Every year, more patients are becoming aware of the connection between common medical conditions and their oral health. February is American Heart Month, and a great time to talk to your patients about how good dental health can help to improve their overall health. For patients who already have medical conditions that can affect their oral health, you can tell them about SmileWay® Wellness Benefits.
SmileWay Wellness Benefits is a program that allows Delta Dental members with certain pre-existing conditions to get extra gum and teeth cleanings each year. These extra benefits help members with chronic conditions maintain their oral and overall health. These benefits include:
In 2023, Delta Dental expanded the coverage for SmileWay Wellness Benefits to include these 14 chronic conditions:
To qualify for SmileWay Wellness Benefits, a patient must:
Patients can opt in online or by calling Delta Dental’s Customer Service. You can verify patient’s eligibility and benefit status online in Provider Tools. Just look for one of these two notations when reviewing patients’ benefits:
To learn more, watch this video on SmileWay Wellness Benefits.