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Contract Analysis Service

Receiving a clear, concise explanation of the terms of a dental provider contract may help you decide if participating with such a plan is best for you and your patients, as well as helping you avoid unpleasant surprises under the contract in the future.

The ADA Contract Analysis Service ("CAS") will provide you with information concerning a proposed contract so you can better understand and analyze its terms. CAS analyzes the following contracts (before they are signed):

  • Dental provider contracts with third party payers.
  • Certain dental management service organization contracts (excluding employment or associate contracts).

Utilize this service at no charge by submitting a copy of your unsigned contract directly to your state society (the fee is $50 if submitted directly to the ADA). Please contact your state society for more information on the submission process.

For additional help, check out these member-only resources on dental provider contracts:

Legal Disclaimer
Please note that CAS is intended as a tool to aid you in understanding and analyzing your proposed contract, and is not intended to constitute legal advice or as a substitute for legal advice. You should contact your personal attorney for specific legal advice. Further, the information provided by CAS is not included and should not be interpreted as guiding whether you should sign the proposed contract or not. That decision is up to you and may be influenced by many other factors, including business considerations that are beyond the scope of CAS.

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