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Employee wellness


Help your employees stay on the path toward better overall health and higher productivity with LifeSmile materials from Delta Dental of South Dakota.

Encourage a healthy LifeSmile® at your company

Healthy employees can create significant healthcare savings, and are more likely to stay with your company longer.

Our LifeSmile materials help you improve and maintain your employees' oral and overall health.

Included below are:

  • Short articles (100-300 words) about oral health and dental benefits, each with an accompanying photo or graphic: and
  • A library of .pdf documents about a variety of oral health topics.

These materials are for you to use in employee communications and wellness program and employee benefits information.

You are welcome to edit the articles to fit your specific plan. And copy, paste, download, share, and forward are encouraged!

How to share #SmilePower with your employees:

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    Company newsletter;

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    Employee intranet site;

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    Wellness program messages;

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    Employee social media groups;

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    HR information system;

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    Breakroom bulletin boards;

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    Benefit fairs;

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    and more!

What's the connection between oral and overall health?

Oral health is a vital part of overall health. When our mouths, gums or teeth aren't healthy, our bodies may be more susceptible to other serious conditions.

Although largely preventible, tooth decay and gum disease are among the most common chronic diseases in the United States. 

Studies show oral health conditions like gum disease are linked with many health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, rheumetoid arthritis, and pregnancy complications.

That's why supporting your employees' oral health can make a difference in their health, wellbeing, and productivity and save your company money in healthcare costs.

Want to know more?

Our white paper, "Oral health is health" explains the science and economics of improving oral health.

LifeSmile® library

Get to know DDSD and your dental benefits

Learn more about our company, oral health and its connection to overall health, and how our dental benefit plans protect your smile and keep it healthy.

Make the most of your dental benefits

Your dental benefits can help you stay healthy and save money. Use these tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of your plan.

Online tools for plan members

Create a member account on our website to view your benefits and eligibility, claim information and EOBs, get a plan ID card, and search for a network dentist near you.

Health through Oral Wellness

Our Health through Oral Wellness program provides additional preventive care benefits to patients who need them most.

Prevention Pays

Your dental plan does even more with our Prevention Pays feature that covers preventive care beyond your plan's annual maximum benefit.

Changing your dental plan: qualifying events

There are certain times you can change your dental plan mid-year. See what counts as a 'qualifying event'

Maximum Bonus Account

Plans that include our Maximum Bonus Account feature let members bank unused benefits to future years.

Oral health

Dental benefits

General oral health


Children's oral health


Plan features