NADP On The Move
NADP continues to serve as the voice of the dental benefits industry to key stakeholders and the media.
NADP Executive Director Mike Adelberg and Dental Informatics Director Brian Flynn represented the dental benefits industry at the recent SKYGEN meeting, Transform, Oct. 16-18 in Phoenix, AZ. Adelberg presented on the Industry Leaders Panel: Collaboration in Dental and Vision. NADP members present included Careington, Cigna, Delta Dental Missouri, MetLife, Overjet, Principal, Strategic Dental, United Concordia Dental, UnitedHealthcare and UNUM.
NADP Deputy Executive Director Timothy L. Brown represented the unique views of the dental benefits industry at the SNOMED Business Meeting & Expo, Oct. 23-27 in Atlanta, GA. He was joined by Drs. Roger Adams, Avesis; Mark Jurkovich, HealthPartners; and Linda Vidone, Delta Dental Massachusetts. Meeting highlights included discussion of potentially utilizing aspects of the ADA’s Enhanced CDT concepts as SNOMED attributes to be included in electronic dental records (EDRs). Once the dental community embraces standardized EDR terminology, this may be used as background information. The idea will require several years to develop and will require education of dentists, dental office staff and practice management systems. See Terminology Talk for more information about this meeting. NADP will continue to represent the industry on these and other developments with SNOMED.
New York Times – NADP Executive Director Mike Adelberg was quoted in an article by Michale Levinson, Tom Hanks Warns of Dental Ad Using A.I. Version of Him.
NADP Press Release – In response to media attention generated by unscrupulous use of artificial intelligence NADP issued the following press release: NADP Condemns Deceptive Digital Marketing Tactics. The release received 6,000 views, had 691 unique readers and 899 placements with 67.4% appearing in online news channels. Highlights included the New York Times Online, Fox News Channel, and CBS 60 Minutes.