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The Aetna Columbia Dental Plan provides you with the flexibility to see Columbia University College of Dental Medicine faculty and alumni, called the Columbia Preferred Dental Network, along with the national Aetna PPO network of dentists, all under one comprehensive program. You may also see a dentist outside of the network, although your cost will be significantly higher whenever you use out-of-network dentists.


Aetna Columbia Dental Plan Overview
BenefitColumbia Preferred  Dental NetworkAetna Dental NetworkOut-of-Network*
Preventive Care: Includes routine cleanings, routine exams and X-rays100%100%100%
Basic Restorative Care: Includes fillings and extractions100%80%80%
Major Restorative Care: Includes crowns, root canals, bridges and dentures60%50%50%
Orthodontia for Adults & Children50%50%50%
Annual Deductible (per person)none$25$25
Annual Maximum Benefit (per person)$1,500$1,250$1,250
Orthodontic Lifetime Maximum (per person)$1,500$1,250$1,250

Important Information* The percentage paid by Aetna Dental is limited to the network-negotiated fees. This means if you use an out-of-network dentist, your reimbursement will be based on the network fees for the services provided. For example, if your dentist bills you $800 for a crown but the network-negotiated fee is $400, you will be reimbursed for 50% of $400 (the network-negotiated fee) totaling $200. You are responsible for paying the balance of $600 to your out-of-network dentist.


2018 Monthly Pre-Tax Contributions for Dental
Full-Time Part-Time
Yourself $27  Yourself$40
You Plus One$68 You Plus One$80
Family$109 Family$119


Using the Columbia Preferred Dental Network

Preferred Dental Network When you use a dentist who participates in the Columbia University network, you receive a greater benefit for services. To locate a Columbia Preferred dentist, see Benefits Vendor Contacts. Columbia Preferred dentists are located throughout the tristate area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Columbia Preferred dentists accept reimbursement for services covered at 100% as payment in full. You are not responsible for paying any fees that exceed the network-negotiated fees. You also do not have to submit any claim forms when you use a network participating dentist.

Aetna will not mail you an ID card after you enroll. Instead, they will mail you a letter confirming your enrollment. When you go to the dentist, you can show the office a copy of that letter, or tell the office your name, date of birth and Member ID# (or your Social Security Number). If you prefer to have an ID card, sign up on Aetna's member website at to print out a card for you and your dependents.



Columbia Preferred Dental Plan Facilities
Columbia Dental Associates
Morningside Associates

1244 Amsterdam Avenue (near 121st Street)
New York, NY  10027
430 West 116th Street
New York, NY  10027
Columbia Dental Associates
Medical Center Practice  

Bard Haven Towers 1
00 Haven Avenue
New York, NY  10032
Eastside Dental Faculty Practice
Columbia Doctors

Midtown 51 West 51st Street Suite 350
New York, NY  10019
Columbia Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Vanderbilt Clinic

622 West 168th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY  10032