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Dental Benefit Plans

Use our resources to navigate the requirements of provider agreements, file dental claims and better understand your appeal rights as a dentist. If you experience challenges, you can submit your dental benefit plan issues online for review.

Steps to Comply with the No Surprises Act

Information regarding the requirements to comply with the No Surprises Act which became effective January 1st, 2022.  The No Surprises Act is an effort to protect individuals and provide transparency related to health care costs. Instructions as well as samples of the required notification and the Good Faith Estimate are included.


CDA Member FAQ re: Delta Dental 2023 Contractual Changes

Answers to members' questions about Delta Dental’s announced contractual changes announced for Jan 1. 2023.

Sample Letter to Third Party Payer for Temporary Dentists

This sample letter should be customized and printed on office letterhead to notify a Third Party Payer when a temporary dentist will be filing in for a dentist on a leave of absence.  Commonly used in Locum Tenens, Disability Leave, Maternity Leave and other situations in which a licensed dentist who is not currently practicing at the office will temporarily be performing treatment on patients on behalf of a licensed dentist that is currently practicing at the office.

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Resource Library

Access an online library of downloadable articles, guides, templates, checklists and forms.

Dental Benefit Plan News

CDA member-dentists: Join our efforts to hold dental benefit plans accountable and improve dental plan coverage

CDA member-dentists can use their voice in two important ways to support dental plan reform and CDA’s advocacy efforts this year: (1) Tell your legislator to support two CDA-sponsored bills that address loopholes in dental plan standards and regulations; and (2) Tell us how your patients’ coverage is disrupting care.

CDA helps dentists navigate dental benefit plans with a resource library, courses, personalized consultation and more

Whether you are in the process of deciding if you should contract with dental plans or need assistance managing existing dental plans, rely on CDA’s resources and experts for advice and education.

DELTA DENTAL ACTION UPDATE CDA files new legal action against Delta Dental of California

On behalf of members, CDA has filed a legal action against Delta Dental of California in San Francisco Superior Court. The action challenges Delta Dental’s adjustments to Premier and PPO provider agreements effective Jan. 1, 2023.