In addition to better health outcomes, there's real potential for billions in savings by providing dental care. Clearly, Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait®.
Health care is one of the largest expenditures in the US economy
In 2014 more than $1 in every $6 USD went to Health Care
When people receive regular dental care, they avoid expensive interventions during late stages of oral disease
If 60% of the diabetic population received oral care, savings could amount to $39 billion.
When you invest a modest amount in early, ongoing care, you're paid back over time by avoiding drastic care
If 50% of dental-related ER visits were deferred to a community setting savings could amount to $826 million.
It doesn't require engineering new medical technology or developing a breakthrough drug
The way to save is known and attainable: Make sure people receive dental care.