Dental insurance


Full and part-time benefit-eligible faculty and staff

Plan year is January 1 to December 31 (Open enrollment is in May each year with an effective date of July 1).

Plan Administrator


Who Can Use this Benefit

Employee, spouse, eligible dependent child(ren)


Service Categories

Service Examples


Annual Deductible

Maximum Benefit

Preventative* Exams, cleanings, x-rays, fluoride treatments, sealants 100% None $1,750/person annually
Basic Restorative Care Fillings, simple extractions, oral surgery and periodontal treatment 80%** $25/person or $75/family
Major Restorative Care Crowns, bridges, dentures, implants 50%**
Orthodontia Orthodontic diagnostics, appliance therapy 50%** None $1,750/person lifetime
*One exam/cleaning per 6 month period.

**Of Participating Dental Providers (PDP) Fee when used In-Network; of Reasonable & Customary (R&C) charge when used out-of-network.

MetLife Dental Plan Summary


The University pays the entire cost of this program for full-time employees and their eligible family members enrolled in the program. Grandfathered part-time employees with work schedules of less than 75% time (and 50% or more) receive a pro-rated University contribution and pay the cost remaining through pre-tax payroll deductions. If you choose the "waive" option you will receive $100/year in UDollars instead of dental coverage.

Spousal Coordination

Not applicable to this benefit

Additional Resources

MetLife Employee Portal (find a provider, review claims, view coverage)

MetLife Dental Claim Form**

* MetLife does not issue dental cards.  Take the claim form with you to the dentist for claim processing. You may log into the MetLife Employee Portal and print out generic dental cards.  The University’s Group Number is 95140.