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Participating with Delta Dental

Why do 4 out of 5 dentists nationwide participate with Delta Dental? Become a participating Delta Dental provider and find out what nearly 4,300 dentists in Virginia1 already know: Delta Dental is good for you and good for your patients.

Good for You

With more than 50 years of experience in providing dental benefits, Delta Dental understands what is important to you and has the expertise to deliver it.

Access to the Largest Subscriber Base in Virginia and Nationwide1

Did you know that PPO is quickly becoming the plan of choice for employers seeking a more cost efficient solution for dental benefits? Employers are actively encouraging their employees to select a Delta Dental PPOTM network dentist because their out-of-pocket costs may be lower, so more and more patients are choosing to visit PPO providers. If you're still a Delta Dental Premier® only dentist, or you aren’t yet participating in any of Delta Dental’s networks, now is the time to take another look at Delta Dental PPO.

By joining Delta Dental PPO, you will enjoy several distinct advantages:
  • Access to more than two million Delta Dental of Virginia enrollees and 78 million enrollees nationwide1
  • Comprehensive fee-for-service benefits from Delta Dental
  • Retaining your current patients whose employers may have switched to a Delta Dental PPO plan
  • Attracting new patients and increasing the value of your practice
  • Eligibility and benefits information available online or through our automated telephone service
  • Electronic claims submission
  • Direct deposit
  • Seminars and forums on Delta Dental’s claims processing policies and procedures
  • Subsidized continuing education classes and credits
  • A newsletter for participating dentists

Participation in Delta Dental networks could mean, on average, $104,491 in annual revenue to your practice and an average of 7.5 more patient appointments each week than you received as a non-participating dentist2.

Sign up to participate with Delta Dental PPO today!

Sophisticated Technology

Participate with Delta Dental for easier patient administration. Our sophisticated technology, paired with our secure provider website, gives you access to your patients’ benefits 24/7. Manage your patients’ benefits, including online real-time claims submission and scheduling, all in one place by logging into our secure, interactive provider site.

Provider Resources

Delta Dental of Virginia provides you with all of the resources you need to effectively manage your practice. Our most commonly used forms and documents, clinical policies, newsletters and annual Continuing Education (CE) Seminars are all conveniently located on our website to keep you informed of what’s happening at Delta Dental. Participate with Delta Dental and take advantage of all the resources we have to offer you.

Good for Your Patients

With access to the largest dental network in the nation1 and plan designs that emphasize the importance of diagnostic and preventive care, Delta Dental strives to educate your patients on the link between oral health and overall health. While participating in any Delta Dental network will help increase your patient base, nothing does it like participating in Delta Dental PPO, as more and more patients are choosing PPO providers.

Reduced Out-of-Pocket Costs

Many of our subscribers can take advantage of our dual network advantage, offering the unique cost savings opportunity to select from two networks – Delta Dental PPO or Delta Dental Premier. Subscribers can lower their out-of-pocket costs through their choice of participating network dentists and experience the highest level of savings by visiting a Delta Dental PPO participating dentist.

Benefit-Rich Plan Designs

Delta Dental offers a wide array of plans, including both employer and individual benefit plans. Subscribers can take advantage of valuable benefits and coverage levels from the largest network of dentists in the nation1.

Focus on Preventive Care

Research indicates that over 100 diseases can show early signs or symptoms in the mouth, and that good oral health and regular dental checkups can improve whole body health. Delta Dental of Virginia recognizes the link between oral health and overall health, and provides a variety of benefit options that reward your patients for engaging in preventive oral health care. Through benefit options such as Healthy Smile, Healthy You®, Prevention First and MaxOver®, subscribers are rewarded for visiting the dentist to receive preventive and diagnostic care. Increased incentive to receive preventive care means more patient visits for you when you participate with Delta Dental.

1Delta Dental Plans Association, September 2018
2Information based on a 2009 national survey of providers conducted by The Long Group on behalf of Delta Dental Plans Association.