Dental Benefits

The Ohio State University Faculty and Staff Dental Plan provides both in-network and out-of-network benefit coverage for dental services. Delta Dental, the plan administrator, provides network coverage through two networks: Delta Dental PPO and Delta Dental Premier. Your out-of-pocket costs are less when you use a provider who participates in the Delta Dental PPO network.

You have two coverage options: Dental Plus and Dental Basic. The Dental Plus benefit has higher employee payroll contributions and provides a greater level of benefit coverage. The enhanced coverage includes a lower deductible, higher annual benefit maximum and a higher lifetime orthodontia maximum with no age limit.

Both dental plan options offer enhanced benefits for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Coverage includes additional visits to the dentist’s office and/or consultations prior to the first treatment. Coverage also includes up to four total dental cleanings annually for qualified individuals. Read more about these benefit enhancements.

See the Faculty and Staff Dental Plan Specific Plan Details Document for details.

Documents and Resources

Dental Benefits Information

Dental Benefits FAQs


This is intended to be an overview. Refer to the Plan Document for complete information. In the event the information on these pages differs from the Plan Document, the Plan Document will govern.