How We Build Our Networks
The factors Delta Dental includes in building and maintaining its networks of providers are as follows:
Dentist must be licensed, maintain adequate professional liability insurance, operate practice in conformance with all laws and regulations, including sanitary, hygiene and emergency preparedness requirements, comply with state Board of Dentistry orders, complete all Delta Dental credentialing requirements and comply with Delta Dental participation agreements and rules and regulations. In developing and building its networks, Delta Dental also considers a number of factors, including geographic location of dentists to ensure it has providers in locations accessible by members, referrals from members, requests from providers to participate in networks and requests from group as to which providers it should consider including.
Delta Dental also initiates periodic recruitment efforts considering the above factors in order to grow and sustain its networks.