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Dec 13, 2022

Think you know what’s ahead regarding of compensation, quality etc. in the dental world?  Maybe not.  Listen in to this enlightening podcast with Mary Lee Conicella, Chief DentalOfficer of CVS Heath.  Hear her speak about innovative work that will improve oral health and shape the way we all practice.


As Aetna’s chief dental officer, Dr. Conicella drives clinical innovation that engages members, delivers superior health, and improves cost through integration. As an Aetna leader, she focuses on creating a work environment that inspires collaboration, high performance, and continuous quality improvement. Partnering with Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, she has authored numerous abstracts and articles related to the impact dental care has on overall health. The first of these resulted in the development of Aetna's groundbreaking Dental-Medical Integration program. As a member of Aetna’s Medical Affairs Team, she ensures alignment of clinical programs across Aetna to enhance member experience in all areas of healthcare delivery.

Aside from her work at Aetna, she sits on the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) Board of Directors and the New York University College of Dentistry Dean’s Strategic Advisory Council. Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the National Dental Association’s Corporate Round Table. She’s worked with the NDA for over a decade to develop and support inter-professional programs in cities across America and most recently co-authored an article, “The Aetna-NDA Partnership for Achieving Racial and Ethnic Health Equity” published in both the American Journal of Public Health and in the book, "Oral Health in America" (January 2019 APHA Press.)