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Great Expressions Dental Centers and The CDI Group team up to create a new and improved Smile Protection Dental Plan


The CDI Group is proud to announce their partnership with Great Expressions Dental Centers (GEDC), assuming the administration and support of their Smile Protection Plan. GEDC was looking for a partner who shares the same core values in ensuring all members have access to affordable dental care without sacrificing the quality and service the members and offices demand. The CDI Group, known as the industry leader in the administration of proprietary discount dental plans with a keen focus on quality and service, was the partner of choice.

Effective July 1, GEDC and The CDI Group began their alliance, creating a uniquely customized discount dental plan designed to provide members even greater value than before. With the new Smile Protection Dental Plan, exams and x-rays are free and enhanced fee schedules introduced to provide members with 20%-60% savings on dental treatments – from routine care to unplanned dental emergencies. GEDC and The CDI Group worked closely together to create a customized fee schedule for each of the 10 states the plan is offered; Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Virginia and Texas.

The Smile Protection Dental Plan, offered in over 280 Great Expressions Dental Centers is a flexible alternative to dental insurance in which plan members receive discounted prices for dental care by paying a low annual membership fee. The valued plan provides options for those that may not have been able to afford dental coverage for themselves or their family. With this plan, members are eligible immediately; there are no waiting periods, no claim forms, and no deductibles or maximums.  The plan allows members the flexibility to get the services they need, when they need them.

“We are looking forward to a long term relationship with GEDC, continuously working together to enhance the service we provide to the new and prospective members. With this plan, the dental practices are given the opportunity to offer more services to a broader base of patients while creating patient loyalty,” said Kathleen Hauman, Senior Vice President of The CDI Group.

About GEDC

Founded in 1982, Great Expressions Dental Centers is the largest single-branded dental support organization (DSO) in the United States with more than 280 practices across 10 states.  For nearly 40 years, GEDC has been a leader in preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care. Great Expressions is consistently recognized for their contributions to improving oral health care through quality and safety initiatives, affordable dental care services, patient convenience and more. For more information, please visit

About The CDI Group

The CDI Group, founded in California in 2007 specializes exclusively in designing, developing, and administering proprietary discount dental plans. It collaborates with dental practice management, dental services organizations, and small to mid-sized practices to offer innovative and customized alternatives to dental insurance for both insured and uninsured patients. For more information, please visit