All full-time and part-time faculty and staff are eligible to participate in the Dental Plan administered by BCBSTX. You have the opportunity to enroll yourself, your spouse or your qualified domestic partner, and eligible children. It is extremely important that you understand the eligibility criteria and enroll only those dependents that meet the following criteria.
Unmarried, eligible children until 19th birthday (or until 24th birthday if a full-time student). "Children" are defined as your natural children, stepchildren, legally adopted children, and children under your legal guardianship.
BlueCare® Freedom Dental
SMU's Dental Plan provides flexibility in selecting a dentist.
To Find an In-Network Dentist:
- Visit the BCBSTX Website
- Click "Find a Doctor"
- Scroll past "Find a Doctor or Hospital" and click "Find a Dentist" (under More Searches)
- Click "BlueCare Dental"
- Enter your search criteria
The Dental Plan covers 100% of the cost of dental exams and cleanings twice each year after you have met a $50 individual/$150 family lifetime deductible for you and each of your enrolled dependents.
The Plan will pay 80% for Basic Services and 50% for Major Services after a $75 individual/$225 family annual deductible. Basic Services include simple extractions and stainless steel crowns. Major Services include implants and bridges/dentures.
Please see the Dental Benefit Highlights for detailed information.