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Newsletter | March 2019

Delta Dental of Kansas updates to Participating Dentists.

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Delta Dental of Kansas Welcomes Preddis L. Sullivan, DDS, Executive Vice President and Dental Director

Dr. Sullivan assumed his role over Professional Services on January 25, 2019 reporting to Michael Herbert, President and CEO of Delta Dental of Kansas. Dr. Sullivan has executive oversight of Professional Relations and Professional Review and is responsible for setting clinical policies, and overseeing network development, utilization and quality management.

Dr. Sullivan’s career is extensive. He most recently served as the Chief Dental Officer at Envolve Dental. Previously, he served as Director of Professional Services for Delta Dental of California, Dental Director/Clinical Director at Blue Shield of California, Chief Dental Officer at PacifiCare Dental and Vision, as well as Vice President of Sales and Professional Relations at United Concordia Companies, Inc.

Dr. Sullivan received his DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, and his MBA from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Dr. Sullivan owned and operated a dental practice that focused on treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea and TMJ disorders. He is currently licensed to practice dentistry in 11 states, including the state of Kansas. 

“We are extremely happy to have Dr. Sullivan join our DDKS family,” said Michael Herbert. "His breadth of experiences will help Delta Dental remain the top dental carrier in the state.”

Regional Dental Consultants Wanted

Delta Dental of Kansas is looking for Participating Dentists interested in becoming Regional Dental Consultants.

Delta Dental of Kansas obtains second opinions through its Regional Dental Consultant network. A Regional Dental Consultant conducts clinical examinations, prepares objective reports of dental conditions, and evaluates treatment that is proposed or has been provided at the request of Delta Dental of Kansas. Interested candidates must be a Participating Dentist with Delta Dental of Kansas. It is our goal to have Regional Dental Consultants in all areas of the state.

If you are interested in being a Regional Dental Consultant, or have additional questions regarding the opportunity, please send inquiries and resumes to consultant@deltadentalks.com.

Thank you for your consideration.

Online Dentist Account Updates

Addition of Termination Date to Patient Benefits

When we are aware of a Delta Dental of Kansas member's upcoming termination date, we will provide that information within the Dentist Account.

Patient Enrollment Period: 11/1/2005 - 5/1/2019

If there is no known termination date, you will only see the enrollment start date.

Ability to View Current Benefits Near Plan Year End

In the past, when viewing your patient's benefits near the end of their plan year, your patient's benefits would reset a few weeks before the actual end of their plan year causing confusion.

We have updated your online dentist account experience so you will only see your patient's current benefits.

COMMUNITY BENEFIT SPOTLIGHT

The Kansas Society for Children with Challenges

Delta Dental Grants $20,000 to The Kansas Society for Children with Challenges

Delta Dental of Kansas is proud to announce a $20,000 donation to the Kansas Society for Children with Challenges in support of their work on behalf of the dental needs of children from low income Kansas families. The Society helps to assist low income families located anywhere in Kansas to assist with offsetting some of the costs associated with pediatric dentistry. 

Dental offices or parents can contact the Society to inquire about financial support. If the family meets the funding guidelines, the Society can often help with all or a portion of the dental work being done on the child. To refer a family, please call the Society at 316-262-4676 or outside the Wichita area at 800-624-4530. 

Happy Office Acknowledgement Program Reminder

Help us recognize great work!

The Professional Relations team rewards DDKS Customer Service team members who have provided dental offices with excellent customer service through the Happy Office Acknowledgment Program.

You can nominate a Customer Service team member by telling us about your great customer service experience with DDKS.

Please send an email to pr@deltadentalks.com with the name of the DDKS team member, the date and time of your call, your name and dentist/office name.

Keeping You Informed

DeltaDentalKS.com Updates Coming Soon

Updates to DeltaDentalKS.com are coming soon - making it easier for you to find the information that's important to you. The redesigned website will make it easier to log in to your account, access forms, learn about important updates from DDKS, view upcoming events and more:

Stay tuned for an update of when the redesigned site will launch.

DDKS Reminders:

KMOM 2019: April 26 - 27

KMOM will be at Pittsburg State University this year. Visit ksdentalfoundation.org to learn more.


The Delta Dental of Kansas offices will be closed:

May 27 - Memorial Day

July 4 - Independence Day

 

Upcoming Events

Understanding Dental Insurance Seminar Opportunities:

6/7/2019 - Wichita, KS (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

6/14/2019 - Leawood, KS (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Registration and more information available at DeltaDentalKS.com/Register

 

Dental Office Changes or Updates? Please notify us.

Please contact the Professional Relations team with any dentist and/or office changes or updates. When to notify us:

New and/or change of physical or payment address(es)

New and/or change of phone number(s)

A dentist joining or leaving

Closing of an office

Tax information changes

New and/or changed NPI information

Retirement

Sale or purchase of practice

License status updates

Questions?

Contact your Professional Relations Team at

pr@deltadentalks.com or 316.264.1099.

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