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Letters: ADA credentialing service

September 19, 2016 I came across the dental credentialing database while I was reading the ADA News (“Credentialing Database Created by ADA, Wonderbox,” June 20 ADA News).  Having filled out numerous credentialing forms in the past, I realized what a real time saving service this would provide as a membership benefit.

I was in the process of applying to be a federally-qualified health care dentist at a newly established clinic. I knew from previous experience the time consuming process of locating and scanning those documents into a file accessible to attach to an electronically transmittable medium.

Having done this before, I had such a file ready. I accessed ADA.org, logged into my ADA Account, typed in “credentialing service” in the search box, and I started to fill out the various items.

The ADA should emphasize the necessity to scan any required documents, which are not available electronically, prior to starting the credentialing service.
I had only one issue with the whole process, namely the fact that there is a size limitation to the
uploading process. My suggestion would be to increase the size of the acceptable uploadable forms. I circumvented this problem by faxing the form to the ADA Credentialing Portal.

I, as a long time ADA member (life member, in fact), wholeheartedly endorse this significant service to membership and congratulate the ADA in providing this very valuable membership benefit.

Mark I. Kampfe, D.D.S.
Rapid City, South Dakota