Our Story

Careington is an innovative and pioneering part of the dental industry, delivering discount dental plans to local, regional, state and national clients. We serve more than 20 million members across all Careington companies, brands, products and services.

Our Mission


Careington is a responsive, solutions-driven company motivated by the people we serve. We are an established leader structured to design, develop and deliver industry-best products and services focused on individual health and well-being and characterized by affordability, integrity, transparency, simplicity and value. Our innovative solutions connect us to our clients, members, providers and producers - now and into the future.

Where it all began...


Careington was founded by two dentists in 1979. In 1985, we became a fully licensed and approved Dental Health Maintenance Organization (DHMO) in the state of Texas, where we were founded. American Dental Corporation, our predecessor company, was officially formed in 1992 and subsequently changed its name to Careington International Corporation, incorporated in 1996. That same year, the DHMO was sold to SafeGuard.

Our deep roots in Texas grew into a rich history in the dental benefits marketplace that now uniquely provides a well-known, well-established and well-respected international reach and can deliver international dental network access throughout the United States and United Kingdom.

Where we are now...


Careington has grown on a global scale by providing more valuable products and services to clients and customers and by expanding our reach into numerous affiliates and brands, each completing a different piece of the puzzle and contributing to our ability to provide a first-class single-source solution.

Our History


1979

Established by two entrepreneurial dentists

1985

Became the first licensed dental HMO in the state of Texas

1992

Began offering value-add dental to Commercial/Medicare population

1993

Began bundling dental with other ancillary products (vision, prescription, etc.)

1995

Began offering value-add dental to Commercial/Medicare population

1996

Became the largest DHMO in Texas and then sold the DHMO to SafeGuard/MetLife in order to focus on discount health products, aggregation and administration

1998

Launched dental PPO plans and began offering access to Careington's dental PPO networks

2001

Co-formed Consumer Health Alliance (CHA), the discount health care trade association - www.consumerhealthalliance.org

2005

Obtained our first DPO license in the state of Florida

2006
  • Became licensed as a national TPA insurance agency
  • Started administering Medicare Advantage dental programs
2007

Began offering telehealth products and services to the marketplace

2008

Paid our first dental claim

2009

Founded Munroe Sutton and expanded discount/PPO dental model to the U.K.

2011

Milestones

  • Reached 10 million members
  • First DSO partners with Careington to administer custom in-house dental discount plan
2017

Launched provider-focused, in-office patient loyalty brand, Launch Loyalty

2018

Introduced telemedicine affiliate company, DialCare Mental Wellness Program, to the group and individual market

2019

Launched the DialCare Mental Wellness Program to the group and individual market

TODAY

We serve more than 20 million members across all Careington companies, brands, products and services!

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