Dental perks too costly

Two-thirds (67%) of employers think dental benefits are too costly to provide, although almost three-quarters express concern about the oral health of their staff, according to research conducted by HSA. Its Annual dental survey 2008 of 321 companies also found that 65% believed their employees would value dental care above other healthcare benefits, such as optical, complementary therapies, employee assistance programmes (EAPs), cholesterol and blood pressure checks.