A Brandon dentist has filed a class-action lawsuit against Delta Dental, the nation’s largest dental insurer, accusing the company of price-fixing and conspiracy to lower the amount paid to dentists.
Dentist William Dickey filed the lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Jackson.
Dickey’s lawsuit says Delta Dental wields considerable market power by compelling dentists to accept below-market reimbursement for dental services.
Delta Dentist corporate officials couldn’t be reached for comment.
One in three Americans with dental insurance are insured through Delta Dental, which serves more than 80 million Americans, and three out of every four dentists in America are part of the Delta Dental system, according to the lawsuit.