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Delta Dental of Illinois Introduces 'Smile Smart For Your Health'
Date:9/4/2007

unities we serve. Evidence-based dentistry solutions are truly the next stage in quality patient care -- using the latest scientific evidence to target the relationship between oral disease and other medical conditions and improve medical outcomes for at-risk patients," said Dr. Katina Morelli, DDS, Dental Director for Delta Dental of Illinois.

Delta Dental of Illinois added "Smile Smart for Your Health" to the majority of its existing fully insured clients with few exceptions and is offering it as an option to its self-insured clients. Beginning September 1, 2007, it is automatically included in the dental benefit plans it offers all prospective clients.

Specific enhanced coverage includes:

-- Diabetics

-- Four periodontal maintenance visits in a year, or two general

cleaning and two periodontal maintenance visits in a year.

-- Pregnancy

-- One additional general cleaning or one periodontal maintenance

visit during the time of pregnancy.

-- Periodontal Conditions

-- Four periodontal maintenance visits in a year, or two general

cleaning and two periodontal visits in a year.

-- Two applications of topical fluoride varnish in a year, following

periodontal surgery.

-- Oral Cancer

-- Coverage for OralCDx brush biopsy(*), a tool in identifying

precancerous/cancerous cells in the mouth. This method of detection

is approved by the American Dental Association.

Eligibility & Enrollment

Enrollees and their dentists can self-report a specific medical condition. Enrollees and dentists can check eligibility and if eligible, enroll in the "Smile Smart for Your Health" Enhanced Benefits Program through the Delta Dental of Illinois Web site -- http://www.deltadentalil.com. Enrollees use the Subscriber Connection and dentists use the Dentist Connectio
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