Dental Benefits

A Guide to Managed Plans

Third Edition
By Cathye L. Smithwick

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The third edition of this popular reference book explains dental plan design and pricing, how to choose a plan administrator, ways of measuring plan performance, and much more!

Dental plan sponsors, consultants, insurance brokers and others who work with dental benefits will also find valuable information concerning:

  • Available dental products (HMOs, PPOs, indemnity plans, voluntary plans)
  • Differences between dental benefits and medical benefits
  • Coordination of dental care and medical care
  • Role of the dental consultant
  • How to tackle fraud and abuse
  • Use of technology to empower consumers

Click to see the Table of Contents, view information about the contributors or read a sample chapter.

Here's what others are saying:

"This book is an absolute treasure chest of information for anyone in the dental benefits industry, from novice to experienced professional. The payback in immediate access to industry practices and norms will be enormous."

—Herschel Reich
Vice President
OptumInsight

"Cathye Smithwick and Don Mayes are among the most respected names in the dental insurance business. Their book was essential reading when I started in the dental industry over ten years ago, and still is today. The updates in the latest edition have kept it current with the state of the market while retaining coverage of the unchanged basics of dental benefits."

—Ruth Ann Woodley
Dental Practice Leader
Ruark Consulting LLC

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