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Study: Treating gum disease pays off in lower health care costs

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 03, 2014

People who receive treatment for periodontal disease are less likely to be hospitalized and have lower health care costs than people with untreated periodontal disease, a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine analyzed claims records from two insurers for patients who had been treated for periodontal disease and had certain comorbidities. Average nondental health care costs in the treatment group were about 40% lower for people with diabetes or stroke, 11% lower for people with coronary artery disease and 74% lower for pregnant women, the researchers found. Reuters (06/27)


Post-ACA dental benefits remain confusing, but private exchanges might help

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 03, 2014

Dental coverage rate for young adults is up

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Dentist touts "smile lift" as alternative to cosmetic surgery

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 10, 2014

Low reimbursement, lack of dental schools lead to access problems in Ill.

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014

Groups weigh in on 2016 essential health benefits

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

How data analytics can shed light on subscriber patterns

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 03, 2014

Study quantifies cost savings from gum-disease treatment

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Digital dentistry upends the patient experience

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014

Genetics play a role in tooth decay, researchers find

NADP SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014


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