Getting started

Before you enroll in one of our dental plans below, use these tables to get the details you need to help you decide.

Want to compare plans?

See dental benefits comparison.

Need a printable comparison?

2015 Dental Benefits Comparison

Do you need a 2014 comparison?

2014 Dental Benefits Comparison 

Need more help?

Contact the plans.  

Dental benefits booklets and networks

Preferred-provider plan​ Managed-care plan​ Managed-care plan​
Dental plans​

Uniform Dental Plan (UDP)1

(Group 3000 Delta Dental PPO)

DeltaCare1

(Group 3100)

Benefits booklets
(certificates of coverage)
Uniform Dental Plan booklet DeltaCare booklet Willamette Dental Group booklet
​What providers can I see?
​Any dental provider, but you'll usually pay less out of pocket if you go to a provider in the Delta Dental PPO network. ​Only providers in the DeltaCare (Group 3100) network. You'll have a primary care provider who oversees your care, and authorizes specialist referrals. ​Only providers in the Willamette Dental Group network. You'll have a primary care provider who oversees your care, and authorizes specialist referrals.
​Is my provider in the plan's network?
​Use Delta Dental's online search tool, or call their customer service at 1-800-537-3406. ​​Use Delta Dental's online search tool, or call their customer service at 1-800-650-1583. ​See Willamette's online provider listing, or call their customer service at 1-855-4DENTAL (1-855-433-6825).
What if I see an out-of-network provider? ​You'll be responsible for having your provider complete and sign a claim form. ​You'll be responsible for the costs. ​​You'll be responsible for the costs.

1 administered by Delta Dental of Washington (formerly Washington Dental Service)
 

  Is a managed-care plan right for me?

Before you enroll in a managed-care dental plan, consider:

  • Is the provider I want accepting new patients?
    (Remember to identify yourself as a PEBB member.)
  • Am I willing to travel if I pick a provider who isn't nearby?
  • Am I OK with my dental care being managed through my primary care provider 
    (so I can't self-refer for specialty care)?

If you're receiving continuous dental treatment (like orthodontia) and are considering a plan change, contact the plans directly to make sure they'll cover your treatment.

 

Dental benefits comparison 

Preferred-provider plan​ ​Managed-care plan ​Managed-care plan

Annual costs

Uniform Dental Plan (UDP)1

(Group 3000 Delta Dental PPO)

​DeltaCare1

(Group 3100)
Deductible $50/person; $150/family​ ​None ​ ​​None ​
Plan maximum
(See specific benefits maximums below.)
​You pay amounts over $1,750 ​No general plan maximum ​ ​No general plan maximum ​
 

Benefits​

You pay after deductible

​You pay

​You pay

Dentures ​50% PPO and out of state; 60% non-PPO ​$140 for complete upper or lower ​ ​​$140 for complete upper or lower ​
Root canals (endodontics) ​20% PPO and out of state; 30% non-PPO ​$100 to $150 ​ ​​$100 to $150 ​
Nonsurgical TMJ ​30% of costs until plan has paid $500 for PPO, out of state, or non-PPO; then any amount over $500 in member's lifetime 30% of costs, then any amount after plan has paid $1,000 per year, then any amount over $5,000 in member's lifetime ​Any amount over $1,000 per year and $5,000 in member's lifetime ​
​Oral surgery ​20% PPO and out of state; 30% non-PPO ​$10 to $50 to extract erupted teeth ​ ​​$10 to $50 to extract erupted teeth ​
​Orthodontia ​50% of costs until plan has paid $1,750 for PPO, out of state, or non-PPO, then any amount over $1,750 in member's lifetime ​Up to $1,500 copay per case ​ ​​Up to $1,500 copay per case ​
Orthognathic surgery ​30% of costs until plan has paid $5,000 for PPO, out of state, or non-PPO; then any amount over $5,000 in member's lifetime ​30% of costs until plan has paid $5,000; then any amount over $5,000 in member's lifetime ​ ​​30% of costs until plan has paid $5,000; then any amount over $5,000 in member's lifetime ​
Treatment of gum disease (periodontic services) ​20% PPO and out of state; 30% non-PPO ​$15 to $100 ​ ​​$15 to $100 ​
Preventive/diagnostic
(deductible doesn't apply)
​$0 PPO; 10% out of state; 20% non-PPO ​$0 ​ ​​$0
Restorative crowns ​50% PPO and out of state; 60% non-PPO ​$100 to $175 ​ ​​$100 to $175 ​
Restorative fillings ​20% PPO and out of state; 30% non-PPO ​$10 to $50 ​ ​​$10 to $50
1 administered by Delta Dental of Washington (formerly Washington Dental Service)