Delta Dental's Dual Network Still the Biggest and Best
OAK BROOK, Ill. (May 16, 2013) - Delta Dental continues to boast the largest network of dentists in the nation, as the latest numbers from NetMinder demonstrate. The Delta Dental Premier® network features nearly 141,000 dentists, about 45,500 more than the next closest national competitor. Additionally, Delta Dental's PPO grew four percent over the last six months and remains the third largest network with almost 86,500 providers.
With Delta Dental's dual network (Premier® and PPO), groups enjoy the best effective discount nationwide and customers have the greatest access to participating dentists. Effective discount is the amount of savings that a group sees across all claims. More than 95 percent of the time, consumers will seek care from an in-network dentist, resulting in cost savings.
"We have focused on consistent network growth over the past decade," said Steve Olson, president and CEO of Delta Dental Plans Association. "As a result, we continue to provide consumers with outstanding access to in-network dentists."