2021 Education Program Earns A+

NADP offered timely educational content focused on industry hot topics through its Webinar and CONVERGE programs.


Members gained insight into common challenges through educational and sponsored webinars, now available in the Recordings section of the Knowledge Center. Once again, members received free registration for all webinars while non-members paid $99 for educational webinars.

2021 Sponsored Webinars

Go Deeper with Your Provider Network Analysis, sponsored by Zelis

Maximizing the Value of High-Performing Providers to Reduce Cost of Care and Improve Member Experiences

Break Down Barriers Between Dentistry and Medicine with AI’s Help

2021 Educational Webinars

2020 Sales Trends for Group Dental presented by AskGMS

Shifts in the Medicare Advantage Dental Market presented by Healthscape Advisors

Legislative Tracking Training (LOTS) – Members’ Only, presented by Statescape

Submit a speaker or topic to propose a 2022 webinar.


Following the devastation of Hurricane Ida, NADP quickly transformed CONVERGE 2021 into an all-virtual event, delivered the week of Oct. 4, with content available through Nov. 7.

With more than 500 attendees and an impressive lineup of presenters and breakout sessions, Virtual CONVERGE 2021 was a tremendous success!  With two online networking opportunities and three educational tracks, CONVERGE offered something for everyone.

Educational tracks included:

Strategic Business Insights Track: Learn more about small group retention and growth tactics, health disparities and opportunities to advance health equity, building win-win relationships between carriers and consultants, influencing state legislation and actuarial hot topics.

Technology and Innovations Track: Gain a greater understanding about the numerous technology developments affecting the industry – from rapid advances in artificial intelligence to advances in oral and overall health integration to real time adjudication.

Provider Relations and Care Delivery Track: Hear multiple perspectives on key industry trends, including teledentistry, Dental Support Organizations, impacts of COVID-19, delegated credentialing, and provider networks.

On average, CONVERGE sessions rated four out of five, with the following sessions scoring 4.5 and higher:

  • Delegated Credentialing – Best Practices
  • General Session: Future of Dental Care and Benefits Panel
  • Closing General Session: Surveying Biden Administration Moves that Impact Oral Health and Dental Plans – sponsored by UnitedHealthcare
  • Strategic Plan Overview Call (NADP Volunteers Only)
  • Teledentistry Post-COVID – Will the Demand Continue?
  • Tracking and Influencing State Legislation in 2021
  • Dental Hot Topics: Actuarial Roundtable

Plans for an in-person event in 2022 are underway. Mark your calendars for CONVERGE 2022, Sept. 19-22 in Saint Louis, Missouri.

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