April 2020


In April NADP served as the voice of the dental benefits industry to key stakeholders and the media.

Virtual Meetings and Conference Calls

Oral Health System: Pandemic Response, Virtual Meeting

NADP Executive Director Eme Augustini offered insights and perspectives regarding stabilizing the oral health care system during this April 8 Virtual Meeting hosted by DentaQuest. Participants included a cross-section of groups comprising the oral health care system: providers, payors, plus philanthropic, public and government organizations.

ADA CMC Conference Call

NADP Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown represented the dental benefits industry during the emergency conference call of the American Dental Association’s Code Maintenance Committee (CMC). The purpose of the call was to adopt two 2021 CDT Codes for coronavirus testing. The CMC voted unanimously to add the two codes.

Media – Reporter Susan Manning interviewed NADP Executive Director Eme Augustini about the fundamentals of dental coverage. NADP also provided information from Dental Benefits Basics, located on

NADP Video – Executive Director Eme Augustini’s video message highlighted the association’s response to the pandemic and assured members NADP will continue to provide core services. This video message was also posted in Dental Interact and shared on social media.


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