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Announcing coverage of dental cone beam computed tomography: How it benefits your business

As of January 1, 2024, Delta Dental is including dental cone beam computed tomography in our coverage for all PPO policies. This inclusion is standard of care and represents our continued dedication to enhancing the patient and provider experience.

Dental cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), known for its high-precision and detailed imaging, has many benefits, including:

  • Enhancing the patient and provider experience
  • Improving quality of care
  • Creating better dental outcomes for the patient
  • Potentially reducing long-term costs on major services

Join us as we examine the intricacies of CBCT and dental scan insurance coverage. Let’s start with a quick recap of the CBCT basics.

What is dental cone beam computed tomography?

Unlike the traditional dental X-rays you might be more familiar with, a dental CBCT machine adds a third dimension of imagery to provide a much more comprehensive view of a patient’s oral health.

Cone beam computed tomography is commonly used for implant procedures, orthodontia and complex endodontic and periodontic services. Assessing the jaw from multiple angles, cone beam CT dental scans capture clearer images of a patient's oral anatomy more than ever before.

With detailed, three-dimensional images of oral and maxillofacial structures, dentists can conduct more advanced diagnostics and create treatment plans that are accurate, precise and tailor-made for each individual patient.

The business benefits of comprehensive dental coverage

At Delta Dental, we’re committed to providing clients access to innovative state-of-the-art solutions like CBCT dental scans. After all, only with the most advanced technology can we revolutionize diagnostics and facilitate more personalized and effective treatment opportunities.

For businesses, the beauty of standalone dental policies is that there's no special enrollment period. This means that dental insurance can be added at any time. Plus, there are organizational perks to offering employees more comprehensive coverage. Let’s delve into a few of the primary benefits.

Enhance diagnostic capabilities

The ability to provide advanced diagnostics demonstrates a commitment to employee health beyond the surface level of generic medical policies that only cover basics like doctors’ visits and prescription drugs. Plus, the ability to identify potential issues early and take proactive steps to halt the development of more significant dental problems in their tracks equates to reduced absenteeism in the long run.

Reduce long-term health care costs

Offering comprehensive dental coverage is a strategic investment in the long-term health of employees. Oral health is intrinsically linked to overall systemic health. So, offering a policy which includes advanced diagnostic tools like CBCT dental scans can significantly reduce the onset risk of serious conditions like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and respiratory problems. In doing so, long-term health care costs are minimized and mitigated.

Offer personalized treatment options

Employee well-being should never be restricted to a one-size-fits-all approach. Employees appreciate advanced, personalized care, with treatment journeys tailored to their unique oral health requirements. In the modern-day medical environment, where the patient-centered care model places each individual at the heart of their own treatment processes, technology like dental cone beam computed tomography can be a powerful catalyst in enabling employees to play a more active role in their dental journey.

Level up dental care with high-quality coverage

By choosing Delta Dental, you're not just selecting an insurance provider. You're partnering with an industry leader dedicated to shaping the future of dental coverage. Get started today.