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Gov. Scott Appoints Dr. Nicholas M. Kavouklis, D.M.D. to Board of Dentistry


TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, Oct. 25, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Dr. Nicholas M. Kavouklis, D.M.D. ("Dr. Nick") to the Florida Board of Dentistry. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning Oct. 25, 2017, and ending Oct. 31, 2018.

The Florida Board of Dentistry plays a leading role in the State's ever-changing health care environment. This is accomplished through communications with the public, legislature, dental colleges, the dental community, and through taking active roles in national dental organizations.

Dr. Nick is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Argus Dental & Vision, Inc., which provides dental and vision benefits for over 1,000,000 policy-holders. Dr. Nick stated: "I am honored to have this opportunity to make positive contributions to the Board's mission. It is my hope that the 30-plus years as a practicing general dentist combined with 25-plus years in the dental insurance market means that I may provide unique, and heretofore, unforeseen perspectives that will benefit the oral and systemic health of all Floridians."

Dr. Nick received his undergraduate Biology degree from the University of South Florida and his D.M.D. from the University of Florida College of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Florida Dental Association, Hillsborough County Dental Association and West Coast Dental Association and is licensed by the Florida Department of Health.

Dr. Nick has a diverse background of experience and a proven successful record with clinical, entrepreneurial and professional activities in the fields of dentistry, vision, insurance and managed-care cost containment. He has served as chairman for peer review and as an expert witness and testimony for the Florida Department of Profession Regulations. His range of knowledge includes not only clinical patient care but also dental and vision insurance, quality control, network development, and marketing.

About Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.

Founded in 2007 by a Florida dentist and licensed through the Florida Department of Insurance, Argus provides administration of dental and vision benefits that offer value and quality. Argus maintains three licensures as a Pre-paid Health Plan, a Discount Medical Plan and as a Third Party Administrator in 25 states across the country. Argus is the first dental plan organization in the United States to earn accreditation for quality care for both vision and dental by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Argus provides fully-delegated services for Medicare and Medicaid HMO partners, commercial accounts and government agencies such as Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. Collaborations between consumers, providers and insurance agents have enabled Argus to customize flexible and affordable benefit plans to meet the specific needs of individuals, families, employer groups and associations. Visit for more information.


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Argus Dental & Vision, Inc.
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