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The Penn Faculty Practice Dental Plan for Faculty and Staff of the University – General Information

How Does the Plan Work?

It’s simple. Once you become a subscriber, all you need to do is call the Penn Dental Faculty Practices office of your choice when you are ready for a check-up or have a problem and you will be scheduled with a dentist of your choice. When you arrive for your appointment, simply give your name to the receptionist – no ID Cards or claims forms are required to receive care under the Penn Faculty Practice Dental Plan.

Will I Be Treated by a Penn Dentist?

Yes. All treatment is provided by faculty and staff of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In addition to general practice dentists, care is provided by periodontists, who specialize in the treatment of gum disease; endodontists, who specialize in treating teeth with nerve damage; and prosthodontists, who specialize in complex restorations. There are also specialists in oral surgery, orthodontics and implantology.

Where Can I Get Treatment?

You receive care at any of the office locations of the Penn Dental Faculty Practices; you can change offices at any time during your treatment.

Penn Dental at the Robert Schattner Center
Penn Dental Center at Bryn Mawr
Penn Dental Center at University City

What is Covered?

The Penn Faculty Practice Dental Plan for University of Pennsylvania employees provides full coverage for preventive and basic restorative services and coverage at substantially reduced rates for other services.There is a maximum benefit limit of $3,000 per plan year per person covered.

  • 100% Coverage
    Routine examinations, cleanings, radiographs, fluoride applications up to age 14, most simple restorations, extractions, routine oral surgery, repairs/adjustments, other diagnostic services, and emergency care (Providers are on call on a 24-hour basis to respond to dental emergencies, such as pain, fever, swelling, bleeding, severe discomfort, or tooth loss.)
  • 80% Coverage
    Subgingival curettage, root planing, scaling, surgical periodontics, pulp treatment, root canal therapy and apicoectomy.
  • 60% Coverage
    Inlays, crowns (when determined by the dentist to be necessary), bridges, dentures, and space maintainers.
  • 60% Coverage up to a $2,000 Lifetime Maximum
    Orthodontics coverage for children and adults.
  • 50% Coverage
    Surgically placed implants up to $3,000 per year.

For more detailed coverage information, please review the Penn Faculty Practice Dental Plan Document for University employees.

Who is Eligible for Coverage?

Detailed information on who is eligible for coverage is outlined in the “University of Pennsylvania Health and Welfare Program Summary Plan Description.

How Do I Enroll?

University employees may enroll in the Plan either upon hire or during the open enrollment period held each year. New family members (e.g., a new spouse) must be enrolled either within 30 days of the change in family status or during an open enrollment period.

How Do I Find Out More?

The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030