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Dental Coverage

 

 

What Is Covered?

Benefits for Participating Dentists

Claims Processing

What Is Covered?

For members with employer coverage, Blue Dental plans feature a comprehensive benefits package that frequently includes:

  • Check ups and teeth cleaning
  • Cavity repair and tooth extractions
  • Root canals and pulp treatment
  • Gum and bone disease
  • Major restorative
  • Dentures and bridges
  • Orthodontics (optional)

For members with individual or family plans, Blue DentalSM coverage is available as an Optional Benefit covering:

  • Diagnostic and preventive care (check-ups and teeth cleaning)
  • Restorative care (cavity repair and tooth extractions)
  • Major restorative care

In the Blue DentalSM service area spanning Iowa and the counties bordering Iowa, members can visit a dentist in the Blue Dental network. Outside of the Blue Dental service area, members can visit dentists or specialists that participate in the Dental GRID Corporation network, one of the nation's largest dental provider networks.

 

As a Blue DentalSM Member, they can visit any network dentist or specialist that participates in Blue DentalSM, one of the largest dental provier networks nationwide.

Benefits for Participating Dentists

  • Non-exclusivity allows you to participate in other dental programs
  • Claim checks are sent directly to you
  • You can retain and gain patients due to Wellmark's marketplace success
  • Excellent customer service and claim turnaround from an experienced staff

Claims Processing

To ensure proper claims processing, ask members to present their ID cards at the time of service.

 

If someone in the member's family has other dental coverage, send the claim for service to the primary insurance plan and also submit to a secondary plan. Blue Dental will coordinate benefits if a member has coverage under more than one dental plan.



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