How the Royal Caribbean Company is trying to help make dental care affordable again
The Royal Caribbean company that runs the popular Caribbean cruise ships that cruise the world says it is working with dental experts and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to develop a new program to improve dental care.
The dental program is called “Boomerang” and is based on the Royal British Columbia Dental Program (RBCDP), which was created by the government in 2014.
The program has been in use for about a decade in British Columbia.
“Buster” says the new program is aimed at increasing access to care for children, seniors, and those with chronic diseases, among other things.
He says it’s aimed at helping people make decisions about dental care based on a holistic picture of the dental environment and the family’s needs.
The new program also focuses on helping people choose the best dental care plan based on factors such as cost and access.
The goal is to reduce health care spending, boost dental quality, and reduce the need for out-of-pocket costs for the patients, said Bill Stinson, vice president of marketing and communications for Royal Caribbean Cruises.
“There are many reasons why people choose to use our ships, including convenience and safety, but we also want to give people the opportunity to choose the dental care that works best for them,” he said in an email to CBC News.
He said it’s important to get people to make the choice of the right plan because dental care can cost more than other health care, which can result in high bills and financial hardship.
“We have been looking at ways to make dental services more affordable and better for families,” he added.
The Royal British Colombia Dental and Vision Institute in British Colombia is working on the new dental program, but Stinson said it hasn’t yet received funding from the Royal Canadian Dental Association.
He did say the group was interested in working with Royal Caribbean to get the program off the ground in the United States.
“The Royal Caribbean is in a unique position because we are a global, global player and a global consumer, so it makes sense that we would partner with the Royal Columbian Dental Foundation to ensure we have the best program for our customers,” said Stinson.
He added that Royal Caribbean was in talks with U.K. dental providers about a similar dental program.
Royal Caribbean’s new dental plan will cover the first year of the program and will cover up to five visits per year for a maximum of six people, with an option for two or more people.
In the U., the program will cover adults over the age of 65, seniors over 65, and people with chronic health conditions.
The plan will be rolled out in stages over the next several years, with the goal of covering everyone by the end of 2025.