As of 2015, Delta Dental insurance plan holders can use the Delta Dental Network dentist finder tool to search for a dentist nearest to their location. The tool allows customers to select their dental plan and uses their address, city and state, or ZIP code to search for a compatible dentist. The Delta Dental dentist finder tool also includes additional search refinement options, including a distance sorting option and additional search criteria, such as the dentist and practice name.
Other additional search criteria that are part of the tool include the practice's specialty, gender of doctor, hours of operation and whether or not the venue provides service in secondary languages. A majority of the form is optional, and only text boxes that are marked with a red asterisk box are required to be filled.
Delta Dental insurance plans provide four different types of network access, which are Delta Dental PPO, Delta Dental Premier, DeltaCare USA and Delta Dental Patient Direct. These four access types determine the insurance network and coverage type that the holder is insured in. Delta Dental's dentist network also extends across the United States and Puerto Rico. Delta Dental was established in 1966 when a group of local dental organizations joined together to coordinate dental benefits across multiple states.