LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New Jersey Dental Director


LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New Jersey Dental Director

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is proud to announce a new partnership with Dr. Peter Fuentes, who will be serving as Dental Director for its growing membership in New Jersey.

A resident of Monmouth County, Dr. Fuentes will bring his far-reaching experience in dental health and local presence to support LIBERTY’s goals to provide the highest quality of oral healthcare to communities in New Jersey.  In his new role, Dr. Fuentes will report to LIBERTY’s National Dental Director Dr. Gary Dougan as he oversees clinical review activities for commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid programs in the New Jersey area. He will also participate in LIBERTY’s continually developing Quality Management program as a member of the Utilization Management Committee, National Peer Review Committee, and Quality Management & Improvement Committee, bringing a voice to specifically address New Jersey’s requirements and local culture.

A graduate of the Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Fuentes has practiced clinical dentistry for the past 10 years in addition to owning and operating three multi-specialty dental offices in New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where he continues to serve his alma mater on their Board of Admissions. His many accomplishments have been recognized in New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a top Dentist in 2012, by the Consumer Research Council of America as a top dentist, and in the Latino American Who’s Who as an outstanding professional.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Fuentes to our Quality Management team as the local New Jersey Dental Director,” said Dr. Dougan. “His dedicated experience providing impeccable clinical care to underserviced areas in New Jersey will make for a great fit with LIBERTY’s commitment for ensuring our membership receives quality oral healthcare. I look forward to working with Dr. Fuentes to continue building our Quality Management team’s values in the New Jersey community.”

About LIBERTY Dental Plan

LIBERTY Dental Plan specializes in commercial and government sponsored dental programs, providing services to managed care organizations, state governments, labor unions, large group employers, municipalities, and individuals. With a vast majority of its membership enrolled in government sponsored programs, LIBERTY is recognized as a specialist in administering dental care for Medicaid, SCHIP, and Medicare beneficiaries. LIBERTY has a proven record of successfully increasing the utilization of quality dental care for multiple programs, ensuring that a larger portion of premiums are appropriated directly to care.

LIBERTY Dental Plan is also recognized as an industry leader in the area of Dental Disease Management. A member of The Care Continuum Alliance (, LIBERTY shares their commitment to promote high quality standards for and definitions of key components of wellness, disease, case management where appropriate, and care coordination programs as well as support services and materials.


LIBERTY Dental Plan
Dr. Gary Dougan, National Dental Director
John Carvelli, Executive Vice President