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Out-of-network dental care

You may go to any dentist of your choice. But an out-of-network dentist may cost more.

Your dental benefits will only cover some of the costs of your dental care at an out-of-network dentist. Your dental plan will only pay for covered services that are listed on the Nevada Dental Benefits (NDB) Schedule of Allowables. Also, there’s only a certain amount that your benefits pay for each service. You’re responsible for paying the rest. Call NDB at 702-478-2014 for more information.

You’ll save more money and get more benefits if you go to an in-network dentist instead.

Out-of-Network Basic Plan (non-Culinary Network Dentist) benefit information:

Benefit What you should know
Annual deductible No deductible
Maximum yearly benefit $1,500 each person
What you have to pay (out-of-pocket) You have to pay all charges above what is listed in the plan’s Schedule of Allowables. If a service is not listed, you have to pay the full price of that service. Call Nevada Dental Benefits at 702-478-2014 for more information.
Dual Culinary coverage If you and your spouse both have Culinary dental benefits, you may still have copays and extra costs.
Anesthesia Covered for some extractions
Missed appointments Please call your dentist at least 24 hours before your appointment if you have to cancel. Your plan will not pay any fees for missed appointments.

Are orthodontics (braces) covered by the out-of-network plan?

No. Braces are not covered by the out-of-network plan. Braces are only covered if you go to an in-network dentist.

Other dental benefits

  • Follow this link to learn more about your dental benefits, dental care at the Culinary Health Center, and dental emergencies.
  • Follow this link to see your in-network dental benefits.