Choose the Dental Experts

Delta Dental of Virginia is passionate about expanding access to oral health care and that passion is paying off with over 4,000 employers providing Delta Dental benefits to 1.8 million members.1

Innovative Dental Benefit Solutions

We offer a variety of dental benefit solutions that can be customized to meet your needs and improve the health of your employees.

The Delta Dental Difference

With the largest dental network in the country, Delta Dental brings you outstanding value with lower claims costs for your company and lower out-of-pocket costs for employees.2 Larger networks mean greater in-network utilization and lower claims costs. Nationally, Delta Dental's unique cost control measures and contractual agreements with dentists saved groups more than $9.9 billion in 2012.2

1. Delta Dental of Virginia, May 2014

2. Delta Dental Plans Association Data, March 2014

Largest Dental Network in the Country

° Medical carriers aren't focused on their dental networks and often lease networks through a third party.

° Employees may have to change their dentist or pay more to see their preferred dentist

Greater Savings

° Delta Dental contracts directly with our dentists to establish fair fees. With greater access to a participating dentist, members are more likely to stay in-network and enjoy lower out-of-pocket costs.

° Statistically, with most major carriers' plans, almost half of all dental patients will go outside the network to a non-participating dentist. Delta Dental's unique networks, however, deliver a combined 84% utilization rate2-ensuring lower claims costs.

Focused on Preventive Care, often covering 100% of preventive benefits.

° Medical plans operate under a different model, focusing on treatment versus prevention. Medical insurers put more resources toward covering the costly consequences of injury and illness after they occur, thus increasing the overall cost of medical coverage.

° If the dental plan is bundled or embedded with medical, it may be subject to very volatile medical rate increases.

Count on the dental experts, Delta Dental, for the health of your bottom line as well as that of your employees. We develop our benefit plans based on current dental science research designed to keep people their healthiest and most productive.

The anatomy of a dental plan's costs and that of a tooth aren't all that different. You only see part of it on the surface – and sometimes that's just for show. Take a look at what's happening below the gumline, however, and you'll see what's most import to the health of a tooth (and health savings for your dental benefits plan). Dental insurance is more than a 100/80/50/50 plan with cheap rates. While rates are a factor, service, commitment, network, expertise and long-term consequences should all be a part of the evaluation process when choosing your dental benefits provider.

1. Delta Dental of Virginia, May 2014

2. Delta Dental Plans Association Data, March 2014