Argus Dental Plan Launches Vision Benefits, Dunbar Named COO

TAMPA, Fla. -- Argus Dental Plan, a leading dental benefits organization, has announced the formation of Argus Vision. Argus Vision plans to offer vision benefit plans as an added comprehensive benefit to employer groups and health plans.

Leading Argus Vision will be David Dunbar, chief operations officer. Dunbar brings over 25 years of experience in the vision industry overseeing business development and vision benefit expansion to his new role at Argus, including 20 years in a senior management position at For Eyes Optical and, more recently, integrating wholesale labs services into managed vision care programs and consulting work with Advantica on developing its new online CL replacement program for its members.

Argus Dental currently provides dental benefits nationally to members in New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia with future expansion into Texas. “These are exciting times for Argus Dental to move into a natural direction to add vision as a complementary benefit to dental services,” said Nicholas M. Kavouklis, DMD, founder and president of Argus Dental Plan. He added, “With the recent addition of our new chief operations officer, David Dunbar, and other talented team members, we are well positioned to become a leading company in the vision benefit marketplace. Argus provides a variety of quality-based prepaid dental plans, dental saving accounts (DSA), dental PPO, HMO, Medicare and Medicaid.

Argus Vision will expand its operations in member services, claims, compliance and network development from its headquarters in the Tampa Bay area.

Argus is licensed through the Florida Department of Insurance and Texas Department of Insurance. Argus Dental is the first dental plan organization in the U.S. to be accredited by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC) and is contracted with Florida Healthy Kids to provide affordable dental care to children in Florida.