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  • Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Provides Free Dental Exams to Children in Elgin
    Aug. 13, 2019

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Provides Free Dental Exams to Children in Elgin

    Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation

    Forty-one Illinois children received free dental exams on Saturday in Elgin. The event held at Elgin Community College’s Dental Assisting Clinic was part of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation’s Dentist By 1 program, which educates parents and caregivers about good oral health habits and the benefits of starting dental visits early. About 62% of children attending this year’s event had never been to a dentist before, and 35% showed signs of tooth decay.

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  • Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams
    Aug. 2, 2019

    Incoming Illinois Freshmen Among Students Who need Dental Exams

    Children’s Oral Health

    Parents of children in elementary, middle and high school are encouraged to schedule a dental appointment this summer before the 2019-2020 school year begins. Illinois children going into kindergarten, second, sixth and ninth grades are required to get a dental exam. A new state law expanded the requirement to incoming freshmen for the upcoming school year. Dental checkups are now required for approximately 150,000 incoming Illinois ninth graders.

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  • Paying for a Dental Plan You're Not Using? Start Using It.
    Jun. 5, 2019

    Paying for a Dental Plan You're Not Using? Start Using It.

    Dental benefit information

    More than 1 in 3 adults across the nation — including almost 45% of those ages 19 to 34 — will not visit the dentist over the course of a year, despite having private dental insurance.1 In Illinois, 25% of people who have dental insurance coverage have not visited the dentist in the past year.2 In short, they are paying for dental insurance they are not using. If you have dental insurance coverage and are not using these benefits regularly, you could be leaving money on the table and shortchangi

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  • May is Women's Health Month
    May 8, 2018

    May is Women's Health Month

    General oral health

    According to a new survey by Delta Dental of Illinois, 1 in 5 women in Illinois have been told they have gum disease1, which has been linked to several health problems affecting women. May is Women's Health Month, and Delta Dental of Illinois wants to educate women about the unique oral health needs they face.... More »

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  • What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You're Expecting
    May 4, 2018

    What to Expect for Your Oral Health When You're Expecting

    General oral health

    May is Pregnancy Awareness Month. At first glance, it may not seem like oral health has much to do with pregnancy, but it's actually a critical part of it. A pregnant woman's oral health can be correlated with the baby's overall health, so it's important to pay close attention to your dental care and any... More »

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  • Make a Plan to Use Your Dental Benefits in the New Year
    Jan. 5, 2017

    Make a Plan to Use Your Dental Benefits in the New Year

    Dental benefit information

    It's the time for making resolutions and looking ahead. This year, make a plan to use and maximize your dental benefits. Remember – if you don't use them, you lose them. Know your dental plan details. Get up to speed on your plan's deductible and annual maximum. Your deductible is the amount you must pay... More »

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  • What is a “Benefit Waiting Period”?
    Nov. 9, 2016

    What is a “Benefit Waiting Period”?

    Dental benefit information

    After enrolling in a new dental plan, coverage for some services could be subject to a benefit waiting period. A benefit waiting period is the amount of time before you are eligible to receive benefits for all or certain dental treatments. Every dental plan is different, but typically, there are no waiting periods for diagnostic... More »

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  • Be Thankful for Dental Benefits
    Nov. 2, 2016

    Be Thankful for Dental Benefits

    Dental benefit information

    Dental benefits may not be at the top of your list of the things to be thankful for this season, but having a healthy smile is definitely something to appreciate. Here are five reasons to be thankful for dental benefits from Delta Dental of Illinois! 1. Saving money! Visiting a Delta Dental PPO network dentist... More »

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  • Dental Visits Decoded: Exams
    May 12, 2015

    Dental Visits Decoded: Exams

    General oral health

    Even if your teeth are in perfect condition, regular dental exams are a must. In addition to helping catch dental issues while they are easy to treat or even reversible, exams can also help with early detection of serious conditions such as oral cancer and diabetes.1 If it's been awhile since your last exam, here's... More »

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