Delta Dental PPOSM is one of our three contracted national network based programs. Participating dentists agree to fee schedules as payment in full. These Delta Dental PPO schedules provide deeper discounts that result in savings to the group and enrollees. In fact, according to a recent study, Delta Dental's PPO Plan delivers the industry's best effective discount—averaging 19.6 percent nationally—resulting in more than three billion dollars in annual savings compared to dentists' average charges.
As with all of the Delta Dental networks, dentists agree to processing policies and are prohibited from billing and collecting fees in excess of the agreed upon schedule. This product allows enrolled patients to visit any dentist but offers additional savings when visiting a Delta Dental PPO network dentist.
Delta Dental PPO plus Premier affords all of the benefits of Delta Dental PPO with a plus: enrolled patients who access a participating Delta Dental Premier dentist (who is not in the PPO network) still receive the benefit of that dentist's contracted fee.
This product supplies patients with our unique safety net feature, adding a level of financial security for enrollees and groups that is unequaled in the industry.