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  • Dental Care Plan

    The university offers two dental care plans with Aetna. Please review the Health and Dental Eligibility page for eligibility requirements.

    Aetna Dental PPO Plan

    The Aetna Dental PPO Plan gives you the flexibility to use providers who participate in the Aetna PPO or providers who do not participate in the Aetna Dental networks (out-of-network). To search for in-network providers, go to . You must pay at point of service and file a claim form for any services provided by an out-of-network dentist. 

    You and your enrolled dependents (if any) are eligible for dental examination and basic cleaning twice a year (not to exceed once in every six month period). There is no deductible charge for diagnostic and preventive services (i.e., exams, x-rays, and cleanings). All other covered dental procedures are subject to an annual per person deductible of $50, with a maximum family deductible of $150 (this applies to both in- and out-of-network services). The maximum annual benefit per person is $1,750.  For more information, refer to the Aetna Dental PPO Summary Plan DescriptionSchedule of Benefits, and Aetna Dental PPO Plan Summary.

    You can contact Aetna at 877.238.6200 for more information. 

    Aetna (DHMO) Plan

    The Aetna (DHMO) Plan offers in-network coverage only. You must select an in-network Primary Dentist when you enroll in the plan and obtain referrals from your primary dentist to see specialists. Please note that the in-network providers associated with this plan are in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania only. There is no plan deductible or a maximum annual benefit on the DHMO plan. For more information on this plan refer to the Aetna (DHMO) Information Summary and Benefit Description.

    To search for in-network providers, go to You can change your designated Primary Dentist at any time by calling Aetna at 877.238.6200.