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Achieving better health
starts with a healthy mouth

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f you want to enjoy better total health, start with your teeth and gums. At United
Concordia Dental, we know that a high percentage of systemic diseases have oral
symptoms. And, routine dental exams can identify health problems before they
become serious issues.
In fact, 46 percent of U.S. adults age 30 or older show signs of gum disease. That's why
integrating dental and medical care-and our research-is the cornerstone of how
we're transforming the dental industry, leading our customers to healthier lives.
Each year, $124 billion is spent in the U.S. on costs related to dental care. Our Chief
Dental Officer, Quinn Dufurrena, and Chip Merkel, our Chairman of the Board, serve on
the Dean's Advisory Board at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM), where
they are helping identify ways people can lead healthier, more productive lives.
It's also why United Concordia, along with HSDM and other researchers, is studying
how important oral care is to total health, especially if a person is managing a chronic
medical condition like diabetes or heart disease.

$45

billion
Lost in work
productivity
annually due
to emergency
dental care

Source: Division of Oral Health, National
Center for Chronic Disease Prevention
and Health Promotion, 2019

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