Stories to smile about: David

We believe creating healthy smiles extends beyond providing exceptional dental benefits to your employees. That’s why the Delta Dental Community Care Foundation makes it a priority to support groups and projects with the goal of improving health and enhancing lives in the communities we serve. While any positive impact we can make is important, there are some stories that give us all the feels, like this one that came to us from the Grady Health System Oral Health Center.

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Four ways to create a motivating workspace

Earlier this year, we shared how celebrating your employees can boost happiness and productivity. While showing appreciation for your employees is key, it’s not the only way to inspire your workforce. Designing the right work environment — from paint colors to plants — can also help motivate your employees. Check out our tips below to learn how the right office décor can uplift and encourage your team.

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Congresswoman Handel visits Delta Dental’s Alpharetta office

Delta Dental welcomed U.S. Representative Karen Handel (GA-6) to our Alpharetta office in metro Atlanta on Thursday to meet with our employees, discuss legislative issues and celebrate a vibrant business community in North Fulton County.

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Why living “a dog’s life” might benefit your smile

Dogs can teach us a lot about life — unconditional love, loyalty, living for the moment. But what if the beloved family pet could show your employees a thing or two about oral health? In comparison to humans, dogs rarely get cavities. While most of the reasons are beyond a canine’s control, we can still learn a great deal from dogs about keeping our own smiles healthy.

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Dentistry’s role in the US opioid epidemic

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re well aware that Americans are struggling with the effects of a nationwide opioid epidemic. But if you’re not following the storyline closely, you may not be aware of some of the risks. Here are some steps organizations, businesses and providers are taking to combat the epidemic.

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Tackling orthodontics

With football season just around the corner, it seems fitting to tackle a popular, yet often misunderstood topic — orthodontics. If you’re offering your employees orthodontic coverage, make sure you’re up to speed on your dental benefits game.

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Capturing the voice of the customer

While keeping your enrollees’ smiles healthy is our top priority, we also want our dental plans to give them reasons to smile. So how do we do that? We listen, of course. It sounds simple, but with more than 35 million diverse enrollees, capturing their voice can be a bit, well … complicated. That’s why we created an entire team who’s devoted to listening — to what’s working and what’s not, to suggestions, to experiences and to the just plain weird (and wonderful).

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Big benefits. Big network. DeltaCare USA is kind of a big deal.

When it comes to dental enrollment, more groups seem to prefer purchasing PPO plans for their enrollees. In fact, our actuarial data shows that within our Delta Dental enterprise, nearly 87% of 2017 commercial group enrollment was in a Delta Dental PPO plan. We don’t like to play favorites — all of our plans are designed to keep enrollees happy and healthy. However, we have to brag about our copay plans a little bit.

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Everyone wants (but doesn’t use) this employer-sponsored benefit

It’s no industry secret that enrollees expect dental coverage in their benefits package. In fact, 88% of job seekers say they would give better benefits some, or heavy consideration when choosing between employers, even if the pay were lower. So we know that people want — and even expect — dental coverage from their employers and organizations; however, the fascinating thing is that enrollees often don’t use this must-have benefit.

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See how your benefits know-how scored: Get the answers to our scavenger hunt

Last week we challenged you to test your knowledge of our benefits administrator website with a fun online scavenger hunt. Although we hope you had some fun, our main goal was to make sure you’re getting the information and tools you need to support your enrollees and manage your dental benefits effectively. Let’s see how you did!

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