Dentistry

At NOVA Pathfinder HealthCare, we believe that your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body and can dictate your overall health and wellness. This belief is echoed by holistic dentistry— also known as natural, biological or biocompatible dentistry—which is covered by your NOVA HealthCare plan. As it implies, holistic dentistry concentrates on the mouth, but also factors in its link to the rest of the body, striving to care for not just the teeth but the entire person. Holistic dentists understand the importance that your diet and the elimination of toxins have on your digestive health as well as the prevention of disease. Decayed teeth, bleeding gums and bone infection are all signals of systemic deficiencies and disease and have been linked to heart disease, diabetes, stroke, osteoporosis and other health issues. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, gum disease is an important risk factor for diseases of the blood vessels and the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the brain, especially strokes. Aside from taking care of the whole person, holistic dentists focus on using non-toxic restorative materials and natural remedies as much as possible. They steer clear of X-rays, chemicals and antibiotics and use safe, resin-based fillings. If you would like to know more here is an article about a Professionals opinion on holistic dentistry.NOVA Pathfinder HealthCare covers any licensed Integrative Biological or Holistic Dentist and reimburses its plan members for initial and routine checkups and cleanings per individual per year with a $1,000 maximum allowed toward their deductible. The plan does not include orthodontia or cosmetic services. NOVA Pathfinder HealthCare covers any licensed Integrative Biological or Holistic Dentist and reimburses its plan members for initial and routine checkups and cleanings per individual per year with a $1,000 maximum allowed toward their deductible. The plan does not include orthodontia or cosmetic services. NOVA’s holistic dentistry wellness plan coverage includes:

3D tooth enveloped by a clear blue arrow. Nova's holistic dentistry covers dental exam,cleaning,laser decay detection,x-rays, and more.
  • Comprehensive dental exam
  • Cleaning
  • Transillumination or laser decay detection
  • Panoramic X-ray
  • Thermography
  • Intra-oral X-rays, as needed
  • Adult or child prophy
  • Scaling and root planing
  • Amalgam removal

Whether you’ve missed your open enrollment period or are looking for a healthcare coverage plan that better suits your lifestyle, signing up for NOVA Pathfinder Limited HealthCare is a simple and straightforward process.