Dental Plan Descriptions

You do not need to select a primary care dental clinic when you enroll in any of the dental plan options. Call the plan's customer service number to confirm that your dentist is in the plan's network.

Delta Dental PPO

  • Base plan for Twin Cities, surrounding counties, and Duluth zone
  • Affordable, network-only plan
  • Offers benefits and the greatest cost savings when receiving care from a dentist participating in the Delta Dental PPO network, with the exception for out-of-network emergencies
  • Delta Dental PPO network includes nearly 1,700 participating dentists and specialists in 75 Minnesota counties and border communities
  • National Delta Dental PPO network offers 89,500 participating dentists across the country

Delta Dental Premier

  • Base plan for Greater Minnesota zone
  • Flexible plan that offers access to the broad Delta Dental Premier network as well as access to the more cost-effective Delta Dental PPO network
  • Has largest dental network in the country with over 145,000 participating providers
  • In Minnesota, the Delta Dental Premier network is also the largest dental network with more than 3,100 dentists and specialists in 86 Minnesota counties and border communities
  • Seeing a dentist in either of the Delta Dental networks will help you make the most of your benefits and can result in lower out-of-pocket costs
  • While you can always see an out-of-network dentist, your out-of-pocket costs may be higher

University Choice

  • University Choice is administered by Delta Dental and offers freedom to see any provider of your choice
  • May be a payment difference between allowed reimbursement and what the dentist charges for a particular service, which could result in greater out-of-pocket costs for you.
  • Visiting a dentist who participates in the Delta Dental PPO or Delta Dental Premier networks may result in lower out-of-pocket costs, in addition to having the $50 deductible waived under this plan.

UPlan HealthPartners

  • Affordable, network-only plan
  • Must visit a dentist participating in the network to receive benefits, except for out-of-area emergencies
  • This plan's network has more than 1,700 dentists and specialists at over 1,350  dental clinics in Minnesota and border communities
  • HealthPartners Dental has a large nationwide network of participating dentists and specialists 

UPlan HealthPartners Dental Choice

  • Broad network plan with out-of-network benefits
  • Visiting a dentist in the HealthPartners network will help you receive the highest level of benefits
  • This plan's network has more than 2,700 dentists and specialists at over 2,000 dental clinics in Minnesota and border communities 
  • Out-of-network benefits are also available
  • HealthPartners Dental Choice has a large nationwide network of participating dentists and specialists 

Need More Information?

You can find out if your dentist is in a given plan by calling their customer service number or visiting the dental plan’s website.

Delta Dental
651-406-5916
800-448-3815
1-888-853-7570 (TTY)
www.deltadentalmn.org/uofm

HealthPartners
952-883-5000
800-883-2177
952-883-5127 (TTY)
www.healthpartners.com/uofm

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