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The university makes dental insurance available to eligible staff and faculty and dependents. Our provider is United Concordia. The coverage has a maximum annual benefit of $1,000 per person.

Coverage Details

Diagnostic and Preventive Services — Paid at 100% of MAC (Maximum Allowable Charge — The negotiated charge the plan pays to providers.)

The Preventive Incentive: These services do not count against maximum annual benefits of $1,000 per person.

  • Twice yearly cleaning, polishing, and examination
  • Annual bitewing X-rays
  • Complete X-ray series every five years
  • Fluoride treatment (under age 19)
  • Sealant: Under age 16. One sealant per permanent first and second molars in three years.
  • Emergency treatment: Palliative (to alleviate pain), not restorative.

Basic Service Benefits — Paid at 80% of MAC

  • Inpatient consultation
  • Anesthetics: Novocain, IV sedation, general
  • Basic restoration: Amalgam and composite fillings
  • Non-surgical periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Oral surgery
  • Simple extraction
  • Repair of crowns, inlays, onlays, bridges, and dentures.

Major Service Benefits — Paid at 50% of MAC

  • Surgical periodontics
  • Inlays, onlays, crowns
  • Prosthetics: Dentures and bridges; no implants.

Orthodontics (under age 19) — Paid at 50% of MAC

Orthodontic lifetime benefit maximum of $1,000 per person.

Cost of Coverage

Lehigh University does not contribute toward the cost of dental insurance. Refer to the Flexible Benefits & Enrollment guide (link below) for information on costs.

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