CADP’s mission is to represent the dental benefits industry and
to promote access to affordable, quality dental benefits and improved
oral health through legislative, regulatory and educational advocacy.
Functions of the Association
Legislative and Regulatory Influence: The
Association’s lobbying function is an integral part of the legislative
and regulatory process. The Association’s is influential in shaping
issues which have an impact on the managed dental benefits industry.
Education: The Association sponsors multiple programs each year: the Annual Conference, Quality Assurance Courses, and Legislative and Regulatory Conference. These meetings
provide an opportunity for member companies and others in the managed
dental benefits industry. The Association also sponsors an educational
program to certify dental auditors.
Uniform Standards: The Association
works to develop industry wide standards for dental care delivery, based
upon guidance provided by the dental and specialty professions and
regulatory entities on both state and national levels. These standards
are established to encourage uniform applications in the performance of
audits and reviews.
Communication: CADP member
organizations benefit from an ongoing exchange of ideas between
corresponding management levels. Opportunities for discussion are
provided in both structured and informal settings through
The Association also serves as an effective conduit for communicating issues of concern to the media and general public.