Delta Dental SmileWay

June 3, 2011
Program intended to raise oral health awareness, promote wellness.

SAN FRANCISCO, California--A group of Delta Dental companies has launched a SmileWay Wellness Program, beginning with a campaign to raise oral health awareness and promote wellness.

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To kick off the new program, Delta Dental is reminding enrollees this month about the importance of oral health and disease prevention and is encouraging them to participate in the SmileWay Challenge. The first step: online risk self-assessment quizzes, which are found at

The program, created by Delta Dental companies in California, New York, Florida and 11 other states, aims to help people improve and manage their oral health through a three-pronged approach called the SmileWay Challenge. Participants are asked to complete online quizzes to self-assess their risk for dental disease, educate themselves on various aspects of dental health, and “get connected” to Delta Dental through social media channels and Dental Wire, Delta Dental’s enrollee newsletter.

“Based on their answers to the quizzes, participants can sign up to receive customized tips by email each month on how to improve their oral health and guard against disease,” said Belinda Martinez, Delta Dental’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “From these tips, they need look no further than our website for educational information and videos, and they can view these resources and manage their program participation at their own pace.”

SmileWay Wellness Program online tools on include:

* Oral health risk assessment quizzes: Delta Dental offers free cavity and periodontal risk quizzes that indicate low, medium, or high risk based on oral health habits and lifestyle choices. Based on this assessment, users are encouraged to stay connected with Delta Dental through customized emails that direct them to the SmileWay Wellness site for more information.

* Library of oral health articles: More than 100 articles and videos are featured in this extensive dental health article and video library.

* Oral health and wellness posters and flyers: Benefits administrators and consultants can print these materials for their clients and enrollees.

In addition, Delta Dental offers fun, interactive tools for kids through its children’s website,, which is also available in Spanish at

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