(PRWEB) February 23, 2016
Delta Dental of Colorado, the state’s largest dental benefits provider, has named Cheryl Lerner, DMD, as its new vice president of professional services. In this newly created position Dr. Lerner will lead the company’s provider network initiatives and support efforts to educate members about the importance of oral health.
“Dr. Lerner is a seasoned dental benefits administrator and clinician with the expertise to lead our company’s provider network initiatives forward,” said Chief Executive Officer Kate Paul. “She will be a tremendous partner to our leading network of dentists as well as a resource and advocate for our members.”
Delta Dental of Colorado’s network of contracted dentists is the largest in the state, comprising more than 3,000 practicing dentists.
Dr. Lerner has more than 30 years of experience in clinical dentistry and dental insurance administration. Following a 13-year career practicing general dentistry, Dr. Lerner went on to serve as vice president of professional network relations for UnitedHealthcare, Dental, directing service initiatives related to the company’s national provider network, during her more than 10 years with UnitedHealth Group. Dr. Lerner also served as dental director for Delta Dental of Pennsylvania for seven years. Most recently she helped lead a private dentist network, Maverest Dental Network, in executive roles.
“A former practicing dentist myself, I understand the opportunities and challenges facing dentists and have devoted my career to building and maintaining highly effective dental networks,” Dr. Lerner said. “I look forward to partnering with dentists throughout the state to do the same here in Colorado, and to supporting efforts to promote quality oral health for the 1.3 million Coloradans insured by Delta Dental of Colorado.”
About Delta Dental of Colorado
Established in 1958, Delta Dental of Colorado is the largest, most experienced dental benefits provider in the state. It is a nonprofit organization that serves nearly 1 million Coloradans with high-quality, cost-effective, evidence-based dental plans. Delta Dental of Colorado’s mission is to improve the oral health of the communities it serves. Delta Dental of Colorado is a member of the national Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA). For more than 50 years, the DDPA has worked to improve oral health nationally. Delta Dental member companies serve more than 62 million people nationwide.
For more information, visit our website at DeltaDentalCO.com.