Oregon Dental Service (ODS) wants to give access to optimum dental care. The company provides medical and dental benefits to some 750,000 members in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. The company, an affiliate of Delta Dental Plans Association, offers PPO and point-of-service plans, as well as individual plans and Medicare supplement coverage, through ODS Health Plan, Health Services Group, and other insurance subsidiaries. It also provides third-party plan administration to groups and property/casualty insurance to dentists. ODS is also a partner in the ODS College of Dental Sciences.
The company operates from five locations in Oregon, two in Washington, and one in Alaska.
ODS' operating subsidiaries and affiliates include Northwest Dentists Insurance Company, Dentists Management Corporation, Dentists Benefits Insurance Company, Dental Commerce Corporation, and ODS College of Dental Sciences.
Property/casualty offerings are provided through subsidiary Northwest Dentists Insurance Company (NORDIC) and through an ODS Health Plan unit, Dentists Benefits Insurance Company (DBIC). Third-party plan administration and software assistance for employers and dentists are offered through its BenefitHelp Solutions and DAISY units.
ODS' 1% increase in revenues in 2011 was due to organic growth attributed to an increase in membership. The 11% increase in net income was due to the increase in revenues.
ODS is working to promote its wellness programs and preventative care options to its health and dental customers, in an attempt to both empower plan members and deter rising health care costs. It has also added online health tools allowing customers to complete health assessments, contact health professionals, and manage their own health and account information. In 2011 the ODS Health Plan unit expanded its product offerings to include large group insured and individual and family medical plans in the state of Washington by becoming the healthplan provider for Associated Industries
Established in 1955, the company is the oldest dental insurance provider in Oregon. – less