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.

Dental Benefit Plans

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

The quickest and easiest way to verify dental benefits for your patients is through the dental plans’ convenient online portal access where you can view, download, and print a patient’s benefit breakdown. This form may be used when verifying patients' dental benefits via telephone or to supplement the information provided on the dental plan’s online portal.

Dental plans conduct credentialing, which is the collection and verification of an applicant’s professional qualifications such as relevant training, licensure, certification, and/or registration to practice in a health care field and academic background, as well as an assessment of whether the practitioner meets certain criteria relating to professional competence and conduct.

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

Dental Benefit Plan News

CDA v. Delta Action Update
CDA will appeal decision in lawsuit against Delta Dental

Dear members and colleagues: The lack of accountability and transparency from dental plans is painful for dentists, our practices and...

June 18, 2024   
CDA v. Delta Action Update
CDA president provides update on status of association’s lawsuit against Delta Dental

Dear members and colleagues: I’m reaching out with an update on CDA’s ongoing dental plan reform initiatives, along with an...

May 10, 2024   
California dental student delegates sit in the Assembly with Assemblymember Jim Wood, DDS (Santa Rosa)
‘Thrilled to speak on behalf of my school, dental professionals and Californians’

“There is a quote I love that reads, ‘If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu,’” says Barbara...

April 2, 2024