Guardian’s DHMO Plan

The Guardian DentalGuard DHMO plans allow you to choose to receive care from any participating licensed dentist in the network, and pay a set co-pay for your office visit. Under this plan, you must choose a primary care dentist. All of your dental care will be provided by, or arranged by, your primary care dentist.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), insurers must provide coverage for 10 essential health benefits (EHBs). This plan includes the pediatric essential health benefit, which is a comprehensive set of dental services for children under 19, including diagnostic and preventive benefits such as oral examinations, x-rays, topical fluoride, and dental sealants, restorative services such as fillings, as well as coverage for major services such as oral surgery and crowns. These services are covered without annual or lifetime limits as long as you receive care-in-network. Also included is coverage for medically necessary orthodontics.

Managed DentalGuard Child Essentials—For Plan Years Beginning in 2016
In-Network Out-of-Network
You Pay (Average cost is illustrated below. Refer to detailed list on the following pages.)
Diagnosis & Preventive Care
*Exams, cleaning, x-rays
$4 Not Covered
Basic Services
*Fillings, simple tooth extractions
$81 Not Covered
Major Services
*Crowns, inlays, onlays, and cast restorations
$279 Not Covered
Standard Orthodontic Coverage
(without verification of medical
necessity) D8080
*Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment of the Adolescent
$2,500 Not Covered
Standard Orthodontic Coverage
(without verification of medical
necessity) D8090
*Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment of the Adult
$2,800 Not Covered
Office Visit $15 Not Covered
Out of Pocket Maximum
(Individual / Family)

– Applies to child essential health benefits only)

$350 / $700
Not Covered
Annual Maximum None N/A

*Current Dental Terminology © 2013 American Dental Association (ADA). All rights reserved. Note: Procedures listed above under Preventive, Basic, Major and Orthodontics are for sample purposes only and do not encompass all covered services. For a list of co-payments for all covered services, please see the Covered Dental Services And Patient Charges on the following pages, and your policy contract for details. Limitations and exclusions apply. Plan documents are the final arbiter of coverage. GP-1-MDG-NY-EHB-ON-15

Plan designs are not available in the following counties: Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Montgomery, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Otsego, Rensselaer, Saint Lawrence, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates

Covered Dental Services and Patient Charges – ENYI02

The services covered by this Policy are named in this list. If a service, treatment or procedure is not on this list, it is not a covered service. All services must be provided by the assigned Primary Care Dentist.
The Member must pay the listed Patient Charge. The benefits We provide are subject to all of the terms of this Policy, including the Limitations and Conditions on Covered Dental Services and Exclusions.
There is a limit on the total amount of Patient Charges a Member who is under age 19 must pay each calendar year for pediatric essential health benefits as determined by New York. The limit is $350.00 for each such Member. Once this limit is reached the plan waives Patient Charges for such benefits for the rest of the calendar year for such Member. But if two or more such Members meet the limit of $700.00 in a calendar year, the plan waives the Patient Charges for such benefits for all other such Members for the rest of the calendar year.
The Patient Charges listed this section are only valid for covered services that are: (1) started and completed under this Policy, and (2) rendered by Participating Dentists in the State of New York.

Schedule of Benefits
CDT Codes++ Plan Schedules – Copayments
D0100-D0999 I. DIAGNOSTIC
D0120 Periodic oral evaluation – established patient $0
D0140 Limited oral evaluation – problem focused 0
D0145 Oral evaluation for a patient under three years of age and counseling with primary caregiver 0
D0150 Comprehensive oral evaluation – new or established patient 0
D0170 Re-evaluation – limited, problem focused (established patient; not post-operative visit) 0
D0180 Comprehensive periodontal evaluation – new or established patient 0
D0210 Intraoral – complete series of radiographic images 0
D0220 Intraoral – periapical first radiographic image 0
D0230 Intraoral -periapical each additional radiographic image 0
D0240 Intraoral – occlusal radiographic image 0
D0270 Bitewing – single radiographic image 0
D0272 Bitewings – two radiographic images 0
D0273 Bitewings – three radiographic images 0
D0274 Bitewings – four radiographic images 0
D0277 Vertical bitewings – 7 to 8 radiographic images 0
D0320 Temporomandibular joint arthrogram, including injection 0
D0321 Other temporomandibular joint radiographic images, by report 0
D0322 Tomographic survey 0
D0330 Panoramic radiographic image 0
D0368 Cone beam CT capture and interpretation for TMJ series including two or more exposures 0
D0384 Cone beam CT image capture for TMJ series including two or more exposures 0
D0460 Pulp vitality tests 0
D0999 Office visit during regular hours, general dentist only 15
D1000-D1999 II. PREVENTIVE
D1110 Prophylaxis – adult 0
D1120 Prophylaxis – child 0
D1203 Topical application of fluoride (prophylaxis not included) – child 0
D1204 Topical application of fluoride (prophylaxis not included) – adult 0
D1206 Topical application of fluoride varnish+= 12
D1208 Topical application of fluoride 0
D1351 Sealant – per tooth 14
D1352 Preventive resin restoration in a moderate to high caries risk patient – permanent tooth 14
D1510 Space maintainer – fixed – unilateral 75
D1515 Space maintainer – fixed – bilateral 110
D1525 Space maintainer – removable – bilateral 110
D2000-D2999 III. RESTORATIVE
D2140 Amalgam – one surface, primary or permanent 28
D2150 Amalgam – two surfaces, primary or permanent 39
D2160 Amalgam – three surfaces, primary or permanent 46
D2161 Amalgam – four or more surfaces, primary or permanent 57
D2330 Resin-based composite – one surface, anterior 36
D2332 Resin-based composite – three surfaces, anterior 58
D2335 Resin-based composite – four or more surfaces or involving incisal angle (anterior) 66
D2391 Resin-based composite – one surface, posterior 56
D2392 Resin-based composite – two surfaces, posterior 75
D2393 Resin-based composite – three surfaces, posterior 90
D2394 Resin-based composite – four or more surfaces, posterior 95
D2740 Crown – porcelain/ceramic substrate 450
D2750 Crown – porcelain fused to high noble metal 430
D2751 Crown – porcelain fused to predominately base metal 430
D2752 Crown – porcelain fused to noble metal 430
D2780 Crown – 3/4 cast high noble metal 420
D2781 Crown – 3/4 cast predominately base metal 420
D2782 Crown – 3/4 cast noble metal 420
D2783 Crown – 3/4 porcelain/ceramic 420
D2790 Crown – full cast high noble metal 430
D2791 Crown – full cast predominately base metal 430
D2792 Crown – full cast noble metal 430
D2794 Crown – titanium 430
D2929 Prefabricated porcelain/ceramic crown – primary tooth 135
D2930 Prefabricated stainless steel crown – primary tooth 110
D2931 Prefabricated stainless steel crown – permanent tooth 125
D2932 Prefabricated resin crown – anterior primary tooth 135
D2933 Prefabricated stainless steel crown with resin window – anterior primary tooth 135
D2934 Prefabricated esthetic coated stainless steel crown – primary tooth 145
D2950 Core buildup, including any pins when required 113
D3000-D3999 IV. ENDODONTICS
D3220 Therapeutic pulpotomy (excluding final restoration) – removal of pulp coronal to the dentinocemental junction and application of medicament 50
D3222 Partial pulpotomy for apexogenesis – permanent tooth with incomplete root development 50
D3310 Endodontic therapy, anterior tooth (excluding final restoration) 260
D3320 Endodontic therapy, bicuspid tooth (excluding final restoration) 300
D3330 Endodontic therapy, molar (excluding final restoration) 400
D3346 Retreatment of previous root canal therapy – anterior 315
D3347 Retreatment of previous root canal therapy – bicuspid 370
D3348 Retreatment of previous root canal therapy – molar 445
D4000-D4999 V. PERIODONTICS
D4210 Gingivectomy or gingivoplasty – four or more contiguous teeth or tooth bounded spaces per quadrant 188
D4211 Gingivectomy or gingivoplasty – one to three contiguous teeth or tooth bounded spaces per quadrant 85
D4341 Periodontal scaling and root planing – four or more teeth per quadrant 50
D4342 Periodontal scaling and root planing – one to three teeth per quadrant 30
D4910 Periodontal maintenance, for the first two services in any 12-month period+ 32
D5000-D5999 VI. PROSTHODONTICS (removable)
D5110 Complete denture – maxillary $580
D5120 Complete denture – mandibular 580
D5130 Immediate denture – maxillary 620
D5140 Immediate denture – mandibular 620
D5211 Maxillary partial denture – resin base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth) 580
D5212 Mandibular partial denture – resin base (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth) 580
D5213 Maxillary partial denture – cast metal framework with resin denture bases (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth) 620
D5214 Mandibular partial denture – cast metal framework with resin denture bases (including any conventional clasps, rests and teeth) 620
D5225 Maxillary partial denture – flexible base (including any clasps, rests and teeth) 675
D5226 Mandibular partial denture – flexible base (including any clasps, rests and teeth) 675
D5510 Repair broken complete denture base 69
D5520 Replace missing or broken teeth – complete denture (each tooth) 66
D5610 Repair resin denture base 80
D5620 Repair cast framework 80
D5630 Repair or replace broken clasp 96
D5640 Replace broken teeth – per tooth 62
D5650 Add tooth to existing partial denture 81
D5660 Add clasp to existing partial denture 102
D5670 Replace all teeth and acrylic on cast metal framework (maxillary) 223
D5671 Replace all teeth and acrylic on cast metal framework (mandibular) 223
D5710 Rebase complete maxillary denture 230
D5711 Rebase complete mandibular denture 230
D5720 Rebase maxillary partial denture 230
D5721 Rebase mandibular partial denture 230
D5730 Reline complete maxillary denture (chairside) 130
D5731 Reline complete mandibular denture (chairside) 130
D5740 Reline maxillary partial denture (chairside) 125
D5741 Reline mandibular partial denture (chairside) 125
D5750 Reline complete maxillary denture (laboratory) 186
D5751 Reline complete mandibular denture (laboratory) 186
D5760 Reline maxillary partial denture (laboratory) 186
D5761 Reline mandibular partial denture (laboratory) 186
D5820 Interim partial denture (maxillary) 190
D5821 Interim partial denture (mandibular) 190
D5900-D5999 VII. MAXILLOFACIAL PROSTHETICS – Not Covered
D6000-D6199 VIII. IMPLANT SERVICES – Not Covered
D6200-D6999 IX. PROSTHODONTICS, fixed (each retainer and each pontic constitutes a unit of fixed partial denture [bridge])
D6210 Pontic – cast high noble metal 400
D6211 Pontic – cast predominately base metal 400
D6212 Pontic – cast noble metal 400
D6240 Pontic – porcelain fused to high noble metal 400
D6241 Pontic – porcelain fused to predominately base metal 400
D6242 Pontic – porcelain fused to noble metal 400
D6750 Crown – porcelain fused to high noble metal 430
D6751 Crown – porcelain fused to predominately base metal 430
D6752 Crown – porcelain fused to noble metal 430
D6790 Crown – full cast high noble metal 430
D6791 Crown – full cast predominately base metal 430
D6792 Crown – full cast noble metal 430
D7000-D7999 X. ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
D7111 Extraction, coronal remnants – deciduous tooth 20
D7140 Extraction, erupted tooth or exposed root (elevation and/or forceps removal) 35
D7210 Surgical removal of erupted tooth requiring removal of bone and/or sectioning of tooth, and including elevation of mucoperiosteal flap if indicated 110
D7220 Removal of impacted tooth – soft tissue 145
D7230 Removal of impacted tooth – partially bony 180
D7240 Removal of impacted tooth – completely bony 215
D7241 Removal of impacted tooth – completely bony with unusual surgical complications 240
D7250 Surgical removal of residual tooth roots (cutting procedure) 110
D7285 Biopsy of oral tissue – hard (bone, tooth) 125
D7286 Biopsy of oral tissue – soft 85
D7450 Removal of benign odontogenic cyst or tumor – lesion diameter up to 1.25cm 200
D7451 Removal of benign odontogenic cyst or tumor – lesion diameter greater than 1.25cm 260
D7510 Incision and drainage of abscess – intraoral soft tissue 44
D7511 Incision and drainage of abscess – intraoral soft tissue – complicated (includes drainage of multiple fascial spaces) 48
D7610 Maxilla – open reduction (teeth immobilized, if present) 1,500
D7620 Maxilla – closed reduction (teeth immobilized, if present) 1,100
D7630 Mandible – open reduction (teeth immobilized, if present) 5,000
D7640 Mandible – closed reduction (teeth immobilized, if present) 2,200
D7955 Repair of maxillofacial soft and/or hard tissue defect 1,500
D8000-D8999 XI. ORTHODONTICS
D8050 Interceptive orthodontic treatment of the primary 1,000
D8060 Interceptive orthodontic treatment of the transitional 1,000
D8070 Comprehensive orthodontic treatment of the transitional dentition 2,500
D8080 Comprehensive orthodontic treatment of the adolescent dentition Child:
2,500
D8090 Comprehensive orthodontic treatment of the adult dentition Adult:
2,800
D8210 Pre-orthodontic treatment visit (includes treatment plan, records, evaluation and consultation) 250
D8660 Removable appliance therapy 252
D8670 Periodic orthodontic treatment visit 0
D8680 Orthodontic retention (removal of appliances, construction and placement of removable retainers) 400
D9000-D9999 XII. ADJUNCTIVE GENERAL SERVICES
D9110 Palliative (emergency) treatment of dental pain – minor procedure 25
D9220 Deep sedation/general anesthesia – first 30 minutes 195
D9221 Deep sedation/general anesthesia – each additional 15 minutes 75
D9241 Intravenous conscious sedation/analgesia – first 30 minutes 195
D9242 Intravenous conscious sedation/analgesia – each additional 15 minutes 75
D9248 Non-intravenous conscious sedation 125
D9310 Consultation – diagnostic service provided by dentist or physician other than requesting dentist or physician 34
D9420 Hospital or ambulatory surgical center call 250
D9430 Office visit for observation (during regularly scheduled hours) – no other services performed 10
D9440 Office visit – after regularly scheduled hours 50
D9450 Case presentation, detailed and extensive treatment planning 0
D9940 Occlusal guard, by report 85

Current Dental Termonology (CDT) @ American Dental Association (ADA)
One dental exam and cleaning per 6 month period.
Full mouth x-rays or panoramic x-rays at 36 month intervals and bitewing x-rays at 6 to 12 month intervals.
Child orthodontics is limited to dependent children under age 19.
Plan Schedule ENYI02 is only valid for Covered Services rendered by Participating Dentists in the State of New York.

The Plan Covers:

We cover orthodontics used to help restore oral structures to health and function and to treat serious medical conditions such as: cleft palate and cleft lip; maxillary/mandibular micrognathia (underdeveloped upper or lower jaw); extreme mandibular prognathism; severe asymmetry (craniofacial anomalies); ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint; and other significant skeletal dysplasias.

Procedures include but are not limited to:

  • Rapid Palatal Expansion (RPE)
  • Placement of component parts (e.g. brackets, bands);
  • Interceptive orthodontic treatment;
  • Comprehensive orthodontic treatment (during which orthodontic appliances are placed for active treatment and periodically adjusted);
  • Removable appliance therapy; and
  • Orthodontic retention (removal of appliances, construction and placement of retainers).

The Plan Does Not Cover:

Medically Necessary:  In general, We will not cover any health care service, procedure, treatment, or device that We determine is not Medically Necessary. If an external Appeal Agent certified by the State overturns Our denial, however, We will Cover the procedure, treatment, or service, for which Coverage has been denied, to the extent that such procedure, treatment, or service, is otherwise Covered under the terms of the Certificate.

Underwritten by: First Commonwealth Insurance Company -(IL), First Commonwealth of Missouri -(MO), First Commonwealth Limited Health Services Corporation -(IN), First Commonwealth Limited Health Services Corporation of Michigan -(MI), Managed Dental Care -(CA), Managed DentalGuard, Inc. -(NJ, OH, TX), The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America -(CO, FL, NY and all PPO and Indemnity plans).All referenced companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, NY.

Exclusions and Limitations

No coverage is available under this Certificate for the following:

    • Aviation. We do not Cover services arising out of aviation, other than as a fare-paying passenger on a scheduled or charter flight operated by a scheduled airline.
    • Convalescent and Custodial Care. We do not Cover services related to rest cures, custodial care or transportation. “Custodial care” means help in transferring, eating, dressing, bathing, toileting and other such related activities. Custodial care does not include Covered Services determined to be Medically Necessary.
    • Cosmetic Services. We do not Cover cosmetic services or surgery unless otherwise specified, except that cosmetic surgery shall not include reconstructive surgery when such service is incidental to or follows surgery resulting from trauma, infection or diseases of the involved part, and reconstructive surgery because of congenital disease or anomaly of a covered Child which has resulted in afunctional defect. Cosmetic surgery does not include surgery determined to be Medically Necessary. If a claim for a procedure listed in 11 NYCRR 56 (e.g., certain plastic surgery and dermatology procedures) is submitted retrospectively and without medical information, any denial will not be subject to the Utilization Review process in the Utilization Review and External Appeals sections of this Certificate unless medical information is submitted.
    • Coverage Outside of the United States, Canada or Mexico. We do not Cover care or treatment provided outside of the United States, its possessions, Canada or Mexico except for Emergency Dental Care as described in the Pediatric Dental Care section of this Certificate.
    • Experimental or Investigational Treatment. We do not Cover any health care service, procedure, treatment, or device that is experimental or investigational. However, We will Cover experimental or investigational treatments, including treatment for Your rare disease or patient costs for Your participation in a clinical trial, when Our denial of services is overturned by an ExternalAppeal Agent certified by the State. However, for clinical trials, We will not Cover the costs of any investigational drugs or devices, non-health services required for You to receive the treatment, the costs of managing the research, or costs that would not be Covered under this Certificate for non-investigational treatments. See the Utilization Review and External Appeal sections of this Certificate for a further explanation of Your Appeal rights.
    • Felony Participation. We do not Cover any illness, treatment or medical condition due to Your participation in a felony, riot or insurrection.
    • Foot Care. We do not Cover foot care, in connection with corns, calluses, flat feet, fallen arches, weak feet, chronic foot strain or symptomatic complaints of the feet.
    • Government Facility. We do not Cover care or treatment provided in a Hospital that is owned or operated by any federal, state or other governmental entity, except as otherwise required by law.
    • Medical Services. We do not Cover medical services or dental services that are medical in nature, including any Hospital charges or prescription drug charges.
    • Medically Necessary. In general, We will not Cover any dental service, procedure, treatment, test or device that We determine is not Medically Necessary. If an External Appeal Agent certified by the State overturns Our denial, however, We will Cover the service, procedure, treatment, test or device for which coverage has been denied, to the extent that such service, procedure, treatment, test or device, is otherwise Covered under the terms of this Certificate.
    • Medicare or Other Governmental Program. We do not Cover services if benefits are provided for such services under the federal Medicare program or other governmental program (except Medicaid).
    • Military Service. We do not Cover an illness, treatment or medical condition due to service in the Armed Forces or auxiliary units.
    • No-Fault Automobile Insurance. We do not Cover any benefits to the extent provided for any loss or portion thereof for which mandatory automobile no-fault benefits are recovered or recoverable. This exclusion applies even if You do not make a proper ortimely claim for the benefits available to You under a mandatory no-fault policy.
    • Pre-Existing Conditions. For a period of 12 months from the enrollment date, We do not Cover any conditions for which medical advice was given, treatment was recommended by or received from a physician within six (6) months before the effective date of Your coverage. We will not treat genetic information as a pre-existing condition in the absence of a diagnosis of the condition related to suchinformation. The pre-existing condition exclusion does not apply to the pediatric dental essential health benefit.
    • Services Not Listed. We do not Cover services that are not listed in this Certificate as being Covered.
    • Services Provided by a Family Member. We do not Cover services performed by a member of the covered person’s immediate family. “Immediate family” shall mean a child, spouse, mother, father, sister, or brother of You or Your Spouse.
    • Services Separately Billed by Hospital Employees. We do not Cover services rendered and separately billed by employees of Hospitals, laboratories or other institutions.
    • Services with No Charge. We do not Cover services for which no charge is normally made.
    • Vision Services. We do not Cover the examination or fitting of eyeglasses or contact lenses.
    • War. We do not Cover an illness, treatment or medical condition due to war, declared or undeclared.
    • Workers’ Compensation. We do not Cover services if benefits for such services are provided under any state or federal Workers’ Compensation, employers’ liability or occupational disease law.
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