Business & Industry Insider: MetLife again tops list of large-group dental carriers

Dear Business & Industry Insider,

DrBicuspid.com brings you an updated list of the top five large-group dental carriers in the U.S. While it is no surprise that MetLife is the first company on the list, four of the five companies saw their total dental premiums drop from 2017 to 2018. Read our Insider Exclusive.

In other Business & Industry Community articles, U.S. citizens headed to the polls on November 6 to weigh in on a number of dental-related issues in the midterm election, and we bring you the results. Local and state ballot measures ranged from community water fluoridation to the future of soda taxes, and five dentists were elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Learn how the voting went here.

When an oral surgeon in private practice found that too much time was being spent running the practice and not enough on patient care, he and his partners turned to a management services company. Dr. Colin Bell details their practical decision-making process and the advantages for their practice. Read more here.

Two of the dental industry's biggest distributors have settled class-action litigation charging them with trying to freeze out competitors. Both Henry Schein and Patterson Companies separately announced settlements to a March 2016 class-action lawsuit. Learn more here.

Also in the Business & Industry Community, you'll find the following recent industry news:

  • Dental support organizations (DSO) ImmediaDent and Samson Dental Partners have agreed to pay $5.1 million to settle a legal case with fraud allegations.
  • Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners has agreed to acquire DSO Birner Dental Management Services.
  • Three dental organizations have joined forces to urge state dental boards to eliminate single-encounter, procedure-based examinations on patients during the dental licensure examination and to make other reforms in the licensing process.
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