If you have been impacted by the Ruidoso South Fork wildfire, and live in any of the affected areas, Delta Dental is able to provide you with assistance for any of your dental needs. Please call our customer service department directly at (505) 855-7111 with any questions or concerns.

Understanding Your Benefits

According to the Surgeon General, 164 million work hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses in adults, and kids miss approximately 51 million school hours each year due to oral health issues*. Preventive dental care can reduce the occurrence of more costly dental issues. A healthy smile is important – not only to oral health but for overall health, too.

Routine exams help prevent a multitude of health issues and illnesses because dentists can detect 120 signs and symptoms of diseases** before they become major problems. In fact, routine dental exams can detect the first warning signs for 90% of all systemic diseases***, including heart disease, diabetes and even cancer.

Having dental coverage helps members get the care they need to stay healthy. After all, good health starts with a healthy smile!

*U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health, 2000.

**James W. Little et al., Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (St. Louis: Mosby, 2012).

***Academy of General Dentistry, “Dental Care and Oral Health Information You Need,” web.

Why Delta Dental?

  • Experienced - With more than 51 years of experience providing dental benefits to New Mexicans, we specialize in delivering the best possible value to our customers for their dental benefits dollars. 

  • Affordable - Delta Dental saves customers and enrollees hundreds of millions of dollars each year by continually finding better, more efficient ways to conduct business. 

  • Nationwide - About three out of four dentists nationwide participate in one or more of the Delta Dental networks, giving Delta Dental the nation’s largest network of participating dentists.

  • Quality - At Delta Dental of New Mexico, we believe in championing excellence and providing the best possible experience for our members. Furthermore, our network dentists go through a rigorous credentialing process to ensure all of our members receive superior dental care.

  • Innovative - As part of the family of companies of Delta Dental, we have access to the research and programs of the Delta Dental Institute, which is dedicated to advancing oral health for all Americans in partnership with Delta Dental companies and dedicated partners across the country. With expertise rooted in Delta Dental's rich history of oral health leadership, we engage in and support oral health research, community outreach, and advocacy, striving to ensure that everyone understands the importance of oral health to overall health and has access to the care they need.


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