Trends in Employer & Consumer Perspectives on Dental Benefits (2019)

Recorded On: 04/25/2019

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.

Gene Lanzoni

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.  


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