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SMILE Health Adds Leading Industry Partners; $1M in Available Capital for Early-Stage Oral Health Startups

As a dental benefits administrator serving more than 33 million people nationwide, the majority of whom are low-income children and families enrolled in Medicaid, we see firsthand – and at scale – the obstacles people face in accessing high quality preventive dental care,” said Steve Pollock, president and CEO of DentaQuest. “SMILE Health is unique in its approach to rapidly validate and deploy solutions designed to address these obstacles. Given DentaQuest’s mission to improve the oral health of all, we are eager to support entrepreneurs working toward a more equitable, healthier future.”

Laredo Woman Lends Helping Hand During Water Crisis

Anel Torres was one of many affected by the water line break and boil water notice that happened this past February She lives outside the city, in the Pueblo Nuevo area, and says the water crisis put her life on hold. Torres says, “We didn’t have running water for a couple of days so my job kind of stopped, and my children had to be home as well, so it kind of hit us back.” Torres reached out to her employer based in Boston about the water crisis that was affecting her family and several members of her community. Her employer, Dentaquest, took notice and delivered nine pallets of water bottles to her doorstep. In total that was approximately 17,000 water bottles.

State Lawmakers Continue To Pursue Reforms To Expand Access To Dental Care

Research released in 2021 by the British Dental Journal, the Journal of the California Dental Association, and DentaQuest found proper oral health makes it more likely that an infected person will survive Covid-19.