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In-network dental care

There are many dentists in the Culinary network. You’ll save money if you go to a Culinary network dentist in the Nevada Dental Benefits (NBD) group.

To find an in-network dentist, visit NDB’s website and choose “NDB Managed Care Plans” in the Find A Dentist section.

Not all dentists who say “Culinary is accepted here” are in our network! Please call NDB at 702-478-2014 to make sure your dentist is in the network. This helps you avoid extra costs.

What are my in-network dental benefits?

In-Network Premier Plan (Culinary network dentist) benefit information:

Benefit What you should know
Annual deductible No deductible
Maximum yearly benefit No maximum
  • No copay for exams, basic x-rays, and silver fillings
  • All other copays depend on the service
Orthodontics (braces) Covered for you and your eligible dependents. See below to find out how much you’ll pay.
Dual Culinary coverage If you and your spouse both have Culinary dental benefits, you and your eligible dependents will not have any copays.
General anesthesia Covered for some extractions
Missed appointments Please call your dentist the day before your appointment if you have to cancel. Your plan will not pay any fees for missed appointments.

Are orthodontics (braces) covered by my plan?

Orthodontic coverage is provided depending on your diagnosis. Treatment for cosmetic purposes is not a covered benefit.

Your copays for braces from a Culinary network dentist:

For who Length of treatment Copays Other information
Eligible dependents under age 19* 24 months $850

  • $300 at the beginning of treatment
  • $50 per month for 11 months

Dental treatment depends on the diagnosis. If treatment will be longer than 24 months or requires additional appliances (a device that is used to assist in the movement or positioning of teeth during treatment), you may have to pay additional costs.

You will only receive your orthodontic benefit during the months that you are eligible and in treatment.
You and your eligible dependents age 19 and over* 36 months $2,700

  • $900 at the beginning of treatment
  • $50 per month for 36 months

If you need a retainer at the end of active treatment, you may need to pay an additional amount up to $400.

*If you and/or your eligible dependent already have braces and are new to the plan, Culinary will not cover your treatment.

Other dental benefits

  • Follow this link to learn more about your dental benefits, dental care at the Culinary Health Center, and dental emergencies.
  • You may go to an out-of-network dentist if you wish, but you may pay more. Follow this link to see your out-of-network dental benefits.