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Save Money With In-Network Dentists

December 06, 2017


During the holidays, a lot of us are spending money on gifts, decorations, entertaining, traveling, and donations. Luckily, you can save money at your dental appointments by visiting a Delta Dental in-network dentist. If you’re watching your pennies this time of year, think about the money you’re saving or could save when you visit a Delta Dental dentist. We’ve created a chart below so you can see an example of the savings for a common procedure.

Delta Dental in-network dentists have agreed to pre-established fees on most common dental procedures for Delta Dental members. Every network dentist also goes through a credentialing process, so you know you’re getting quality care and saving on out-of-pocket costs.

Another benefit of using our extensive dentist network is protection from “balance billing.” Our in-network dentists have agreed not to charge more than Delta Dental’s allowed fees. Delta Dental dentists will not bill you for the difference between the allowed fee and their usual fee, also known as balance billing.

You can choose to visit an out-of-network dentist, but the fees will be higher. Also keep in mind, you may be balance billed if you go out of network.

Take a look at the chart below for an example of the money you can save:

Example Savings for a Common Procedure

 

Estimated Charge

Maximum Allowed Fee

Percentage Paid by Delta Dental

Amount Delta Dental Pays

Amount Dentist can Balance Bill

Total Amount You Pay

Your Total Cost Savings

Delta Dental PPOSM Network

$1,200

$850

50%

$425

$0

$425

$350

Delta Dental Premier® Network

$1,200

$975

50%

$487.50

$0

$487.50

$225

Out-of-Network

$1,200

$1,100

50%

$550

$100

$650

$0

 

 

You can find a Delta Dental in-network dentist by using the Find a Dentist tool or our free mobile app. We have more than 152,000 dentists in our nationwide network.


Category: Dental Benefits

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