Dental Blue

Students and their dependents may enroll in an optional Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Dental Blue plan. If you wish to participate in this plan, you must enroll by the deadline or with a life changing event. 

  • Fall term coverage (August 1 - July 31): enrollment deadline September 30
  • Spring term coverage* (February 1 - July 31): enrollment deadline February 28

*Spring term enrollment is for new incoming spring term students and students returning from a fall term leave of absence.

Enrollment or renewal in the Student Dental Plan is not automatic. An application must be submitted each academic year.

Life Change Events

Students are allowed to enroll in the dental plan after the open enrollment deadline(s) with a life changing event. If students have another dental plan that ended, they will have 30 days from the end date of their alternative dental plan to enroll. The coverage and cost will be pro‐rated to the first day of the month of the event. Documentation must be submitted to Member Services confirming the loss of coverage, along with a completed enrollment form.


Charges will be applied to the student bill for the full amount. Monthly purchase is not available.

Student only $443/year*
Student + 1 dependent $855/year
Student + 2 or more dependents $1,320/year

Benefits and Coverage

This plan has a $1,500 plan-year maximum and includes a maximum rollover benefit that allows for additional dollars for future plan years.

Preventive Benefit Group Basic Benefit Group Major Benefit Group
No Deductible $50 per member/$150 per Family Plan Year Deductible  
Full Coverage 60% Coverage 40% Coverage
Preventive Diagnostic Restorative
Oral Surgery
Prosthetic Maintenance
Other Services
Major Restorative

Please note: Orthodontics is not a covered benefit under this plan. For more detailed coverage information, including restrictions, review the Benefits Summary or contact BCBS at 1 (800) 257-8141.

Dentist Network

As a member of the Student Dental Plan, you are eligible to receive convenient on-campus care through the Harvard Dental Service or from any dentist who participates in the BCBS Dental Blue network. Dental Blue members also have the freedom to seek care from out-of-network providers; however you may be balance billed for any difference between the dentist’s actual charge or the allowed charge, whichever is less.

Harvard Dental Service In-network care at the Harvard Dental Service (located on campus in the Smith Campus Center)
HSDM Dental Clinic In-network care at the HSDM Dental Clinic (located on campus in the Longwood Medical area)
Dental Blue Network Access a network of over 6,000 Dental Blue provider locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island; and 103,000+ DenteMax credentialed provider locations nationwide

How to Find a Dentist


  • Select “Dental Blue” network to find a provider in Massachusetts or Rhode Island
  • Select "Dentemax Network of Dentists" when looking for a dentist nationwide

Call BCBS at 1 (800) 257-8141 and reference group number 002348115.


Fee for Service option

Students who do not enroll in a dental plan may choose fee-for-service dental care:

  • Harvard Dental Service offers a $175 preventive care package and a 10% student discount on other services. 
  • HSDM Dental Center provides dental care to students; please contact the HSDM practice for pricing.