Meeting Archive:
Contracts and Processing Policies: Impact on your Revenue

Meeting Description:

An important business decision any dentist makes is whether or not to sign a PPO agreement. There are many considerations a dentist should take into account before signing.


This webinar will discuss common contractual clauses within third-party payer contracts and their potential financial implications on a dental practice. These include most favored nation, affiliate carrier, recoupment clauses and more. In addition, you will receive information on:

  • Questions you may want to ask before signing an agreement

  • Available ADA resources

  • How to receive assistance

This webinar is another of the many ways we’re working to help answer our member’s most important questions on dental benefits and third party issues.

For more information on ADA’s activities on third party payer advocacy and dental benefits, visit  

Date: Thu, Jun 6, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM CDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Dennis McHugh
 Presenter Information
Dr. Dave Preble
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Dr. Dave Preble is senior vice president within the Practice Institute of the American Dental Association.


Dr. Hope Watson
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Dr. Hope Watson graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a degree in English literature  before pursuing her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in Birmingham. Though a native of Virginia, she loved her undergraduate years in Eastern Tennessee and chose to return to the region to start her practice. She received the Tennessee Dental Association’s Fellowship Award in May 2013.  The highest honor the TDA bestows, this award recognizes dedication and outstanding service to the dental community.  She has also published several articles for Penn Well’s Dental Economics periodical. In addition, she is currently a member of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs.



Dennis McHugh
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Dennis McHugh is the manager of third party payer advocacy for the American Dental Association and works in the Practice Institute’s Center for Dental Benefits, Coding and Quality (CDBCQ).  CDBCQ is the ADA agency responsible for promoting resources and informaton on dental benefit plans to employers and member dentists.  In addition, CDBCQ responds to requests and helps resolve problems from member dentists regarding concerns with third party payers and the CDT Code.  He has been with the ADA for 19 years and prior to that spent 7 years working for the American Association of Orthodontists.

Dennis graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and an Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science.