There has been a rise in employees asking for dental plans with as much as two-thirds of employees saying they would consider one if their employer offered it.
Denplan's 2013 Dental Benefits Survey also identified over two-fifths (42%) of companies who are reviewing their benefits this year and don't currently offer a dental plan are considering adding one.
Pam Whelan, head of corporate at Denplan said: "Healthcare and wellbeing is still a priority and despite tight budgets, over a quarter of companies offer a dental plan as part of their benefits package."
The research also highlighted that almost half (49%) of employers believe that a dental plan helps to manage staff absences and time taken off for sickness.
Also, under a quarter (24%) of employees agree that issues accessing NHS dentists are impacting their oral health and 69% of employers believe that a dental plan enhances employee wellbeing.
Whelan added: "Poor oral health is costing the economy millions and it seems that company decision makers understand that there is a direct link between oral health and the overall wellbeing of their staff.
"With that in mind it remains important that companies encourage their employees to look after their oral health and encourage regular attendance to prevent problems and potential absenteeism in the future."