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    New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Have Experienced Better Oral Health Habits, Healthier Lifestyles, and Financial Benefits as a Result of Having Dental Insurance

    Delta Dental released results from a nationwide poll that highlights the overall health and financial benefits that dental insurance provides.


    Boston, MA — October 1, 2020 — As communities continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining good overall health is critical. This is why Delta Dental is shining a spotlight on oral health’s connection to overall health.  

    Today, Delta Dental released results from a nationwide poll that highlights the overall health and financial benefits that dental insurance provides and reminds Americans that Delta Dental is the perfect partner in achieving optimal oral and overall health.  

    “According to this new poll, an overwhelming majority of Americans have experienced the positive impact dental insurance can have on oral and overall health. In fact, two of the top-cited benefits of having dental insurance include its ability to enable Americans to lead a healthy lifestyle (86%) and encourage better oral health habits (86%),” said Dennis J. Leonard, President and CEO of Delta Dental of Massachusetts. “Delta Dental encourages Americans to remain focused on their health and find a dental insurance plan that meets their needs, helps them save money, and enables them to receive care from dedicated dentists across the country.” 

    In addition, the poll found that many Americans also recognize the financial benefits that dental insurance provides. A substantial majority know that having dental insurance saves them money in the long run (80%); is worth the cost (75%); and provides discounts pre-negotiated with their dentist (71%).  

    Selecting a dental plan that is right for you 

    Learn more about selecting a dental plan that is right for you by visiting Delta Dental’s “Protect my Smile: Dental Insurance” page. Topics include: 

    ·         How to choose a dental plan 

    ·         The value of dental insurance  

    ·         Medicare dental insurance coverage  

    ·         Understanding your “Explanation of Benefits”  

    ·         Common dental insurance terms to know 

    To learn more about Delta Dental Plans this open enrollment season, visit    


    About the survey 

    The Adult’s Oral Health & Well-Being Survey was conducted between December 30, 2019 and January 11, 2020 among a nationally representative sample of 1,055 Americans ages 18+. The margin of error is +/- 3.02% 

    About Delta Dental of Massachusetts  

    Delta Dental of Massachusetts (, the largest provider of dental benefits in the state, is a leader in innovative programs that improve the overall health of members, prevent oral disease and reduce health care costs for employers, groups and individuals. Headquartered in Charlestown, Mass., Delta Dental of Massachusetts, a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association (, covers more than 2 million people. Follow us on Twitter (@DeltaDentalofMA), Facebook (, and Instagram (@deltadentalofma) and check out the monthly oral health calendar at