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Advocating for Fair Dental Insurance

The ADA is continually monitoring, lobbying and providing education on behalf of our members (on third party payer issues). Knowledge of the CDT and reporting requirements is critical for dentists who want to be fairly reimbursed for their efforts." by Dr. Daniel J. Klmmedson, ADA President (2020 - 2021)

Advocating for Fair Dental Insurance Practices

Our goal is to advance legislation and regulations that will improve the practice of dentistry and the oral health of the American public. Members like you consistently report that dental benefit and insurer issues are among your top-ranked concerns. Whether you choose to participate in plans or remain out of network, the ADA and state dental societies are working to achieve important policy reforms that create positive change in the industry. We also advocate to insurance carriers for better practices that help dentists.

Ongoing Litigation

The ADA filed a class action lawsuit against Delta Dental.

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National Council of Insurance Legislators approves model legislation.

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Nationwide Policy Reform Efforts

Fair dental insurance practices and holding insurers accountable are two of the most important issues we continuously advocate for with Congress and the Administration. Read on for the latest information about McCarran-Ferguson and the Dental Optometric Care (DOC) Access Act.

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State-based Policy Reform Efforts

The ADA offers resources to raise awareness about critical dental insurance reform issues that impact dentists, their patients, and stakeholders. Learn more about the provisions related to transparency of dental benefits administration and coverage in your state.

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Industry Advocacy

The ADA communicates directly with insurers on your behalf to find common ground on some of the most pressing issues you face.

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