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Trends in Employer & Consumer Perspectives on Dental Benefits (2019)Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/25/2019
Members - $100 | Non Members - $195
Visiting the dentist for preventative care has been correlated to one’s physical and emotional wellness, and in turn their overall well-being. Good oral health is linked to having better self-esteem, and gives working Americans peace of mind that they are taking the right steps to prevent certain health risks like gum disease, tooth decay, tooth loss and other health issues that may end up being costly in the long term.
In this webinar, we will highlight NADP’s research on trends in employer and consumer attitudes and behaviors around dental health and dental benefits and delve into research conducted by Guardian on the role of dental benefits as a bridge to oral health and wellness.
Jerry Berggren, MBA
Director of Research & Information, NADP
Jerry brings more than 20 years of experience in market research, strategy and analysis to his role at NADP. Prior to joining NADP in 2004, Jerry worked in market research and advertising in healthcare, financial services and electric utility industries. Jerry earned his BA in Political Science from Louisiana State University and his MBA from Tulane University.
Assistant Vice President Group & Worksite Marketing – Thought Leadership Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Gene leads thought leadership marketing and research programs in support of Guardian’s Group & Worksite business. He has more than 30 years of experience in marketing and market research as well as broad experience in the financial services industry. He previously served as Vice, Global Market Research at Prudential Financial and Vice President and head of Market Research for U.S. Business at MetLife.
Gene holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Communications from The College of New Jersey.
Randi Tillman, DMD, MBA
Assistant Vice President & Chief Dental Officer of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Dr. Tillman joined Guardian as Assistant Vice President and Chief Dental Officer. In her current role, she has oversight responsibility for all aspects of clinical policy, claims adjudication and effective claims cost management. In addition, she has become a champion for initiatives related to oral health and wellness.
Dr. Tillman is a seasoned healthcare professional, with more than 25 years of business experience in dental insurance, managed care, and health economics. She has served on several boards and committees including the Gies Foundation for the Advancement of Dentistry, and in recent years, Dr. Tillman has served on. the Steering Committee for the NH Oral Health Plan and as a member of the New Hampshire Oral Health Coalition
Dr. Tillman received her bachelor of science from Tufts University. She holds a DMD from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Columbia University.
Dental Industry Trends - 2019 Mini Series (with recordings)Contains 2 Product(s)
$500 (members) and $750 (non members)
Mini Package includes 4 webinars:
- Risk Based Benefits Today & In the Future
- DSO Growth and Direction
- Trends in Employer & Consumer Perspectives on Dental Benefits
- Tele-orthodontics - The Future is Here - Implications for Dental Plans
Dates and Times TBD.
Tele-orthodontics - The Future is Here - Implications for Dental Plans (2019)Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/21/2019
Members - $100 | Non members - $195
Telehealth and specifically teledentistry have been growing exponentially over the last 10 years. There are many ways teledentistry can be used to address the oral healthcare delivery system. Given the unequal distribution of healthcare resources in the US, the utilization of teledentistry platforms by dental providers has created a significant increase in access to care, is reducing oral healthcare costs, and has also been shown to potentially increase the quality of care.
Learn how providers are expanding their practices by utilizing teledentistry platforms in order to grow their patient base and reach patients beyond their geographic scope. Tele-orthodontics particularly has found a place within the teledentistry platforms that are available today.
The increase in access to care and the proliferation of teledentistry has raised several questions within the healthcare continuum. While providers are learning how to grow their practices using teledentistry platforms many insurers are learning how to address the new teledentistry phenomenon. This webinar will present details surrounding teledentistry and the issues concerning how the dental insurance industry is reacting to this exciting new healthcare delivery model within the US today.
Jeff Sulitzer, DMD
Jeffrey Sulitzer, DMD, is the Chief Clinical Officer at SmileDirectClub. From the start of his career, Dr. Sulitzer aimed to impact oral health on a large scale. After graduating from the Temple University School of Dentistry in 1985, Dr. Sulitzer spent more than a decade serving as Vice President of US Healthcare’s dental division and worked for several BlueCross BlueShield dental companies growing their businesses through 2012, offering dental insurance to millions of people in the US and increasing access to care. For the past 6 years, Dr Sulitzer has been working in the DSO space in roles from Chief Clinical Officer to Interim CEO.
During this time, he continued to see patients as well in the dental practices he owned from 1986 through 2014. Though his private practice afforded him the luxury of meeting patients in person throughout the years, Dr. Sulitzer was driven to provide dental access to more people utilizing different platforms. SmileDirectClub and the other companies he has worked for in the past have allowed him the unique opportunity to extend his services to tens of thousands of people through the revolutionary teledentistry platform.
Mary Lee Conicella, DMD, FAGD
Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Mary Lee Conicella is Aetna’s Chief Dental Officer. In her role, she creates programs that engage members and deliver superior health through integration. She was instrumental in launching Aetna's Dental-Medical Integration program and has published numerous abstracts and articles related to the impact dental care has on overall health. She is a member of Aetna’s Clinical Executive Leadership Council, a team that develops clinical thought leadership positions across Aetna. She also participates on the CVS/Aetna Enterprise-Wide Opioid Task Force; implementing innovative clinical initiatives that impact the opioid crisis. She has worked for Aetna since 1997.
Dr. Conicella received her DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry. She practiced general dentistry for more than 15 years and achieved Fellowship status in the Academy of General Dentistry. She spent many years on the clinical faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and currently sits on the NYU College of Dentistry Dean’s Strategic Advisory Council.
Her affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry and the National Dental Association’s Corporate Round Table. She is a member of the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) Board of Directors and volunteers on the NADP Codes Workgroup.
As an Aetna/CVS Health leader, Dr. Conicella focuses on the following strategic imperatives:
- Be local - engage people with the care they need where they need it
- Lead the change - challenge the status quo with new technologies
- Improve health – help people achieve better health at a lower cost
2018 Network Administration and Network StatisticsContains 1 Component(s)
Full Voting Member: $0.00 | Non-Voting Member: $240.00 | Full Price: $500.00
In addition to the number of providers participating on a network (DHMO and DPPO) by specialty and by state and MSA, this report includes results from our survey on the operational aspects of managing and maintaining a provider network. Among the topics to be covered in the survey are Narrow Networks, Credentialing, Contracting, Directory Management, Staffing, and Provider Payments and Discount levels. Includes two files: a report of survey results and network statistics and a spreadsheet that includes the counts of dentists participating on networks.
2018 State of the Dental Benefits MarketContains 1 Component(s)
NADP Member: FREE | NON MEMBER: $295.00
This report serves as a primer for understanding the dental benefits market by highlighting key trends in enrollment, premiums, claims processing metrics, customer service metrics and employer and consumer opinion.
In addition to summarizing key trends in the industry, NADP offers its opinion on what to expect in the year to come from an economic and public policy perspectives.
The State of the Dental Benefits Market Report utilizes data from NADP's Statistical Reports and from other research conducted throughout the prior year.
Please contact Jerry Berggren, Director of Research, with any questions about this report: firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 NADP Financial Operations and Premium ReportContains 1 Component(s)
Full Voting Member: FREE | Non-Voting Member: $195.00 | Non Member: $395.00
The Financial Operations and Premium Report is a new report for NADP combining data from two prior reports.
This report includes
- national trends in In-force premium for DHMO, DPPO and Dental Indemnity products by group size and for individual products
- average in-force premium by state and by product type by group size and for individual products
- distribution of premium collected to several broad financial categories including administration, provider payments, taxes, commissions and profit/loss by product type and by group size.
Dental Plan Profile - 2019Contains 1 Component(s)
NADP Members - FREE | Non members - $1000
One of the most popular versions of the NADP membership directory is the Dental Plan Profile, featuring a list of dental plan members and:
- Enrollment by product as reported for membership dues
- Service Areas (States where products are sold)
2019 Dental Benefits Report: Provider NetworksContains 2 Component(s)
Members - FREE | Non members - $595
The NADP Dental Benefits Report: Provider Networks is part of a series of reports on the size and scope of provider networks, management practices, and the regulatory and legislative activities affecting provider networks. This report highlights the legislative activity around Non-Covered Services, Network Adequacy, Accessibility and Directories and Network Leasing at the state and federal level. It also reports the number of dentists listed in DHMO and DPPO directories by location (state and MSA) and by dental specialty. Includes two files: a report highlighting legislative activity, network statistics and listing of the counts of dentists listed in provider directories; and a spreadsheet that includes the counts of dentists participating on networks.