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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 …
New Fellowship to Focus on the Integration of Oral Health and Oral Oncologyopens in new window
This past year, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine was awarded a grant from DentaQuest to support and introduce a new fellowship opportunity titled, “Fellowship in Oral Medicine and Oral Oncology.”
Oral Health America Advocates for Oral Health Equity on Capitol Hillopens in new window
At the Capitol Hill Reception, sponsored by Oral Healthcare Can’t Wait, an initiative of Dental Trade Alliance and the DentaQuest Foundation, OHA honored Dr. Caswell Evans with the 2018 Marvin Goldstein Outstanding Public Service Award, celebrating individuals whose leadership in improving public health in the U.S. has broken new ground and created a changed environment.
Building Strong Families Conference set Oct. 25 in Lubbockopens in new window
DentaQuest joins a group of sponsors for The 23rd anniversary of the Building Strong Families Conference for parents is set for Oct. 25 at the Broadway Church of Christ, 1924 Broadway Ave., Lubbock.
How this Leader is Paving the Way to a Healthier New Yorkopens in new window
Chief Dental Officer and Senior Vice President at DentaQuest, Olivia Croom honors Pat Wang, HealthFirst ’s CEO for bringing attention to preventive treatments; including dental screenings, educational materials, sealants, fluoride varnish, and other preventive measures all add up to the quality care that every community deserves.
States Showcase New Programs that Integrate Oral Health and Primary Careopens in new window
Prevention and collaboration were the key themes as state policymakers explored innovative and cost-effective strategies to integrate oral health and primary care during #NASHPCONF18’s session, Cross Currents: Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care. Both the report and this conference session were supported by the DentaQuest Foundation.