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Dental Benefits Superhero Part 2: In-office Dental Plans [Podcast]

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ADA staffer Dennis McHugh works on members' dental benefits issues at the ADA. In his second appearance on the show, Dennis discusses the pros and cons of in-office dental plans.

This is episode 11 of Beyond the Mouth, a podcast series in which ADA’s Dr. Betsy Shapiro chats with a diverse group of people who can help with the non-clinical challenges dentists experience every day.

This episode was released on October 2, 2019. 

Dennis McHugh

Dennis McHugh is the manager, third party payer advocacy for the American Dental Association 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 information 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 and the Code. Dennis has been with the ADA for more than 17 years, and prior to that spent 7 years working for the American Association of Orthodontists.


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