Consumer Resources

Consumer Resources

Advocacy Updates

NADP Issue Briefs, comment letters and related documents about dental benefits and the Affordable Care Act implementation.


Honoring outstanding contributions to the association, NADP celebrates volunteer excellence with awards for annual achievements,  continued leadership, and long-term advancement of the industry. Learn more about the talented individuals receiving the Evelyn Ireland Volunteer Award, Don Mayes Leadership Award and the industry’s highest honor, the Gabryl Award.

Collaboration in the Industry

Through the Standards and Transaction Initiative (STI), NADP strengthens its advocacy program by holding a voting seat and representing members on numerous national and international standard-setting organizations that impact key business operations of dental plans. NADP coordinates a unified, industry response and provides the unique views of our diverse membership on procedure and diagnostic codes, standards for electronic transactions, quality measures, utilization data and more.

Find a Dental Plan

NADP's "Find a Dental Plan" is a free service for consumers and employers to look up companies that offer dental policies by state. The service requires you to set up a log in for use.

Membership Directories

NADP’s membership directory function allows members to search for individual contacts at companies and the public to obtain company profiles as well as a list of carriers by state.

Industry Jobs

Industry Issue Highlights

Info Sheets & Maps

Dental History

In 1954 labor unions sought to add dental coverage as a “fringe benefit” and consulted with state dental societies in Washington, Oregon and California to develop a benefit where care would be delivered in the dentist’s office, creating prepaid plans. Source: Dental Insurance by Eric Bishop, McGraw Hill, ©1983.”

NADP on the Move

Highlights of key meetings, interviews, articles and press releases which advanced the dental benefits industry.


NADP’s roundup of dental industry news for the public.

Research & Reports

NADP provides invaluable market research on enrollment, networks and outside forces that impact the industry such as consumers and employers. In addition, NADP publishes timely editorial content for various audiences such as brokers.

Volunteer Groups

NADP volunteers contribute to the success and growth of the association and industry through service of our volunteer groups.



NADP SmartBrief is a weekly compilation of the top industry news from outside media sources published in this weekly eNewsletter featuring updates on carriers, oral health news and more. Members must opt-in to receive this communication.

Public Resources

Top Concerns of Dentists

This is a series of articles written jointly by the American Dental Association and NADP on common concerns of dentists with third party payers with explanations of industry processes relating to the issues.