Linda Vidone, DMD

Vice President, Clinical Management

Linda Vidone, DMD, serves as vice president of clinical management for Delta Dental of Massachusetts (DDMA), an affiliate of CareQuest Institute of Oral Health. In this role, Linda provides strategic thought leadership with respect to dental and scientific issues. As a board-certified dental consultant, Linda is responsible for all clinical programs at DDMA, which include dental/medical integration, utilization review and management, oral health analytics, benefit criteria, clinical and contractual appeal review, and sets standards for quality care.  

Linda has 20 years of dental experience in clinical private practice, as dental school faculty, and in the dental benefits industry, setting clinical policies and performing routine claim review while staying abreast of innovations in oral health care. She is immediate past President of the American Association of Dental Consultants and serves as chair of the Certification Committee. She is chairperson on National Association of Dental Terminology workgroup, a voting member for the Dental Quality Alliance as well as a voting member of the American Dental Association’s code maintenance committee, where she represents American Health Insurance Plans. She is considered an expert in Dental Coding and is the author of the Implant Chapter in the ADAs CDT Coding companion manual. 

Linda earned her doctor of medicine degree from Boston University School of Dental Medicine, certificates of advanced graduate studies in periodontology and prosthodontics, and a bachelor’s in biology with a concentration in health care administration from Providence College. She maintains a private practice in periodontology in Brookline, Massachusetts.