Insurance Plans Made Simple

Many dental insurance companies contract with dentists to become part of their "panel" of providers.  This is often referred to as a network provider or PPO provider, preferred provider, contracted provider, etc..  All of these terms mean the dentist has agreed with the insurance company that he will legally obligate himself to accept the insurance company's fees for his services.  These fees are usually deeply discounted from the dentist's normal fees.  Any dentist can voluntarily agree with a patient that he will accept the patient's insurance company's fees even if the dentist is not obligated to do so. 


Bahr Dental accepts the following insurance plans and networks:

    • Assurant
    • Avesis
    • Bahr Dental Membership Plan (More information found here.)
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah:  Standard, Valuecare and Federal Employee Program
    • Cigna PPO
    • Delta Dental:  Premier, PPO (Dr. Bahr will happily accept PPO Plan patients and PPO fees even though he is not legally
    • (obligated to do so.)
    • Dental Select:  Platinum
    • Dentemax:  Dentemax is a network which lists numerous dental insurance companies as participating.  Check to see if your insurance plan participates with the Dentemax Network or call us and we will be happy to check for you.
    • Dentist Direct
    • Deseret Mutual Benefits Association or DMBA.  We accept all DMBA dental plans
    • Guardian
    • Humana
    • Lifemap
    • MetLife
    • PEHP/PEDP:  PEHP has an extremely large network of contracted dentists and closed their network to additional dentists several years ago.  Therefore, many dentists who would like to become contracted or PPO providers for PEHP are not able to do so.  However, Dr. Bahr will happily accept any patient with PEHP dental coverage and accept PEHP fees as if he were contracted with PEHP.
    • Principal
    • SelectHealth
    • TDA:  TDA is a dental insurance plan and also a network of insurance plans which participate with the TDA Network, much like the Dentemax Network described above.  Check to see if your dental plan participates with the TDA network or call our office and we'll be happy to check for you.
    • United Concordia
    • United Healthcare

Should you have any questions about your insurance plan, please feel free to call us at (801) 295-5586.  We love to help!