Dental benefits are highly sought after and valued by employees. In fact, according to the National Association of Dental Plans, dental plans rank as the third most important employee benefit.Dental plans help to attract and retain employees and employers understand the importance of offering dental benefit plans in employee benefit portfolios.
In this presentation, you’ll get the latest updates on today’s dental benefits market and important information on:
Dr. Dave Preble, DDS, JD, CAE is the vice president of the American Dental Association’s Practice Institute. He practiced general dentistry in both private practice and public health settings for over 20 years before joining the ADA. He graduated from Marquette University in 1976, Georgetown University Dental School in 1980 and St. Thomas University School of Law in 1994. Dr. Preble has earned a certificate in non-profit management from the Kellogg School of Management, is a Certified Dental Consultant and a Certified Association Executive.
Anne Clancy is the manager of Interprofessional Relations at the American Dental Association. She has been a clinical dental hygienist for over 15 years, and is the former program director and professor of the Kennedy-King College dental hygiene program. Anne co-founded and directed The Oral Health Forum (previously the Chicago Community Oral Health Forum) - a project aimed at reducing oral health disparities in Chicago’s underprivileged population through advocacy, education and system-wide changes. Anne developed an oral health curriculum for K-12 that has been approved and is implemented in the Chicago Public Schools. She is a doctoral candidate in educational leadership from Roosevelt University, and obtained her MBA from St. Xavier University’s Graham School of Management.
Dennis McHugh is the manager of the American Dental Association's Dental Benefit Information Service and works in the Practice Institute’s Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality (CDBCQ). CDBCQ is the ADA agency responsible for promoting resources and informaton on dental benefit plans to employers and member dentists. In addition, CDBCQ responds to requests and helps resolve problems from member dentists regarding concerns with third party payers. He has been with the ADA for 16 years and prior to that spent 7 years working for the American Association of Orthodontists.
Cassie Yarbrough is a health policy researcher for the American Dental Association and is responsible for researching and analyzing policy changes that impact dentistry, oral health and the healthcare landscape as a whole. Prior to joining the ADA in 2013, she was a program analyst with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Evaluation and Inspections. She was also a health policy intern with the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Cassie obtained her Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.