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About Us


A flexible alternative to insurance ™

The Gentle Dental Plan – Administered by The CDI Group is a licensed discount medical plan in California.  Why is this important? Each state has stringent guidelines regarding patient’s rights which licensed dental plans must adhere to. We have gone through the most rigorous licensing processes in many states across the country – from Alaska all the way to Massachusetts.  At The CDI Group, we have distinguished ourselves as a leader in the discount health care market, committed to providing access to quality dental care. Remaining a privately held company, we entered the dental business over 50 years ago, led by Dr. E. Edgar Schroeder, ABO, DDS, MS.

In an economic climate characterized by rising healthcare costs, individuals are increasingly faced with a reduction in dental benefits or a loss of benefits completely.  It is our belief that traditional approaches to the current health care crisis are misdirected.  Instead, our proactive approach emphasizes consumer engagement and access to quality, affordable oral health. Unlike traditional insurance, our plans support making costs known up front.  Our plans are there for you, whether you are seeking routine care or face an unplanned dental expense.

InterDent's mission is to provide the best support to affiliated providers to achieve high levels of oral health and patient satisfaction. Partnering with The CDI Group to create the Gentle Dental discount plan is one step towards accomplishing that goal. With easy enrollment, immediate savings and no restrictions, membership in the Gentle Dental Plan provides instant access to savings on all dental services, and the peace of mind knowing you can maintain your oral health.

We believe – the insured, uninsured and under-insured – should know their dental care options. The CDI Group offers dental patients the opportunity to receive better oral healthcare. Together with our partner, InterDent we can help more people have access to the dental care they need to ensure their total health.