Top Concerns of Dentists
This is a series of articles written jointly by the American Dental Association and NADP in 2006-2008 on common concerns of dentists with third party payers with explanations of industry processes relating to the issues. [more]
- Healthcare Reform
- NADP Issue Briefs, comment letters and related documents about dental benefits and the Affordable Care Act implementation.
- Government Relations
- Comment letters and clarifications that NADP has sought from legislators and regulators in chronological order.
- Industry Representation
- The industry committees that NADP is holds membership / has a vote on, ranging from statutorily mandated standards to development of quality measures for dentistry.
Dental is Different
Why dental is separate from medical.
Find a Dental Plan
NADP's "Find a Dental Plan" is a free service for consumers and employers to look up companies that offer dental policies by state. The service requires you to set up a log in for use.
Fun Dental Facts
Jobs Posting of positions available at NADP member companies
Industry Issue Highlights
Infographics & Maps
NADP press contact, press releases and background on the industry, current issues and trends
NADP’s membership directory function allows members to search for individual contacts at companies and the public to obtain company profiles as well as a list of carriers by state.
MultiTrack Dental Benefits Industry History
In 1954 labor unions sought to add dental coverage as a “fringe benefit” and consulted with state dental societies in Washington, Oregon and California to develop a benefit where care would be delivered in the dentist’s office, creating prepaid plans. Source: Dental Insurance by Eric Bishop, McGraw Hill, ©1983.”
NADP on the Move
Highlights of key meetings, interviews, articles and press releases which advanced the dental benefits industry.
NADP’s twice-monthly newsletters, a weekly roundup of dental industry news for the public as well as social media accounts.
Oral Health Studies
Individuals with dental coverage visit the dentist more often and receive the care they need when compared to individuals without coverage. The NADP 2019 Consumer Survey reported 75% of persons with dental benefits have seen a dentist in the past year compared to only 47% of those without dental benefits. Primary procedures performed for persons with dental benefits include fillings for cavities; crowns, extractions, fluoride treatments and root canals. [read more]
Provider Directory Validation Project
To help improve efficiencies plus save time and money, the NADP Operations WorkGroup has developed Provider Directory Validation Program (PDV), featuring a uniform spreadsheet with data element agreed upon by industry representatives. Several dental plans and DSO members have already participated in PDV and have favorable results.
NADP provides invaluable market research on enrollment, networks and outside forces that impact the industry such as consumers and employers. In addition, NADP publishes timely editorial content for various audiences such as brokers.
NADP SmartBrief is a weekly compilation of the top industry news from outside media sources published in this weekly eNewsletter featuring updates on carriers, oral health news and more. Members must opt-in to receive this communication.