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Dental Insurance Trends 2024

Friday, April 19 | 12-12:30 PM CDT | 0.5 CE Credits 

In surveys to dentists, dental insurance has been cited as one of the major problems faced by dental practices as almost 293 million people have some type of dental benefit plan. It is incumbent that dental offices are aware of trends in the dental benefits industry and how these trends may affect a typical dental practice. Participants will hear about major trends in the national dental benefits marketplace. Topics to be discussed include trends on enrollment, premiums, network participation, annual maximums and more. In addition, you will hear of recent ADA and TDA advocacy efforts and learn where to find valuable dental insurance resources and assistance.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn of the major trends in the national dental benefits marketplace which includes enrollment, premiums, network participation and plan annual maximums.
  • Participants will be knowledgeable of available ADA resources and will learn how to receive one-on-one assistance from the ADA.


Speaker: Dennis McHugh

Dennis McHugh is the senior manager for third party payer issues for the American Dental Association and works in the Practice Institute’s Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality (CDBCQ). CDBCQ is the ADA agency responsible for promoting resources and information on dental benefit plans to employers and member dentists. In addition, CDBCQ responds to requests and helps resolve dental insurance problems from member dentists and helps answer questions regarding the CDT Code. He has been with the ADA for 24 years and prior to that spent 7 years working for the American Association of Orthodontists. Dennis graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science.