Medicare Supplement dental plans

Complete your Blue Shield Medicare Supplement plan with a dental plan to ensure you receive your benefits from one source. Call today to learn more (800) 260-9607.

Why do you need a dental plan?

Oral health is more important than you might realize and can offer early clues about your overall health.1 Luckily, whether you need treatment or just want preventive care, we have coverage options for you. Blue Shield offers two dental PPO plans with affordable rates. Plus, you can save $3 off the listed rates for the first six months if you enroll in a dental plan at the same time you enroll in your Medicare Supplement plan.2

Blue Shield Dental PPO Plan Highlights

Blue Shield dental PPO plans give you the access to a broad network so you get the care that best fits your needs.

  • An extensive network of more than 46,000 general and specialty care dentists in California, and nearly 350,500 nationwide.3 
  • Three annual teeth cleanings, plus annual X-rays and oral cancer screening covered at 100% when using network providers.4
  • No waiting period for dental checkups, cleanings, fillings, x-rays, or basic services.
  • A wide range of major restorative dental services and procedures, including crowns, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and prosthetics at low network rates.4
  • Members enrolled in Dental PPO 1500 will now have coverage for dental implants effective July 1, 2024.

Compare plans

  Dental PPO 1000 Dental PPO 1500
Individual plan monthly rates $37.40 $56.10
Calendar-year deductible (per member) $75/person $50/person
Calendar-year benefit max $1,000
($750 may be used for non-network dentists)1
($1,000 may be used for non-network dentists)1
  Blue Shield pays     
Diagnostic and preventive care (not subject to plan deductibles with network dentists; includes routine oral exams, X-rays, and three teeth cleanings annually) 100% for network dentists
50% for non-network dentists2
100% for network dentists 80% for non-network dentists2
Basic services (includes an oral cancer screening, anesthesia, palliative treatment, and restorative dentistry) 50% for network and non-network dentists2 80% for network dentists
70% for non-network dentists2
Major services 12-month waiting period for Dental PPO 1500 and 6-month waiting period for Dental PPO 1000 for major services (All plans include crown buildups, crowns, endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, prosthetics, inlays, onlays, jackets, post and cores, and veneers. DPPO 1500 also includes implants.) 50% for network and non-network dentists2 50% for network and non-network dentists2

Chart disclaimers:
1Each calendar year, the member is responsible for all charges incurred after the plan has paid these amounts for covered dental services.

2The coinsurance percentage indicated is a percentage of allowed amounts that we pay to providers. Non-network providers can charge more than our allowable amount. When members use non-network providers, they must pay the applicable copayment/coinsurance plus any amount that exceeds our allowable amount. Charges in excess of the allowable amount do not count toward the calendar-year deductible or copayment maximum.

Find a dentist

With a Blue Shield dental plan, you can get access to one of the largest dental networks statewide. It’s easy to find a dentist or see if your current dentist is in our network with our Find a Doctor tool.

Enroll today

You can sign up for a Blue Shield of California dental plan and vision package on the:

Medicare Supplement plan application (English) (PDF, 52KB)
Medicare Supplement plan application (Spanish) (PDF, 45KB)
Medicare Supplement plan application (Chinese) (PDF, 99KB)
Medicare Supplement plan application (Vietnamese) (PDF, 104KB)
Medicare Supplement plan application (Korean) (PDF, 69KB)

Download the following for complete information about our dental PPO plans:

Note: Existing Medicare Supplement plan members who want to transfer into Plan F Extra5 or Plan G Extra, which include vision benefits, should complete the full application and add your dental plan selection.

If you have any questions about applying for dental coverage, you can call (877) 890-7587 to speak with a Blue Shield of California Medicare adviser. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week, from October 1 through March 31, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays from April 1 through September 30.

1 “Oral health: A window to your overall health”, Mayo Clinic, October, 2021. Oral health: A window to your overall health - Mayo Clinic.
2 Savings due to increased efficiencies from administering Medicare Supplement plans under this program/service are passed on to the member. 
3 Dental providers in California are available through a contracted dental plan administrator.
4 Annual teeth-cleaning benefit is available once every 4 months with the Dental PPO 1000 and Dental PPO 1500 for Medicare Supplement plan members.
5 Plan F Extra is only available to applicants who attained age 65 before January 1, 2020, or who first became eligible for Medicare benefits due to disability before January 1, 2020.


Page last updated: 4/1/2024

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