Dental Benefits, Part A: An Overview Of Dental Benefits And Dental Plans

When more consumers have access to dental coverage, our entire health care system does better. Recent data shows a compelling link between preventive oral health care and improvements in consumers’ overall health and well-being. AHIP’s Dental Benefits, Part A: An Overview of Dental Benefits and Dental Plans course provides the information you need to navigate and maximize this essential coverage.

At a Glance

  • Self-study via textbook
  • 1 online exam
  • Students have up to 90 days to complete course
  • Counts toward DBA and MHP professional designations
  • Technical support available by phone or email

What You’ll Learn

  • Gain a foundational understanding of how dental coverage works
  • Examine the areas where dental plans and medical insurance are similar and how they differ
  • Identify different types of dental plans
  • Review coverage inclusions and exclusions
  • Consider the legal requirements and methods for detecting and deterring fraud
  • Understand the industry’s regulatory environment
  • Explore network building and how dental plans are marketed
  • Learn relevant terms, case scenarios, and key concepts

Who Should Take This Course

  • Agents and brokers
  • Dental students
  • Dentists
  • Health insurance provider staff
  • Plan administrators
  • Product managers


  • $155 AHIP Members
  • $205 Non-members

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Dental Benefits A Guide to Managed Plans; 3rd edition, 2012

Dental Benefits, Part A: An Overview of Dental Benefits and Dental Plans Study Manual

  • Free download with course purchase

Earn a Career-Driving Professional Designation

This course is good toward earning the following designations: