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 30 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


Established by two entrepreneurial dentists


Became the first licensed dental HMO in the state of Texas


Launched Careington's national discount dental network


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


Began offering value-add dental to Commercial/Medicare population


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


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


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


Obtained our first DPO license in the state of Florida

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

Began offering telehealth products and services to the marketplace


Paid our first dental claim


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



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

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


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


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


We serve more than 30 million members across all Careington companies, brands, products and services!

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