The dental benefits industry has given an extraordinary amount of attention lately to research that identifies specific dental diseases that complicate high risk medical conditions. DNoA's wellness model implements the concepts of evidence-based research, consumer-driven decision-making tools and disease management through online resources and a proactive educational program to help improve dental and medical health among members.
Our proactive approach to wellness has two key components:
Dental Wellness Center®
General dental wellness information, tools and resources are available to our dental members on our online Dental Wellness Center®.
Members also have access to the Find A Dentist tool, which searches for participating dentists and identifies dentists who are Dentistat-certified™.
This designation is an indicator that a dentist has been independently reviewed and certified by Dentistat and found to have proper credentials, appropriate utilization patterns, and is subject to ongoing utilization monitoring and re-credentialing.
Targeted Member Wellness Mailings
Our targeted wellness mailings reach out to members determined to be at risk for tooth decay or periodontal disease and to members with certain health conditions such as diabetes, cardio vascular disease and pregnancy.
Targeted educational mailers are sent to educate members on the importance of making regular visits to the dentist and practicing good oral care to maintain dental and medical health. The ultimate goal of our dental wellness program is to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Below is a brief sampling of our targeted wellness mailers.
Targeted Education to Improve Dental Health
- Caries Management Program: Target parents of children with educational flyers to promote the benefits of sealants.
- Periodontal Management Program: Target those in periodontal treatment with educational flyers to promote the benefits of effective periodontal therapy.
Targeted Education to Improve Medical Health
- Members with dental coverage who have a high risk medical condition that can be complicated by dental disease receive mailings relevant to their condition (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy).
- Target Education: Educational flyers that promote appropriate utilization.
For more information about our Wellness Program, please Contact Us.