How to give your dentist network a checkup

You may have read in last month’s network numbers article that network size matters. However, size is just one piece of the puzzle when it comes to determining network value. It’s also important to know how dentists are recruited and trained — and to take a look at the entire experience enrollees have when they visit a dentist’s office.

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Emerging technique to stop tooth decay offers new dental solutions

A medication called silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is allowing dentists a unique opportunity to offer an affordable, painless and significantly less risky solution to one of this country’s most prominent oral health issues — cavities.

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Delta Dental is making moves

After 30 years at 100 First Street in San Francisco, we’re moving our corporate headquarters. We’re making our move right across the street to 560 Mission Street.  We’re also opening an office across the bay in downtown Oakland, which will help us to better serve our clients and business partners with an expanded presence across the Bay Area. Our East Bay office will be located in downtown Oakland at 1333 Broadway.

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What makes Delta Dental customers smile?

Our customers are at the center of everything we do. Every phone call, every product update and every decision — big or small. So, to find out what customer satisfaction truly means for our clients, we went straight to the source.

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If the earth could smile …

OK — we might be slightly obsessed with smiles at Delta Dental, but wouldn’t it be cool if the earth could smile? While we’ll likely never see a toothy grin from Mother Earth, there are plenty of ways your enrollees and your business can drive positive change for the planet every day.

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“Yes, teeth matter” and other important dental facts

Do you think about your teeth often? Most of us only think about our teeth when there’s something wrong with them. At Delta Dental, we think teeth deserve a bit more attention. That’s why we’re sharing an excerpt from a book that explores all of the fascinating things about teeth. Here’s a brief introduction.

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Step o’clock: 7 ways to fit more activity into your work day

If you work a desk job, you’ve probably heard the warnings about a sedentary lifestyle at least a few (dozen) times. Many of us spend the majority of our time sitting at work. In fact, human resources managers in particular spend more than 75% of their workday sitting, on average.

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Do your network numbers add up?

Ever wonder how a carrier determines its network size? Good! Some carriers may calculate the number differently, so it’s important to ask how it’s done.

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What do you get when you mix pediatric dentistry and Georgia football?

For the second interview in our series on dental consultants, we’re shining a spotlight on Dr. Thomas Gale in our Alpharetta, Georgia office. One part enthusiastic college football fan, one part dedicated pediatric dentist and one part collaborative Delta Dental team member, Dr. Gale is a whole lot more interesting than pop culture gives him credit for.

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Six ways to help your enrollees overcome their dental phobia

Fear of the dentist is a very real thing. In fact, it has been suggested that dental phobia prevents between 9-20% of Americans from visiting the dentist. And, because oral health plays an important role in a person’s well-being, and overall wellness can influence workplace productivity, imagine the potential impact if 20% or even 10% of your workforce ignored dental care due to fear.

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