First Dental Health Approved By California DMHC to Add Discount Vision, Hearing and Prescription Services

The California Department of Managed Health Care has approved First Dental Health's discount dental program, New Dental Choice, to offer its California members discounts through VSP® Vision Care, the EPIC Hearing Service Plan, and the CVS Caremark prescription Discount Card Program.

SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of New Dental Choice, California's first Knox-Keene licensed discount dental plan, can add discount vision, hearing and prescription drug services to their low-cost dental care program. Discount dental plans from New Dental Choice are available to individuals, families and groups at dentists and specialists offices throughout California and across the United States. Discounts from VSP® Vision Care, the EPIC Hearing Service Plan, and the CVS Caremark prescription Discount Card Program are now available to members through the New Dental Choice membership card.

For more information about the Knox-Keene licensing, visit The California Department of Managed Health Care website.

"This represents tremendous growth for our company, as well as savings for millions of consumers," said Dr. Michael S. Grossman, President and CEO of First Dental Health. "Our discount dental plan members in California can now take advantage of these value-added services."

The New Dental Choice discount dental plan was created to provide affordable dental care to people who aren't covered by dental insurance. VSP Vision Care is the largest not-for-profit vision care company in the U.S. The CVS Caremark drug discount card program is recognized by pharmacies nationwide, and the Epic Hearing Service Plan options provide referral access to a national network of audiologists and ENT physicians.

First Dental Health, a full-service dental network management company providing products, networks, and related services nationwide, manages the largest independent PPO network in California. New Dental Choice, a nationwide discount dental plan offered by First Dental Health, provides dental discounts of 25 to 60 percent on all dental services. Anyone can become a member, and there are no deductibles, no high premiums or coinsurance, and no waiting periods.

Media Contact: Katelynn Sarcione, Marketing Communications Manager, (858) 444-2604.

SOURCE First Dental Health