Participating Dentist Advantages
When you join Delta Dental of South Dakota as a participating provider, you gain access to all the advantages associated with doing business with Delta Dental:
Our Only Business is Dental
Delta Dental of South Dakota is the largest and most established provider of dental benefits in South Dakota, providing dental coverage for more than 225,000 subscribers. Nationally, Delta Dental member companies currently provide dental benefits to more than 81,000 groups.
We Believe in Prevention
We emphasize preventive care and believe that through diagnostic and preventive care, most patients will avoid unnecessarily involved and costly intervention. So, our focus is on getting patients into your office on a regular basis--for everyone's benefit.
Dentists Help Run Delta Dental
Dentists have substantial input into Delta Dental's operation through representation on Delta's Board of Directors. In this way, dentistry's concerns are represented.
We Offer Direct Payments
By electing to participate with Delta Dental, dentists can improve their cash flow and reduce their accounts receivable with direct payments from Delta Dental. Delta Dental benefit payments are among the fastest and surest payments to dental offices.
We Help Promote You
The names and office locations for Delta Dental dentists are included in an online Dentist Directory on our website and in the national Delta Dental Plans Association directory. A dentist directory is mailed to all of our groups.
We Make it Easy
Paperwork is simple, and Delta Dental processes claims accurately and rapidly, especially when you file your claims electronically. Our Professional Services staff is available to answer any questions you may have.
All subjective claim decisions are made by licensed, practicing dentists--not lay people--who serve as consultants to Delta Dental. Delta Dental's pre-determination service includes a dentist-consultant's review of claims so dentists and enrollees know in advance what is covered and what the patient's co-payment will be.
Patient Care Recognition
Delta Dental does not assume that one common treatment scenario will meet the needs of all patients. Delta Dental recognizes that dentists sometimes must provide unique treatment plans for patients with unusual needs.
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