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Providence Health Plan Offers New Dental Benefits With Dominion Dental Partnership

by Lauren Oakley | Aug 14, 2014
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeff Schwab
703-518-5000, ext. 3031

Alexandria, Va. – Providence Health Plan has selected Dominion Dental Services, Inc., a leading provider and administrator of dental benefits, to administer its new dental product portfolio. Effective January 1, 2015, Providence Health Plan will offer essential health benefit pediatric dental coverage for children under age 19 on most individual and family plans and small group employer plans. Dental benefits for other plans and market segments are also in development.

“It’s proven that good oral health is a vital part of a person’s total health picture,” said Barbara Christensen, chief sales and marketing officer, Providence Health Plan. “With dental benefits, Providence Health Plan can now provide a total health picture from head-to-toe.”

Comprehensive dental benefits, from exams and cleanings to oral surgery, crowns and root canals will be available to members, who will have access to an extensive provider network that includes nearly 3,000 dentist listings in Oregon and southwest Washington.

“We are honored to be administering dental benefits for one of the largest health insurers in Oregon,” said Dominion President Mike Davis. “Providence Health Plan has a reputation for providing best-in-class plans and services to its community and we believe this partnership will add valuable dental benefits and a world-class service experience that Providence Health Plan members have come to expect.”

About Providence Health Plan
Providence Health Plans provides health care coverage services to more than 460,000 adults and children in Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Providence focuses on improving the health of its members by creating access to high- quality programs and preventive services. Providence is recognized for its excellent customer service and its top-rated benefit plans. Providence Health Plans is part of Providence Health &
Services – Oregon, the state’s largest network of health services and largest private employer. Visit

About Dominion Dental Services
Dominion Dental Services (Dominion) is a leading provider and administrator of dental and vision benefits in the Mid-Atlantic, offering managed care and indemnity programs, claims adjudication and comprehensive plan administration. Among our 550,000 customers are leading health plans, employer groups, municipalities, associations and individuals. Dominion is headquartered in Alexandria, Va. Dominion was selected by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) as a dental carrier for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), effective January 1, 2014. Dominion is one of 10 carriers participating in the program that makes dental benefits available to Federal employees, retirees and their families.

The Dominion group of companies includes Dominion Dental Services, Inc., a licensed issuer of dental plans, and Dominion Dental Services USA, Inc., a licensed administrator of dental and vision benefits. Vision plans are underwritten by Avalon Insurance Company, and are marketed and administered by Dominion Dental Services USA, Inc. For more information, please visit or follow
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