In order to maintain the most comprehensive knowledge on employee health, dental wellness is taking a more prominent role in wellness programs to determine not just whether employees are maintaining strong oral health, but that their oral health is not indicating more serious illnesses, like heart disease or diabetes.

Rene Milligan, group marketing director at AlwaysCare Benefits and Starmount Life Insurance, says the biggest problem dental wellness faces today is that employee wellness programs and employee communication focus on medical and often omit dental wellness.

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