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ADA collaboration seeks to help streamline credentialing process for dentists

October 11, 2017

Kimber Solana

In an effort to reduce administrative burdens for dentists, the ADA and the Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) are partnering to help streamline the credentialing process for dentists and participating organizations, such as payers, hospitals and employers.

ADA members attending ADA 2017 can learn more about the credentialing service by visiting Booth 1619.

The ADA credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView, enables dentists to enter their professional information one time in an easy-to-use, fast and protected digital platform.

"We hope the days of dentists submitting multiple credentialing applications are coming to an end," said Dr. Joseph Crowley, ADA president-elect. "This collaboration is a great opportunity for all dentists to simplify the business of dentistry through a smart, efficient solution that's currently in use by 1.4 million other health care providers and more than 900 participating organization."

Any U.S. practicing dentist can begin the credentialing process by following these steps:

  • Login to
  • Select the "My Credential" icon and view the list of items needed to complete the credentialing process.
  • Accept the ADA Terms and Conditions to be redirected to the CAQH ProView welcome page.
  • Click on "Get Started."

Once a profile is complete and attested, the dentist grants permission to the dental plans and other participating organizations they choose to access their data. A number of dental payers already participate in CAQH ProView.

"Collaboration is a hallmark of all CAQH initiatives," said Robin Thomashauer, CAQH executive director. "Our alliance with the ADA will reduce the costs and administrative burdens for both dentists and dental plans alike, and further establishes CAQH ProView as the health care industry's go-to choice for collecting and sharing provider data."

Dentists will also receive automatic reminders to update their data and attest their information every 120 days. The system will also prompt users if their licenses or other documentation are about to expire.

To learn more about the ADA credentialing service, visit