Different people need different dental plans. Unlike other dental benefits carriers, Delta Dental of Idaho offers enrollee’s access to two Delta Dental networks — Delta Dental PPOTM and Delta Dental Premier®. Whether you’re currently a member, soon to be, or just shopping around, we’ll explain how these things work.
Your dental plan determines what network of dentists you can choose from. An in-network dentist is one who has agreed to accept pre-established costs for services which saves you money. You will save the most by visiting a dentist in your plan’s network.
What is Delta Dental Premier® network?
Delta Dental’s Premier network of participating dentists is the largest network locally and nationally. Approximately 9 out of 10 dentists in Idaho participate in Delta Dental’s Premier network, including specialists in every field. And, more than 142,000 dentists in more than 247,000 locations nationwide participate in our Premier network. Here in Idaho, 92% of all active dentists are part of our Premier network.
What is Delta Dental PPOTM network?
Over 89% of Idaho’s dentists are part of our PPO dental network. Over 165,000 PPO dentist locations exist nationwide.
You will receive the greatest level of savings with a PPO network dentist because PPO dentists accept a lower fee than Premier dentists. However, enrollees still realize significant savings if they visit a Premier dentist versus a non-participating dentist.
Always make sure to check your plan specifics to see if you are required to see a PPO provider.
Both Delta Dental Premier and Delta Dental PPO providers work with us directly for claims and payment — so you don’t have to worry about any paperwork. Both dental plans have an annual maximum and deductible, so click to learn more about how those affect you.