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About Dental Select


Dental Select, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, has over 25 years of experience providing benefits for groups, families and individuals. Co-founded in 1989 by Brent Williams, President and CEO, Dental Select secures over 200,000 provider access points for more than 5,000 companies. 


Our Mission

Dental Select's mission is to be the leader in the dental benefits industry by providing unequaled, cost-effective, innovative and flexible plans that exceed customers' expectations. Dental Select provides exceptional dental benefit solutions for customers, partners and consumers. We are passionate about our customers and strive to provide unsurpassed service to all of our members, clients and providers.



History of Dental Select

In the 1980's Brent Williams left his career as an accountant in Canada with only $2,000 in his pocket. He moved to Utah and began realizing his dream of founding a business committed to people and solid business practices.

Brent first saw the need to create affordable dental plans for everyone. He later recognized frustrations from consumers and dental offices over refused and delayed payment of claims. Brent subsequently made it his mission to change the dental plan industry forever. 


Brent founded the company in a small apartment. As he was able to garner some sales revenue, Brent expanded Dental Select to a small, furnished office with no money for a down payment and no money for salaries.   


Despite many challenges, Brent believed he and his team could make Dental Select a success. He hired a receptionist and had to cover her first pay check using a credit card. Although the company's growth during the first years was slow and steady, Brent eventually nurtured the small company from 2 to 94 employees.


In recent years, Dental Select has experienced tremendous growth. Brent recognized the risks associated with rapid growth and maintained flexibility by shifting priorities for different phases of development.  Brent's vision has supported solid business practices during the shifting economy, expanded the company into the Texas market, and implemented cutting edge technology.


Today, Dental Select is Utah's largest dental benefits provider. Dental Select is often able to turn around payment of claims within 24 hours and has maintained its commitment to providing quality dental insurance affordably.



Getting Involved in our Community

Keeping with a deeply rooted commitment to the community, Dental Select is the sole administrator of Sealants for SmilesTM, allowing 100% of all donations to go directly to improving the oral health of low income children. Sealants for SmilesTM is a school-based dental sealants program. The Sealants for SmilesTM organization has expanded upon the educational, screening and sealant services, and referral services previously provided to 2nd and 6th graders in Title I elementary schools in Salt Lake and Davis County in Utah. Under the direction of Mr. Williams, Sealants for SmilesTM will become a statewide program expanding the services first to Summit and Tooele counties then throughout the entire state of Utah. 


Visit Sealants for Smiles for additional program details or to donate today.


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