Having dental coverage helps members get the care they need to stay healthy. It can also help keep overall health care costs down. After all, good health starts with a healthy smile!
According to the Surgeon General, 164 million work hours are lost each year due to dental-related illnesses in adults
Kids miss 51 million school hours each year due to oral health issues.1
Providing employees and their families with dental insurance can help keep them at work and productive.
During a routine oral exam, dentists can detect more than 120 symptoms of non-dental diseases - including cancer, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and osteoporosis. A dentist may be the first line of defense in diagnosing health problems that could be more costly in the long run.
1Office of the Surgeon General. “National Call to Action to Promote Oral Health.” 24 June 2011.
2 Little, James W., Falace, Donald A., Miller, Craig S., & Rhodus, Nelson L. (2008). Dental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (7th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier.