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Protecting Your Smile

Getting regular dental care will help you stay well.

Coverage Options

USG offers two dental plans through Delta Dental, giving you access to quality, affordable care. These plans are both a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO). Since the dentists in the PPO network have agreed to reduced fees, you’ll save the most when you visit an in-network dentist. If you can’t find a PPO network dentist in your area, the Delta Dental Premier dentists also have set fees to help you save. See what dentists are in your network with the dentist network search tool.

Newly enrolled members will receive a Delta Dental ID card. Presenting your ID card (or other personal information) at the time of your visit is the fastest way for your dental provider to verify your benefits.

Georgia Tech employees also have an additional dental option with a Health Maintenance Organization (HMO). 

  • Delta Dental Base Plan

    2021 Delta Dental Base Plan (In- and Out-of-network)

    Benefit DescriptionBenefit Amount
    Annual Maximum Benefit$1,000 per person*
    Deductible (single/family)$50/$150
    Diagnostic/Preventative Services (exams, cleanings, X-rays, sealants)100% covered, not subject to deductible
    Basic Benefit Services (fillings and simple tooth extractions) 80% covered after deductible
    Major Benefit Services (crowns, inlays, onlays, cast restorations and occlusal guards)**50% covered after deductible
    Orthodontia (child and adult)Not covered
    Lifetime Orthodontia MaximumNot applicable

    * Preventative and diagnostic services don’t count toward the annual maximum.

    ** Benefit limits on full replacements of existing dentures or crowns apply.

  • Delta Dental High Plan

    2021 Delta Dental High Plan (In- and Out-of-network)

    Benefit DescriptionBenefit Amount
    Annual Maximum Benefit* $1,500 per person
    Deductible (single/family)$50/$150
    Diagnostic/Preventative Services (exams, cleanings, X-rays, sealants)100% covered, not subject to deductible
    Basic Benefit Services (fillings and simple tooth extractions) 80% covered after deductible
    Major Benefit Services (crowns, inlays, onlays, cast restorations and occlusal guards)**80% covered after deductible
    Orthodontia (child and adult)80% covered after deductible
    Lifetime Orthodontia Maximum$1,000

    *Preventative and diagnostic services don’t count toward the annual maximum.

    **Benefit limits on full replacements of existing dentures or crowns apply.

    How orthodontic claims are paid

    With the Delta Dental High Plan, the first payment is 50% of the total amount payable. The remaining 50% is paid 12 months later. Our allowances for orthodontic procedures include all appliances, adjustments, insertion, removal and post treatment stabilization (retention). Calculations are based on the all-inclusive total treatment plan amount (subject to any deductible), the appropriate payment percentage and maximum amount. You must remain enrolled in the high plan for the duration of orthodontic treatment.  

Wisdom teeth extraction

Wisdom teeth surgery is covered under your healthcare plan. The Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield healthcare plans and the Kaiser Permanente HMO cover the surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth only, and claims should be filed with your healthcare benefits.

Coverage costs

Find the monthly rates for both plans on the Employee Premiums page. Access your personal coverage costs for the plans you’re enrolled in select Manage Benefits on OneUSG Connect. For additional detail about how coverage works for specific services, see your plan documents

Get Preventive Care, Keep Saving

Here’s a great reason to stay up to date on your diagnostic and preventive care. In most cases, the plan will pay for these services at 100% and won’t count the total cost towards your maximum. This helps you save on care now so you might not have to pay for expensive, restorative dental services later.