…even if your employees hit the road this summer.

Whether your employees are headed to tropical paradise or going camping at the state park, the last thing they need to worry about is a dental disaster. These shareable tips can help avoid oral emergencies and help you avoid a slew of frantic questions this summer.

Beat the heat
Encourage your enrollees to receive dental checkups regularly. Taking care of any minor oral health issues before they leave can help decrease the chance of costly problems while they’re out of town.

Share it: Enrollees can visit our SmileWay® Wellness Program site for information on handling dental emergencies.

Travel with Delta Dental1
From coast to coast, Delta Dental PPOSM enrollees can visit any licensed dentist if they need treatment. DeltaCare® USA enrollees also can receive treatment using their out-of-area emergency benefit.2

Share it:  To find a network dentist, enrollees can log on to deltadentalins.com from their mobile device. And, they can even present ID cards straight from their phone.

Soak up the details
Some plans provide coverage for enrollees when they travel outside of the country. Encourage enrollees to check their plan details before vacation, and let them know they will need to get a detailed receipt from the treating dentist with the following information to receive reimbursement:

  • Date of service
  • Dentist name and address
  • List of procedures and affected teeth
  • Currency in which to make payment

Share it: For more advice on receiving dental care abroad, enrollees can check out this SmileWay Wellness article.

We hope you and your enrollees will be on the way to a healthy, relaxing summer with these helpful hints!


1 Delta Dental of Pennsylvania, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., and our affiliated enterprise companies. These companies are members or affiliates of members of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA), a network of 39 Delta Dental companies that together provide dental coverage to 68 million people in the U.S.

2 Authorization for treatment may be required. Enrollees should consult their contract for the specific out-of-area provisions for their plan before receiving treatment.