Dental Care

Optional Student Dental Plan

Students have the option to enroll in the Delta Dental PPO plan if dental insurance is needed. Students can sign up for this plan only once a year in the fall semester. 2016/2017 dental enrollment is not yet available. Please check back after July 04, 2016. The deadline to sign up for 2016/2017 coverage will be September 09, 2016.

Students can no longer sign up for the 2015/2016 dental coverage. 

To print your ID card, please click on the link below. Please note: when registering, Delta Dental will request your social security number. Do not use your social security number. Please input your USC ID number instead

How to Print an ID card

Quick tips:

  • Delta Dental will cover the following five specific services at a higher rate at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry Faculty Practice. Basically, it’s cheaper for you to get the following services at the USC Faculty Practice
    1. comprehensive oral evaluation – new or established patient
    2. comprehensive periodontal evaluation – new or established patient
    3. intraoral – complete series of radiographic images
    4. bitewings – four radiographic images
    5. prophylaxis – adult (teeth cleaning)
  • For all other services, please find a Delta Dental PPO Provider. It will be cheaper for you to get all other services with a Delta Dental PPO Provider. You can look for one here.
  • To see what you’re covered for, please check the Dental Plan Summary
  • The fees section of the Dental Plan Summary indicate how much Delta Dental will pay for that service. You will then pay the difference from what the Delta Dental Provider is charging and Delta Dental is paying.
    • For example, Delta Dental will pay $20 for a sealant – per tooth service. If a Delta Dental Provider charges you $35 for that services, you will have to pay $15 out of pocket ($35-$20=$15).
  • Please go to the Delta Dental website and register for the online services to print your ID card and learn more about your coverage.