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Massachusetts Dental Society Inks Exclusive Partnership with Bento

The Massachusetts Dental Society has named Bento the exclusive dental benefits management platform for the organization, bringing members a modern alternative to insurance.

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.November 13, 2018 – The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), a statewide organization serving approximately 5,000 member dentists, has named Bento, a dental benefits management software platform, as an exclusive partner to provide its members a modern alternative to insurance. Bento helps organizations of any size to self-insure and customize their dental benefit. The partnership follows on the heels of Bento’s recent launch announcement.

“The Massachusetts Dental Society’s mission is to help our member dentists succeed as oral health providers by bringing them the latest in technology, education, and advocacy,” said MDS Executive Director Dr. Robert Boose. “Bento has built a software platform that represents a great opportunity for our members to connect directly with their patients and build strong relationships with them based on clarity and trust.”

“We’re excited and proud to be partnering with the Massachusetts Dental Society,” said Ryan Traeger, Bento’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. “The MDS is the leading voice in dentistry here in New England, and we believe Bento will be an incredibly useful platform for its member dentists. We’re helping companies self-insure their dental benefits, then pay dentists directly. That’s good for dentists, patients, and employers.”

“By connecting employer-paid plans directly with dentists, Bento eliminates the interference of traditional insurance. Our members have been asking for a viable direct reimbursement solution for a long time, so we were excited when we discovered Bento,” said MDS Director of Sales and Business Development Shannon McCarthy.

The partnership also will include a continuing education component that will help MDS member dentists with best practice information on dental economics, preservation of patient relations, and more. “Bento was built to bring transparency and efficiency to the dental market,” said Traeger. “We want to translate that efficiency into education opportunities for dentists so they can get the most out of their business.”

More than 25,000 dental professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about Bento at the 2019 Yankee Dental Congress, New England’s largest meeting for professionals seeking the best dental continuing education, products, services, and resources. Bento will exhibit at Booth 2434 throughout Yankee, which runs from January 31 to February 2, 2019, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

About the Massachusetts Dental Society
The Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS), a 5,000-member constituent of the American Dental Association, is dedicated to the professional development of its member dentists through initiatives in education, advocacy, and promotion of the highest professional standards, and championing oral health in the Commonwealth. For more information, visit, and follow the MDS on Twitter @MassDental.

About Bento
Bento was founded in 2017 by serial entrepreneurs Ram Sudireddy and Saty Mahajan in response to the numerous and widely varied issues in the dental benefits market. Recognizing that dental insurance isn’t really insurance, but rather an employer benefit, they built a platform using leading edge technology that solves issues for employers and dentists alike. Bento uses a direct reimbursement model that manages everything from appointment to payment, and more importantly, cuts out burdensome insurance companies that get in the way of patient care. For more information, visit, and follow Bento on Twitter @BentoDental.