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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Launches an Integrated Medical-Dental Health Program
Date:4/9/2008

verall health and assisting us in reducing the ever-increasing costs of healthcare," said Dr. Timothy Custer, Dental Director for Dental Network of America, a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation and administrator of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma. "By combining online support tools with a coordinated outreach component, Blue Cross and Blue Shield will be able to target members most in need of education and intervention."

The health insurer is launching an educational content Web page called The Dental Wellness Center at http://www.bcbsok.com/dentalWellness.html. The site will host current educational articles, information on specific medical conditions and their relationship to oral health, along with feature rich tools.

"Consumers have a growing need for dental information," Custer said. "That's why we have added the Dental Wellness Center with features such as Ask-a-Dentist, which allows members to receive answers to general clinical questions via e-mail within 24 hours. In addition, the Dental Cost Advisor allows Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma members quick and easy access to average price ranges for any dental service targeted to any particular region in the country."

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Dental Network of America (DNoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of HCSC. DNoA acts as the administrator for all HCSC dental programs, including BlueCare Dental Connection, providing comprehensive administrative support. DNoA also offers services in proprietary network development, actuarial, underwriting, marketing and sales support to their clients. Dental products are administered for groups with as few as two employees to thousands of employees. DNoA currently works with o
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