network drives affordability and simplicity. With conveniently located primary and specialty care dentists, enrollees can choose great care close to home.

The nation’s best net effective discount

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When evaluating the total value PPO dental benefits offer, it’s important to consider a combination of network factors including size, utilization and contracted savings. This is called the net effective discount, or NED for short. According to a recent study by Dental Actuarial Analytics, Delta Dental PPO can give your group the industry’s best NED.2,3

Dentists you can trust

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Beyond network size and accessibility, it’s important to know that your networks are made up of dentists you can trust. Not only do we recruit highly credentialed dentists from the outset, but we also make sure our dentists maintain strict quality standards. In fact, Delta Dental Insurance Company was Accredited by NCQA in Credentialing.4

No leased dentist networks

With so many carriers leasing dental networks, it’s easy to accept this as the norm. While the potential for more dentist access is appealing, it’s important to know if leased networks are really providing value. Because we never lease our networks, we can offer your group distinct advantages like:

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  • Direct contracts and relationships with all of our network dentists

  • Consistent credentialing of all network dentists to the same high standard

  • Low network turnover, which can mean a more accurate network depiction

  • Predictable fees and consistent processing policies across our networks

Ask your broker how our networks can provide more value.

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1 NetMinder Dental Network Trend Report, March 2018 2 Dental Actuarial Analytics is an affiliate of Ruark Consulting, LLC, a nationally-established and well-recognized actuarial consulting firm that has no affiliation with Delta Dental Plans Association. Our enterprise participates by providing claims and network data for independent analysis. 3 “Effective Discounts” — 2017 Dental PPO Study, Dental Actuarial Analytics (all plans) 4 All Delta Dental companies share common networks. In our enterprise, Delta Dental Insurance Company manages network credentialing and received NCQA Accreditation in Credentialing. NCQA has reviewed and accredited Delta Dental Insurance Company's Credentialing functions only. For complete details on the scope of this review, visit
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