NADP’s CONVERGE Heads to San Antonio in 2016


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National Association of Dental Plans

Chief executive officer of Avesis Incorporated, Alan S. Cohn has provided vision and dental care plans to millions of members since joining the organization in 1992. To ensure he integrates the best practices of his field into Avesis, Alan S. Cohn holds membership with the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP).

On September 12, 2016, the NADP will kick off CONVERGE. Its annual conference, CONVERGE takes place at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio, Texas. For four days, attendees will network with peers and participate in interactive educational sessions addressing government relations and business development. The event also serves as a platform to honor influential members with the Don Mayes Leadership and Star awards. Further, an exhibitor’s hall and social activities, including a golf tournament, are planned.

Registration is open to all interested parties. NADP members receive a special rate as well as a complimentary dental benefits fact sheet. The latter is available to nonmembers for a fee of $1,495.


NADP to Hold CONVERGE 2015 in Palm Desert, California

An experienced health care executive, Alan S. Cohn has worked in the industry for over 30 years and now serves as president and CEO of Avesis. In addition to his work at Avesis, Alan S. Cohn maintains memberships in organizations such as the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), a nonprofit trade group that supports the dental benefits industry through various programs and activities.

Each year, NADP’s annual CONVERGE conference attracts NADP members and leaders from across the dental benefits industry for several days of learning and networking activities. Registration is now open for CONVERGE 2015, which will take place September 28-October 1, 2015, at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, California.

CONVERGE 2015 will feature a variety of educational sessions and presentations from notable speakers, including Michael Rogers, an award-winning investigative journalist with experience in business and technology. Outside of the educational activities, conference attendees will have the opportunity to explore an exhibit hall and take part in a NADP golf tournament and fun run. For more information, visit

NADP Members Expand Networks

For more than two decades, Alan S. Cohn has worked at Avesis Managed Health Care as chief executive officer. An experienced professional, Alan S. Cohn maintains a number of industry memberships, including the National Association of Vision Care Plans and the National Association of Dental Plans.

download (5)Dental Select, a member of the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), has recently expanded its provider network by more than 67 percent, a move that will solidify its position as one of the nation’s largest dental networks. With the expansion, the NADP now covers more than 200,000 locations throughout all 50 states, bringing to each access point the highest standard of credential processing. Dental Select president and chief executive officer Brent Williams describes the expansion as a strategic platform that will provide convenient, high quality dental care to employees all over the United States. This recent expansion is only part of Dental Select’s national growth campaign, which is slated continue into the future.

downloadDental Select is not the only NADP member focused on national expansion. Coastal Dental, Inc. recently changed their name to The CDI Group as part of an aggressive, nationwide plan for growth. The CDI Group, founded in 2007, specializes in discount dental plans.

Latest News from the National Association of Dental Plans

As the CEO of the managed health care firm Avesis, Alan S. Cohn helps to provide as many people as possible with the best dental benefits. Alan S. Cohn holds membership in the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP).

The primary resource and representative for the dental benefits market, NADP is the biggest nonprofit organization focusing exclusively on dental benefits. Here are brief summaries of some of NADP’s most recent press releases:

Holiday Basket Giveaway from is giving away all kinds of dental care-related gift baskets. These baskets include items such as crayon-colored toothpaste, movie-themed dental products, and electric toothbrushes. is partnering with GUM for this giveaway. Each basket has an individual theme to cater to both adults and children.

Chris Swanker Named Board Chairman of NADP

Chris Swanker, the current vice president of work site and specialty markets, recently was named the board chairman of NADP. Swanker has worked hard for the organization over the last six years, and the new title reflects this. His promotion was announced by The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.

Dominion Announces New Vice President of Marketing

Jeff Schwab has been named the vice president of marketing at Dominion Dental Services, a Virginia-based provider of vision and dental benefits. As vice president, Schwab’s responsibilities will cover everything from heading the firm’s marketing efforts to overseeing new product launches.