The City of Portland’s dental coverage plan is through Northeast Delta Dental. For questions please contact our Benefits Division at 207-874-8621 or call a Northeast Delta Dental Customer Service Representative toll free at 800-832-5700.


All permanent employees working 18.75 hours or more per week and their eligible dependent(s) may participate.

Employees have 60 days from their date of hire or qualifying event to enroll. Examples of qualifying events include but are not limited to losing or obtaining other coverage, marriage, formation of a domestic partnership, birth, adoption or placement of adoption.


Dental care benefits are paid according to the coverage levels described in the Delta Dental Plan Description and City of Portland Outline of Benefits. Visit the Northeast Delta Dental website to check the status of a claim or to order a Dental ID card.

Covered treatment includes routine exams, dental x-rays, fillings, crowns, oral cancer screenings, and orthodontia. Weekly costs are $8.99 for single plan, $21.80 for two-person plan and $26.87 for family plan. Rate increases are effective in July. Open enrollment is held during June each year with an effective date of coverage for July 1. Payroll deductions are on a pretax federal, state and Medicare basis.

Northeast Delta Dental also offers a Vision Discount Program available to all subscribers and their dependents.

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