89% of U.S. adults agree having dental insurance provides peace of mind according to Delta Dental study

By Karyn Glogowski on August 11, 2022 in Dental benefit information

Value of Dental Insurance

Dental insurance continues to support optimal health as highlighted in the recently released 2022 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report, a nationwide analysis of consumer opinions and behaviors relating to oral health. Findings from the Delta Dental-commissioned research of U.S. adults and parents of children ages 12 and younger also inform how adults who have dental insurance recognize the emotional and financial benefits that come with having dental coverage. A few highlights from this year’s report include:

Advantages of dental insurance extend beyond encouraging better oral health

Almost 9 in 10 (89%) adults agree that having dental coverage:

Gives them peace of mind.
Provides relief from worrying about what they would do in a dental emergency.

Among those insured, nearly all adults recognize that their dental insurance saves them money (94%) and is well worth the cost (91%).

Inner calm during the uncertainty of the pandemic

The survey finds that most adults (81%) and parents (88%) concur that having dental insurance during the pandemic has provided them peace of mind.

In fact, adults (68%) and parents (72%) appreciated having dental insurance more than ever during the pandemic.

The research also indicates that, due in part to the pandemic, nearly 7 in 10 (69%) parents with a child not currently covered by dental insurance will secure dental coverage in 2022.

To read the full 2022 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report and learn more about the report’s methodology and findings, click here.

About the research

The 2022 State of America’s Oral Health and Wellness Report is based upon Delta Dental-commissioned research conducted between January 19 and January 28, 2022, by Material Holdings, LLC, a global insights and strategy consultancy. The research used an email invitation and online surveys to two audiences recruited through an opt-in panel of 1,172 parents of children ages 12 and younger and 1,027 nationally representative Americans ages 18+.

Quotas were set to ensure a reliable and accurate representation of the U.S. population of adults and parents with children ages 12 and younger. The report has a margin of error of +/- 3%.