National Association of Dental Plans

National Association of Dental Plan is the largest non-profit, national trade association focused exclusively on the entire dental benefits industry, i.e. dental HMOs, dental PPOs, discount dental plans and dental indemnity products.

Mission

NADP’s mission is to promote and advance the dental benefits industry to improve consumer access to affordable, quality dental care.

Dental Benefits Industry Resource

As the leading authority and knowledge center for dental benefits, NADP offers the following resources:

Research on a wide variety of topics through an annual suite of reports, brief surveys and in-depth studies

Education on timely, dental-specific topics via Virtual Seminars, Online Training and the premier industry gathering, our Annual Conference

DENTAL PLAN PRODUCTS

Dental HMO products provide comprehensive dental benefits to a defined population of enrollees and pay for general dentistry services from a contracted network of dentists primarily under capitation agreements.

Dental PPO products have two key characteristics. First, dental plans enter into contracts with providers for the expressed purpose of obtaining a discount from overall fees. Second, enrollees receive value from these discounts when using contracted providers.

Discount Dental (Referral) Plans are products in which a panel of dentists agrees to perform services for enrollees at a specified discounted price, or discount their usual charge.

Dental Indemnity products are dental benefit plans where providers are reimbursed on a fee-for-service basis and there are no discounted provider contract arrangements whereby the provider agrees to accept a fee below their customary fee.