Reasons To Join Delta Dental

Grow your practice with access to more than 75 million patients nationwide

We offer competitive compensation through several networks.

A Dentistry-Focused Leader

  • With 348,000 dentist locations nationwide, Delta Dental Plans Association member companies work with dentists more frequently than all other carriers combined and is the brand dentists think of first. 1
  • For more than 60 years, Delta Dental has focused primarily on dental coverage unlike other multi-product carriers.
  • Dentists view Delta Dental as a superior carrier with demonstrated strengths in reliability and responsiveness. 1

Exposure To An Extensive, Stable Pool Of Patients

  • Our enterprise underwrites or administers dental benefits coverage to 33 million enrollees in commercial and government plans. 2 68 million enrollees are covered by Delta Dental member companies nationwide.
  • Demand for Delta Dental plans is strong. Our enrollee retention rate is 98%. 2
  • Our benefit plans offer patient incentives to visit Delta Dental dentists.

Fast Online Services

Through our secure website, you can:

  • Register for secure Online Services and access to free, easy-to-use Provider Tools — everything you need to take care of business in one convenient place, including:
    • Detailed patient eligibility and benefits information
    • Treatment history
    • Free real-time claims and pre-treatment estimates with attachments
    • Direct deposit sign-up
    • Claim and payment status and much more
  • Register for seminars.
  • Choose to go paperless and receive email alerts when new documents are ready to view online.
  • Review and update your office listing in our dentist directory, which includes information such as languages spoken, office hours and accessibility to public transportation.
  • From your website, link to our interactive dental health quizzes to help reinforce your oral health education program.

Direct Payments

  • Delta Dental reimburses you directly, allowing you to improve your cash flow and payment turn-around.
  • Expect quick payment. We transmit and print/mail checks weekly.
  • To sign up for direct deposit, simply log in to your Online Services account and use the “EFT and ERA” tool.

Helpful Professional Support

  • Our Professional Relations representatives are available to visit your practice to provide guidance.
  • We provide free continuing education courses for you and your staff.
  • Decisions about claims requiring professional opinions are made by licensed dentists who serve as consultants to Delta Dental.
  • We send a free newsletter, FYI, with policy updates, dental health articles suitable to share with patients, and quality improvement information to all contracted dentists. Subscribe to eFYI today!
  • Our pre-treatment estimate service includes a dentist consultant’s review and benefits estimate of the proposed treatment plan, which helps your patients effectively plan ahead for major dental care.
  • 1Source: The Long Group (2008) The Long Group conducted random eight-minute telephone interviews with employee benefits decision-makers at businesses with 100 or more employees, employed consumers ages 25 to 55, producers and practicing dentists all within the 25 largest dental benefits states.
  • 2Delta Dental Enrollment Statistics, February 2016.

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Or call:

Southeastern region:
(888) 858-5252, option 3, ext. 615260
Central region:
(800) 775-0523 ext. 3066
Western region:
(800) 559-5707
Northeastern region:
(800) 471-7091, ext. 604916
(888) 838-8737
(800) 423-0507
Healthy Families
(800) 838-4337

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