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Using Dental Benefits Out of State: A Go-To Guide

By Jill Feilmeier on November 18, 2014 in Insurance

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Thanksgiving marks the unofficial start of the holiday season, as well as the busiest travel time of the year. If you're one of the many Americans traveling to spend time with loved ones, you're probably already in the planning mode.

No matter how much preparation goes into your travel plans, unexpected things can happen. Expect the unexpected – learn how to handle common dental emergencies.

What about your dental benefits? How do they work when you're far from home?

Fortunately, most of our dental plans allow you to visit a dentist anywhere within the 50 states and receive the same benefits you would receive at home. Make sure to check your dental benefit booklet carefully for exclusions on this policy.

With Delta Dental of Iowa, you can typically visit any licensed dentist. You will usually save money on out-of-pocket costs when you choose a Delta Dental PPO dentist. The Delta Dental Premier network, which includes more than 80% of dentists nationwide, also offers cost-saving features.

If you need to find a dentist while you're on the road, visit Simply enter a zip code to see a list of Delta Dental dentists near you.

Happy traveling!