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BlueDental Preferred

BlueDental Preferred offers a broad range of coverage of routine dental services and major dental procedures with access to one of the largest provider networks in the country.

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BlueDental Preferred meets the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and offers the following advantages:

  • Two different options to suit your budget
  • Large provider network with access to more than 96,000 participating dental providers nationally
  • Coverage for numerous dental services
  • No charge for oral exams, cleanings and X-rays when you visit an in-network provider
  • No charge for in-network covered services for members age 19 and under after they reach the $350 out-of-pocket maximum
  • No referrals
  • No claim forms to file when using an in-network provider
  • Guaranteed acceptance
How To Use Your Benefits

The plan offers wide-ranging dental coverage and gives you freedom to choose any dentist you want to use. However, your out-of-pocket costs will be higher if you select a provider that is not participating in the network. Referrals are not required, meaning you can seek care whenever, and from whomever, you choose.

When you enroll, you will receive a membership card and detailed information packet.

When you need care, just call your dental provider and make an appointment. Be sure to take your card with you! You can access Find a Provider to find an in-network provider near you. Select the option for "Preferred Dental (PPO), DP is noted on your ID card". If you receive care from an in-network provider, the dentist will submit all the necessary forms. Members who use a non-participating provider may be required to pay the full cost at the time of service and will need to submit a claim form to be reimbursed for covered services.

Once enrolled, if you have questions or need assistance, call Customer Service at 866-891-2802, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Select Plan Options

Select a Deductible Option and Designate a Payment Option

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) offers BlueDental Preferred, a comprehensive dental plan to residents of Maryland, Washington, D.C. and parts of Northern Virginia1. You must agree to remain in the plan for at least one year. The plan will automatically renew from year to year unless terminated.

There are two BlueDental Preferred options to choose from: High Option and Low Option. The High Option offers lower deductibles with Preventive & Diagnostic Services covered in full without having to meet a deductible. The Low Option offers lower premiums with higher deductibles.

2015 Maryland Annual Rates

BlueDental Preferred
High Option
Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties
Baltimore City; Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Harford and Howard Counties
Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties
Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico and Worcester Counties
Ages 0-19 $335.88 $345.96 $318.84 $329.04
Ages 20+ $300.60 $309.72 $285.36 $294.48
BlueDental Preferred
Low Option
Ages 0-19 $272.88 $281.16 $259.08 $267.36
Ages 20+ $257.88 $265.80 $244.92 $252.72

2015 D.C. and Northern VA1 Annual Rates

BlueDental Preferred
High Option
District of Columbia
Northern Virginia
Ages 0-20 $299.88 $324.96
Ages 21+ $319.44 $315.48
BlueDental Preferred
Low Option
Ages 0-20 $237.36 $262.44
Ages 21+ $278.28 $275.40

Coverage for Dependent Children

Dependent children are covered up to age 26.

Payment Options

Pay for your plan annually or quarterly. Make your election on the enrollment application. Once your application has been received, we will send you a bill for your first premium payment. We must receive your first premium payment before your coverage can begin. After CareFirst receives your payment, you will be mailed your membership ID card and Individual Enrollment Agreement.

After you are enrolled in the plan, you can sign up for recurring payments through eBilling via My Account. One time payments can also be made through eBilling. Credit, debit and ACH payments are accepted.

1Northern Virginia includes the cities of Alexandria and Fairfax, the town of Vienna, Arlington County and the areas of Fairfax and Prince William counties in Virginia lying east of Route 123.

Apply To Enroll

Two easy ways to enroll!

  1. Apply online by clicking on the Buy Health Insurance link on www.carefirst.com, then click on the Dental tab at the top of the page. Follow the prompts to complete your application.
  2. Download and complete the appropriate enrollment application.
    Send in your application to:

    CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
    Mailroom Administrator
    P.O. Box 14651
    Lexington, KY 40512

Please Note: You must live in Maryland, the District of Columbia or the following areas of Northern Virginia: the city of Alexandria or Fairfax, the town of Vienna, Arlington County, or the areas of Fairfax and Prince William counties in Virginia lying east of Route 123.

We will mail you your membership ID card and a detailed information packet. Your coverage will be effective the first of the month following receipt of application, if received by the 20th of the month.

Plan Resources

Use the links below to review your dental benefits and related costs and access the appropriate application:

You may also access Find a Provider to find a participating dentist near you. Select the option for "Preferred Dental (PPO), DP is noted on your ID card".

Contact Us
For Questions About
Contact Us At
Customer Service
  • Plan and Benefit Questions
  • Claims Questions
  • Finding a Dentist
  • Membership Card Requests
866-891-2802 Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Sales 410-356-8000 or
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Enrollment & Billing 888-892-9901 Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Claims 866-891-2802

Send claims to:
Mail Administrator
PO Box 14115
Lexington, KY 40512-4115
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

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