SOURCE: DentalPlans.com

DentalPlans.com

May 16, 2011 13:44 ET

DentalPlans.com and HolaDoctor® Team Up to Extend Dental Care Solutions to Hispanics

PLANTATION, FL--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - DentalPlans.com has teamed up with HolaDoctor®, the global leader of Hispanic wellness and lifestyle programs, products and services for businesses and consumers, to offer resources for Hispanics to easily find affordable alternatives to dental insurance, locate a nearby dentist participating in discount dental plans and maintain their oral health.

The relationship will allow HolaDoctor®'s Spanish-language visitors to access more than 30 leading discount dental plans from DentalPlans.com by ZIP code and more than 100,000 participating dentists across the country.

A dedicated web page, nationwide search tool and dental health articles will be available at holadoctor.com/es/planes-dentales, while messages will be communicated through HolaDoctor®'s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Hispanics are America's largest and fastest growing ethnic community. Rising dental care costs, medical bills and the economic climate have had a significant impact on their oral health. Meanwhile, several recent studies have shown the correlation and impact between dental health to overall health and long-term well-being.

"People might delay necessary preventive or immediate dental care because they can't afford it," says Jenn Stoll, President of DentalPlans.com. "Our relationship with HolaDoctor® will allow DentalPlans.com to provide a clear path towards affordable dental care solutions for Hispanics."

Discount dental plans from DentalPlans.com do not have annual limits and can be used as often as needed to save on basic and major dental care work, from routine cleanings and x-rays to braces and root canals. Some plans can also be coupled with dental insurance after reaching an annual limit. Other plans can be used for procedures not covered by traditional insurance, such as cosmetic dentistry.

According to the Hispanic Dental Association (HDA), the percentage of children who have never visited a dentist is highest among Hispanic children. In addition, Hispanics have had the lowest levels of dental visits in the United States. Some experts believe that a lack of awareness of available oral health services and knowledge, as well as language barriers, have been major obstacles to dental care and treatment for Hispanic individuals and families.

"Our community of Hispanic health seekers has expressed a strong need for more affordable dental care from culturally-sensitive providers. This affiliation with DentalPlans.com responds to this need perfectly," says Debbie Dean, HolaDoctor® President & COO.

Recently, DentalPlans.com re-launched the Spanish-language version of its full-service discount dental plan website at PlanesDentales.com. The company also employs several Spanish-speaking associates to help Hispanic individuals and families find a plan that fits their needs. Select plans, such as Sonrisas Plan Dental, go a step further by aligning Hispanics with Spanish-speaking dentists, which includes better discounts for children's dental care in the Chicago area.

HolaDoctor® is the global leader of Hispanic health and wellness content, programs, and related services for businesses and Hispanic consumers. On June 1, 2010, HolaDoctor® partnered with Univision Interactive Media, Inc., the digital division of the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, Univision Communications Inc., to launch a new Salud (Health) site. The unique online and mobile site provides the U.S. Hispanic community with comprehensive health content, valuable tools, and premier services and programs that focus on the healthcare issues that are important to Hispanics, in the language that they connect with the most.

To view HolaDoctor®'s new discount dental plan tools, visit holadoctor.com/es/planes-dentales.

For more information about DentalPlans.com and media inquiries, visit www.DentalPlans.com, contact 855-203-7636 or email pr@dentalplans.com. For more information about HolaDoctor® please contact 678-242-6779 or email crodriguez@holadoctor.net.

About DentalPlans.com
A one-stop online shop to save on dental care, DentalPlans.com connects individuals, families and groups to significant savings on procedures such as cleanings, braces and root canals. Visitors of DentalPlans.com can compare discount dental plans by ZIP code, view sample savings and find a nearby dentist. The company offers people a choice of affordable alternatives to dental insurance through more than 30 of the leading discount dental plans in the country.

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