Dental Insurance

We’ll give you a reason to smile: Your dental insurance is free at Missouri State.

Cost and coverage


The university pays the full cost for employee dental coverage. Employees may purchase family dental insurance for spouses and eligible dependents. The cost for family dental insurance is paid by the employee through payroll deduction. 

2022 Rates


Coverage University pays Employee pays Total cost
Employee only $32.88 0 $32.88
Employee + spouse $38.52 $27.25 $65.77
Employee + child(ren) $63.10 $21.22 $84.32
Employee + family $74.43 $42.78 $117.21

2023 Rates

Coverage University pays Employee pays Total cost
Employee only $35.18 0 $35.18
Employee + spouse $43.12 $27.25 $70.37
Employee + child(ren) $69.00 $21.22 $90.22
Employee + family $82.63 $42.78 $125.41

2022/ 2023 Services covered

2022 Benefits: Covered charges are based on usual, customary and reasonable billed rates and consist of four types of service:

  • Type I/ Class A – Preventive Services, are paid at 100 percent with no deductible.
  • Type II/ Class B – Basic Restorative Services, are paid at 80 percent with a $50 deductible.
  • Type III/ Class C – Major Restorative and Prosthodontics Services, are paid at 50 percent with a $50 deductible.
  • Type IV/ Class D – Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), are paid at 50 percent with a $50 deductible.
  • Type V/ Class E- orthodontia and implants

2022/ 2023 Limits and exclusions

  • Deductible for Classes B - D is $50 individual or $150 family
  • Deductible for Class E is $50 individual or $150 family
  • The university’s dental insurance plan will pay a maximum of $3,000 per covered person in a calendar year
  • See plan document for full plan coverage and limitations

Declining coverage

You may decline the university’s dental coverage. If you decline it for yourself, you are also declining coverage for your family members. Declining the dental coverage does not result in a payment or increase in your salary in lieu of coverage.

How to use this benefit

Make an appointment with an approved provider and they take care of the rest.

Enrolling and making changes

You must enroll, and select dependent coverage options, within 30 days of your start date. **Premiums are paid ahead monthly. Your coverage will start the first of the month following date of hire. (example: coverage starts 7/1 premium is due from June payroll)

Once enrolled, changes may only be made yearly during Open enrollment (November 1st - December 1st), or within 30 days of a qualifying event. Qualifying events include loss or gain of coverage (add/drop of like coverage) Marriage (add newly eligible dependents), divorce (drop non qualifying dependents), birth/adoption (add new dependent).  For more information, contact human resources.


Dental Network: To find providers, call (877) 277-6872 or search the dental directory option on

Employees may use any provider but discounts are available through these network providers and additional dental providers as contracted by Med-Pay. See below for reference:

Direct Contract Providers

Dental Practice  Dentist Name Address Phone Number
Advanced Dental Care Of Joplin John Durling DDS 2827 Arizona Ave
Joplin, MO 64804
Ascend Dental Design Jeffery Dorman DDS
Derek Magers DDS
Brandon Kratz DDS
1200 East Woodhurst Dr Ste. U 200
Springfield, MO 65804
Buzbee Dental

Gary Buzbee DDS
Todd Buzbee DDS
Tyler Buzbee DDS

Steven Hassenplus, DDS

1244 E Lark St
Springfield, MO 65804
Galleria Dental Eric Tolliver DDS 1550 E Battlefield Rd Suite E
Springfield, MO 65804
Expedition Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Jesse Gardner DDS

Thomas Gardner, DDS
Abby Boschert, DDS

1250 E Walnut Lawn St
Springfield, MO 65804
Horan, Becker and Darling

Julie Becker DDS
Bryan Darling DDS
Michael Horan DDS

Michael McNaught, DDS

3820 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
Jump Dental Timothy Jump
Donald Jump
Kim Davison
1300 N Oakland Ave Suite C
Bolivar, MO 65613
Kimbrough Dental

Heather WIlson, DDS

Rebecca Alumbaugh, DDS

3820 S Fremont Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
Moore Family Dental Care Casey Moore, DDS 3082 S Delaware Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
Nixa Family Dental Center Scott Larsen, DDS 103 S Ridgecrest Ave Ste 2
Nixa, MO 65714
Ozarks Preferred Dental Group Robert Reynolds DDS
George Vincel, DMD
3259 E Sunshine St
Springfield, MO 65804
Parkcrest Dental Group

Joseph Dills, DDS

Daniel Fannin, DDS
Jason Hall, DDS

William Blake Keaster, DDS

Chanin Ropka, DDS

Steven Sponenberg, DDS

Scott Stuart, DDS

540 La Salle
Springfield, MO 65807
Robison Family Dental
(eff. 4/16/18)
David Robison DDS
Damon Robison DDS
300 West Jackson
Willard, MO 65781
Thomas Stone DDS Thomas Stone DDS 3331 E Montclair St Ste G
Springfield, MO 65804
Willard Family Dentistry Ernest Curry, DDS

304 E Jackson Street, Bldg 4A

Willard, MO, 65781



Med-Pay administers the dental program and handles claims. A dental claim form can help you obtain estimates or submit services for payment.

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