Department of Management Services

How Do I Estimate My Dental Expenses?

You may review the Dental Plan Rate Chart (Adobe PDF Document 285.71 KB) to compare dental plans, or contact the insurance companies if you have questions about the plans' services such as preventive, basic, major, and orthodontic care. 
Please be sure to ask the dental plan about: 

  • Frequency limitations
  • Dental plan pre-authorization requirements before services are rendered, especially for major services;
  • A cost estimate of services to be rendered.
  • Your total cost of orthodontic care; and

To help you estimate your likely expenses for the plan year, take a look back at your dental care for the last three years, and think about what you may already know is in store for the upcoming year.

Please confirm with your dentist that they will accept the dental plan selected by you next year.