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Smile for Health Wellness - United Concordia

Smile for Health®—Wellness

Smile for Health®—Wellness is a simple addition to your dental plan that provides coverage for periodontal disease treatment and maintenance for people with the following chronic conditions. With Smile for Health—Wellness, the financial obstacles to total oral care are removed by providing members improved benefits for them to receive the services needed to properly treat gum disease.

  • Diabetes
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease (stroke)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (heart)
  • Lupus
  • Oral Cancer
  • Organ Transplant
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis


What does Smile for Health®—Wellness offer?

This innovative plan is uniquely designed to provide full coverage for periodontal services, including surgical procedures—something most carriers don’t include in their coverage. We can also work with your medical carrier to identify and track employees with conditions affected by gum disease.



  • Full coverage for periodontal services, including surgical procedures for those with certain chronic conditions
  • Client-directed exchange of medical-dental information to identify employees with qualifying conditions to activate their plan benefits
  • Access to Oral Wellness Consultants, who provide a range of services to educate employees and encourage participation in the program



  • Improved benefits to help make periodontal services more affordable
  • Increased awareness of good oral care habits that lead to positive behavior change
  • Seamless, automatic process to register employees without the hassle of prompting registration
  • One-to-one interaction with employees to answer questions and get them engaged with their dental benefits
ServiceCoverageChronic Conditions
Periodontal maintenance 100% coverage - one additional per year Diabetes
Heart disease
Rheumatoid arthritis
Oral cancer
Organ transplant
Scaling & root planing 100% coverage*
Periodontal surgery 4 procedures, all covered at 100%**

* Standard frequency limitations apply.
** Procedures related to gingival flap and ossesous surgeries.


* Jeffcoat MK, Jeffcoat RL, Gladkowski PA, Bramson JB, Blum JJ. Impact of Periodontal Therapy on General Health: Evidence from Insurance Data for Five Systemic Conditions, Am J Prev Med 2014;47(2):166-174.

* Where permitted by state.