THREE KEYS TO BENDING THE COST CURVE

A roll bending machine illustrates bending a steel rod symbolizing the bending of the cost curve for dental benefits

By Patrice Ierardi, DMD, BeneCare Dental Director SUMMARY. On average cost trends in medical and dental care services have consistently outpaced inflation.[i] Utilization is one of the primary drivers, but reducing utilization strictly for cost-control reasons is not a long-term strategy towards achieving improved oral health outcomes. The key to making cost control a result … Read more

BENECARE CELEBRATES CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Link to Children's Dental Health Month article

SUMMARY. To celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, BeneCare is giving away oral health kits to local kids in its service areas. National Children’s Dental Health Month is recognized every February to increase awareness and stress the importance of oral health and its effect on overall good health. THE HISTORY. The origin of National Children’s … Read more

BENECARE SUPPORTS CARE CENTER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Dentists at Penn Medicine Care Center Photo

SUMMARY. 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 … Read more