As of September 2015, individuals can determine if a dentist is part of the DenteMax network from the company's website. On the homepage, select the Find a Dentist tab, and then hit the Advanced Search link. Enter the dentist's last name and city and state or ZIP code. Click on the Search button to see if the dentist is included in the network.
Alternately, on the DenteMax homepage, go to the Find a Dentist tab, and type in the dentist's ZIP code. A list of dentists within the network appears for that location. The website is updated twice a month, according to the company. Therefore, patients should check with listed dentists' offices to be sure they are still in the network.
DenteMax is a preferred provider organization within the United States, with over 225,000 participating dentists, the company states. Insurance companies, third-party administrators and other groups bring over 12 million members to the network. Although members do not have insurance through DenteMax, dentists do reduce their fees for these patients.
A Michigan dental hygienist founded DenteMax in 1985, the company explains. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan purchased the PPO in 2002 but sold it to the Dental Network of America seven years later. By 2010, DenteMax was emphasizing its extensive network for handling Medicare dental benefits as well.