OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most consumers know they should be getting to the dentist more often, but too frequently busy schedules push the thought out of mind and they just never get around to making the appointment. Today, Delta Dental announced a new tool to change that. Brighter Schedule™ helps consumers to make their dental appointments while the thought is top of mind.
Beginning in March, Delta Dental subscribers can find available times to see their dentist and make an appointment right from the Delta Dental app, the feature will also be available on Delta Dental's online provider directory starting in July.
"Delta Dental is focused on adding products that make it easier for both patients and providers to connect, making it simpler for patients to utilize their dental benefits," said Scott Jessee, Delta Dental Plans Association vice president, information technology. "Now, they can make dental appointments when it's convenient for them."
"Bringing technology and consumerism to healthcare delivers great value to patients, providers and plan sponsors alike," said Jake Winebaum, CEO of Brighter, Inc., the company that powers Brighter Schedule™. "We are excited to begin working with Delta Dental to enable their members and providers to more efficiently and conveniently connect with each other."
About Delta Dental Plans Association
The nonprofit Delta Dental Plans Association, based in Oak Brook, Ill., is the national association of Delta Dental member companies, which collectively make up the nation's leading dental benefits provider, with enrollment of more than 73 million Americans. For more information, visit our website at deltadental.com.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, Brighter's mission is to use technology and consumerism to transform passive patients into active health care consumers. The Brighter platform seamlessly connects patients, providers and payers to reduce administrative and claims costs while providing members with a powerful, transparent and engaging online and mobile experience. For more information, visit providers.brighter.com
SOURCE Delta Dental Plans Association