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Direct Reimbursement Plan

With Direct Reimbursement (DR), it's easy to create a dental plan to meet your company's specific needs.

DR is a self-funded group dental plan in which the employee is reimbursed based on a percentage of dollars spent for dental care provided, and which allows employees to seek treatment from the dentist of their choice.

Whether you're an HR benefits decision maker, a dental professional or a consultant/broker, DR may be of interest to you. Find out why thousands of companies are already enjoying the simple advantages of Direct Reimbursement.

The American Dental Association strongly supports DR, the dental profession's preferred method for financing dental treatment. The two primary reasons for this support are freedom of choice and fee-for-service dentistry.

Direct Reimbursement (DR®) PowerPoint Presentation

This starter presentation is available offering text that explains the concept of DR, stressing its cost containment features.

This presentation may be used to promote Direct Reimbursement, in its entirety and without any modification provided that:

  • The user shall not suggest or imply that the use of this presentation constitutes an endorsement by the ADA of the user or of his/her DR promotions.
  • The user's DR promotion shall not: (a) contain or be linked to any inappropriate criticism of other dental benefit plans; (b) be part of such as a boycott or price fixing and/or (c) be otherwise unlawful.
  • The user shall remain responsible for all aspects of his/her DR promotions, and agrees to indemnify, hold harmless and bring no claim against the American Dental Association, its officers, trustees, employees and/or agents in connection with his/her DR promotion, including without limitation with respect to the use of this presentation.