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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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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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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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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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Expert dental claims review? Yeah, we’ve got a dentist for that.

Most — if not all — major benefits carriers employ a staff of clinical experts to review claims — so it’s not groundbreaking to say that we have dentists on staff to review claims submissions. However, would it surprise you to learn that we have nearly 50 people on staff whose names are followed by the initials DDS or DMD? And just because other carriers also offer consultant claims review doesn’t mean we don’t consider our dental staff an integral part of our value proposition.

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10 scientifically-supported ways to celebrate your employees

Most businesses organize some sort of employee appreciation event every year. Why do we do it? Because other companies do it? Because social media tells us we should? Or maybe there’s a science behind it? There actually is some science behind it. Here are ways you can boost employee happiness and productivity while going easy on your budget.

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Get healthy, give healthy

With the right dental benefits carrier, creating healthy smiles can be easy. But what if your carrier could also help create healthier communities?

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