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Understand the connection between this eye disease and the mouth.
Claims for periodontal scaling and root planing (D4341 and D4342) are denied more frequently than those for many other procedures.
In this short online course, sponsored by Delta Dental, you’ll discover a practical approach to evaluating patients who present with painful oral mucositis and ulcerations.

6 things to do before the year ends
Review your year-end checklist as 2022 approaches.

Can you ask for your patients’ vaccination status?
Get the latest information on policies and laws affecting your practice.

5 reasons practices don’t pass QA reviews
California, keep an eye out for these common violations in quality assessment reviews.

Break down the language barrier
If you treat Spanish-speaking patients with low English proficiency, these resources can help you communicate.

To prescribe or not to prescribe
Why are dentists some of the top antibiotic prescribers in the U.S.? Learn what you can do to practice antibiotic stewardship.

Your top news stories in dental policy
From vaccine mandates to data breaches, get the latest on dental policy news.

New orthodontics webinar
Brush up on the ins and outs of orthodontic coverage and claims.

Join the Medicare Advantage network
As an MA dentist, you can expand your patient base to a growing population 65 and up.

7 dangerous dental trends from TikTok
From cleaning supplies to plastic beads, understand the disturbing products teens online are using in their quest for DIY dentistry.

4 new trends in dental tech
Stay on top of the latest innovations in the dental industry.

Teledentistry is now legal in Texas
A new law expands dental care options in the Lone Star State.

The cost of dental fraud
Watch out for these common examples of dental fraud.



Get economic assistance with Delta Dental’s loan program through Lendeavor
Get the assistance you need: Delta Dental will cover your first year of interest through a refinance/working capital loan program with Lendeavor.

Use Provider Tools to submit claims, get answers to your questions
Provider Tools is the quickest, easiest way to get your claims processed, checks paid and questions answered. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected Delta Dental’s processing of paper claims and paper checks.

Use teledentistry to assess patients while sheltering in place
With your health and safety foremost in our minds, please use teledentistry to assess your patients for non-emergency consultations and emergency diagnoses.


Individual plans available
Delta Dental individual and family plans are great for people whose group plan coverage has ended due to retirement or a job change. Share the good news with your uninsured patients.

Intel adopts risk-based benefit
Intel Corporation’s Delta Dental PPOTM plan covers one exam for adults at low risk for oral health issues and two exams for adults at high risk and children to age 14, per calendar year.


Customer Service hours extended for CA
Need to speak to a representative? Starting 6/4/18, they will be available until 8 p.m. (PT), Monday through Friday. Our automated services remain available 24/7.

SF headquarters relocates
New San Francisco and East Bay locations won’t affect our everyday operations.

Saving trees, changing history
Our eco-friendly focus is making a positive impact. Join us! Conserving paper and other resources is good for your practice and your community.