Access Plans, a nationwide distributor of health insurance and non-insurance healthcare programs, and DenteMax, a dental network manager, have announced a partnership agreement in which Access Plans can utilize the DenteMax national dental network to enhance its own Access Dental network in certain of the company's discount and supplemental healthcare plans.

DenteMax requires all dentists to complete and pass credentialing before being admitted to the network, and dentists are recredentialed every three years to maintain this level of quality.

Ian Stuart, interim president and CEO of Access Plans, said: This partnership will allow Access Plans to enhance the dental network strength of selected products by combining our own proprietary dental network, Access Dental, with the DenteMax network.

In providing the best for our customers, two networks are stronger than one. We selected DenteMax to partner with not only because of the size and national scope of the network, but also because of the attention to quality and the credentialing program.