Dental Insurance is an Essential Part of your Benefits Package


Oral health is important, but not everyone has access to an affordable dentist. People who lack dental insurance tend to skip preventative treatments due to cost. They often avoid going to the dentist for a toothache or other dental problem until the condition is painful and advanced. Not having dental coverage can hurt those who are seeking jobs, especially if they have visible dental problems that would discourage potential employers. Unfortunately, getting hired doesn’t necessarily mean an employee will have access to dental plans.

The Key to a Healthy Smile and More: Proper and Timely Dental Care

Tooth loss, bad breath, and discolored teeth can destroy self-confidence, and a toothache is undeniably miserable, but not getting proper dental care affects more than just appearance. Medical researchers have found that poor oral health is closely linked to many common and serious diseases such as prostate cancer, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, low birth weight, preterm birth, and even certain forms of dementia. Access to an affordable dentist could actually result in improved general health throughout life.

Why Providing Dental Insurance is Good for Business

The majority of people with dental coverage obtain it through their employers. Today’s job seekers consider a dental plan an essential part of any acceptable benefits package. Offering dental coverage plans can help attract and retain the best employees, and it can improve their productivity once they are hired. People who obtain adequate dental care suffer fewer related illnesses and miss fewer workdays because of acute dental problems. Given the obvious connections between dental health, overall health and insurance coverage, the choice to provide dental insurance plans for employees is a wise one.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Peoria, call Maple Shade Dental Group today at (855) 979-3356 or make an appointment.

Maple Shade Dental Group offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Peoria. With 3 affiliated practices throughout Illinois, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Maple Shade Dental Group, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Maple Shade Dental Group.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr. Shanahan’ work is top notch and his manner is very kind and considerate. I think Stephanie was the dental assistant’s name and she was fantastic. She kept me apprised of what was happening […]
Bonnie I.
Everything went great and everyone was fantastic!
Jodi S.
Wendy was a great dental hygienist, and the overall staff is really nice!
Bruna T.
The staff is very professional and friendly.
Beatriz O.
Everyone was very friendly
Cari S.
What a GREAT dental office!! The staff & doctors are wonderful & caring professionals. Every time I go there it feels like visiting family. If you are looking for a dental office that cares […]
Deborah P.
Your staff and hygienist were great!!!
Sherry D.
Very friendly and professional staff. Karen is the best!!
William M.
Just was able to get quickly, I keep a busy schedule going back and forth to my job in Springfield. Keep up the good work.
Mike C.
Everyone is so friendly!!!
Donna A.
Service prices are reasonable, personnel is accommodating and I am satisfied thus far with the work I’ve had done.
Tafi B.
Dr. Wolf and his staff are amazing. They put you at ease and genuinely care about their patients. As someone with dentist anxiety, I had a great experience and highly recommend them.
Audra R.
Karen was friendly, professional, and efficient.
Jay R.
Solid place with great customer service. Fun staff and great Doctors.
John W.
Good professional cleaning without any pain. Hygienist consistently checked to make sure everything was OK.
Theodore S.
Doctor Ruffner is amazing! He really cares about his patients and about the work he does. He knows I have terrible anxiety but he still wipes the tears away when I’m having a hard time. I can’t […]
Sara L.
The office staff is beyond welcoming and friendly. They got my 10 yr old son, who was a new patient, in within a day for an emergency appointment. The dentist and hygeinist went above and beyond to […]
Jessica D.
The staff is very nice and very sensitive with people who have issues with going to the dentist. I didn’t go for a long time and now I look forward to going because they make me feel very […]
Jeff C.
Everyone was very friendly and extremely helpful
Raelene F.
Cleaning and checkup very well done.
David R.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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