DenteMax Celebrates 30th Year Anniversary as One of the Nation’s Largest Leasable Dental PPOs in the Country

30th AnniversaryDenteMax, one of the largest leasable dental PPO networks in the country, announced today that August 12th, 2015 marks the company’s 30th year anniversary of its founding.

Thirty years ago, a local Michigan dental hygienist, founded DenteMax. He believed and had a vision that preferred dental PPO networks were the best way to deliver high-quality, cost-effective dental care. He started with a limited staff recruiting a small number of dentists in the metro Detroit area of Michigan and then went door-to-door to local businesses to lease the network.

As with all start-ups, DenteMax went through some rough beginnings, but the company’s culture of connecting with our dentists, client partners and their members through excellent customer service, administration and management began taking shape. Soon, through various recruiting efforts, more and more dentists began joining DenteMax networks to market themselves to its client partner’s membership. Network growth symbiotically helped draw more insurance companies, third-party administrators and groups to build a solid base for DenteMax to stand on for the next 30 years.

Today, DenteMax remains secure in the hands of its parent company Healthcare Service Corporation (HCSC), the largest customer-owned health insurance company in the United States, and is currently under the leadership of President and CEO, Melissa Wagner.

“Maintaining a business for three decades is a challenging undertaking in any industry – and in a service industry like dental network administration, it demands the ability to form long term relationships, drive growth, enhance the customer experience and empower our people,” said Wagner. “On behalf of all of DenteMax’s team members we would like to extend a warm thank you to all our long-term client partners and network dentists who have granted us the privilege of serving them for the last 30 years. We couldn’t have made it to where we are today without you and your commitment to DenteMax.”

Here are some key milestones in the history of DenteMax…

1985 

A local Michigan dental hygienist founds DenteMax

2002 
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan, a long-term client partner of DenteMax, acquired the company to enhance its existing dental network and expand its product line.

2009
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan sold DenteMax to Dental Network of America (DNoA), a wholly owned subsidiary of HCSC. The acquisition brought two strategically focused dental PPO companies under one umbrella to offer an even stronger network for client partners and their members.

The PPO dental network reaches 100,000 dental access points.

2010
DenteMax also started aggressively marketing that it had the largest seamless network approved for Medicare dental benefits. The new network began with more than 65,000 approved dental access points and was built on the strong foundation of the Commercial DenteMax PPO network.

2014
The PPO dental network reaches 200,000 dental access points.

2015
DenteMax’s Expanded Solutions Tool (EST) begins network stacking and repricing.