As you know, medical conditions can seriously impact oral health. Maintaining dental health is of utmost importance for your patients with chronic conditions.
Because Delta Dental is dedicated to helping our members maintain both their oral and overall health, we offer an optional add-on called SmileWay® Wellness Benefits (known as SmileWay Enhanced Benefits in Texas). This benefit, which groups can choose to include under their Delta Dental PPO™ plans, covers additional gum and teeth cleanings for patients who need them most. And recently, we’ve expanded SmileWay® Wellness Benefits to cover even more conditions.
The health of teeth and gums is tied to overall wellness, and patients with certain chronic conditions may beneﬁt from additional teeth and gum cleanings.
To better cover these patients, Delta Dental has expanded SmileWay Wellness Benefits to cover members who have been diagnosed with any of these 14 chronic conditions:
To qualify for SmileWay Wellness Benefits, a patient must:
Opting in is simple, fast and free. For groups with this beneﬁt, patients who have been diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions can opt in online or by calling Customer Service.
When you review patient benefits online in Provider Tools, you’ll see these notations:
Once they opt in, qualifying Delta Dental PPO enrollees get the following expanded coverage for additional cleanings:
If you have patients with medical issues that necessitate extra dental care, find out if they’re eligible for SmileWay Wellness Benefits. These benefits can help keep them smiling and healthy!