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Understanding PPOs Webinar

Cover slide of webinar with the words Signing the Contract: Understanding PPO's

Dental benefits and third party issues are typically rated as one of the most critical concerns confronting dentists.  ADA staff often receive questions from dentists regarding specific managed care contract issues. ADA leadership has heard your feedback on these matters.

This webinar provided the latest updates on today’s dental benefits market.  ADA members can now view a recording of this webinar. You will receive important information on:

  • What to know before signing a contract
  • Common issues reported to the ADA among contracted dentists as well as non-contracted dentists 
  • How to receive assistance in either case

About the Presenters

Dr. Dave Preble, DDS, JD, CAE is the vice president of the ADA’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. Dave has earned a certificate in non-profit management from the Kellogg School of Management, is a Certified Dental Consultant and a Certified Association Executive.

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 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.  He has been with the ADA for 16 years and prior to that spent 7 years working for the American Association of Orthodontists.