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SmileWay® Wellness Benefits

SmileWay® Wellness Benefits

Take advantage of enhanced dental benefits to support a chronic medical condition and care for your overall health.

Protect your overall health when you're at risk

The health of your teeth and gums is tied to your overall wellness. If you've been diagnosed with a chronic medical condition and have a higher risk of gum disease, you may benefit from additional teeth and gum cleanings throughout the year with SmileWay Wellness Benefits¹.

Many Delta Dental PPO™² employer-sponsored plans offer SmileWay Wellness Benefits — expanded dental coverage if you or a covered dependent have been diagnosed with one of the following chronic medical conditions: 

More covered cleanings every year

If you qualify, SmileWay Wellness Benefits provide enhanced benefits under your dental PPO plan, at no extra cost to you.³ That means any member who qualifies under your plan can receive up to five cleanings per calendar or contract year, all covered at 100%. Review the table for details about the specific procedures that are included.

Expanded coverage with SmileWay Wellness Benefits 

Procedure Procedure code⁴

Coverage per calendar/contract year

One periodontal scaling and root planing (deep cleaning to treat gum disease) — per quadrant

D4341 (4 or more teeth)
D4342 (1 to 3 teeth)

100% coverage
Plus up to four procedures from the following list (any combination)
Prophylaxis (teeth cleaning)

D1110 (adult)
D1120 (child)

100% coverage
Periodontal maintenance (cleaning to monitor and treat inflammation and infection after past gum surgery or treatment)


100% coverage
Scaling in presence of moderate or severe gingival inflammation (plaque removal)


100% coverage

How to enroll

You'll need to opt in to access the expanded coverage. To verify your coverage and opt in for yourself or a covered dependent, log in to your account and select SmileWay Wellness Benefits from the main menu. The link will display only if your organization has selected this coverage for your plan.

Select the Opt in button next to the eligible member’s name. Complete and submit the form, including the treating physician’s name and phone number. After 24 hours, you can start using your enhanced benefits. 

Note: Adult dependents must opt in themselves through their own online account or by contacting us, unless they've authorized you to access their protected health information. They can grant authorization to you by logging in to their account, going to My account and selecting Yes for the "I authorize" statement. They can also mail a completed  HIPAA authorization form (PDF, 38 KB) to Delta Dental.

  1. SmileWay Wellness Benefits are not included under all plans. Known as SmileWay® Enhanced Benefits in Texas. 
  2. Delta Dental PPO plans are underwritten by Delta Dental Insurance Company in AL, DC, FL, GA, LA, MS, MT, NV and UT and by not-for-profit dental service companies in these states: CA – Delta Dental of California; PA, MD – Delta Dental of Pennsylvania; NY – Delta Dental of New York, Inc.; DE – Delta Dental of Delaware, Inc.; WV – Delta Dental of West Virginia, Inc. In Texas, Delta Dental Insurance Company provides a dental provider organization (DPO) plan. 
  3. SmileWay Wellness Benefits are subject to any applicable maximums and deductibles under the terms and conditions outlined in your Evidence of Coverage. Please review your plan booklet for specific details about your coverage.
  4. Current Dental Terminology (CDT) coding and nomenclature are the copyright and a trademark of the American Dental Association, all rights reserved.