Ron E. Inge, D.D.S.
Dr. Ron Inge is the Chief Dental Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Professional Services at Delta Dental of Missouri, which also does business in South Carolina as Delta Dental of South Carolina. He joined the organization in 2016. As chief dental officer and vice president of professional services, Dr. Inge is responsible for all aspects of the dental networks, serving as the primary liaison with dental professionals, as well as setting and implementing dental policy and procedures. He also coordinates consumer-focused oral health initiatives and assists in product development. As chief operating officer, he directs the organization’s operations, including the claims and customer service teams.
Dr. Inge spent the first 15 years of his career in private dental practice. He has served in executive roles at Aetna, Delta Dental of Washington, Delta Dental of California, the American Dental Association, DentiCare of California and AVP Vision Plans. His experience also includes serving as chief dental officer for Western Dental Services, a large dental service organization, in Orange, California.
Dr. Inge was involved in the original concept and development of the Institute for Oral Health (IOH) in 2006, and served as the organization’s executive director for more than eight years. He served on the boards of the National Association of Dental Plans and the California Association of Dental Plans. Dr. Inge is also a member of The Santa Fe Group, which fosters policies and initiates actions to improve oral health, overall health and the well-being of the public. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology from Stanford University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.