Trends in dental benefits industry subject of March webinar

The director of Research at the National Association of Dental Plans is the featured presenter at a free March 22 webinar that will highlight major developments in the national dental benefits marketplace.

Trends in the Dental Insurance Industry streams live from noon-1 p.m. Central time and is worth one hour of continuing education credit.

"In surveys to dentists, dental insurance has been cited as one of the major problems faced by dental practices, as over 260 million people have some type of dental benefit plan," said Dr. Mark Johnston, chair of the Dental Benefit Information Subcommittee of the Council on Dental Benefit Programs. "It is incumbent that dental offices are aware of these trends in the dental benefits industry."

Participants will learn about current trends with enrollment, plan premiums, network participation and key operational metrics. The presentation will also cover some of the most significant legislative developments both in Congress and at the state level. In addition, participants will hear of ADA advocacy efforts and learn where to find valuable dental insurance resources.

Jerry Berggren has been the director of research at the National Association of Dental Plans since 2004 after a decade of experience in marketing and market research consulting in health care, financial services and the telecommunications industries. The National Association of Dental Plans is a nonprofit corporation that serves as the representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry.

"This no-cost webinar is another of the ways the ADA is working to support members by providing valuable educational resources on dental insurance issues for dental practice managers and front-office staff," Dr. Johnston said.

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