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DentaQuest Selects Six Health Equity Heroes For Exceptional Oral Health Efforts
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading oral health enterprise and largest Medicaid dental benefits company serving 24 million members across 30 states, announced its 2018 Health Equity Heroes, recognizing and commending the work of six leaders whose …
The Simple Communication Technique That Produces Measurable Results in Preventive Dentistry
This story is based on the California Dental Association Journal clinical article, “Quality Improvement in Practice Leading to Remineralization,” published n March 2018. You can read the entire piece at CDA.org. Great dental care starts with …
What Makes You More Likely to End Up in The Emergency Room for Dental Problems?
Adult dental benefits are not currently included in Maryland Medicaid – which means emergency departments (EDs) in the state see a lot of oral emergencies. Though Medicaid recipients only represent 15% of the total adult population in the state, …
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Adult Medicaid dental can make the difference
Amanda is a 33-year-old single mom from Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Va. She and her two young children came to the local fairgrounds – usually the site of the Virginia Kentucky District Fair and rodeos, among other events – for help with some …
Value-Based Payment remains a key topic for health industry
Dentistry was established apart from medicine and remains largely planted in a reactive, surgical approach to care thanks to the fee-for-service (FFS) model of reimbursement, but we can be proactive. We need to focus on value; skyrocketing …
Easing children's fear of the dentist with the Milwaukee Brewers
At around 9:00 AM, buses started rolling into the parking lot. The kids were a mix of emotions – while some looked excited, most were reserved. Roughly 175 children from several Milwaukee Boys and Girls Clubs joined me and 32 other DentaQuest …
Washington State Moves to MCOs for Dental Medicaid Administrationopens in new window
DentaQuest is one of three groups recently selected to administer Washington's Medicaid dental benefits program.
Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, Alabama Department of Public Health promote healthy bedtime routines through ‘Brush, Book, Bed’opens in new window
"Made possible by a grant from the DentaQuest Foundation, along with in-kind support from the Alabama Department of Public Health's Oral Health Division, the program is providing families at well-child visits with materials in hand. "
Baby Teething: From Teething Charts to Teething Symptomsopens in new window
DentaQuest Institute's Dr. Sean Boynes offers advice this advice: Parents can cut through misinformation by finding a pediatric dentist at the first baby teething symptoms.
White Paper Stresses Importance of Oral Health Care Benefit for Older Adultsopens in new window
DentaQuest Foundation Executive Director Dr. Michael Monopoli notes that our collaboration on the State of Decay report "allows us to remain committed to ensuring oral health equity among all older adults, leveling the field to improve the quality of life for all."
Grants Awarded for Oral Healthopens in new window
The DentaQuest Foundation recently funded 5 mini grants ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 in Hawai'i. Hawai'i Children's Action Network's Oral Health for All Hawai'i program staff selected awardees from across the state.