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Dental Benefits Overview

Understanding your dental benefits can improve your health and lower your out-of-pocket expenses.

The Value of Dental Benefits

People with dental benefits visit their dentist more frequently than people without benefits because the cost is shared. Learning about your dental benefits and becoming an educated consumer of those benefits can improve your health and lower your out-of-pocket expenses.

Reasons employers offer a dental plan:

  • Dental is a highly valued and utilized benefit program.
  • Helps attract and retain employees.
  • Employee wellness and oral health care are important.

Differences between medical and dental benefits

 Dental benefitsMedical benefits
ComplexityMouthEntire body
TreatmentPredictable, ongoingUnpredictable, episodic
CostLow costHigh cost
ControlPreventableNot always preventable
SettingOffice basedHospital and office based
Specialties8Over 150
Solo practitioner75%10%

Author: Fluent staff
Last updated: 6/30/2020
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