LIBERTY Dental Plan Corporation (LIBERTY) has appointed Rosa “Rosie” Roldan, DMD, MD, to the role of chief dental officer. Dr. Roldan, a board-certified pediatric dentist and physician, previously served as LIBERTY’s vice president of provider relations, clinical affairs and dental wellness and as the dental director for LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida.
“Dr. Roldan is an outstanding leader who is highly regarded in the industry,” said Marti Lolli, CEO of LIBERTY. “Her unique combination of expertise enables her to bridge the gap between dentistry and overall health, which is essential to advancing our mission to help our members live their healthiest life.”
LIBERTY Dental Plan is one of the nation’s largest dental benefits administrators serving government and commercial clients through plans that include Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Medicare Advantage.
“I am eager to build on LIBERTY’s strong foundation and excellent reputation,” said Dr. Roldan. “We’re bringing together an incredible team to take the next step forward in clinical excellence and innovation through informatics, value-based programs and quality.”
Within LIBERTY’s centralized dental office, two new positions have been elevated. Cherag Sarkari, BDS, MDS, DDS, now serves as dental director, national quality improvement and clinical Innovation, and continues as California dental director. Michael Weyrauch, DMD, has been named senior dental director, national clinical affairs, and analytics.
Prior to joining LIBERTY, Dr. Roldan developed and implemented Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program in Miami, Florida. In that role, she educated pediatric dental specialists, increased access to under-served populations by deploying a mobile dental unit to low-income neighborhoods, established infant, toddler and adolescent programs to increase access to care, and secured over $10 million dollars in grants.
Roldan holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras; a doctorate of dental medicine from Temple University, and a doctorate in medicine from University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. She has multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
About LIBERTY Dental Plan Corporation
LIBERTY is a dental benefits administrator founded by dentists and health industry professionals in 2002. LIBERTY currently administers dental benefits in all 50 states, including on behalf of 6.5 million Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, commercial, and exchange members.
A high-touch approach to member and provider engagement, along with innovations to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of dental care delivery, has propelled the company’s growth. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, is a majority investor in LIBERTY and Elevance Health, a customer since 2010, is a minority investor.
LIBERTY operates and lives by its motto: Making Members Shine, One Smile at a Time.
Learn more at LIBERTY Dental Plan.