Dental Plan

Your dental plan covers your oral health from periodic teeth cleaning to restorative procedures through the Northeast Delta Dental network of dentists.

How much does it cost?

Employee contributions are made on a pre-tax basis.

Employee Cost (per month) The College Pays (per month) Total Cost (per month)
Employee $8.00 $27.32 $35.32
Employee + Spouse/Partner $31.00 $38.14 $69.14
Employee + Child(ren) $31.00 $51.13 $82.13
Employee + Family $51.00 $73.41 $124.41

Am I eligible?

All regular benefits eligible employees working 20 or more hours per week can be part of the Dental Plan.  You have 30 days from your date of hire to enroll and coverage begins the 1st of the month on or following your date of hire.

What does it cover?

Bowdoin’s Dental Plan covers 100% of all diagnostic and preventive care such as:

  • A dentist evaluation and cleaning twice in a 12-month period
  • Periodic x-rays

The Plan will cover 80% of the costs (after a deductible of $50/individual or $150/family) if you need basic restorative procedures such as:

  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Root canal therapy
  • Periodontics

The plan covers 50% of major restorative dental work (after the deductible) including:

  • Crowns
  • Bridges
  • Implants

The combined calendar year year benefit limit is $1500 per person.

To see a summary of all services covered by the dental plan read the Bowdoin College Dental Summary Chart.

Northeast Delta Dental in-network providers complete all of the paperwork for you -- and Delta Dental pays your dentist directly.  To locate a Northeast Delta Dental in-network provider or obtain a claim form, please visit and select plan type Delta Dental Premier or Delta Dental PPO.

ID Cards:  Northeast Delta Dental will issue an initial set of plastic ID cards to new primary subscribers only at the time of enrollment.  They do not issue replacement cards and any future name or plan changes will be reflected on the subscriber’s electronic ID card, which is available through their site at  The ID card includes the primary subscriber’s name and ID number (the ID number is the same for all covered family members).  All a subscriber really needs to know is his or her subscriber ID to obtain services.  When a dental office calls or goes online to verify coverage, they also receive all the information needed to submit a claim.

Explanation of Benefit (EOB) Forms:  Subscribers may access electronic versions of their ID cards and EOBs using Northeast Delta Dental’s site at  Subscribers who prefer to receive hard copies of EOBs via standard mail may elect to do so on this site or by calling Delta Dental’s eligibility department at 1-603-223-1230.

Northeast Delta Dental
One Delta Drive
PO Box 2002
Concord, NH  03302-2002
Dental Plan Summary Description (updated 1/10/18)
Outline of Dental Benefits (updated 1/10/18)