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6 Free Dental Insurance and Oral Health Resources for Brokers

Key Takeways:

  • There are more than 19 million people in the U.S. who choose to go without dental insurance
  • You can educate your clients on the importance of dental insurance and how it will benefit them
  • It helps to subscribe to e-newsletters for dental benefit news, reports, and studies
  • You will gain insight into group benefits decision makers, as well as health insurance purchasing and enrollment

For brokers, ancillary benefits like dental can bring additional value to their clients without adding significant cost. Lost work time, diminished productivity, and the potential impact on employee health. These are all critical reasons to encourage employees to maintain good oral health and go to the dentist.

More than 84 percent of Americans with access to insurance have chosen not to elect dental coverage. So, it is imperative that clients and employees understand the importance of dental benefits.

You can put yourself in the best position to explain and sell dental insurance by staying up-to-date on the latest dental news and trends. Here are six free resources for dental and ancillary benefits that you can sign up for online today:

  1. National Association of Dental Plans

From dental benefit news to reports and studies, the NADP has tons of public resources. You can also sign up for SmartBrief, their weekly e-newsletter of top industry news from respected media sources.


  1. Employee Benefit News

This site is an insightful resource as it is written for group decision makers who manage their company's benefit programs. It offers articles about trends in employee benefits and healthcare. If you sign up for a free account, you can get daily or weekly e-newsletters.

  1. DrBicuspid

This dental industry news site reports on industry trends, regulatory issues, and studies. These are relevant for highlighting the impact dental care has on overall health. You can sign-up for free webinars and receive a selection of e-newsletters.

  1. National Association of Health Underwriters
    NAHU offers resources and guidance through the complexities of health insurance purchasing and enrollment. They represent 100,000 licensed health insurance agents, brokers, general agents, consultants, and benefit professionals across the U.S. They have a blog called Compliance Now and America’s Benefit Specialist magazine.
  1. CDC - Division of Oral Health

The CDC publishes helpful materials for people in the dental profession and those interested in oral health. There are resources you can reference to educate clients and employees on the importance of dental care and oral health. These include basics of oral health, a glossary of oral health conditions and oral health infographics.


  1. Google Alerts
    You can save yourself time from manually searching news and topics on Google. Simply choose topics like "dental benefits" and "dental plans" and the results will be sent to your inbox each day.

Make the most of your expertise and these resources. This will prepare you to navigate your clients through the insurance maze and present plan options.


Solstice is a member of the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP). A Texas nonprofit corporation, they are headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and are a "representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry." NADP is the only national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of dental benefits companies operating in the United States. NADPs members provide Dental HMO, Dental PPO, Dental Indemnity and Discount Dental products to 160 million Americans. This makes up 90% of all Americans with dental benefits.