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Webinar on dental benefit trends to be held Aug. 29

August 11, 2017 Two experts in the dental benefits industry will present a free ADA webinar to discuss current trends in the industry.

The webinar, Trends in the Dental Benefits Market, will be held Aug. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. CDT. One hour of continuing education credit is available for all participants who remain connected for at least 45 minutes.

Evelyn F. Ireland, executive director of the National Association of Dental Plans, and Jerry Berggren, director of research and information for the National Association of Dental Plans, will lead the webinar on current trends in the dental benefits market and the underlying factors that drive those trends.

Ms. Ireland has more than 30 years of experience as a trade association CEO and more than 45 years of experience in the government and insurance fields. Mr. Berggren has more than 20 years of experience in market research, strategy and analysis.

The duo will discuss coverage, factors influencing premiums, network participation and claims payments, according to the course description. In addition, they will cover the latest trends in coordination of benefits, electronic funds transfer payments, dental coverage embedded in medical plans, quality measures and diagnostic coding.

Participants will also gain a better understanding of the market limitations on the expansion of dental coverage, while learning about developing requirements in dental network participation that can affect future dental practice costs and capabilities of practice management systems.

To register for the webinar, visit

The webinar will be available after Aug. 29 here. CE credit will only be provided for participating in the live webinar.

For more information on dental benefits, visit