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How The Delta Preferred Option (DPO) Works

With the DPO, which is administered by Delta Dental, you and your family members can choose to see any dentistA doctor of dentistry who is licensed to practice dentistry at the time and place involved where the particular dental procedure was rendered. you wish whenever you need dental care. The Dental Plan also gives you access to a nationwide network of dentists who have contracted with Delta Dental to charge lower, negotiated rates for dental services.

The Dental Plan covers several categories of services, including:

  • Diagnostic and preventive care;
  • Basic care (preventive and diagnostic services, including x-rays);
  • Basic Benefits (usually includes restorations (fillings), oral surgery (extractions), endodontics (root canals), periodontal treatment (root planing) and sealants;
  • Major Benefits (usually includes crowns, dentures, implants and oral surgery, jackets and cast restorations);
  • Emergency Care;
  • Prosthodontic care; and
  • Orthodontic care for children up to age 19.

The amount the Dental Plan pays for each dental service depends on the provider you choose. You can choose:

  • A dentist who participates in the Delta Dental network (a "Delta dentist"), including:
    • A dentist who participates in the DPO network - a special network within the larger Delta Dental network; and
    • A dentist who participates in the Delta Dental network but doesn't participate in the specialized DPO network; or
  • A dentist who doesn't participate in the Delta Dental network (a "non Delta dentist").

If you want to lower your out-of-pocket dental costs, you may want to choose a Delta dentist. Ultimately, the choice is yours.


The Summary Of Benefits lists contact information for both the DPO and DHMO plans.

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