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P.A.N.D.A.

P.A.N.D.A. is an acronym for Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness. It is the name of an educa...

Participating Dentist

A state-licensed dentist who has a written agreement with Delta Dental to perform services and receive paym...

Participating Specialist

A participating dentist with Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey who holds a specialty permit in endodontics, p...

Patient Direct

Delta Dental Patient Direct is a dental membership program that offers access to a network of dentists who ...

Pediatric Dentist

A dentist who generally limits his/her practice to children and teenagers. Also known as Pedodontist.

Pedodontics

A dental specialty concerned with treatment of children. A pedodontist is a dental specialist in this field...

Periodontal Charting

Charting prepared to record periodontal pocket depth, height of gingival margin, tooth mobility, missing te...

Periodontist

A dentist who treats diseases of the gums.

PPO

This plan allows employers to increase the value of dental benefits to employees, while actually decreasing...

PPO Plus Premier

Where the eligible patient is treated by a Delta Dental PPO Program dentist, the fee for the covered servic...

PPO with Table

Delta Dental PPO plan which is also subject to a specific table of allowances for your group.

Pre-existing condition

Oral health condition of an insured person which existed prior to enrollment in a dental plan.

Preferred

This plan allows employers to increase the value of dental benefits to employees, while actually decreasing...

Premier

The affordable answer to indemnity plans, Delta Dental Premier applies the best in managed care and cost co...

Premier with Table

Delta Dental Premier plan which is also subject to a specific table of allowances for your group.

Pre-Treatment Estimate

Pre-authorized estimate of services detailing payment of allowable benefits.

Primary Insurance

The insurance carrier or third party payee that pays for services rendered to a covered person before any o...

Prophylaxis

Prevention of disease by removal of calculus, stains, and other extraneous materials from the teeth. The cl...

Pro-rated

For subscribers whose coverage begins after treatment has begun, payments are divided proportionately over ...

Prosthodontist

A dentist who generally specializes in ways to replace missing natural teeth with bridges and dentures.

Public Health Dentist

A dentist who specializes in the practice and organization of preventive dentistry within a community, deal...

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