Earlier this year, LSV joined the Santa Fe Group, the pre-eminent dental think tank in the U.S. The group has been instrumental in raising awareness and moving the needle on critical issues related to oral health, including oral cancer, dental education, children’s oral health, medical-dental integration, and expanding oral health care for seniors.
Our membership has also resulted in our own Ed Murphy, Executive Vice President, Dental, earning a seat at the table of the group’s prestigious Strategic Advisory Council. The council is comprised of several deans and emeritus deans of the nation’s leading universities of dental medicine, CEOs and other C-suite level leaders who help shape the policies and strategic direction of the group and promote important enhancements in health care.
Membership in the Santa Fe Group has other benefits. The group hosts monthly webinars that address critical issues that affect oral health. They’re free to our participating dental providers, and CE credit is provided to all dentists and hygienists who attend. Earlier this month, Ed was one of the featured presenters of a webinar, “Learning from the Convergence of Medical and Dental Insurance: Who’s Driving the Change?”
Ed is a natural fit for the Strategic Advisory Council. Since joining LSV and USAble Life, he has overseen the development and advanced the adoption of LSV’s innovative medical-dental integration programs — Dental4Health® and LSV Connected Care® ― which improve overall health while driving down health care costs for enrolled plan members who suffer from eligible medical conditions.
Before joining the company, Ed founded and served as CEO of several dental-related businesses. He co-founded Dental Benefit Providers (which was later acquired by the UnitedHealthcare Group), was CEO of UnitedHealthcare Group’s Specialized Care Services division (which included UnitedHealthcare Dental), and co-founded Preventive Medicine, a health informatics company that developed a proprietary health and behavioral change model based on e-learning technology. Ed was also a board member of the National Association of Dental Plans, serving as its chair for three years.
We congratulate Ed and his team for constantly striving to transform oral health education and practice and for enhancing LSV’s reputation as a thought leader in the field of oral health.