Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Dental Insurance

Loyola University Chicago's benefit-eligible faculty and staff have their choice of two Dental plans:  Delta Dental PPO and Guardian/First Commonwealth (DHMO): 

Delta Dental PPO 

Delta Dental provides two levels of coverage as well as an option for out-of-network services.

  • Delta Dental PPO participants are subject to annual deductible and benefit limitations based on the service level of the primary care dentist.


  • A large nationwide network of providers.


Delta Dental PPO Contact Information


Group ID: 08450

Guardian/First Commonwealth (DHMO)

Guardian only operates in the Northern Illinois/Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana area and participants must choose a primary care dentist first, submit this information to Guardian, and have an ID card with the dentist's name in hand before services are rendered.

  • There is no annual deductible, and services rendered are not subject to maximum benefit limitations.
  • Selection of a Primary Care Dentist is required before seeking services. If you decide to change your dentist, you must first call Guardian/First Commonwealth The change process takes approximately 30 days.
  • An up-to-date list of the names and locations of participating dental providers may be found online: www.guardiananytime.com.
  • Please visit the Guardian Anytime site and click on the “find a provider” link at the top and search using the DHMO option. Once you have made this selection(s), contact Guardian directly and provide them the full name of the provider and the PCDID for you and each dependent.

Guardian/First Commonwealth DHMO Contact Information

Group ID: 00378516

Division ID: 0000 for Faculty and Staff located at HSC/SSOM

Division ID: 0002 for Faculty and Staff located at Water Tower and Lakeshore campuses.