Code of Conduct

Dental Interact ( Rules & Etiquette

Thank you for being part of Dental Interact at, a collaborative platform for NADP members. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions, shared files and content is best suited to the medium. This is a great medium to solicit the advice of peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing dialogue with NADP volunteer groups. Questions should be directed here. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines listed below. To preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, NADP reserves the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violates these rules.


  • Don't challenge or attack others. The discussions and comments are meant to stimulate conversation rather than create contention. Let others have their say, just as you may.
  • Don't post commercial messages on any discussion list, resource library entry, or other areas where others might see them. Instead, contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them.
  • Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the lists and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander, and antitrust laws.  
  • All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.  
  • Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted.  
  • Remember that other participants have the right to reproduce postings to this site unless you specify otherwise.  
  • Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate lists or libraries. Do not spam several lists or libraries with the same message.
  • All messages must add to the body of knowledge. NADP reserves the right to reject any message for any reason.

Discussion Group Etiquette

  • Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, and location.
  • State concisely and the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.  
  • Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information, and put your response before the original posting.
  • Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that everyone can benefit from.  
  • Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals--not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link to the left of every message.
  • Do not send administrative messages, such as remove me from the list. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing e-mail addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new e-mail address. Simply change your settings. 
  • Warn other list subscribers of lengthy messages either in the subject line or at the beginning of the message body with a line that says "Long Message."

NADP Confidentiality Agreement

Documents, discussion, and other proceedings (collectively referred to work "Work Product") within the Board of Directors (the "Board") and other volunteer groups are the property of the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) and can only be used by NADP and its member companies for purposes consistent with the charge of the workgroup. Sharing NADP Work Product outside of NADP and its member companies is contrary to the interests and NADP and its members and a violation of this policy. Breaches of this policy will be investigated. Commensurate with the severity of the breach, the Board may choose to remove the individual(s) from NADP workgroups or other volunteer positions, remove individuals or their company from NADP, and/or consider applicable legal remedies.

Legal Responsibilities

This site is provided as a service for the members of NADP.  NADP is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by NADP or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall NADP be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants NADP and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to restrict free trade illegally. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

NADP does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not undertake editorial control of postings on its own. However, if any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of NADP we will take all appropriate action.

NADP reserves the right to terminate access to users who do not abide by these guidelines.