2017

Oct20

New survey highlights ‘unusual’ flossing habits

Americans say they have used the following items to remove food between teeth: fingernails (61 percent), folder paper or cards (40 percent), cutlery (21 percent), safety pins (14 percent) and strands of hair (7 percent).

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Oct20

NADP Urges Consumers to Enroll in Dental Benefits in the Obamacare Marketplace

The National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) advocates consumers apply for dental benefits on ACA exchanges. Find out why.

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Sep28

Routine Dental Care Reduces Medical Spending

Adults who receive regular dental checkups, preventive care and cleanings could reduce spending on their medical care by more than $200 per year, according to a recent study.

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Sep7

Tooth trouble: Many middle-aged adults report dental pain, embarrassment and poor prevention

The dental health of middle-aged Americans faces a lot of problems right now, and an uncertain future to come, according to new results from the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging.

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Jul18

Dental Benefits Are Often Misunderstood, Underused

One in 4 employees who have dental insurance say they haven't been to the dentist in the past 12 months for regular checkups and routine cleanings due to cost, a new study shows. This indicates that employees may lack adequate understanding about their dental benefits.

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Jul14

U.S. practices conducting more exams

The total number of exams dental practices are providing is on upward trend over the last four years. This indicates that practices are doing a better job of bringing in new patients and also emphasizing to their existing patients the importance of returning.

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Jun1

Survey: Interest in voluntary benefits soars

Employee participation rates in voluntary benefits rose across the nation’s four major regions in the 2017 benefit year as more employers offer high-deductible health plans (HDHP), an analysis of benefits enrollment data found.

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Apr12

Dental insurance becoming central to overall health plan strategy

One benefit that continues to be a high priority among all generations is dental insurance, and as employers seek to tackle the needs of their diverse employees, prioritizing this offering is essential to meet the needs of the of the total workforce.

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Apr3

Study finds positive, negative effects of Medicaid expansion on dental care

Medicaid covers dental benefits for children, but dental benefits are optional for adults. The future of Medicaid and how it is administered is uncertain under various proposals and changes expected under a new administration.

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Mar28

Why Some Millennials Aren't Smiling: Bad Teeth Hinder 28% In Job Search

Millennials are in a world of hurt – from tooth pain and anxiety about the poor condition of their teeth.

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Mar14

More Dentists Plan on Working Longer

More dentists believe it will take longer to reach retirement, according to the 2016 Dental Economics–Levin Group Annual Practice Survey.

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Mar1

Failure to adapt to market changes may lead to the demise of the independent dentist

It is predicted that 20,000 practices will be vacated in the next two to three years.

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Feb27

The future of dental coverage: Will Congress pull out the rug?

What will happen to dental coverage under the Donald J. Trump presidency and 115th Congress?

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