Our Story

Careington is an innovative and pioneering part of the dental industry, delivering discount dental plans to local, regional, state and national clients, and providing more than 15 million members with access to our networks, 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:
Careington BenefitSolutions, CareingtonLatino and Munroe Sutton.

Our History

  • 1979


    Founded by two entrepreneurial dentists

  • 1985


    First licensed dental HMO in the state of Texas

  • 1992


    Launched the discount fee-for-service dental network

  • 1993


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

  • 1996


    Sold the DHMO 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 discount plan organization license in the state of Florida

  • 2006


    Licensed as national TPA and insurance agency

  • 2007


    Began offering telehealth products and services to the marketplace

  • 2009


    Founded Munroe Sutton - expanded discount dental model to the U.K.

  • 2011


    First DSO partners with us to administer custom in-house discount plan

  • 2014


    Careington discount network selected as the first discount plan option for the state of Texas employee and retiree group

  • Today

    More than 15 million members nationwide...and growing!

THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE and is not intended to replace health insurance.
This plan does not meet the minimum creditable coverage requirements under M.G.L. c.111M and 956 CMR 5.00. This plan is not a Qualified Health Plan under the Affordable Care Act. This is not a Medicare prescription drug plan. The range of discounts will vary depending on the type of provider and service. The plan does not pay providers directly. Plan members must pay for all services but will receive a discount from participating providers. The list of participating providers is at www.careington.com. A written list of participating providers is available upon request. You may cancel within the first 30 days after effective date or receipt of membership materials (whichever is later) and receive a full refund, less a nominal processing fee (nominal fee for MD residents is $5, AR and TN residents will be refunded processing fee). Discount Plan Organization and administrator: Careington International Corporation, 7400 Gaylord Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034; phone 800-441-0380.

This plan is not available in Vermont or Washington.

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