Oral Health Group


February 15, 2022 News InsuranceNews

Employer-Provided Dental Benefits Rates Aligned with Income Level

by Benefits Canada

Lower-income workers across Ontario have lower rates of employer-provided dental insurance, according to a new report by the Toronto Foundation. In addition, the community foundation found the problem is more pronounced in Toronto. For example, 53 per cent of employees earning

February 10, 2022 News InsuranceNews

Getting Dental Care a Major Problem for a Third of Torontonians, Report Says

by CBC

A lack of insurance coverage is forcing more than a third of people in Canada’s largest city to go without dental care, a new report says. About 35 per cent of residents don’t have dental insurance, forcing many to avoid the dentist

February 10, 2016 News Chronic DiseaseDental industryInsuranceOverall HealthWellness

Giving Back is the New Normal in Dentistry

by Kahaliah Richards

The easiest and most effective way to highlight your commitment to oral health… Last week, we discussed that the future growth of the hygiene department is based on the foundational truth that oral health is the gateway to overall body

October 7, 2015 News General DentistryGeneral NewsInsuranceMedical newsOverall HealthTreatment PlanTreatment planning

Does My Insurance Cover It?

by Kahaliah Richards

The number one reason patients do not accept treatment plans is lack of perceived value; how the dental treatment plan or recommendations will relate to them or their individual health goals. The lack of value is often expressed by patients

September 15, 2015 News Dental CareDental ClaimsDental industryGeneral DentistryInsurance

Feeling Blue and Then Getting Cavities

by Kahaliah Richards

Drugs to relieve mood disorders (depression, anxiety) are the most prescribed medications for Canadians in their 30s, 40s and 50s, according to data published by Green Shield Canada. An American study published in 2005 showed that adults taking antidepressants had

June 25, 2015 News Dental CareDental ClaimsDental industryGeneral NewsInsuranceMedical news

The drugs your older patients are taking.

by Kahaliah Richards

Green Shield Canada, our fourth largest administrator of dental claims, has just published the list of the most commonly prescribed medications for Canadians between ages 50 and 70. These are listed below in terms of number of prescriptions. Note that

October 29, 2014 News Dental industryGeneral NewsInsuranceOverall Health

Taking a different perspective

by Kahaliah Richards

In a recent meeting with some dental benefit brokers and one insurance company, this thorny question came up: Can Canadian insurers and benefit consultants switch to making money from dental health rather than from making money from dental disease? In

September 30, 2014 News Dental CareGeneral DentistryInsuranceOverall HealthWellness

Wellness is coming soon to your neighbourhood

by Kahaliah Richards

Green Shield Canada announced recently that it was bringing the concept of wellness to Canada. According to this insurer’s announcement: “The company hopes to redefine the concept of wellness by utilizing analytics to target employee populations diagnosed with chronic disease