DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For his expertise, insight and continued leadership in the dental benefits industry, the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) honored Dr. Charles Stewart, Aetna, with the 2021 Gabryl Award, the dental benefits industry's highest honor. NADP presented the award Oct. 5 during the Opening General Session of Virtual CONVERGE 2021, the association's annual conference.
“NADP celebrates Dr. Stewart's dedicated service to the association,” noted Executive Director Eme Augustini. “His strong, knowledgeable leadership and representation on the ADA Code Maintenance Committee has made a lasting impact to NADP and the dental benefits industry.”
When confronted with numerous, rapidly evolving and widespread challenges impacting dental benefits during the global pandemic, the industry was fortunate to have a leader of Dr. Charles Stewart's caliber representing the industry on the American Dental Association's Code Maintenance Committee (ADA CMC). With Dr. Stewart at the helm, NADP has successfully navigated its service on the ADA CMC for nearly a decade.
During the pandemic, Dr. Stewart's expertise, insight and leadership helped the industry stay the course during challenging circumstances. He successfully steered the industry's response to the first ever supplemental meeting of the CMC, which resulted in nine new codes in mid-2020 that were integrated into the code set already in place as of January 2020. He articulated myriad logistical and technical issues, and the CMC listened. The …
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