Uft Direct Access Plan

UFT Direct Access

The Direct Access Plan is organized exclusively for UFT member and their eligible dependents who are not currently eligible for Welfare Fund benefits. It is designed to provide access to quality dental care for members and their families at a lower cost.

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How Direct Access Works

Select Your Plan

UFTDental offers Individual plans starting at $36/year and Family plans for $48/yr. For assistance call SIDS 866-679-7437

Select Your Dentist

UFTDental has hundreds of NY Metropolitan area dentists including general practitioners and specialists to choose from. All dentists must meet our credentialing standards in order to participate. You can use any combination of general practitioners and specialists and change dentists at any time.

Make An Appointment

Call and schedule an appointment with a participating dentist. Identify yourself as a UFT Direct Access Member and you can start saving. The discounts have been pre-negotiated for you and are published.

Simply pay the dentist the UFT Direct Access Discounted Rate at the time of your visit.

Enjoy Saving

Pay the pre-negotiated discounted rate directly to the dentist at the time of your appointment. UFT Direct Access is not insurance, so you only pay for the services you receive. There is never any paperwork hassles for you or your dentist.

With UFT Direct Access dental plan, saving money at the dentist couldn’t be easier.

Sample of Savings *

Procedure Typical Charge You Pay You Save
X-RAYS-FULL MOUTH$187.00$50.00$137.00
RESIN - ONE SURFACE$236.00$70.00$166.00
CROWN-PORC.FUSED TO BASE METAL$1,468.00$475.00$993.00
ROOT CANAL THERAPY-MOLAR TOOTH$1,466.00$525.00$941.00
OSSEOUS SURGERY-PER QUADRANT$1,501.00$350.00$1,151.00
COMPLETE UPPER DENTURE$2,335.00$475.00$1,860.00

Full List of Savings »

* Typical Charge are based on a sampling of dentists' charges. These are only estimates.

Frequently Asked Questions

Family members of UFT members who are not covered for dental benefits by the UFT Welfare Fund may enroll as Individual or Family Subscribers. Family subscriptions include a spouse or domestic partner, and dependent children up to age 26. This plan may be used as an alternative to COBRA for dependent children beyond age 26.
There are more than 700 UFT Participating Dentists located throughout the Metropolitan area. These general practice dentists and dental specialists have agreed to limit their charges to the Direct Access Plan Schedule. Since average dentist charges are generally considerably higher, this represent a substantial reduction in dental expenses for you and your family.
You are free to choose any participating general or specialist dentist who will provide you with a detailed statement of charges which will be limited to the UFT Maximum Charge. You pay the dentist directly. Should there be a discrepency, forward your charges to SIDS for review and SIDS will contact the dentist.
You can print a card. Dentists can visit asonet.com to verify your eligibility using the Member ID# on your card.
The cost of an idividual Subscription is $36 annually; Family Subscriptions cost $48. You may purchase a Family Subscription covering yourself, your spouse or domestic partner and dependant children up to age 26. Children over the age of 26 and family members may also purchase an Individual Subscription or Family Subscription.

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