Delta Dental of Colorado Welcomes a New Chief Dental Officer 
Delta Dental of Colorado has hired a new chief dental officer who will be focused on bringing a higher level of thought leadership in the areas of oral health and wellness, medical-dental integration, value-based plan design and reimbursement, product development, and provider relations. Brad T. Guyton, DDS, MPH, MBA, will take on the role of chief dental officer as of September 16, 2019. 

Dr. Guyton will help DDCO achieve our mission of improving the oral health of the communities we serve. Prior to this role, he was vice president of clinician development at Pacific Dental Services. He is currently a practicing dentist and an associate professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. 

Dr. Guyton brings a strong background as a national leader in the dental field and will be a tremendous partner to our providers, at both a national and local level. His experience as a clinician will help us design programs and partnerships that address evolving consumer demands and provider preferences. 
Small Business Solutions
Small business is not only an integral part of  Delta Dental of Colorado's business, but we understand that it's part of yours as well. 

As we continue to develop innovative plan designs and enhancements for the more than half a million small businesses in Colorado, we want to give you a sneak peek at what we'll continue to offer for our small business partners in our standard plans feature:
  • Right Start 4 Kids®
    • Coverage for children up to their 13th birthday at 100% coinsurance for diagnostic & preventive, basic, and major services, with no deductible, when in-network providers are seen (plan benefits may vary).
  • No Waiting Periods
    • Voluntary waits removed for new groups (with the exception of orthodontia).
  • Flexible Quoting
    • Customization for groups of 51-100 allows for greater pricing flexibility.
  • Annual Maximum Customization
    • Groups of 51-100 may customize any annual maximum amount up to $10,000.
  • Rate Guarantees
    • 2-year rates available.
Want to learn more? Contact us today at salesteam@ddpco.com for more information
 
Fourth Quarter Bonus Program
Delta Dental of Colorado is excited to announce the return of our fourth-quarter individual-sales incentive  program. More details to come soon.
Provider Network Numbers
There are a total of 3,800 providers in the state of Colorado and nearly 92% of those are part of Delta Dental of Colorado's network.

3,514
The number of licensed providers who are part of our Delta Dental Premier® network
2,577
The number of licensed providers who are part of our Delta Dental PPO™network.

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