Enhanced Dental Benefits
Dental Blue offers a condition-specific, total health solution, with a complete program for at-risk members with qualifying medical conditions. Our Enhanced Dental Benefits offer additional, specific support, including full coverage for preventive and periodontal services that have been connected to improved overall health. This program:
- Identifies members with specific conditions who would benefit from oral health interventions
- Educates members on how to improve their specific condition through proper oral health care
- Engages at-risk members (who haven’t received preventive or periodontal care) with how behavior change can improve their specific condition
- Removes financial barriers for at-risk members, by covering additional cleanings and non-surgical periodontal care at 100 percent, outside of the member’s maximum
Coordinated Dental and Medical Care Strategies
As part of our Total Health Solution, we provide educational information to members who participate in our Care Management program about the role that good oral health plays in controlling diabetes. As part of this program, our Care Managers will contact eligible members who haven’t used their dental benefits for preventive and periodontal services during the past 12 months, to help them coordinate appropriate dental care.
This online resource provides moms-to-be and parents with education about the connection between oral health and prenatal health, and promotes regular dental checkups.