Overjet has acquired American Dental Examiners, bringing Overjet’s dental artificial intelligence (AI) technology to the dental claims review firm. With the acquisition, the companies said, Overjet will be the first company in the dental industry to offer a fully integrated solution for dental payers that combines AI and a licensed, nationwide network of dental claims reviewers.
The acquisition also enables Overjet to provide nationwide and fully licensed utilization review, a broad network of dentists to support claims review, and a leadership team with decades of dental claims review and benefits consulting experience, the companies said.
“The uptake of Overjet’s dental AI by payers has been swift and surpassed our expectations,” said Dr. Wardah Inam, CEO and cofounder of Overjet.
“As we built these relationships, multiple customers approached us about offering an even broader set of services powered by AI to support the full lifecycle of claim processing. Our partners are rethinking processes, platforms, and technology to speed review and improve consistency for their provider networks and members,” said Inam.
For payers, the companies said, the acquisition bolsters Overjet’s suite of offerings to include nationwide, fully licensed dental claims decisioning in addition to Overjet’s dental AI tools for claim review selection and payment integrity.
Dental payers now can rely on Overjet to supplement internal clinical staff to boost the volume of claims reviewed, handle seasonal variations, and ensure compliance with state utilization review laws, the companies said.
Overjet already has several payers working to integrate licensed clinical review, supported by AI, into their operations, the companies said. American Dental Examiners’ existing clients will benefit from Overjet’s deep technology capabilities and ability to leverage dental AI seamlessly with existing claims review services, they added.
“Through multiple claims review tests, we found that dentists using Overjet’s platform and AI technology could work substantially faster and more accurately than many other systems out there,” said Dr. Robert Faiella, DDS, chief dental officer at Overjet.
“With this insight, we realized that full clinical review as a service made sense as an offering and could help lower costs, boost quality, and simplify operations for payers,” Faiella said.
“When I first saw Overjet’s technology, I knew this was the future of dental claims review,” said Dr. Robert Leaf, founder of American Dental Examiners. “Bringing ADE and Overjet together just made sense. It’s top-notch clinical reviewers using best-in-class artificial intelligence. This will redefine the industry.”