How to Tell if Your Dentist is In-Network
One of the many ways Delta Dental of Illinois saves members money on dental services is by establishing lower costs with dentists. Dentists who agree to these pre-established fees are called in-network dentists, and Delta Dental of Illinois has one of the largest networks of dentists in the country. With nearly 156,000 dentists nationwide, there's a good chance your dentist already participates!
Are you looking for a new dentist, or not sure if your current dentist is in-network? Here's how to find a Delta Dental network dentist:
- Go to deltadentalil.com.
- Find your plan type by logging into your account. If you don't have an account, you can register for one at deltadentalil.com/create-account.
- Click on “Provider Search” to look up your dentist or find an in-network dentist in your area. You can search by address, zip code or dentist's name. You can also find a dentist on Delta Dental's free mobile app for Apple and Android devices.
- Our “Provider Search” will show you what Delta Dental networks the dentist participates in.
You will likely save the most and maximize your benefit dollars by choosing a Delta Dental PPO dentist. Delta Dental PPO dentists agree to our PPO fees, which are greatly reduced from what a dentist would typically charge, as payment in full. Delta Dental Premier is a safety net to our Delta Dental PPO network. You will pay more out-of-pocket with a Delta Dental Premier dentist compared to a Delta Dental PPO dentist. However, you may save more money with a Delta Dental Premier dentist compared to a non-network dentist. Delta Dental Premier dentists agree to our maximum plan allowances, which may be lower in some cases than what a dentist would typically charge, as payment in full. All Delta Dental network dentists agree not to “balance bill” patients, meaning they won't charge patients the difference between the pre-established fee and their usual fee.
You can also have a conversation with your dentist about network status. Most dentists accept Delta Dental, so instead of asking if they are a “Delta Dental” dentist, be sure to confirm which networks they participate in.