In support of its mission to help improve the overall health of individuals in the community, BeneCare Dental Plans has made a generous donation to the newly opened Care Center for Persons with Disabilities at Penn Dental Medicine.
“The donation was made in memory of my father, Dr. B.H. Serota,” said Lee Serota, President of BeneCare. “He was a graduate of Penn Dental Medicine and a founding member of BeneCare. My father believed in the Care Center’s mission.”
ACCESSIBLE CARE FOR ALL.
The clinical centerpiece of the Care Center is its 3,500-square-foot Personalized Care Suite (PCS). The primary goal of PCS is two-fold: 1) provide much-needed preventive and interceptive oral health care to patients living with physical and intellectual disabilities; and 2) give Penn Medicine Dental students direct experience treating patients with special needs.
“We are deeply appreciative of BeneCare’s support of this project,” says Dr. Mark S. Wolff, Penn Dental Medicine’s Morton Amsterdam Dean. “This Center is enabling us to meet the oral health care needs of people with disabilities in the Philadelphia community, while preparing our students to do the same in their local communities when they graduate.”
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT.
The center will also be a hub for research, helping to develop and refine new dental products that facilitate optimal dental care for patients with disabilities. To learn more about the Personalized Care suite, visit its website. To make an appointment, call 215-898-8180.
Founded by dentists, BeneCare encourages its members to use their benefits to maintain good oral health as a component of overall good health.
In 1979, BeneCare Dental Plans reinvented the traditional insurer’s underwriting model by forming a partnership between dental practitioners and a specialty administrator to underwrite group dental plans. This pioneering concept offers the same security and coverage as a traditional insurer, and helps to lower administrative overhead and stabilize premiums year-over-year.