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Important information about the Culinary Health Center
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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
Copays
  • 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:

Age Copay
For children (under 19 years old) The total copay is $850.

  • $300 is due at the beginning of treatment
  • Then, it’s $50 per month for 11 months

There may be additional costs if:

  • Treatment will be longer than 24 months or
  • Your dependent needs other appliances such as a device that moves or positions the teeth during treatment
For adults (age 19 and older) The total copay is $3,100.

  • $900 is due at the beginning of treatment
  • Then, it’s $50 per month for 36 months
  • Plus a copay of up to $400 for a retainer at the end of active 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.