First Dental Health is a network of participating dentists that various insurance companies, plan administrators, and employer groups choose as part of their employee dental benefits. Our number is on the ID card, so patients can contact us to find a participating dentist or confirm if their current dentist is contracted.
Yes, patients can visit any participating dentist without a referral. However, we recommend they call the number on their ID card to get a breakdown of specialty benefits.
First Dental Health is not a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), so there is no dentist assignment and patients can visit any participating dentist of choice. Just make sure to confirm the new dentist is participating in the network chosen by the employer (i.e., PPO, EPO, etc.) before having treatment.
Some employers don’t offer the same level of benefits when services are provided by a non-participating dentist, and many offer no benefits at all. By visiting a First Dental Health participating dentist, you could extend your benefit dollars further, because our dentists are contracted to a discounted list of fees. Contact us to learn more!
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PPO stands for Preferred Provider Organization. It means First Dental Health providers follow a contracted fee schedule for the services they provide patients whose employers have chosen this network as part of the dental benefits.
EPO stands for Exclusive Provider Organization. The First Dental Health EPO network provides patients access to a greater reduced fee-for-service. The patient’s employer must have chosen the EPO network as part of their benefits, and the dentist must participate in this network for patients to receive the added benefits. This network is known as PPO Plus in Arizona and Nevada.
Fee-for-service is when dental or other healthcare providers agree to accept contracted fees for services as payment in full.
Some dental claims are mailed to First Dental Health for review and repricing. However, First Dental Health does not hold benefit information. Patients need to contact the plan administrator or insurance phone number listed on their ID card to confirm claim benefits and payment information.
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