Less than 20 percent of adult males used dental benefits in 2021
ALBANY, N.Y. – June 16, 2022 –It’s a startling statistic that could lead to a lifetime of health concerns for local men. Today, Delta Dental and CDPHP said less than 20 percent of local adult men used their health benefits in 2021. With oral health linked to heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and more, the organizations are encouraging men to take advantage of their dental benefits and schedule an appointment.
“We want our members to know that they have coverage for important dental services, and that we can help them find a dentist and make an appointment,” said Elizabeth Warner, MD, chief medical officer for CDPHP. “Good at-home oral care should be practiced, but it’s not enough. Regularly scheduled dental check-ups allow dentists and hygienists to catch problems that our members may not see.”
All Smiles Welcome – a campaign that encourages CDPHP members to utilize their available dental benefits through Delta Dental – usually focuses on children. This year, the target audience has widened to include males of all ages due to their low utilization rates.
And, men have especially good reasons to pay attention to their oral health:
CDPHP members can find in-network Delta Dental dentists at AllSmilesWelcome.com. or by calling Erica Diana, local Delta Dental member representative, at (518) 207-0733.
About All Smiles Welcome
Delta Dental developed the All Smiles Welcome campaign to encourage CDPHP members to take advantage of the dental benefits available through plan. CDPHP member plans include most regular and routine dental services for free. These dental benefits include preventive services like teeth cleanings, fluoride treatments, and molar sealants as well as restorative services to fix problems. To view the full list of covered services, visit AllSmilesWelcome.com.
Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 29 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram