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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.

Adding a Dentist to a Dental Plan as a New Provider

It is required to notify dental plans of a new provider treating patients in the office.  This resource provides information and a sample letter that can be customized and printed on office letterhead when informing dental plans of a new provider.

Considerations When Billing for an Associate

Overview of the payment arrangements to consider once an Associate begins providing treatment in a dental practice. 

California Department of Managed Health Care Licensed Dental Plans

As a member service, CDA has compiled a list of dental plans from the Department of managed Health Care website.

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Resource Library

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Dental Benefit Plan News

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.

Delta Dental must report changes affecting over 10% of its provider network to Department of Managed Health Care

The Department of Managed Health Care asked Delta Dental to report any rate changes affecting over 10% of its provider network to the department. Additionally, DMHC is monitoring its help desk for calls from consumers.  

Massachusetts ballot measure on dental plan spending passes decisively

In Tuesday’s election, Massachusetts voters overwhelmingly supported a ballot measure that will require Massachusetts dental plans to spend at least 83% of premium dollars on patient care rather than administrative overhead costs and executive compensation.