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Current Location: Hawaii Dental Service > Dentists > HDS Participating Dentist Advantages
     
HDS - Dentists - The Advantages of Being an HDS Participating Dentist

HDS has served Hawaii’s families since 1962.  More than 95 percent of Hawaii’s licensed, practicing dentist participate with HDS to meet the oral health needs of more than a half million members.

Largest Statewide Patient Base

HDS's quality benefits plans attract and retain a large patient base for participating dentists year after year.  More than 500,000 members are currently enrolled in HDS plans.

Claims Processing Service

Fast and efficient claims processing for you and your patients means you receive prompt and accurate weekly payments.

Local Customer Service

Our team of local Customer Service and Professional Relations representatives provides quick and friendly service.

Experience

HDS has more than four decades of experience as the first and largest dental benefits provider in Hawaii.

E-Tools

HDS offers a free suite of electronic tools to help minimize paper handling, postage costs and speed up payments. Products include: direct deposit, on-line real-time patient eligibility, benefits and history, on-line claim submission and tracking, on-line digital attachment submission, on-line reconsiderations, real-time adjudication, HDScan (X-ray scanning tool), and DenTel (automated phone service).

Electronic Claims

HDS also accepts electronic claims from clearinghouses such as Apex EDI, Dentrix, Easy Dental, G&C Claims, Innova Dental, Tesia, Dental Xchange, Kodak and others.

Training

HDS offers free seminars and on-site training to participating dentists and their staff members. Seminar attendees receive Academy of General Dentistry Credits for continuing education.

Discounts for Dentists

HDS arranges for discounted rates and special offers from vendors exclusively for participating dentists.

Directory and Web Searches

A list of participating dentists is included in our participating dentist directory and on the Web site. HDS members are encouraged to visit participating dentists to maximize the benefits of their HDS dental plan.

Delta Dental Plans Association Affiliation

HDS is a member of the Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA). DDPA is the largest dental benefits provider in the United States, covering more than 50 million individuals. HDS participating dentists are also Delta Dental participating dentists.

Assignment of Benefits

HDS will send claim payments directly to the participating dentist or participating dentist’s account (direct deposit).

If you are interested in becoming an HDS participating dentist, please e-mail HDSProfessionalRelations@HawaiiDentalService.com to receive an application packet.

 

 

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