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Blue Shield offers affordable and comprehensive dental plans available to clients with and without a Blue Shield health plan.1

We also offer a dental and vision plan package – Specialty Duo* – that includes comprehensive dental and vision coverage to give your clients the additional protection their mouth and eyes deserve.

Our dental provider networks are among the best! We have more than 24,321 dental provider locations in our HMO dental network and increased our dental PPO network by 29% for 2017, for a total of 51,400 dental provider locations. Our dental provider network gives your clients access to Blue Shield’s 4th largest dental network in California.
Dental PPO plan benefits
  • No waiting period for diagnostic or preventive services.
  • Covered diagnostic and preventive services (such as x-rays and routine cleanings) do not count toward the annual coverage limit for Dental PPO and Specialty DuoSM Dental Plans*, providing more coverage for other services before reaching the annual limit.
  • A wide range of dental benefits, including most diagnostic and preventive services and oral cancer screening, at no additional cost when using a dental network provider.
  • Implants coverage available in our dental PPO plans with a $1,250 calendar-year benefit maximum.
  • Orthodontic benefits are available for both children and adults.
  • Choice of $25 or $50 deductible per member, per calendar year.
  • Choice of a $500, $1,000 or $1,250 calendar-year benefit maximum per member.
  • Coverage even when your clients use a non-network dentist. Our plan reimburses your clients up to an allowed amount for covered services and your clients pay the remaining balance of the total billed charges.
Dental HMO plan benefits
  • A wide range of dental benefits, including most diagnostic and preventive services at no additional cost.
  • No deductibles and no calendar-year maximums.
  • Orthodontic services available with or without a 12-month waiting period, for both children and adults.
  • Affordable fixed copayments for basic and major services.
  • Specialty care available with a referral from a primary dentist.
Our Specialty Plans at a Glance (PDF, 277KB) provides a side-by-side comparison of our visionplans. You can find more detailed information in our dental benefit summaries.
Rates for our dental plans are available in our IFP rate books or through our Quote & Apply Tool when purchased with a medical plan.
*Underwritten by Blue Shield of California Life & Health Insurance Company (Blue Siheld Life).
1. Your client must be a California resident at the time of enrollment. If your client had a Blue Shield IFP dental plan or a dental + vision package canceled, they must wait 6 months from the date of cancellation before they can reapply.
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