Delta Dental of Oregon
Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) was created in 1966 to bring together these local state service organizations and coordinate dental benefit programs for customers with employees in multiple states. A year later, the first multi-state program was sold by WDS to the International Association of Machinists. WDS ceded the administration for enrollees in other states to other Delta Dental member companies and contracted with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association for administration in those states without a Delta Dental affiliate organization.
Coverage was provided this way until the late 1980s when Delta Dental of California won the bid for the Office of the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (OCHAMPUS) program. Delta Dental member companies agreed to share its provider data so the administration of this very large account could be centralized, with Delta Dental of California sharing the administrative income and risk. The OCHAMPUS program led to the creation of the National Provider File (NPF), which was made available for commercial accounts in 1990 via Delta USA – providing Delta Dental coverage to organizations with employees and subscribers located in multiple states.
Delta Dental Benefits for Affordable Dentistry
Delta Dental is one of the nation’s leading dental carriers, offering affordable, high-quality dental plans to help you and your family achieve happy, healthy smiles wherever you go.
Delta Dental's roots go back to 1954 with the formation of dental service corporations in California, Oregon, and Washington, which were created by dentists who recognized the need to increase access to oral health care. Led by Washington Dental Service (WDS), Delta Dental began by providing dental benefit programs for organized labor unions. WDS underwent a rebranding campaign in 2013 and now goes by the name Delta Dental of Washington.
Five reasons why Delta Dental is the best choice for dental plans:
- Delta Dental is the largest, most experienced dental benefits carrier in the nation, covering more than 73 million people...that's more than one of every four Americans with dental benefits.1
- Three out of four dentists nationwide1 have chosen to be a part of the Delta Dental provider network, which makes it easy for you to find a dentist who is conveniently located and fits your needs.
- Delta Dental has used science to advance oral health for over 60 years. Today, we remain at the forefront of our industry by continuing to use evidence-based research to evolve our dental plan designs and offerings.
- We care about the oral and overall health of the communities we serve, and are dedicated to increasing education and awareness through support of local dental schools, oral health awareness and other local nonprofit organizations.
- With 24/7 access to your benefit information using Consumer Toolkit®, and a customer service team dedicated to answering your questions, you can get the most out of your dental benefits plan.
Delta Dental is one of the largest dental insurance providers in the US. With numerous local employers who offer Delta insurance coverage, we know many of our patients have benefit plans with this provider. Our knowledgeable team members are familiar with their policies, and we can quickly and accurately offer answers to all of your coverage questions and help you to maximize your benefits. If you’re lucky enough to receive insurance benefits through your employer, we want to make sure you receive the coverage you’ve already invested in. Like Delta Dental and other insurance providers, we are dedicated to helping patients keep their smiles whole and healthy for life. That starts with a focus on prevention to keep your smile healthy and help you avoid the need for more advanced dentistry services. If you want to learn more about your Delta Dental plan or you want to schedule a six month dental exam, call the Hillsboro dentistry team
Delta Dental Coverage & Availability
Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) was created in 1966 to bring together these local state service organizations and coordinate dental benefit programs for customers with employees in multiple states. A year later, the first multi-state program was sold by WDS to the International Association of Machinists. WDS ceded the administration for enrollees in other states to other Delta Dental member companies and contracted with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association for administration in those states without a Delta Dental affiliate organization
There are a number of different plans available from Delta Dental to provide coverage for all your necessary dental care. Like other insurance benefit providers, Delta Dental emphasizes preventive care by providing 80 to 100% coverage for dental exams, teeth cleanings, and other treatments to protect the patient’s oral health. For minor restorative dentistry services like fillings and basic periodontal maintenance, coverage is usually 70 to 80%. For more advanced treatments like dental crowns, bridges, and dentures, you will likely receive 50 to 70% coverage. Orthodontics, dental sedation, custom crafted oral appliances, and other services may receive some coverage, but these miscellaneous service benefits typically need to be elected or are only covered by specific plans.
While Delta Dental and other PPO insurance plans don’t limit patients to visiting only in-network dental offices, there are a number of advantages to choosing an in-network office, including:
- The lowest out of pocket treatment costs
- Most knowledgeable dentistry team members who can give you answers quickly
- Accurate out of pocket price estimates
- Fast turnaround time on preapprovals and other requests
Building healthier communities
Delta Dental of Oregon is part of the Moda, Inc. family. Moda is a health company committed to building healthier communities by helping our members get well sooner and live well longer. Our family of companies includes Delta Dental of Oregon & Alaska and Moda Health, which provides health benefits to members across the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
Delta Dental of Oregon is part of the Delta Dental Association. As the nation's largest and most trusted dental benefits carrier, Delta Dental covers more Americans than any other dental benefits provider — and strives daily to make dental coverage more accessible and affordable for you.
Delta Dental PPO/DPO, Delta Dental Premier and DeltaCare USA
Enrollees and benefits administrators, please select the company through which you receive benefits.
Providers, for claims or benefit inquiries, select the company through which your patient receives benefits. For membership or fee inquiries, please select the company of which you are a member.
Delta Dental of California
Delta Dental Insurance Company
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, Texas and Utah
Delta Dental of Delaware, Delta Dental of the District of Columbia, Delta Dental of New York, Delta Dental of Pennsylvania (and Maryland), Delta Dental of West Virginia
Moda offers Delta Dental plans, along with pharmacy and medical coverage. Besides Oregon, it serves residents in Washington and Alaska. Delta Dental of California, a not-for-profit organization, offers dental coverage in 15 states under their own brands.
note: Delta Dental PPO Plan (formerly ODS or MODA).