Dental benefits are often neglected because employees tend to pay more attention to their medical benefits and this may be particularly true leading into this year's open enrollment period.

"Dental is often forgotten because of the importance of the medical benefits but it's becoming more and more evident that it's an important benefit to preserve your oral health and your overall health," says Dr. Gene Sherman, senior vice president of business development and professional relations with AlwaysCare Benefits. "The Affordable Care Act has put some focus on the prevention and wellness, and dental works well with that."

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