Enhanced mobile app helps compare costs for top oral health procedures

Delta Dental has launched its Dental Care Cost Estimator tool, putting the ability to cost-compare the top nearly 60 reasons people visit the dentist right at consumer´s fingertips, the company said.

Delta Dental subscribers can now find out costs by dentists who are part of the Delta Dental network. From a cleaning and an X-ray, to a crown or a root canal, the tool lets consumers search by zip code and dentist to find the best price by procedure.

The Delta Dental mobile app is free to download for both iPhone and Android devices. The online version can be found at www.deltadental.com.

Currently the tool provides the total cost of the procedure; however, in the near-future it will also show Delta Dental subscribers their actual out-of-pocket costs.

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 68 million Americans.