Recognizing the need to further serve the growing Hispanic community in South Florida and around the nation, :DentalPlans (:DP), a leading dental and health savings marketplace, is proud to announce the launch of its new website in Spanish. The website will help to connect Spanish-speaking individuals and families to dental savings plans, from well-known healthcare providers such as Aetna and Cigna.
“:DentalPlans is excited to offer members with the products, services and tools they need to easily navigate the marketplace in both English and now Spanish,” said Bill Chase, :DentalPlans’ Vice President of Marketing. “From dental savings plans to vision and prescription plans, we strive to change lives one smile at a time by providing community members with access to the quality care they need at an affordable price.”
According to the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), Hispanics have had the lowest levels of dental visits in the United States and twice as many Hispanic children are likely to have untreated dental cavities as are non-Hispanic white children. This is largely due to the affordability and availability of care and/or lack of insurance or coverage. And as dental and medical costs continue to rise, this can create even larger barriers to necessary care and increase one’s chances of disease. According Mayo Clinic, cardiovascular disease, such as clogged arteries and strokes, and periodontitis, which is linked to lower birth weights and premature births, may be attributed to poor oral health.
“Dental savings plans are a cost-effective alternative to dental insurance, which provide individuals and families with the care they need, encourage them to visit a dentist more often and save them money in the process,” said Chase. “For a minimal fee, members can save anywhere from 10-60% on most dental procedures—there are no health restrictions, annual limits, or paperwork hassles and most plans activate within three days.”
Through the new site and its blog, :DentalPlans also aims to promote awareness about the importance of dental health, information on services and the resources available in the community as well as provide tips on how to lead happier, healthier lives. :DentalPlans has also expanded its call-center, including bilingual services in Florida. To learn more about job openings with :DP, or more information visit www.dentalplans.com.