Dental Benefits

Network and claims administration services for the Student Dental Plans are provided by Delta Dental of Minnesota.

Coverage Dates & Plan Highlights

Fall semester Student Dental Plans coverage dates are September 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019.

Spring semester coverage dates are February 1, 2019 through August 31, 2019.

Dental Plan

Who’s Eligible

Plan Highlights

Preventive and Periodontal Dental Plan

All primary members (students) enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan

  • Included in the cost of the Student Health Benefit Plan
  • Preventive dental benefits, covered at 100%, includes services such as teeth cleanings, x-rays and comprehensive exams
  • Non-surgical periodontal coverage, covered at 80%, includes deep cleanings

Optional Student Dental Buy-Up Plan

All primary members (students) enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan

  • Additional cost of $326 per year. For students who are enrolled both fall and spring semesters, the premium will be billed in two installments of $163. 
  • Restorative dental benefits, covered between 50-80%, includes services such as emergency treatment, fillings and tooth removal

Pediatric Dental Plan

All primary members (students) up to the age of 19, as well as dependent children up to the age of 19

  • Included in the cost of the Student Health Benefit Plan for eligible enrollees
  • Preventive and periodontal dental benefits, covered at 100%, includes services such as teeth cleanings, deep cleanings, x-rays and comprehensive exams
  • Restorative dental benefits, covered between 50-80%, includes services such as emergency treatment, fillings and tooth removal

Enrollment

Preventive and periodontal dental benefits are included in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) for primary members (students) and pediatric members (under age 19). Students are automatically enrolled in the Preventive and Periodontics Plan or Pediatric Plan. The Preventive and Periodontics Plan includes coverage for cleaning and x-rays, but not for restorative services such as fillings, tooth removal and emergency treatment.

To enroll in the optional restorative services coverage, the Dental Buy-Up Plan, please fill out an online enrollment form. You may also use the PDF Enrollment FormPDF icon to request enrollment. The cost of the plan is $326. For students who are enrolled both fall and spring semesters, the premium will be billed in two installments of $163. 

The deadline to enroll in the Dental Buy-Up Plan is September 27, 2018. If you do not elect coverage, you will not have the option to do so again until fall 2019. The Dental Buy-Up Plan is not available to International Scholars.

Brochures and Forms

The full summary of benefits for the Student Dental Plans can be found on the Forms, Brochures & ID Cards tab. 

Contact

If you have questions on eligibility, enrollment or billing, contact:

Office of Student Health Benefits
612-624-0627 or 1-800-232-9017
umshbo@umn.edu

If you have questions on benefits, coverage and services, in-network providers or claims, contact:

Delta Dental of Minnesota
Customer Service
651-406-5916 or 800-553-9536 (toll-free)
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. CST