Dominion National is adding the DentaQual dentist quality and performance rating system to the company's online dentist directory.
Dominion said the integration is designed to help meet growing consumer demand for objective quality ratings for dentists. DentaQual ratings are determined using data from DentaBase, P&R Dental Strategies' database of anonymized and aggregated claims from more than 70 national and regional oral health benefit payers.
Dentists are scored using multiple metrics across five categories. The categories include treatment outcomes, commitment to best practices, cost-effectiveness, patient retention, and treatment recommendations. Using the data, DentaQual compares each dentist's scores to the average scores of their peers in the same specialty and geography to generate an overall star rating.