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 dentist Delta Dental network dentist. Delta Dental PPO and Delta Dental Premier dentists must follow our processing policies and guidelines and meet our credentialing standards. 

  • 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 non-network dentist.

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.

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.