Taskforces & Workgroups
Task forces serve in an advisory capacity and may be established by the president, board or house. Task forces help CDA to better advocate for policies that will enhance the position of dentists and their patients. Members are appointed based on specific expertise and relationships with other volunteer groups.
The CDA Dental Benefits Research Task Force heard from a dental economics expert with the ADA and learned about Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organizations at its January meeting.
The CDA Dental Benefits Research Task Force heard from group practice and network management experts at its December meeting. The task force, which is identifying strategies to enhance the position of providers and patients in the dental benefits marketplace at the request of the 2011 House of Delegates, heard from Gary Pickard, director of plan relations at Pacific Dental Services; Jeffrey Parker, CEO, and Burt Arthur, CFO of Sarrell Dental Center in Alabama; and Michael Grossman, DDS, former president and CEO of First Dental Health.