IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LIBERTY Dental Plan (LIBERTY) is pleased to announce that Dr. Richard Goren has joined its executive management team to serve as Vice President and Chief Dental Officer. In this new role, Dr. Goren will oversee operations for LIBERTY’s national Provider Relations, Utilization Management, Quality and Care Management Departments.
As a long time veteran of the dental health care industry, Dr. Goren has 20 years of executive level experience using his clinical background to provide quality care and access for members across the nation. Prior to joining LIBERTY, he was the Second Vice President, Group Products, and National Dental Director for The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian) where his primary duties included the development of PPO and DHMO networks, managing dental claim policy, and oversight of Guardian’s national dental quality management program. Before joining Guardian in 1996, Dr. Goren served in the role of Western Regional Dental Director at CIGNA Dental.
Dr. Goren has the additional accomplishments of being a charter member of the California Department of Corporations Quality of Care Working Task Force and developed his clinical expertise in dentistry while running a private practice for 14 years in southern California. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, both earned from the University of California, Los Angeles. He continues to stay involved in organized dentistry by maintaining his membership in the California Dental Association and American Dental Association.
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Goren aboard in this new role as Vice President and Chief Dental Officer,” said Dr. Amir Neshat, LIBERTY’S CEO and founder. “His reputation in the oral health industry is impeccable and we know that his commitment to excellence matches our own expectations to deliver the highest quality of care to our members. I look forward to seeing where this new partnership can take us.”
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 where appropriate, and care coordination programs as well as support services and materials.