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Delta Dental Of Idaho

What is the Health through Oral Wellness program?

A healthy mouth is a vital part of overall health, and Delta Dental of Idaho cares about yours. That's why we're introducing Health through Oral Wellness® (or, HOW® for short). HOW is a unique, patient-centered program that adds additional benefits to dental plans, based on a patient's oral health needs. By having a network dentist perform a simple risk assessment, patients may have access to additional preventive and health-sustaining benefits.

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Are you eligible for HOW®?

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Member HOW Program

HOW is a unique, patient-centered program that adds additional benefits to dental plans, based on your individual oral health need. By having a network dentist perform a simple risk assessment at the beginning of your visit, you may have access to additional preventive and health-sustaining benefits such as cleanings, fluoride, sealants, and more!

No. HOW is an optional program available through your employer or Individual & Family™ dental pan.

Many of our employer based benefit plans offer the HOW program to their employees. Check with your HR or plan administrator to see if your plan provides the HOW program. The HOW program is also available to all Individual & Family™ plans. The HOW program is currently not available for our ACA certified plans.

By taking a simple HOW risk assessment with your dentist, you may be eligible for additional preventive and health sustaining benefits. These additional benefits include cleanings, periodontal maintenance, fluoride treatments, sealants for both children and adults, and more.

The HOW risk assessment is painless and usually takes less than 3 minutes to complete.

Members are responsible for any copayment, deductible, or annual maximum that may apply to their benefit plan.

Some dental offices will note that you have HOW benefits in your patient chart, however, this is dependent on their individual office process. It is recommended that you mention to the office that your dental coverage includes the HOW program. If they are not aware of this program, they can contact Delta Dental of Idaho directly.

Yes! Results are usually available within 20 minutes and if you are eligible for additional benefits, they are available immediately.

We recommend talking with your dentist before your appointment to confirm if they provide HOW risk assessments.

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Employer HOW Program

HOW is a unique, patient-centered program that adds additional benefits to dental plans, based on individual oral health needs. By having a network dentist perform a simple risk assessment at the beginning of a dental visit, your employees may have access to additional preventive and health-sustaining benefits such as cleanings, periodontal maintenance, fluoride, sealants, and more!

Contact your sales representative to see if you're eligible for the HOW program. In most cases, the program can be added to your benefit plan at your next contract renewal.

Depending on how your benefit plan is structured, there may be no additional costs associated with the HOW program. Please contact your sales representative to determine costs, if any, are applicable to your policy.

HOW benefits will cover additional preventive treatments for your qualifying employees. This will help maintain good oral health, in turn, affecting good overall health.

Some dental offices will note that you have HOW benefits in your patient chart, however, this is dependent on their individual office process. It is recommended that you mention to the office that your dental coverage includes the HOW program. If they are not aware of this program, they can contact Delta Dental of Idaho directly.

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HOW® Program

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Subscriber HOW Flyer

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Provider HOW Flyer