Integrated Absence Management: Dental Insurance

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Dental Insurance: A Key to Total Health

By David Berube, MD, MPH

VP Claims, Chief Medical Officer
Lincoln Financial Group

By Sue Wright

AVP Group Products
Lincoln Financial Group

Don’t overlook dental health as an integral part of total health for your employees. Like other forms of essential care, it can promote overall well-being, employment, and financial stability.

Regular dental exams may detect many health problems early on, before serious complications develop, including cancer, diabetes, gastrointestinal reflux, sleep disorders, bleeding problems, and auto-immune disease. Additionally, the need for good oral care is increasing with the aging of the working population. Older people have more co-morbid medical conditions as well as reductions in vision and decreased sensation that may make it more difficult to maintain good self-care and identify problems.1

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