How to choose a dentist



PPO Network Dentists
PPO network dentists agree to accept the amount in our discounted fee schedule as full payment for covered services, which means you’ll have the lowest out-of-pocket costs when you choose a PPO dentist. You’re responsible only for your deductible and coinsurance amounts (if any), along with any fees for noncovered services. PPO dentists will also file your claims with and receive payment directly from Blue Cross. Where permitted by law, PPO dentists will accept the discounted fee schedule amount as full payment for noncovered services.

Blue Par Select Dentists
Blue Par Select dentists are non-PPO dentists who participate with BCBSM on a per-claim basis through our Blue Par Select arrangement. Blue Par Select dentists accept the Blue Cross approved amount as full payment for covered services. You’ll pay only your deductible and coinsurance amounts (if any), along with any fees for noncovered services.

Check with your dental office to confirm participation before making an appointment or receiving treatment. Be sure to mention if you have a Medicare Advantage plan, as these use different networks than our other plans.

Not all Blue Dental plans cover services provided by Blue Par Select dentists (i.e. Blue Dental EPO and Medicare Advantage).

*Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network dental plans use the DNoA Preferred Network. Federal Employee Program, BCN Advantage and Medicare Plus Blue PPO plans use the DenteMax network. Dental Network of America and DenteMax are independent companies.