Careington and Elite Dental Partners Introduce First DSO Membership Plan with Telemedicine
05/07/2019

Careington International Corporation and Elite Dental Partners announce the launch of an in-house dental discount plan that includes a telemedicine solution.

Online PR News – 07-May-2019 – Frisco, TX – Careington International Corporation and Elite Dental Partners are excited to announce the launch of an in-house dental discount plan that includes a telemedicine solution. The new program, called the Elite Dental Wellness Plan, was developed by Careington and its Loyalty Markets division, Launch Loyalty.

Elite Dental Partners, a reputable Dental Service Organization (DSO) with more than 100 locations, recognized the need for an in-house dental discount plan to help their many cash-paying patients to more easily afford their dental treatment. In response, Elite Dental Partners sought the help of Careington, an industry leader in discount health programs and a niche Third Party Administrator (TPA) offering specialized administration services. Careington successfully helped Elite Dental Partners design, develop and implement a custom membership program for their patients that offers savings on dental care and overall wellness.

The new Elite Dental Wellness Plan includes discounts on dental, vision and prescriptions. Plus, at no extra cost to members, the program includes a telemedicine service through DialCare, a Careington-affiliated company. Through DialCare, members have access to free consults with a state-licensed doctor by phone or video chat 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for medical treatment for common illnesses like colds, flu and rashes. When medically appropriate, a DialCare doctor may prescribe a short term, non-DEA controlled medication for the member to pick up at the pharmacy of their choice.

"With this great new program developed for us by Careington, our patients can save money on their dental and vision care, as well as prescriptions. Our patients also receive access to a telemedicine program to speak or video chat with doctors 24/7 for non-emergency medical issues and concerns," said Dr. Scott Kalniz, CEO & CDO of Elite Dental Partners. "With health care costs continually on the rise, we believe this new program will offer tremendous value to our patients. We are very happy with our new in-house program, and are confident our patients will enjoy the savings."

"With dental membership programs gaining traction within the industry, we are very excited to incorporate DialCare telemedicine, another trend-setting product that truly makes this program unique. This is our first DSO partner to offer an in-house dental program that includes a telemedicine component," said Lauren Kelly, Director of Strategic Markets at Careington.

About Careington

Since 1979, Careington International Corporation has provided affordable, money-saving solutions to individual consumers and their families in the U.S. Careington is a nationally licensed discount plan organization and both HIPAA and PCI compliant. Dedicated to improving access to affordable care, Careington's non-insurance discount plans deliver savings to under-insured or uninsured individuals. Careington provides more than 15 million members nationwide with access to its networks, products and services. Careington's loyalty market division, under the brand Launch Loyalty, is dedicated to providing turn-key administrative solutions for dental offices and DSOs across the country. For further information on our products and services, on-site administration and custom marketing solutions, visit www.careington.com or www.launchdsorevenue.com.

About Elite Dental Partners

Elite Dental Partners (EDP) offers critical business management and non-clinical support services to affiliate dental practices in a transparent and collaborative environment. EDP currently provides support services to 200+ dentists in over 100 practices across thirteen states, who together, employ more than 1,000 staff members. EDP's affiliate practices provide general and family dentistry along with specialties including emergency dental, orthodontic, oral surgery, periodontal and cosmetic dentistry. EDP is committed to improving patient outcomes while enriching the lives of dentists and their staff by providing Administrative, IT, HR, Marketing and Financial Management services - empowering staff to put patient care first. EDP affiliate practices offer the Elite Dental Wellness Plan, an affordable discount program that includes dental, vision and prescription savings. The program also provides members with access to a telemedicine service to speak or video chat with doctors 24/7. For more information on partnering with EDP visit www.elitedentalpartners.com or visit www.elitewellnessplan.com to sign up for individual or family plans.