As part of Perdue Farms’ commitment to offering associates access to preventative healthcare programs, the company is providing the convenience of dental care at work through a new partnership with Jet Dental, a mobile, on-site dental provider.
“The overall health and well-being of our associates is one of our most important priorities, which is why we offer a variety of health and wellness programs, including Wellness Centers at most of our facilities. Now, this partnership with Jet Dental is a nice addition to our overall wellness philosophy,” said Lynn Clark, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Perdue Farms.
“Many of our facilities are in rural areas where access to a dentist is limited and a dental visit can often require significant time away from work. This model provides an incredibly convenient alternative for our associates to receive professional dental services without losing time away from work and still get paid during their appointment.”
The Jet Dental experience is very similar to a regular dental office visit, except they bring their mobile, state-of-the-art services to the workplace. Jet Dental professionals offer a variety of services such as routine examinations, preventative cleanings, X-rays, periodontal treatment, cavity fillings and more. Jet Dental bills the patient’s dental insurance provider, so there is no up-front cost for associates.
“At Jet Dental, our mission is to provide better dental health as well as a refreshingly convenient experience. Partnering with companies like Perdue Farms enable us to provide a more holistic approach to improving the quality of life for employees in America,” said Jordan Smith, Jet Dental CEO. “Ensuring that company associates have easy access to professional dental care is yet another demonstration of how Perdue puts its people first.”
“Dental care, especially preventative care, is not always a priority for many people unless they are in pain,” said Dawn Carey, senior director of Perdue HealthWorks. “Preventative care is at the heart of our decades-long, comprehensive health and wellness program, and access to periodic mobile dental services is the next step in that evolution.”
Perdue Farms offers associates access to a range of preventative healthcare services through its network of onsite Wellness Centers, including annual physicals, pap smears, mammograms and vision screenings. The Wellness Centers emphasize primary care and control of risk factors and manageable diseases. Perdue also offers a “Health Improvement Program” (HIP), which encourages associates to participate in a voluntary health screening and healthy activities by working with the company’s on-site health care professionals. HIP is a preventative program designed to improve associates’ health and wellness by focusing on manageable health risks, including smoking, weight, diabetes and blood pressure.