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Dental Insurance: Helping to Bridge the Oral Health Gap

According to the Dental Health Foundation, dental caries (tooth decay) affects 60–90% of school children and the vast majority of adults (1).

Regular and sustained preventive care such as dental exams, x-rays and cleanings are vital to help prevent, diagnose and treat caries at an early stage.

Despite this, in recent years, dental cover provided under the PRSIfunded Treatment Benefit Scheme (2) has been reduced to cover just one free oral examination per year.

Added to this is the fact that 56% of people in Ireland avoid or delay dental treatment because of the cost (3), which can have a long term effect not only on our dental health but also on our general health and wellbeing.

DeCare Dental Insurance can help to bridge this oral health gap by supplementing PRSI cover, encouraging people to visit their dentist regularly and providing financial support for more extensive treatment if needed.

In fact, 75% (4) of our members say that having a dental plan has made them more proactive about their dental health.

See how our dental insurance stacks up against PRSI cover for your employees.

PRSI Cover TeamCare by DeCare
Preventive Care 1 dental exam per year

2 dental exams per year

2 dental cleanings per yer

Dental x-rays

Emergency Treatment None 1 emergency dental treatment worldwide per year
 Basic Treatment, such as fillings, extractions, treatment of gum disease None Up to 70% cover
Major Treatment, such as crowns, root canal, dentures and bridges None Up to 70% cover

Our TeamCare by DeCare plans also include additional benefits for children, including orthodontics, sealants, space maintainers and stainless steel crowns.

If you want to find out more about offering DeCare Dental Insurance as a benefit for your team,
contact one of our corporate consultants on 1890 130 017 or email query@decaredental.ie