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Welcome University of Minnesota Employees!

Welcome to the dental benefit information page specially created for University of Minnesota employees enrolled in a dental plan administered by Delta Dental of Minnesota. On this page, you’ll find around-the-clock access to your dental benefits. View the Dental Directory:


Delta Dental PPO (Base Plan for Twin cities/Duluth): In-network only program

Delta Dental PPO (Base Plan for Twin Cities/Duluth) is an affordable, network-only plan, offering strong cost savings. This program is considered the base plan for many employees. Under this plan, you must visit a dentist participating in the Delta Dental PPO network to receive benefits. With the exception of out-of-area emergencies, benefits will be denied if you do not visit a Delta Dental PPO dentist. The Delta Dental PPO network includes 1,700 participating dentists in 74 Minnesota counties. This includes access to our statewide specialty network. With a Delta Dental PPO dentist, your out-of-pocket costs may be reduced.
Confirm if your dentist is participating in the Delta Dental PPO network or consider if you are willing to change dental providers, prior to enrolling for this dental plan. Remember, this is an in-network only program. This program offers in-network access to a select number of providers at the following locations: Boynton Health Service, U of MN Faculty Practice, U of MN Dental Clinic. Please check our website for a list of PPO dentists at these locations. NOTE: Not all providers at these locations are contracted under Delta Dental PPO. Please refer to the Dentist Search on this web site, contact Customer Service or review a provider directory for a complete listing of providers at these locations. Delta Dental PPO Benefit Plan Summary

Delta Dental Premier (Base plan for Greater Minnesota): Uses two networks (see network map)

Delta Dental Premier is a flexible plan that offers access to the broad Delta Dental Premier network as well as the more cost-effective Delta Dental PPO network. Out-of-network benefits are also available. The Delta Dental Premier network is Minnesota’s largest dental network – 3,100 dentists in 87 Minnesota counties and border communities. The Delta Dental PPO network includes 1,700 participating dentists in 74 Minnesota counties. Visiting a dentist in either of the Delta Dental networks will help you make the most of your benefits and can result in out-of-pocket cost savings. Choosing a dentist in the Delta Dental PPO network may result in greater cost savings. As an added convenience when you use a participating dentist, the dentist files the claim for you, and we pay the dentist directly. This program offers in-network access to providers at the following locations: Boynton Health Service, U of MN Faculty Practice, U of MN Dental Clinic. Delta Dental Premier Benefit Plan Summary

University Choice: Open Access Program

University Choice is an open access program and offers freedom to see any dentist of your choice. Reimbursement for services not provided by a Delta Dental network provider will be paid upon a scheduled table of allowance. There may be a payment difference between the allowed reimbursement and what the dentist charges for a particular service, which could result in greater out-of-pocket costs for you. You may be required to file your dental claims if you are a member of this program, and all payments will be made directly to you, not your dental provider. You will not find this product or network type under “Find a Dentist” and claim status. View the University Choice program Benefit Plan Summary.
NOTE: The Delta Dental PPO program requires you use a network provider for dental services. Under the Delta Dental Premier program you have in-network and out-of network coverage. While you may receive care from any dentist, we encourage you to visit an in-network dentist to receive a higher level of benefits and to avoid additional out-of-pocket costs. 

Dentist Search

In addition to providing advice on how to select a dentist, we are proud to offer a dentist search, which lists participating dentists and specialists in your area. To start, go to “Find A Dentist” and select either Delta Dental PPO or Delta Dental Premier under product or network type.

to the Member Portal

Delta Dental’s Member Portal provides you with information including procedure details, deductibles and claim payment status. You can also order a new ID card and update your account information by visiting the Member Portal.NOTE: Although in-network dentists will submit your claims for you, you may need to submit claims directly to Delta Dental if you visit an out-of-network dentist. Please find this address on our Contact Us page.

Benefit Summaries

For details concerning what your dental plan covers, please view the UPlan Dental Summary of Benefits booklet on the Office of Human Resources “Employee Benefits” web pages.

Oral Health

Did you know the health of your teeth, gums and mouth are connected to your overall health? In fact, 120 medical conditions can be detected by signs and symptoms in your mouth. Learn more about how your oral health is connected to your overall health.

Assess Your Oral Health

Wouldn’t it be nice to know if you were at risk for oral disease before it became a problem? MyDentalScore is free oral health assessment that will provide you with your dental score. Take the assessment today!

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Contact Us

To speak to a representative, please call 1-800-553-9536 (local 651-406-5916) if you need assistance with the following:
  • Orthodontic coverage
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  • General information on your dental plan