This Dental Care Awareness Month, Keep Your Workforce Smiling

Since its inception in 2018, Dental Care Awareness Month has been celebrated every May as a reminder of the role that oral health plays in maintaining our overall wellbeing. But in the hectic bustle of modern business, scheduling and attending traditional dental appointments can be a hassle for employees, often leading to neglected checkups and potential problems down the road. This is where corporate mobile dentistry can help transform the workplace by offering a convenient and effective solution that prioritizes an underutilized but crucial benefit.

What is Corporate Mobile Dentistry?

Mobile dentistry is an innovative approach to dental care that offers a compelling range of benefits to patients, including increased accessibility, convenience, improved patient outcomes, reduced costs, higher levels of patient satisfaction, boons to mental health and wellness, and even eco-friendliness. Through the latest advances in digital imaging, portable equipment, and sterilization techniques, employers can bring a fully equipped dental suite right into their offices for employees.

As the demand for convenient and personalized healthcare services continues to expand, mobile dentistry will play an evolving and important role in the future of dental care, particularly for U.S. employers and their workforces.

Tap Into an Underutilized Benefit to Increase Savings and Workforce Performance

The average cost of an employee absence in the United States is $2,668. Replacing a worker? Costs can be as high as 50% to 60% of that individual’s salary. Why does this matter? Workplace stress and health emergencies are two of the biggest factors in resignations and hits to a company’s bottom line. Wellness programs have demonstrated their ability to curb those losses by retaining employees, bolstering their morale and dedication to the organization, and fueling increases in performance and productivity.

Unfortunately, the percentage of businesses that include dental in their wellness programs is relatively low, somewhere in the range of 10% to 20%. All research suggests that dental care is an important part of overall health and well-being. For example, studies have shown that people with poor oral health are more likely to experience chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. That’s why more companies will reap greater rewards by incorporating oral health care into their wellness solutions.

Ask yourself: are your employees actually using the dental benefits you’re paying for? Not very many, according to statistics. About 65% of working adults put off essential visits to the dentist because of busy schedules and hectic commutes. That means the majority of any organization’s workforce is not utilizing a crucial benefit for which they are already paying. It also means they’re at high risk of potential dental emergencies that will lead to unplanned time off. Dentists on Demand can help change that outcome. Our team of skilled dental professionals brings top-notch oral health services right to our clients’ doorsteps.

Benefits of Corporate Mobile Dentistry for Businesses

At Dentists on Demand, we believe a healthy workforce is a happy and productive workforce. Here’s how corporate mobile dentistry benefits both your employees and your business.

  • Increased Access to Dental Care: Many employees struggle with scheduling dental appointments due to busy schedules, transportation limitations, or dental anxieties. Corporate mobile dentistry removes these barriers, offering convenient onsite care during work hours, boosting dental care access for your team.
  • Improved Employee Health and Wellbeing: Regular dental checkups are crucial for maintaining overall health. By providing easy access to preventive care, you can help employees identify and address potential oral health issues early on, preventing further complications.
  • Reduced Absenteeism: Dental problems can lead to pain and discomfort, often resulting in missed workdays. By proactively addressing oral health needs, you can potentially decrease absenteeism and improve overall employee wellbeing.
  • Enhanced Employee Satisfaction and Loyalty: Offering employee wellness programs like corporate mobile dentistry demonstrates your commitment to your workforce’s health, which increases employee morale, satisfaction, and loyalty.
  • Boost in Productivity: Dental problems can be painful and distracting, which ultimately impacts work performance. By addressing dental issues early on, mobile dentistry can help businesses maintain a productive workforce.
  • Reduced Healthcare Costs: Early detection and treatment of dental problems can save your company money in the long run. By investing in preventive care, you can help avoid costly emergency procedures down the line.
  • Improved Company Image: Offering unique employee wellness programs such as corporate mobile dentistry showcases your company’s commitment to its people. This can attract and retain top talent in a competitive job market.
  • Streamlined Benefits Administration: Corporate mobile dentistry can be integrated seamlessly with your existing dental insurance program. Dentists on Demand handles all insurance processing and billing, minimizing administrative burdens for your HR department.

Typical Services Offered

Our mobile dental suites are equipped to provide a variety of preventative dental services.

  • Comprehensive Dental Exams: This includes a visual examination of teeth and gums, checking for cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.
  • Dental Cleanings: Professional cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup, preventing gum disease and improving overall oral health.
  • Fluoride Treatments: Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel and helps prevent cavities, especially important for employees consuming sugary drinks or snacks throughout the workday.
  • Oral Hygiene Education: Our dentists and hygienists provide personalized oral hygiene education, empowering employees to maintain good oral health habits between visits.
  • Dental X-Rays: Digital X-rays allow dentists to detect underlying dental issues not visible during a visual exam.
  • Teeth Whitening: A simple cosmetic procedure that lightens the color of teeth by removing stains or chemically lightening the tooth color.

How Does It Work?

At Dentists on Demand, we make the entire process easy and painless. All you have to do is schedule a pop-up and find an available conference room or unoccupied space for us to use. Seriously, that’s it.

  • We handle the setup and breakdown of our mobile dental suite and all equipment. We utilize the latest technologies in teledentistry, digital imaging, the highest-end portable equipment, and sterilization processes that are rated at hospital grade.
  • We create a branded microsite to market the service to cast members and inform them of everything they need to know in advance.
  • We provide access to CUSPID, our proprietary dental technology platform, which enables employees to manage everything from booking appointments to accessing their own patient records and more.
  • With all Dental PPO plans, our preventative services are covered at 100%, promoting the utilization of a benefit that is completely subsidized yet under-utilized. 
  • Our rates reflect the same in-network costs employers already pay, whether their models are self-funded or PEPM. 

We customize our solutions to meet the unique needs of your employees, work culture, and site requirements. We also work with plan administrators to carriers to develop lists of in-network providers that we can refer employees to when additional treatment is recommended.

Invest in Your Employees’ Smiles This Dental Care Awareness Month

By prioritizing oral health through corporate mobile dentistry, you’re investing in your employees’ wellbeing, productivity, and overall health. Dentists on Demand makes preventive dental care accessible and convenient, creating a healthier and happier workforce. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a pop up.

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