FAQs About Individual Dental Plans

Individual plan frequently asked questions

How will I be billed for my dental coverage?

An automatic withdrawal will be completed by the 5th of each month from a credit card or checking account you enter when you register. We currently accept the following credit cards: Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Discover.

Are there waiting periods?

There are no waiting periods for preventive treatments such as cleanings and exams. There are waiting periods on periodontics, minor and major restorative procedures.

Will there be a deductible?

In some cases, there is a deductible depending on the plan option you choose.

What is the annual maximum?

The annual maximum will vary depending on the plan you choose.

Are implants covered?

No, implants are not a covered benefit under these plans.

Is orthodontia (braces) covered?

Orthodontic services are not covered under our individual dental plans.

Is tooth whitening covered?

Cosmetic procedures such as tooth whitening are not covered under our individual dental plans.

Are white (composite) fillings covered?

Yes, composite fillings are covered for anterior teeth but on posterior teeth the plan will pay the applicable amount it would have paid for an amalgam filling with varying copays depending on the plan you choose.

How long is my policy in effect?

Once enrolled, your policy and rates are effective for 12 consecutive months from your effective date, as long as premium payments are made on time and all other conditions of the policy are met. Thereafter, your policy will renew for an additional 12-month period upon payment of renewal premium, unless Delta Dental declines to renew the policy, in accordance with the terms of the policy.

If necessary, can I cancel my policy?

Yes, this policy can be cancelled by submitting a written cancellation request, as indicated in your policy. Delta Dental will refund any premium paid, but not yet earned due to policy cancellation. The refund will be based on the number of full months that remain in the 12-month policy period.

For answers to more common questions about our benefit plans, visit Dental Benefits 101 or view the complete list of dental plans FAQs.

NOTE: The above information provides only a sample of benefits. Review complete coverage details or call our individual plans customer service representatives at 800-971-4108 for further information.

If you are looking for individual dental coverage and live in a state other than Michigan, Ohio or Indiana, please visit Delta Dental's national individual coverage locator.