This article explores the critical issue of accessibility to oral healthcare for people with disabilities in the United States. Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana has taken a step by providing enhanced commercial benefits to children and adults with disabilities. The article delves into the challenges faced by this vulnerable population, including cost barriers and transition issues, and discusses how expanded benefits and coding, along with special dental care provisions, aim to improve access. It emphasizes the importance of proper benefits verification and presents a case study illustrating the utilization of these benefits. The article highlights the need for continuing education and collaborations to address oral health equity for individuals with disabilities.
Seabury, Holli EdD and Johnston, Jeff DDS, MS
"Improving Access for Children and Adults with Disabilities through Enhanced Commercial Benefits,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
3, Article 4.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss3/4