by Cathryn Donaldson
November 6, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Your oral health is a window into your body’s overall health, which is why it’s important to have high-quality dental care. The good news for today’s dental patients: Not only are patients overwhelmingly satisfied with their dental coverage, but the vast majority also report their benefits give them access to high-quality care. That’s according to a new study by Global Strategy Group on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
Around 170 million Americans rely on dental insurance to cover dental services like diagnostic, preventative, and restorative care. The study gathered feedback from patients who have visited their dentist, or other dental specialist in the past year. Participants reported on the value, benefits, customer service, and overall quality of care they get through their dental plans.
Additional key findings include:
“Dental care plays an important role in all aspects of health, helping to prevent chronic disease and reduce medical costs,” said Tom Meyers, AHIP Vice President of Product Policy. “This study paints a clear picture of just how valuable this type of coverage is to millions of patients and their families.”
The complete findings from the study, including feedback from beneficiaries, can be found here.