University of California Health and Insurance Coverage for Residents and Fellows

Dental Coverage

What to Know

The dental plan, administered by Delta Dental, helps keep your teeth and mouth healthy by covering preventive care (cleanings and X-rays) at 100% and paying a portion of the cost for other types of care.

How the Plan Works

You pay less when you visit a Delta Dental PPO (DPPO) in-network dentist, and there’s no deductible to meet. Choose to get care from a:

  • A Delta Dental PPO dentist. You get the highest level of coverage and the lowest out-of-pocket costs.
  • A Delta Dental Premier dentist. You’ll pay more to see these dentists but still get lower in-network rates.
  • An out-of-network dentist. You pay the most when you see an out-of-network dentist.

You’ll also have to meet a deductible before the plan pays benefits and file claims for reimbursement [PDF].

Delta Dental offers one of the largest provider networks in the country — nearly 80% of all dentists in the U.S. are members of the Delta Dental network. Check whether your current dentist participates.

View more tips [PDF] for Delta Dental.

What You Pay for Care

Calendar-Year Deductible
Calendar-Year Maximum
(per member)
Diagnostic and Preventive Care
Cleanings, exams, X-rays
Basic Services
Anesthesia, root canals, simple and surgical extractions
Major Services
Crowns, inlays, veneers, implants, bridges
For children and adults
Delta Dental PPO Dentist
50% plus any amount over the $1,000 lifetime maximum
Delta Dental Premier Dentist1
$50 Individual
$150 Family
50% plus any amount over the $1,000 lifetime maximum
Out-of-Network Dentist*
$50 Individual
$150 Family
50% plus any amount over the $1,000 lifetime maximum

* In addition to any deductible and coinsurance, you are responsible for any billed charge that exceeds Delta Dental’s maximum allowed amount for services provided by an out-of-network provider.

Deals and Discounts to Smile About

You have access to multiple member perks through Delta Dental! Including BrushSmart, a free dental wellness program that gets you deals on brands like Oral-B and Philips Sonicare.

Find a Dentist

Find an in-network provider [PDF], or  check coverage and costs at, or call (800) 765-6003 for help, Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a dental emergency [PDF] while traveling, you’re covered.

ID Cards

You won’t need to bring an ID card to your appointment. Just give your dentist your name, date of birth and Social Security number (or your enrollee number, which you’ll find under My ID card after logging in to the Delta Dental website). If you’re a dependent, provide these details to the primary enrollee.


Bring the dentist to you with Delta Dentals virtual care options.

Virtual Consult

Connect with a dentist online for real-time dental appointments with Delta Dental – Virtual Consult. And it’s completely free for Delta Dental PPO™ or Delta Dental Premier® plan members. You can use Virtual Consult for:

  • Urgent dental care
  • E-prescriptions
  • Live video consultations from home
  • Follow up instructions

Visit to get started.


All Delta Dental PPO™ and Delta Dental Premier® plan members have access to virtual dental assessments through quip.

quip, a photo-based teledentistry platform, allows you to snap a picture of whatever in your mouth is bothering you, answer a couple of questions, and receive a personalized dental report.

Visit to get started.

Oral Health and Wellness Webinars

Attend a wellness webinar to receive valuable information that will keep you and your family smiling now and in the future.

The whole tooth about a healthy smile

Topics include:

  • The mind-body connection between oral health care and total wellness
  • Understanding tooth decay and gum health
  • The science of dentistry and why oral health care matters
  • Oral health care tips for the whole family

View this flyer or click on the date below to register!

Jan. 18, 2024 at 9 a.m. PT
Mar. 20, 2024 at 12 p.m. PT
May. 9, 2024 at 12 p.m. PT
Jul. 23, 2024, at 10 a.m. PT
Sep. 12, 2024 at 9 a.m. PT
Nov. 14, 2024 at 9 a.m. PT

Oral health and aging: What you need to know

Topics include:

  • How dentistry needs change as you age
  • The causes of dry mouth and why you should be concerned
  • The mouth-body connection and why your gums are a gateway to your health
  • Is tooth loss a foregone conclusion?
  • Advice for caregivers and social determinants of health

View this flyer or click on the date below to register!

Feb. 13, 2024 at 10 a.m. PT
Apr. 26, 2024 at 9 a.m. PT
Jun. 18, 2024 at 10 a.m. PT
Aug. 6, 2024 at 12 p.m. PT
Oct. 8, 2024 at 10 a.m. PT
Dec. 10, 2024 at 12 p.m. PT

Provider Contact Information

Graduate Medical Education Office

Delta Dental

Group Number: 19301
(800) 765-6003 (Language assistance is available.)
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