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Onsite dental care event coming to HMW

2017 July 20
by HISD Communications

Services include full exam, cleaning, X-rays and fluoride treatment

Going to the dentist is rarely an experience we look forward to, but what if HISD brought the dentist to you?

HISD’s dental insurance provider, Cigna, is partnering with Biomedent to provide onsite dental care to all HISD employees on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St. 77092). Services include a full exam with charting, X-rays, cleaning, and fluoride treatment. More complex procedures, such as fillings or crowns, would be referred to the employee’s regular dentist.

Employees under Cigna’s PPO would be required to pay their $50 deductible for services. If those employees have already met their deductible for the year, the cost is zero. Those under the HMO would pay $100 for the services.

“We were trying to think of a benefit we could provide to employees at little or no cost to them to improve their overall wellness,” said Donna Fernandez, senior manager with HISD Benefits Administration. “This is a pilot program, so if it’s successful, we will continue this onsite benefit to employees.”

For an appointment or more information, call Diana Batiste with Cigna at 713-556-6663 or email

A second onsite dental event will be scheduled at Nutrition Services in the coming months. Further dates may also be planned, so stay tuned.

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