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:DentalPlans Appoints Chris Garcia-Halenar, Vice President of Operations

Apr 16, 2015

PLANTATION, FL--(Marketwired - April 10, 2015) - :DentalPlans, a leading provider of dental savings plans, has named Chris Garcia-Halenar vice president of operations. Garcia-Halenar is responsible for leading :DentalPlans' AtYourService™ call center operations across all marketing channels for the company.

Garcia-Halenar brings more than 20 years of call center operations and talent development experience to :DentalPlans. He has successfully led multi-location operations, managed both sales and service and inbound/outbound marketing programs, and has an extensive background in servicing both business and consumer markets. 

"We are excited for Chris to join :DentalPlans and bring his knowledge to our team," states Bob Harris, CEO of :DentalPlans. "Chris is committed to building teams, new capabilities, and creating the tools and training necessary to make our :DP AtYourService™ team the best in customer sales and service."

Prior to joining :DentalPlans, Garcia-Halenar was the director of human resources at the Home Financing Center, a privately owned South Florida mortgage lending company. Previous to that role, he was the vice president of operations at BrightSky, a diabetes management and solution portal for patients, physicians, and payers. He has also held leadership positions at The Home Shopping Network in St. Petersburg and Fidelity Investments in Merrimack, New Hampshire.

Garcia-Halenar holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Management from the University of Phoenix, and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources [SPHR]. He has served on the Board of Directors for TSR Adventures, a non-profit fundraising community-based organization.

About :DentalPlans
:DentalPlans, founded in 1999, is a leading dental and health savings marketplace in the U.S., helping more than a million people to affordably access quality healthcare services. Our mission is to empower consumers with the tools, information, and services that they need to live happier, healthier lives.

We provide comprehensive resource centers aimed at helping people to maintain/regain optimal health, and successfully navigate the maze of healthcare payment options (including Obamacare and Medicaid.) Our independent research -- the :DP SmileMeter™ and :DP SmileIndex™ -- delivers a unique look into the consumer healthcare market. We offer user-friendly access to a wide selection of traditional dental insurance and 40+dental savings plans, along with innovative healthcare offerings including telemedicine, medical advocacy, and online counseling services. Our online plan comparison and savings calculator tools help consumers to make smart choices about essential healthcare services, and our :DP AtYourService™ customer support team leaves no question unanswered. For more information, visit us at

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