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Kids Going to Sleep Away Camp or Grandma and Grandpa's this Summer?

Posted on July 20, 2016 in Children’s Oral Health


Little boy going on vacations trip with suitcase at airportSummer means camp time for many kids. It's also a time when many kids go to sleep away camps, visit grandma and grandpa for a week, travel with friends' families, or even hit the road on their own if they're old enough. What happens if they have a dental emergency and you're not around?

The first step is to make sure your child has a copy of your dental benefits card when they travel without you. Be sure to give copies to camps, grandparents or other temporary guardians if your child is too young to keep it safe themselves. If your child is old enough to carry a cellphone, they can also access the dental ID cards via the free Delta Dental mobile app. It may be beneficial to install the app on the phone using your policyholder information before any travel occurs. Just be sure to log into the app with your login information before your child leaves, then save the information.

With PPO plans, you can see any licensed dentist and dental coverage can be used anywhere, but you'll realize the most cost savings if you can direct your child to a Delta Dental PPO network dentist. That's because Delta Dental network dentists have agreed to provide services at lower costs to members. You can visit deltadentalil.com and use the “Provider Search” tool to locate an in-network dentist in your dependent's ZIP code. The “Find a Dentist” tool is also available on the Delta Dental mobile app.