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Choose the dental plan that works for you

Check your employer's enrollment site to see if dental plans are offered as part of your open enrollment options. Our dental plans are designed to help keep your teeth and gums healthier and include:

Access to a large local and national network of dental providers

Coverage on hundreds of services — from fillings and root canals to oral surgery and more

Preventive care, which is covered when you use a network dental provider

Using a network provider may help you save money

Before enrolling in a plan, it’s a good idea to make sure your dentist is in our plan network. The dentists and dental care providers in our network have agreed to provide services at a discount. This means that using a network dentist will provide you with a higher level of coverage and may help lower your dental care costs.

Search the PPO network for Bronze, Silver and Gold plans >

If you live in AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MD, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX or VA
Search the DHMO networks for the Platinum plan >

Get started on a new smile

Available as part of the PPO Gold and Silver plan orthodontic benefit, SmileDirectClub straightens teeth with invisible aligners that are sent directly to you. If you’re a candidate, your dental plan may pay half the cost of your aligner treatment.This benefit also includes:

  • A 3D digital image at one of 235 SmileShops ($0 cost) or an at-home impression kit ($0 cost with rebate)
  • A retainer following completion of your smile journey ($0 cost with subscription)
  • bright on™ premium teeth whitening ($0 cost)
  • A duly licensed dentist or orthodontist assigned to you to develop your treatment plan and monitor your progress

Learn more about SmileDirectClub >

SmileDirectClub is available to members enrolled in a UnitedHealthcare Dental PPO plan that includes orthodontic coverage. Not all individuals are suitable candidates for clear aligners. These services are intended for individuals who have mild or moderate orthodonic needs.

Get 24/7 access to virtual dental visits

With virtual dental visits — also called teledentistry — there’s an easier way to see a dentist without going to the dentist’s office.Use virtual dental visits to:

  • Connect with a state-licensed and fully credentialed dentist by computer or mobile device* — so you can get the care you need whenever, wherever**
  • Get a second opinion, treatment options or a medically necessary prescription
  • Consult with a dentist on a variety of nonemergency dental conditions, including oral pain, broken or sensitive teeth, gum swelling and bleeding, orthodontia needs and more

* Consultations can be conducted by phone call or video where allowed in each state. Not available in Maine or Texas.

** Teledenistry service currently unavailable in Maine or Texas. The service is currently only available to fully insured members; check your plan details or call the number on your dental ID card. Services may not be available in all states or for all lines of business.

Review your dental plan options

Depending where you live, you have a choice of a PPO or a DHMO/Managed Care plan. The Bronze, Silver and Gold (PPO) plans are available to residents of all states.The Platinum (DHMO) plan is available if your employer offers it and if you are a resident of AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, MD, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX or VA. Please check your employer’s enrollment site to see if the Platinum plan is available.

Bronze, Silver, Gold (PPO)

Yes, preventive care — such as routine cleanings, fluoride treatments and bitewing X-rays — are covered.

There is coverage for fillings, oral surgery and root canals on all plans. Under the Silver and Gold plans, major services such as crowns and braces are also covered. For more details, call us at 1-888-571-5218.

With the Gold plan, there is orthodontia coverage for both adults and children. The Silver plan provides coverage for children under age 18.

There is no orthodontia coverage under the Bronze plan.

Yes, adults (age 18 and older) can get oral cancer screenings as part of your preventive care benefit.

Yes, the plan provides coverage for extra dental visits during pregnancy and the first 3 months after delivery.

Yes, you may see any dentist. However, you’ll save more money when you see a network dentist versus an out-of-network dentist.

The PPO plans feature one of the nation’s largest networks, making it easier to select a network dentist — which may help save you money.

Yes, there are 3 different levels of benefits for PPO plans. The cost of these 3 plans will be different.

No.

No.

Platinum (DHMO)

Yes, preventive care — such as routine cleanings, fluoride treatments and bitewing X-rays — are covered.

Fillings, crowns and other services such as braces are covered. If your child is currently receiving orthodontia, they may continue even after you’ve enrolled in a UnitedHealthcare plan. For more details, call us at 1-888-571-5218.

With the Platinum (DHMO) plan, there is orthodontia coverage for both adults and children.

Oral cancer screenings are not a covered benefit under the Platinum (DHMO) plan for residents of DC, MD, PA or VA. If you are not a resident of one of these states, oral cancer screenings for adults (age 18 and older) are part of the plan’s preventive care benefit.

Yes, the plan provides coverage for extra dental visits during pregnancy and the first 3 months after delivery. 

Yes, you may see any dentist. However, you’ll save more money when you see a network dentist versus an out-of-network dentist.

This plan features a large regional network.

Yes, this is our most cost-effective plan that includes a comprehensive benefit.

Yes, your primary dentist will need to provide a referral.

No.

Please note: Network and out-of-network coverage levels are equal; however, when you choose to see an out-of-network dentist, you must pay the difference between what we pay our network dentists and what your out-of-network dentist bills you.

The above questions and answers are a general description of coverage benefits. You should consult with your official plan documents.

A closer look at how oral health connects with overall health

Getting regular dental checkups and screenings can help your dentist detect early signs of gum disease, which may help reduce the risk of diabetes1 heart disease,2 respiratory conditions3 and rheumatoid arthritis.2 And when you have a UnitedHealthcare health plan and dental plan, you get the added benefit of a simplified, connected health care experience.

Contact us

Medical and Pharmacy Customer Service
1-888-297-0878
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. in your local time

Dental Customer Service
1-888-571-5218
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. ET

Vision Customer Service
1-888-571-5218
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. ET
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET