Aetna Dental PPO** members will have access to 3 tele-dentistry orthodontia providers:
They provide aligners for straightening teeth without having to visit a dentist’s office. You can use an at-home impression kit, obtain a treatment plan, and aligners are mailed directly to your home.***
*These providers ONLY participate under the PPO plan.
**NYP’s PPO plan DOES NOT provide adult orthodontia coverage.
***NYP members will have access to the Aetna discounted rate for tele-dentistry services, but will not receive reimbursement for the services from the plan.
Please note: Aetna members of any one of the Medical, Dental or Vision plans listed above, can enjoy a 10 percent discount from specific CVS oral care products. An exclusive member website features more than 50 CVS oral health products. Members can access the site from the Oral Care Discount page of the Aetna secure member website and enter the promo code AETNA10 at checkout. The products will be refreshed on an ongoing basis. The additional 10% off may also be applied to sale items.
As announced during annual enrollment for 2022, the Columbia Dental plan will be discontinued as an option effective December 31, 2022. We’re here to help you transition to the Aetna PPO or DMO plans.
We've provided a directory that lists the Columbia Dental providers and indicates whether they participate in either the Aetna DMO or PPO networks. Many of them do, in which case you can continue to receive care from the same dental provider you saw under the Columbia Dental plan on an in-network basis under an NYP Aetna dental plan.
Please note, the DMO provides great value but keep in mind that it covers in-network services only, and has a limited provider network. With a PPO plan, you have coverage for both in- and out-of-network providers.
Important tip: You can search for your provider within this directory through your browser’s search feature. For PC’s, this can be done by pressing the Ctrl and F keys simultaneously, then typing your provider’s name in the search bar that appears. For Macs, press the Command and F keys simultaneously then type your provider’s name in the search bar that appears.
There are also many more Aetna providers that will be available to you as well. You can search for Aetna network dental providers in the Dental Plans section on the Check Your Doctor page of this website.
When you enroll in an Aetna dental plan during annual enrollment in the fall, you can expect to receive letter from Aetna. There are no member ID cards issued for the dental plans. Please note: the group number for the Aetna dental plans is 109045.
Adding a provider to the Aetna network
If you have a provider that would like to join Aetna’s Dental Network please refer them the link below.