MetLife TakeAlong DentalSM

Individual dental insurance is a smart option to help you protect your smile — and your savings.

Your smile is important to you, but it can be expensive to keep healthy. And while it can be hard to find the right dental program to meet your needs, MetLife can help. Our programs reflect dental trends and insights from administering dental benefits for over 20 million people. So you can feel confident you’re making the right choice for your smile.

Our dental programs offer you robust coverage with one of the largest dental networks, so you can worry less about the cost of getting the care you need. Best of all, you can continue to see your dentist — typically saving more if your dentist is in-network.1 With MetLife TakeAlong Dental, you get:

  • Coverage you can count on no matter where life takes you.
  • Savings because our network negotiated fees average 36% below the average dental fees in the same area.2
  • Choice to see your dentist, even if they are not in our network.
  • Coverage for hundreds of services/procedures, including: cleanings, x-rays, fillings, sealants, root canals, crowns, and orthodontics.3
  • Program options to balance cost with your unique needs.

And when you need help understanding what’s right for you, our educational tools and resources  can help make taking care of your smile a little easier.

I need to learn more about MetLife TakeAlong Dental.

It’s easy.  You can enroll online  or with one of our experienced customer service representatives at 1-844-2METDEN (1-844-263-8336).


We are currently offering a Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) program nationwide and a Dental HMO/Managed Care program to residents of California, Florida, New York and Texas. No matter which program you choose, you'll enjoy competitive prices and great benefits. Learn more about these options to find the program that best meets your needs.

The choice is yours. Your monthly premiums can be paid by check, credit card or bank draft. At time of enrollment, you will choose how you want to pay.

Yes. Once your policy takes effect, you can still add dependents to your coverage.  You simply need to provide MetLife with advanced written notice along with any required premium. The effective date of coverage for newly added dependent(s) will depend on when we receive notice and required premium.

You may call or send an email to MetLife with questions you may have. Call MetLife at 1-844-2METDEN (1-844-263-8336) or email

1 Savings from enrolling in a dental benefits program will depend on various factors, including type of program, cost of the program, how often participants visit the dentist and the cost of services rendered.

2 Based on MetLife data. Negotiated fees refers to the fees that in-network dentists have agreed to accept as payment in full for covered services, subject to any co-payments, deductibles, cost sharing and benefits maximums. Negotiated fees are subject to change.

All services/procedures, including those listed, may not be available under all programs and benefit options.

Dental Managed Care Plan benefits are provided by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a New York corporation in NY. Dental HMO plan benefits are provided by: SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc., a California corporation in CA; SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc., a Florida corporation in FL; SafeGuard Health Plans, Inc., a Texas corporation in TX; and MetLife Health Plans, Inc., a Delaware corporation and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, a New York corporation in NJ. The Dental HMO/Managed Care companies are part of the MetLife family of companies.

"DHMO" is used to refer to product designs that may differ by state of residence of the enrollee, including but not limited to: "Specialized Health Care Service Plans" in California; "Prepaid Limited Health Service Organizations" as described in Chapter 636 of the Florida statutes in Florida; "Single Service Health Maintenance Organizations" in Texas; and "Dental Plan Organizations" as described in the Dental Plan Organization Act in New Jersey.

Dental benefits are provided by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) or an affiliate of MetLife. Certain administrative services are provided by Careington BenefitSolutions (Careington), Frisco, TX. Careington is not affiliated with MetLife or its affiliates. In certain states, availability of the individual dental product is subject to regulatory approval. Like most benefits programs, benefit programs offered by MetLife and its affiliates contain certain exclusions, exceptions, reductions, limitations, waiting periods and terms for keeping them in force. For complete details, including any applicable exclusions and limitations, please refer to the full Schedule of Benefits or contact MetLife for more information.