- ADA Updates Fluoride Recommendation
- Does Mouthwash Cause Oral Cancer?
- National Facial Protection Month: Be Proactive with Active Kids
- What are dental specialists?
- What are the Differences Between Preventive, Diagnostic, Basic and Major Dental Care?
- How to Get Dental Insurance in Minutes for Your Whole Family
- What is CA? How Access to Discounts Can Enhance Your Dental Benefits
- What are Dental Insurance Networks?
- Obamacare Reminder: Enroll in Pediatric Dental and Vision EHB by March 31
- Who Was the First Woman Dentist?
- ADA Updates Fluoride Recommendation April 15, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey The American Dental Association’s Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) earlier this year updated its guidance on fluoride toothpaste use in young children. To fight childhood cavities, caregivers should now begin brushing children’s teeth with fluoride toothpaste as … Continue reading →
- Does Mouthwash Cause Oral Cancer? April 11, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey A new study published in Oral Oncology showed that heavy use of alcohol-containing mouthwash, along with poor oral health and dental care, may increase one’s risk of oral cancer. If you saw the headlines earlier this week, … Continue reading →
- National Facial Protection Month: Be Proactive with Active Kids April 9, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey Spring’s arrival often means increased activity, especially for youth. As temperatures warm and days grow longer, kids pull out their skateboards and bicycles and engage in pick-up and organized sports such as soccer, baseball and softball. To … Continue reading →
- What are dental specialists? April 4, 2014Following dental school, dentists may receive post-graduate education in specialized areas beyond general dentistry. The American Dental Association recognizes nine dental specialties. They are as follows: 1. Dental Public Health – As defined by the ADA, dental public health focuses … Continue reading →
- What are the Differences Between Preventive, Diagnostic, Basic and Major Dental Care? April 2, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey Shopping for dental insurance means analyzing plan materials to determine whether or not the benefits fit your family’s oral health care needs. Becoming familiar with dental insurance terms used in online plan descriptions and brochures is critical … Continue reading →
- How to Get Dental Insurance in Minutes for Your Whole Family March 31, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey Obamacare’s 2014 open-enrollment period concludes today, March 31, 2014. Whether you already bought health insurance or plan to buy it today, this may be a good time to also purchase dental insurance. While the Affordable Care Act … Continue reading →
- What is CA? How Access to Discounts Can Enhance Your Dental Benefits March 25, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey Whether you are providing dental insurance benefits for yourself or an entire family, you want to get the most for your dollar. As such, do not be tempted to pick the first low-cost dental plan you find. … Continue reading →
- What are Dental Insurance Networks? March 21, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey One way to get the most out of an individual dental insurance plan is to visit network providers. Dental networks are groups of providers who have contracted with an insurance company to provide dental services at a … Continue reading →
- Obamacare Reminder: Enroll in Pediatric Dental and Vision EHB by March 31 March 19, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey Obamacare open enrollment for 2014 health insurance coverage ends March 31, 2014. This deadline also applies to obtaining the pediatric dental and vision essential health benefit for children up to age 19. Those who enroll in health … Continue reading →
- Who Was the First Woman Dentist? March 14, 2014By Jenifer Dorsey Lucy Hobbs Taylor, born Lucy Beaman Hobbs, was the first American woman to earn a degree in dentistry. It’s fitting that her birthday, March 14, falls during National Women’s History Month. A true pioneering sprit, Hobbs not … Continue reading →
- ADA Updates Fluoride Recommendation April 15, 2014
Tag Archives: Health Care Reform
Obamacare Deadline Reminder: Enroll by Feb. 15 for March 1 Access to Pediatric Dental and Vision EHB
By Jenifer Dorsey Believe it or not, Obamacare open enrollment for 2014 is more than halfway over. If you want to ensure your child has health insurance as well as the pediatric dental and vision benefit by March 1, 2014, … Continue reading
By Jenifer Dorsey It is now January 2014, which means several key Obamacare mandates have officially taken effect. Many of us have questions about what the Affordable Care Act means for dental insurance. A new video from dentalinsurance.org provides consumers … Continue reading
Lack of Mandate, Pediatric Dental Access, Adult Coverage Among Top Dental-Related Obamacare Concerns
By Jenifer Dorsey With Obamacare’s major provisions only months away from taking effect, we continue to hear about its impact, or lack thereof, on America’s dental health and access to dental insurance. For starters, many dentists, health care advocates and … Continue reading
By Jenifer Dorsey With many Affordable Care Act provisions taking effect on January 1, 2014, health insurance costs are on many minds. The individual mandate requiring Americans to buy major medical coverage, health insurance tax subsidies for those up to … Continue reading
By Jenifer Dorsey The American Dental Association yesterday issued a press release shedding additional light on Obamacare’s pediatric dental coverage requirement. The Affordable Care Act considers pediatric services, including pediatric dental and vision services, among 10 categories of essential health … Continue reading
The Affordable Care Act is changing the lanscape of health insurance and health care in America, dental coverage and oral health care included. An estimated 3 million children will gain dental benefits by 2018 through state health insurance exchanges that … Continue reading