GREENVILLE, Indiana--The American Association of Dental Consultants, a trade association of dentists involved in the dental benefits industry, announced its 2006-07 slate of officers at its annual spring workshop in May.
President: Richard M. Celko, DMD, MBA, CDC. National Dental Director of Utilization Management, Aetna, Inc.
President-Elect: Robert S. Laurenzano, DMD, FAGD, CDC. Clinical Consultant, United Healthcare Dental/Dental Benefit Providers, President, Advances in Dental Care
Secretary-Treasurer: Lawrence M. Hoffman, DMD, CDC. Dental Consultant, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri
The American Association of Dental Consultants is a professional association for dentists and others involved in the dental benefits industry. Many members are actively practicing general dentists or specialists. All members of the AADC work in the dental benefits industry and affect the policies and benefit plan designs that determine coverage for dental services, manage provider networks, perform quality management and provide utilization review. The AADC includes dentists and non-dentist affiliate members.
Dr. Celko is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Pennsylvania Dental Association, and holds a Certified Dental Consultant designation from the AADC.
Dr. Laurenzano is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He is a member of the ADA, the Maryland State Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Laurenzano is a Fellow of the AGD, and also is a Certified Dental Consultant. He also maintains a private practice in North Potomac, MD.
Dr. Hoffman is a graduate of the Washington University School of Dental Medicine and Indiana University. He is a member of the ADA, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater St. Louis Dental Society and is a Certified Dental Consultant. Dr. Hoffman also maintains a private practice in St. Louis, MO.
The AADC is committed to promoting competency and up-to-date knowledge among dental benefits consultants, and offers the Certified Dental Consultant (CDC) credential as evidence of expertise in dental claims management and dental plan administration. Certified Dental Consultants are recognized as leaders in their industry.
For more information about AADC, visit www.aadc.org or call 800-896-0707.