Larger Network and Better Access

Delta Dental of Illinois offers access to three nationwide networks: Delta Dental PPOSM, Delta Dental Premier® and DeltaCare®. Find a Delta Dental network dentist now.

  • Delta Dental PPO is a PPO network, where dentists who participate agree to reduced costs as payment in full. Members who use a Delta Dental PPO will have the lowest out-of-pocket costs.

  • Delta Dental Premier is a managed fee-for-service network where dentists agree to a maximum plan allowance as payment in full. Members who use a Delta Dental Premier dentist will have higher out-of-pocket costs compared to a Delta Dental PPO dentist, but lower out-of-pocket costs compared to a non-network dentist.

    Most plans feature Delta Dental PPO Plus Delta Dental Premier where members can received in-network benefits from both networks. This offers members more choice and network protections.

More than 3 out of 4 dentists participate in a Delta Dental network. Find a Delta Dental PPO or Delta Dental Premier dentist today!

  • DeltaCare is a dental capitation/dental HMO network. DeltaCare members must use a DeltaCare dentist; there are no non-network benefits.

Groups can offer Delta Dental PPO Plus Delta Dental Premier network solutions combined with a DeltaCare option. Delta Dental of Illinois can also offer DeltaCare on its own. 


NationwideNationwide access to large dental networks
Our dentist networks are among the largest in the nation with more than 75% dentists nationwide participating. Nearly 85% of our members use a Delta Dental network dentist.  



Managed locallyDentist networks managed locally
We have direct control over network management and own our dental network. All dentist recruitment is managed locally.



effective discount

Effective discount and network usage
Our Delta Dental PPO network provides more savings, better discounts and higher network utilization than other dental benefits carriers. In fact, the Delta Dental PPO network delivers the industry’s best effective discount – averaging 22.4 percent nationally. That’s more than $4.5 billion in annual savings.