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LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New National Dental Director


LIBERTY Dental Plan Introduces New National Dental Director

Irvine, CA—June 24, 2013 – LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Dougan, has joined LIBERTY Dental Plan as its National Dental Director.

“It is an honor to have Dr. Dougan join our executive management team, and we look forward to this great partnership,” said Dr. Amir Neshat, LIBERTY’S CEO and founder. “As the head of our national Quality Management and Utilization Management units, Dr. Dougan will undoubtedly bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that will contribute to advancing our commitment to providing members with exceptional oral healthcare. We can’t wait to see how far this collaboration takes us.”

As a seasoned specialist who has audited hundreds of offices and reviewed thousands of claims, Dr. Gary Dougan brings over 20 years of Dental Director and Quality Management experience to LIBERTY. He is a Certified Dental Quality Assurance Consultant from the California Association of Dental Plans, and a Certified Dental Consultant from the American Association of Dental Consultants.  He has been involved in dental insurance plan design, policy setting, regulatory compliance, and has extensive experience reviewing claims, auditing provider offices, and resolving member grievances and provider disputes. Dr. Dougan also owned and operated a multi-practitioner private practice in Oakland, practicing for over 20 years.

Dr. Dougan has formerly served as President of the Alameda County Dental Society and its charitable foundation, a recent Trustee of the California Dental Association, and past Chair of the CDA Leadership Development Committee, as well as an ADA Delegate.  Dr. Dougan is a known national speaker on clinical topics as well as dental benefits industry issues, and serves on the board of a charitable foundation.

Dr. Dougan graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington, DC, and has a Master of Public Health degree from UCLA.  He completed a General Practice Residency at LA County-USC Medical Center and was one of the first dentists chosen to participate in the CHCR-UCSF Healthcare Leadership Fellowship with physicians, nurse administrators and other healthcare business leaders. He was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy honorary dental organizations, whose activities concentrate on dental ethics.


Dr. Gary Dougan, National Dental Director

John Carvelli, Executive Vice President