Dental plans

Teaming Up to Improve Dental Health for Children

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Dental care and oral health education are vital for our children’s health. We want to ensure that everyone has access to the care they need which is why Humana is proud to sponsor TeamSmile, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide children in need with a life-changing dental experience through the power of sports.

With our support, thousands of children across the country will be served this year at TeamSmile large-scale dental clinics held in sports stadiums and arenas throughout the country. The clinics are held in collaboration with teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, major college athletic programs and more.

“Seeing a dentist for the first time can be such a positive and life-changing experience that can lead to a lifetime of consistent good oral health.” said Dean M. Fry, DDS, Humana Chief Dental Officer. “As a major provider of specialty healthcare benefits, including dental plans, it is a natural fit for Humana to support an organization like TeamSmile, which helps ensure underserved children, many who have never seen a dentist before, receive preventative and ongoing dental care.”

Since its first outreach program in 2007, TeamSmile has conducted over 250 programs, provided over $18 million of free dental care and oral health education, and served over 50,000 children.

“We are so grateful to Humana for this collaboration,” said John McCarthy, TeamSmile Executive Director. “Humana is genuinely interested in making a difference in the lives of children through our TeamSmile model. Together, we will impact thousands of children throughout the country, while creating a unique dental experience through our partnerships with professional and major college sports teams. With Humana’s support, we will provide greater access to oral health care for children in need.”

Humana is committed to putting health first – for our teammates, our customers and our company. We strive to help our medical and specialty members, including individuals and families, achieve their best health. Learn more about our specialty healthcare benefits, including dental plans.