Delta Dental PPO vs. Premier Coverage

Learn the difference between Delta Dental PPO and Premier networks.

With a dental PPO plan, you are free to see any licensed dentist. However, you will save the most money by visiting a Delta Dental network dentist.

  • Delta Dental PPO: Members will save the most with a Delta Dental PPO dentist. Delta Dental PPO network dentists agree to accept our reduced PPO fees as payment in full for dental services. This means they cannot bill members the difference between what they usually charge and what the Delta Dental PPO fee is.
  • Delta Dental Premier: Members will pay more with a Delta Dental Premier dentist compared to a Delta Dental PPO dentist. However, they will likely save compared to a non-Delta Dental network dentist. Delta Dental Premier dentists agree to our maximum plan allowance as payment in full, which may be lower than the dentist’s regular fee.

Most plans feature Delta Dental PPO Plus Delta Dental Premier where members can receive in-network benefits from both networks. This offers members more choice and network protections since all Delta Dental network dentists must follow Delta Dental’s processing policies and meet network credentialing standards.

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

See below for savings examples:


Please note: This information is for illustrative purposes only. Your plan may vary in how Delta Dental Premier and non-network reimbursement is paid. This example assumes the deductible has been met and the annual maximum has not been reached. There are some limitations on the expenses for which your dental plan pays. If you have specific questions regarding benefit coverage, limitations, exclusions, or non-covered services, please refer to your policy/certificate of coverage/dental benefit booklet or contact Delta Dental of Illinois. For specific fees and costs for a certain procedure, you can request a pre-estimate from your dentist.

As you can see, it pays to use a Delta Dental PPO dentist. Find a Delta Dental PPO dentist.