Mission & Vision

About NADP

National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), a Texas non-profit corporation with headquarters in Dallas, Texas, is the representative and recognized resource of the dental benefits industry. NADP is the only national trade organization that includes the full spectrum of dental benefits companies operating in the United States. NADP’s members provide Dental HMO, Dental PPO, Dental Indemnity and Discount Dental products to more than 200 million Americans with dental benefits.

As the recognized voice of the dental benefits industry, NADP will help its members better serve consumers through knowledge, information, awareness, and shaping public policy. To achieve this, NADP will focus on its core competencies of research, education, advocacy, and engagement with organizations that promote improvement in oral health.



NADP’s mission is to improve consumer access to affordable, quality dental care through advocacy, research, and the promotion of dental benefits.


NADP's vision is for all individuals to have equitable access to dental care.


  • Collaborative volunteerism
  • Knowledge and innovation
  • Oral health awareness
  • Diverse perspectives
  • Voice of the industry


NADP members include major commercial carriers, regional and single state companies, as well as companies organized as non-profit organizations.

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Core Services

  • Advocate for federal and state legislation and regulation that increase consumer access to affordable, quality dental care; positively impact the dental benefits industry; and advance member interests.
  • Develop and provide key data, research, and intelligence on the dental industry and emerging trends.
  • Provide programs and services that educate and promote the value of oral health and dental benefits.
  • Establish, maintain, and leverage partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide expertise in initiatives to establish and execute terminology, standards, and transactions for the dental industry.
Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

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