Market Watch

Is dental insurance worth it? 5 questions independent dentists say to ask

Does your family need dental insurance? As open enrollment season approaches now is a good time to re-evaluate what health benefits you really need, and which you may not.

Dental Products Report

Why dentists need to fight back against corporate giants

In an era where private practice ownership is declining, more dentists are banding together to fight insurance companies and dental groups.

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Dentistry Today

Massachusetts dentists continue battle against Delta Dental

For many months, the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and Dental Service of Massachusetts (also known as Delta Dental of Massachusetts) have been in a heated dispute over proposed fee reductions for dental services. 

Image: Dentistry Today, August 10, 2018

Dentistry Today

Emerging advocacy groups support small business dentistry

Small business dentistry is increasingly establishing advocacy groups designed to address specific issues. Areas of concern range from protecting the doctor/patient relationship against the intrusion of the insurance industry and corporate dentistry to honest evaluation and solutions for the public’s “access to care.”

Image: Dentistry Today, April 20, 2018

ADA News

Delta Dental targeted by two states' dentists

Dentists in Washington and Massachusetts delivered petitions to their respective Delta Dental organizations alleging interference with the dentist/patient relationship. 

Image: ADA News, June 28 2017

Worcester Business Journal

Dentists petition AG Healey to review Delta Dental practices

Calling Delta Dental's decision late last year to create a new for-profit plan discriminatory against dentists and confusing for consumers, the Mass Dentists Alliance for Quality Care (MDAQC) on Wednesday said it has petitioned Attorney General Maura Healey to review insurer's practices.

Image: Worcester Business Journal, June 21 2017

Worcester Business Journal

Dentists critical of Delta Dental plan

Dentists complained to the Legislature on Monday that they felt coerced into joining Delta Dental's new, lower-cost insurance plan, called Total Choice, and they asked lawmakers to impose more government control over the dental benefits giant.

Image: Worcester Business Journal, October 31 2017

Boston Globe

Dentists accuse Delta Dental of violating nonprofit rules, seek investigation

A group of dentists at odds with the state’s largest dental insurer are accusing the company of violating nonprofit rules and engaging in anticompetitive behavior, and they’re asking Attorney General Maura Healey’s office to investigate.

Image: Boston Globe, June 20 2017