The bar for dental PPO networks has been raised again. CIGNA Dental announced in a November 10th press release that they now contract with 100,000 dentists.
The reference to 100,000 dentists under contract is a combination of CIGNA's Radius network along with their DNSP network. DNSP is essentially an out-of-network, smaller discount overlay to their Radius network delivered primarily through a relationship with Coalition America.
With an available universe of over 180,000 unique dentists nationwide, network penetration is still less than 60%, and there appears there is still room for growth. At what point will the dental PPO market be saturated?