ROCKFORD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is proud to announce a new partnership with Dr. Jason Grinter, who will be serving as LIBERTY Dental Director for the state of Illinois. A resident of Rockford, Dr. Grinter 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 the community of Illinois.
Dr. Grinter is a dedicated advocate for appropriate access to clinical dental treatment in Illinois, and has a long resume of oral healthcare experience to advance those goals. In his prior capacities, he has served as Dental Director at Milestone Dental Clinic, a leading non-profit dental clinic that attends patients with development disabilities, and he has worked as the Director of Special Patient Care at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
A graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Grinter began his outreach to some of the more rural areas in Northwest Illinois as a participating provider on the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile just one year after finishing dental school. He continues to regularly provide services on the Care Mobile, and has expanded his advocacy for bringing dental health care to the many still in need by earning a Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Illinois. He is also a provider for the Illinois school-based program bringing preventive services to children of school age in various communities.
In 2010, Dr. Grinter’s efforts were recognized as he was awarded Erie Family Health’s Golden Toothbrush award. He currently chairs the Illinois State Dental Society Access to Care Committee, and is an active member on the Chicago Dental Society Government Affairs and Access to Care Committee.
“We could not be more pleased to welcome Dr. Jason Grinter as LIBERTY’S Illinois Dental Director,” said Dr. Gary Dougan, National Dental Director. “The number of accomplishments and level of advocacy experience he has achieved in such a short time is admirable, and we look forward to seeing how this partnership will help bring excellent dental health care to those who need it most in Illinois’ population.”
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 (carecontinuum.org), LIBERTY shares their commitment to promote high quality standards for, and definitions of, key components of wellness, disease, case management and care coordination programs as well as their support services and materials.