Delta Dental is the largest dental plan system in the United States. The Delta Dental Plans Association is composed of 39 independent Delta Dental member companies operating in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. These member companies provide coverage to 68 million people, enrolled in over 120,000 groups. While many of the Delta Dental member companies and Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA) are non-profit organizations, a few of the member companies have for-profit segments. Delta Dental member companies serve more than one-third of the estimated 166 million Americans with dental insurance.
Delta Dental of California, a dental carrier, provides dental benefits plans and coverage to customers in California. The company offers managed fee-for-service plans for purchasers to select from various licensed dentists; prepaid plans for enrollees to select from a given network of dentists; mid-priced managed fee-for-service plans to select a preferred dentist; and prepaid plans to select a dentist in California. It also provides dental insurance plans through its subsidiary. The company offers its plans to individuals, families, seniors, retirees, and Fortune 100 companies, as well as for federal, state, and local government agencies. It allows customers to access various dentist locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Guam. The company has a strategic partnership with Mercury Data Exchange. Delta Dental of California was formerly known as Delta Dental Plan of California. The company was founded in 1955 and is based in San Francisco, California with an additional office in Oakland, California. Delta Dental of California operates as a subsidiary of Dentegra Group, Inc.