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Aetna Advantage Dental Coverage

Columbia Student Medical Insurance includes one cleaning and set of x-rays per academic year at Columbia University Morningside Dental Associates located at 1244 Amsterdam Avenue (at 121st Street). Please contact them for an appointment at: 212-961-1266. A $20 copay will be requested at the time of visit.

Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage

(Separate and Optional Enrollment - Please go to the Aetna Student Health website)

Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage gives students the ability to select a primary care dentist (PCD) from the large Aetna Network. The participating dentists are conveniently located within the tri-state area and some offer weekend office hours. This plan provides a wide range of service options including preventative and diagnostic care following a $5 per visit copay.

Student Dental Benefits/Insurance Plan Brochure

When selecting a dental services program, students and their families might consider:
  • The type of provider rendering care (e.g., a faculty supervised dental student, a post-graduate fellow in a dental specialty, an attending dentist)
  • Availability of appointments
  • Location of the dental practice
  • Cost of service
Listed below are the rates for the 2014-2015 school year.

2014-2015 Premiums

Annual Premium
Spring Only
  9/1/14 - 8/14/15                 
2/1/15 - 8/14/15
Student Only
$296 $172
Spouse Only
$314 $182
Child(ren) Only
$470 $273
Student + Family                 
$1,080 $627


The enrollment deadline is September 16 for the Fall term (and February 1 for new spring students only).

Please note that enrollment in the Aetna Advantage™ Dental Coverage is open to all students, and you do not need to be enrolled in the Columbia Student Medical Insurance Plan to take advantage of this plan.

To enroll in the Aetna Advantage™ Dental Plan, please visit the Aetna Student Health website.
To locate a participating dental provider, go to DocFind.

For more information, please call Aetna Student Insurance Customer Service at 800-859-8471, and enroll online.

Note: Aetna Advantage Dental™Coverage and insurance plan is underwritten by Aetna Life Insurance Company, Aetna Dental Inc., Aetna Dental of California Inc. and/or Aetna Health Inc. In Arizona, Aetna Advantage™ Dental is underwritten by Aetna Health Inc.