American Dental Association and CAQH Team Up to Simplify Credentialing Process for Dentists

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The ADA® credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView®, will help reduce repetitive paperwork

Chicago, IL - 10/10/2017

In an effort to reduce administrative burdens for all dentists, the ADA and CAQH have formed a strategic alliance to help streamline the credentialing process for dentists, dental plans and employers. The ADA® credentialing service, powered by CAQH ProView®, enables dentists to enter their professional and practice information one time in an easy-to-use, fast and protected digital platform.

“We hope the days of dentists submitting multiple credentialing applications are coming to an end,” said Dr. Joseph Crowley, ADA President-elect. “This collaboration is a great opportunity for all dentists to simplify the business of dentistry through a smart, efficient solution that’s currently in use by more than 1.4 million other healthcare providers and over 900 participating organizations.”

Any U.S. practicing dentist can participate in this service by visiting and then selecting the “My Credential” icon. By accepting the terms and conditions, the dentist will be redirected to the CAQH ProView Welcome Page. There, he or she will see certain prepopulated information from the ADA - or the information attested to previously - making it easier and quicker for the dentist to complete and attest.

Once a profile is complete and attested, dentists grant permission to the dental plans and other participating organizations they choose to access their data. The information can be used not only for credentialing, but also for provider directories, network adequacy and other business needs. A number of dental payers already participate in CAQH ProView; view the full list at  

“Collaboration is a hallmark of all CAQH initiatives,” said Robin Thomashauer, CAQH Executive Director. “Our alliance with the ADA will reduce the costs and administrative burdens for both dentists and dental plans alike, and further establishes CAQH ProView as the healthcare industry’s go-to choice for collecting and sharing provider data.”

Dentists can update their information any time. Automatic reminders will encourage dentists to review and attest to their information every 120 days so that profiles remain timely and accurate. The system will also prompt users if their licenses or other documentation are about to expire.

Learn more about the ADA credentialing service at Learn more about CAQH ProView at