United Concordia and 2 other large insurance organizations followed patients and demonstrated that patients who received dental treatment (compared to those that did not) cost the system significantly less and resulted in fewer hospitalizations for several conditions:
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www.uccifedvip.com/fedvip/DentalHealthCenter/conditions/ucwellness-oral-health-study/results-ucwellness-oral-health-study/?text-only Accessed 11/17/2017.