The Dental Service Corporation: Organization and Development

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Division of Dental Public Health and Resources, 1965 - Dental insurance - 64 pages

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Page 29 - Fee schedules should be developed with the advice and assistance of the dental society in order that they may ( 1 ) make possible high standards of treatment in providing benefits under the plan and (2) be adjusted in accordance with changes in the economic level at reasonable intervals.
Page 2 - The corporation: 1. provides a means of budgeting for dental care that reduces the financial barrier to obtaining it; 2. assures professional guidance in developing dental plans and the delivery of dental care of a quality consistent with prevailing standards of dental practice; 3. provides a maximum return to the subscriber for each premium dollar expended through the use of the nonprofit principle of operation and low administrative costs; 4. employs the services of many dentists engaged in independent...
Page 29 - ... area of financing health care in the employer-employee relationship in all areas of such activity. "6. The Council on Dental Health should give consideration to the establishment of pertinent principles relative to group purchase programs for adult dental care either through amendment of the existing statement ' Principles for Determining the Acceptability of Plans for the Group Purchase of Dental Care' or through the development of a separate policy statement.
Page 1 - a dental service corporation should be a legally constituted not-for-profit organization sponsored by a State dental society to negotiate and administer contracts for dental care.
Page 29 - Association (tram. 1953:226, 1955:215, 1956: 203,1957:389,1958:410,1959:231) : 1. The plan should be developed, maintained, and promoted to the public with the advice of authorized representatives of the local and State dental societies.
Page 29 - If the plan provides direct service benefits, it should be operated on a not-forprofit basis. 4. The promotional standards under which the prepayment plan is developed must meet the requirements of the "Principles of Ethics" of the American Dental Association and the codes of ethics of the State and local dental societies involved. 5. The limitations of benefits available under the plan must be clearly described. 6. The areas of responsibility involved in administration of the plan must be recognized...
Page 5 - County, a 1953 report by the Bureau of Economic Research and Statistics of the American Dental Association, shows a total of 84,215 active and inactive nonfederal dentists, a ratio of 55.4 per 100,000 population.
Page 29 - ... b. The administration of the professional phases of the plan should be entirely within the control of professional personnel. Professional standards and treatment should not be controlled by nondental administrators. c. The method of authorization of dental...
Page 1 - Constituent societies which may anticipate the development of sufficient demand for organized plans for the group purchase of dental care should give consideration to the establishment of a dental service corporation but only after consultation with competent legal counsel."8 The dental society...

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