United Concordia Dental – 2017 Dental Solutions Report - 3
AS A LEADING DENTAL SOLUTIONS COMPANY,
we offer dental benefits that guide our customers to healthier lives.
Our dedication to oral wellness comes from our belief that healthy
mouths lead to healthy bodies-and more productive employees.
For the past several years, we have been researching the connection
between oral and overall wellness. In fact, our latest study emphasizes
the importance of routine oral care to prevent costly and complex
problems for the average person. It demonstrates that there is value in
going to the dentist regularly for preventive and routine care.
Drawing on our groundbreaking research, we are working closely with
our parent company, Highmark Inc., to use an integrated approach to
care at our U.S.-based operations-an approach that combines medical
and dental care to enhance oral and overall well-being.
As a founding member of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine's
Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine, we are helping shape
the industry's response to a changing health care marketplace. Last year,
Highmark Health President and CEO David Holmberg spoke at a
Harvard symposium about how our efforts are changing the definition
of wellness and elevating the importance of the integration of medical
and dental care.
With more than 45 years of experience in dental benefits, our customers
look to us for our expertise and innovative solutions. We know that
having the right dental coverage, which includes a focus on wellness,
makes all the difference. And our national networks-some of the nation's
largest-mean the best value for customers: lower out-of pocket costs
and quality dental care when and where needed.
At United Concordia, we know that the key to successful collaboration is
making it easy to do business with us. We work hard to provide what our
customers want and need most, and make sure they get the right answers
to their questions the first time.
When you choose us, you can be confident that we are powering our
partnership with an emphasis on wellness, research-backed products,
state-of-the art technologies and a customer-centered focus that
makes buying and using our integrated dental solutions easy.
F.G. "Chip" Merkel
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board
United Concordia Dental