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Advantage Dental Makes Inroads in Portland Area

Its presence is being boosted by television ads and social media.

Oregon’s largest dental Medicaid provider has teamed up with Legacy Health and its partner PacificSource Health Plans to expand its network.

The ultimate goal – help people lead healthier lives by controlling healthcare costs. “It’s a well-known fact that people who have healthy mouths cost our health system less,” said Mike Shirtcliff, president and CEO of Advantage Dental.

Patients Notified Of Breach Of Unsecured Personal Information

Advantage Dental ("Advantage"), an Oregon-based dental services provider notified 151,626 patients of a breach of personal patient protected health information (PHI/HIPAA) after its intrusion detection system discovered an internal database at Advantage was illegally accessed.

Advantage Dental is Not Selling Out

August 17, 2012 -- Due to the implementation of a new health care delivery system created by the Oregon Health Authority and the State of Oregon, called Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO’s), as called for under HB 3650 and SB 1580, Advantage Dental has been having talks with various organizatio

Dental Care Organizations Want to Get a Jump Start on Transformation

But Mike Shirtcliff, who thinks it’s important for dental organizations to get involved early, reports problems regarding being involved with a CCO’s formation

April 25, 2012—Although dental care organizations aren’t required to become a part of the transformation process until 2014, two groups are getting a jump start.

Mike Shirtcliff, the CEO and president of Advantage Dental, doesn’t see any reason to wait. His company, based in Redmond, provides dental care to about 187,000 people on the Oregon Health Plan, and was listed in six letters of intent sent to the Oregon Health Authority from coordinated care organizations interested in integrating mental, physical and dental healthcare for people on the Oregon Health Plan.


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