Dental Plan

Designed to help with the cost of regular dental care as part of overall well-being, the Dental Plan offers coverage for a wide range of services, including preventive and diagnostic care, basic and major restorative care, and orthodontia. The Board partners with Aetna to administer this coverage.

Alert: Benefits updates related to COVID-19

Read about updates to Dental Plan benefits in response to COVID-19.

How the Dental Plan works

PPO and/or DMO dental options may be available, depending on where you live. Both options cover preventive and diagnostic services, basic and major services, orthodontia, and more. When you use network providers, you save money and may not need to file claim forms.

How much you’ll pay for the Dental Plan

The costs for Dental Plan participation, established each year, may be paid by the employer, the member, or on a cost-share basis (with the employer and member each contributing a portion of the cost). Members contribute to the cost of dental coverage through payroll deductions. The Dental Benefit Rate Checker lets you view and compare available options and costs.

How to enroll in the Dental Plan

You and your eligible family members may enroll in dental coverage when you first become eligible, during annual enrollment in the fall, and when you experience a qualifying life event (such as a marriage, divorce, or birth/adoption of a child).