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Telehealth Makes Its Big Pitchopens in new window
05
Jul
2020
www.nashvillepost.com
Systemic Racism Has Very Real Health Impactopens in new window
Recent research from DentaQuest showed that over 74 million Americans lack access to dental coverage — four times the number of people who are medically uninsured. More than 45 million Americans live in areas without an adequate number of dentists. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that this gap in access disproportionately harms poor, black, and brown Americans.
04
Jul
2020
commonwealthmagazine.org
Survey: COVID-19 Crisis Compels Dentists to Consider Telehealthopens in new window
Some 40 percent of dentists in a recent survey said they’re either using telehealth now to stay in touch with patients or will soon be using telemedicine technology. That survey, conducted by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, saw a significant gap between what dentists felt they should do to treat patients in person during the crisis and what they were confident they can do.
30
Jun
2020
mhealthintelligence.com
How Confident Are You With the New Infection Control Protocols in the Age of COVID-19?opens in new window
A recent survey of more than 37,000 dental providers by DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement sought to uncover just how comfortable dentists and dental practice managers are about executing changes in their practices brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
29
Jun
2020
www.dentistryiq.com
Black and Brown Business Leaders Create Equity Fund to Address Systemic Racism Across Commonwealthopens in new window
We speak about the effort with Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, one of the fund's founding members. She is also the President and CEO of the DentaQuest Institute for Health Advancement and the Catalyst Institute.
29
Jun
2020
www.wbur.org
‘What Can I Do?’: 19 Black and Brown Business Leaders Want to Drive a Movement to End Racial Inequitiesopens in new window
“There is something about cultural competency, a shared story and narrative,” said Minter-Jordan, CEO of DentaQuest Partnership and its Catalyst Institute. “It allows people of color to represent the needs of people of color.”
27
Jun
2020
www-bostonglobe-com.cdn.ampproject.org
OSAP and DQP Release Best Practices for Infection Controlopens in new window
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement (DQP) have released best practices for dental providers to ensure the safety of their patients and employees as they resume elective treatment.
24
Jun
2020
www.dentistrytoday.com
Resources for Infection Control Best Practices Amid COVID-19opens in new window
In this episode, infection control and prevention expert Jackie Dorst, RDH, BS, talks about the resources available online for orthodontic practices managing infection control amid COVID-19. She highlights a new document from OSAP and DentaQuest that compiles CDC, OSHA, ADA, and ADHA guidance on infection control best practices for the dental space.
24
Jun
2020
www.orthodonticproductsonline.com
9 in 10 Dentists Experiencing Significant Patient Volume Decrease, Survey Findsopens in new window
Ninety percent of dentists are experiencing noticeable plunges in patient volume, according to survey results from insurer DentaQuest.
24
Jun
2020
www.beckersdental.com
DentaQuest Expands Support for Texas COVID-19 Relief Efforts with $400K in New Contributionsopens in new window
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced a $300,000 contribution to the OneStar Foundation Texas COVID Relief Fund, which is raising and distributing funds to eligible organizations working to support the economic recovery of Texas communities impacted by the coronavirus. The DentaQuest donation is the largest received to date and brings the Fund’s total to $890,700 as of June 11, 2020.
18
Jun
2020
www.wicz.com
Dentaquest Provides Dentists in 4 States With Teledentistry Platformopens in new window
TeleDent will allow DentaQuest-affiliated dentists to participate in both live and asynchronous visits with patients. The platform provides file-sharing options, interactive video interfaces and messaging technology.
16
Jun
2020
www.beckersdental.com
The Pandemic and the Police: A Conversation About a Moment of Profound Change in Americaopens in new window
The Pandemic and the Police: A Conversation About a Moment of Profound Change in America will explore the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color, as well as the systemic racism and violence against Black citizens by police. Hosted by former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, the town hall will feature several prominent experts, with an opportunity to answer audience questions. Panelists include Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute
15
Jun
2020
commonwealthmagazine.org
DentaQuest Selects MouthWatch Platform to Expand Teledentistry Capabilitiesopens in new window
DentaQuest, an oral health organization, is working with MouthWatch, a provider of teledentistry solutions, to provide the TeleDent teledentistry platform to more than 70 DentaQuest managed or affiliated dental practices in Alabama, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington.
15
Jun
2020
www.dentaltown.com
We Need Lasting Telehealth Policy Changes to Protect us Beyond COVID-19opens in new window
Posted by Sean G. Boynes & Julie Frantsve-Hawley, DentaQuest Industry, state, and national leaders have moved to encourage greater telehealth use during the COVID-19 crisis. A broad industry coalition including health insurance providers advocated for telehealth policy changes to help preserve hospitals’ limited supply and personnel resources for those most in need. Amid this pandemic, we’ve experienced first-hand how telehealth keeps more people – especially seniors, the medically compromised and other vulnerable populations – protected at home and could help minimize overall disruptions to care.
04
Jun
2020
www.ahip.org
How Teledentistry Keeps Patients and Doctors Safe During the Coronavirus Pandemic – Interviewopens in new window
Join me in a recent interview with Dr. Sean Boynes, Vice President, Health Improvement for the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, as he discusses the rise of teledentistry, its benefits and what patients can expect when using this innovative solution, now and in the future.
01
Jun
2020
michiganmamanews.com
Rural Dental Care Crisis a Side Effect of Covid-19; Changes Aheadopens in new window
Advantage Dental, a provider with about two-thirds of its Oregon clinics in rural areas, has kept afloat because Medicaid provides financial stability.
18
May
2020
www.capitalpress.com
DentaQuest Gives Members New 'Find A Dentist' Tool Powered by HealthSparqopens in new window
HealthSparq, a health care guidance and transparency technology company, has partnered with DentaQuest, the nation's leading oral health organization, to power its 'Find a Dentist' experience with the HealthSparq One® platform.
18
May
2020
www.prnewswire.com
Benefits of Telemedicine: How Remote Access to Care Can Help Youopens in new window
Dentists are able to use live video and oral cameras to examine patients' mouths, discuss exams and develop a care plan, says Sean Boynes, DMD, vice president, of health improvement at DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement.
06
May
2020
www.insider.com
Report Details Impact of School-based Oral Health Program in Eastern Oregon Countiesopens in new window
Services provided through HHS include free dental screenings, fluoride varnish, silver diamine fluoride, sealants and follow-up for students identified to have urgent dental care needs. Expanded practice dental hygienists from Advantage Dental from DentaQuest administer these services.
28
Apr
2020
www.bluemountaineagle.com
Boston Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund Grantmaking Tops $1.7 Millionopens in new window
Major donors to the Fund include the Nike Foundation, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, BJ’s Charitable Foundation, Wells Fargo, Comcast, Plymouth Rock Foundation, Tufts Health Plan Foundation, Cove Hill Partners, Intercontinental Exchange, IR+M Charitable Fund, Target, The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, Citizens Charitable Foundation, the People’s United Community Foundation and TripAdvisor Foundation.
21
Apr
2020
www.tbf.org
Boston Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund Reaches $5 Million Milestone; Makes 18 New Grantopens in new window
The Boston Foundation welcomes two new major donors to the Fund this week: The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and the People’s United Community Foundation.
13
Apr
2020
www.tbf.org
Louisiana Dept. Of Health Announces Intent to Contract With Companies for Dental Services for Medicaid Enrolleesopens in new window
The Department has selected DentaQuest USA Insurance Company, Inc. and MCNA Insurance Company d/b/a MCNA Dental Plans as its dental partners with a start date dependent upon the results of any protests that may be filed and preparations for open enrollment. The selected organizations will be responsible for providing Medicaid dental benefits and services to eligible children and adults in Louisiana.
28
Feb
2020
www.katc.com
NBA Veteran Offers Advice To NRHS Team In Playoffs | DentaQuest, with Fidelis Care, offered free dental screeningsopens in new window
The oral health company DentaQuest, with Fidelis Care, offered free dental screenings, toothbrushes and more. www.patch.com/new-york
27
Feb
2020
patch.com
Myechia Minter-Jordan Faculty Interview | World Health Care Congressopens in new window
Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD President & CEO DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute Faculty Interview
24
Feb
2020
www.worldhealthcarecongress.com
DentaQuest grant provides Healthy Smiles with new equipmentopens in new window
A major concern for oral health clinics around the country is the extended wait periods for clients. With a newly received grant from DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, Healthy Smiles will be able to facilitate a more efficient turnover of patients and operations.
07
Feb
2020
www.journal-news.net
DentaQuest to Continue Management of Oral Care for Texas Medicaid and CHIP Enrollees Under New Contractopens in new window
Award continues DentaQuest’s long-standing partnership with Texas to advance pay-for-quality programs and improve oral health outcomes statewide\r\n\r\n
27
Jan
2020
www.businesswire.com
The Five Most-Read GrantWatch Blog Posts Of 2019opens in new window
Oral health's connection to overall health is undeniable. The goal of advocates is for Medicare to provide a comprehensive dental benefit for all beneficiaries. The immediate push, though, is for CMS to cover medically necessary dental care for beneficiaries with chronic or debilitating conditions affected by oral health, and to make sure that the regulatory definition of "medically necessary" is comprehensive. Diane Oakes is with Arcora Foundation. Mike Monopoli is with the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement.
27
Jan
2020
www.healthaffairs.org
HealthEdge To Showcase Payer Technology at Medicare Advantage Leadership Innovations Forumopens in new window
Later that day, at 2:45 p.m., Merkin will moderate a panel discussion, “Social Determinants of Health -- Focus on Implementation & ROI,” with executives from Oscar Health, United Healthcare, Mom’s Meals and DentaQuest serving as panelists. With so many factors woven into the success of SDoH programming, including (but just scratching the surface) accessibility, affordability, willingness to change, and critical partnerships to sustain the changes, panelists will discuss how companies are addressing these factors and leading programs at scale.
22
Jan
2020
www.businesswire.com
Health Care and WellnessSight for All United Dispensing 600+ Pairs of Glasses to Kidsopens in new window
The nonprofit Sight for All United is partnering with Eye Care Associates and Classic Optical Laboratories Inc. to dispense 614 pairs of glasses to children in need at Youngstown and Liberty schools this week. Area eye doctors provided the screenings, including Drs. John Conrad, Nick Lawrence, Chris Shoemaker, Guy Barrett, Pete Sforza, Mike Woloschak, Ryan Maceyko, Brandon Maceyko, Lindsey Foster, Frank D’Apolito and Sergul Erzurum. All services were provided free of charge through Sight for All United and donations from DentaQuest, Essilor Vision Foundation and Classic Optical Laboratories.
20
Jan
2020
businessjournaldaily.com
Different levels of associations between medical co-morbidities and preterm birth outcomes among racial/ethnic women enrolled in Medicaid 2014–2015: retrospective analysisopens in new window
The causes of preterm birth are multi-dimensional, including delayed and inadequate prenatal services as well as other medical and socioeconomic factors. This study aimed to examine the different levels of association between preterm birth and major medical co-morbidities among various racial/ethnic women enrolled in Medicaid. DentaQuest Partnership for Oral health Advancement purchased the access to the dateset. Mr. Ilya Okunev, Dr. Eric Tranby, and Dr. Sean Boynes are employed by DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. Dr. Hyewon Lee was an Academy Health Delivery System Science Fellow during the research study was conducted, and received her fellowship stipend from her host site, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral health Advancement. There is no other funding availability in completing this study.
13
Jan
2020
bmcpregnancychildbirth.biomedcentral.com
Exploring Alternative Payment Models for Oral Health Careopens in new window
An examination of the cost and utilization of alternative payment models for oral health care over a patient’s lifetime. The authors thank Alison Corcoran, chief marketing officer, DentaQuest, for her critical thinking and leadership in developing prevention-focused alternative payment models in dentistry. The authors also thank Dr. Julie Frantsve-Hawley, director of analytics and evaluation at the DentaQuest Partnership, for her thoughtful scholarly contributions to this study, as well as Mr. Ilya Okunev and Dr. Yara Halasa-Rappel for their contributions to the analysis.
10
Jan
2020
decisionsindentistry.com
Dental Health Crisis with Alison Corcoran EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, DentaQuestopens in new window
Alison Corcoran is EVP and Chief Marketing Officer of DentaQuest, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to improving the oral health of all. Under her leadership, DentaQuest is transforming the model of care and achieving significant social impact. Alison brings a powerful combination of future-forward strategies and deep marketing expertise to DentaQuest’s brand and business model. Through her efforts, DentaQuest is developing innovative, data-intensive approaches to elevate the patient experience and improve care overall.
07
Jan
2020
goodnewsplanet.com
Filling The Public Health-Care Gapopens in new window
After graduation, Dr. Yashashri Urankar ’12, ’14 went where she was needed most. Now her selfless aspirations are reaping recognition, but she says her work is just beginning. Urankar oversees seven dental clinics in five South Central Texas counties as dental director at Community Health Centers of South Central Texas. She and her colleagues recently accepted the 2019 John Rossetti Memorial Center of Excellence award. Each year, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement selects three public health dental programs dedicated to the oral health needs of the underserved.
19
Dec
2019
dentistryinsider.tamhsc.edu
DentaQuest presents Life Lessons with Alison Corcoran- Dental Crisis in USopens in new window
Join our guest, Alison Corcoran, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at DentaQuest to discuss the gaps in care in the U.S., the future of oral health in this country, and what can be done to change a system that is failing millions of Americans.
13
Dec
2019
www.blogtalkradio.com
United Way providing free glasses to Youngstown, Liberty studentsopens in new window
This week, a team of eye doctors are visiting five schools, providing eye exams to students. Children who need glasses will then receive two pairs of glasses — one for home and one for use at school.\r\n\r\nIt was made possible by a $10,000 donation by DentaQuest EyeQuest vision group and the partnerships of a variety of local organizations.
12
Dec
2019
www.wkbn.com
United Way, Doctors Provide Eye Exams to Studentsopens in new window
EyeQuest, a product of DentaQuest, partnered with the United Way of Youngstown for the event. Volunteers, 12 eye doctors and their staffs and members of the Youngstown State Nursing program are available for the students.
12
Dec
2019
businessjournaldaily.com
Alison Corcoran: Why We All Must Stand Up to Bias, Health Inequityopens in new window
Corcoran’s experience drove her to advocate for better, equitable oral health care. “Good health starts in your mouth, but too many people are left behind by the broken oral health care system, making Americans less healthy overall,” said Corcoran. DentaQuest’s work in oral health care equity is happening through many initiatives.
09
Dec
2019
salud-america.org
This Company is Determined to Transform U.S. Dental Healthopens in new window
One company that is trying to both transform and expand access to dental care is DentaQuest. Through several programs, including “Preventistry,” a four-pronged approach seeking to disrupt how dental care is delivered, priced and accessed, Boston-based DentaQuest is striving to remove dental care from its silo and integrate it into the U.S. health care system.
06
Dec
2019
www.triplepundit.com
Smarter Investments to Improve Oral Healthopens in new window
DentaQuest is a double-bottom-line company with a mission to improve the oral health of all.
04
Nov
2019
pj.news.chass.ncsu.edu
America’s Oral Health: An Emerging Crisisopens in new window
On Tuesday, September 24, POLITICO held a deep-dive conversation on solutions around access, coverage and costs of oral health care in America. This event was presented by DentaQuest.
24
Sep
2019
www.politico.com
Most Americans Believe the Oral Health System Is Failingopens in new window
Six in 10 Americans rate their oral health as fair, poor, or very poor, according to a survey commissioned by DentaQuest and conducted by KRC Research. Also, 51% of patients are concerned about their oral health, making it the top health concern over heart, eye, digestive, mental, and skin health.
23
Sep
2019
dentistrytoday.com
66% of Dentists Think Dental Care is Too Expensive: Surveyopens in new window
DentaQuest and KRC surveyed 2,300 individuals, including dentists, patients and administrators, to gain insight into the struggles Americans face when seeking out dental care.
23
Sep
2019
www.beckersdental.com
Dental Public Health Chair to Appear on POLITICO Live Panel on Access to Oral Health Careopens in new window
A national panel exploring gaps in American's access to oral health care will draw upon the health policy expertise of a faculty member of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD). Richard J. Manski, DDS. MBA, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Dental Public Health at UMSOD, will be among four panelists engaging in what is expected to be a lively discussion on the future of oral health care. University of Maryland School of Dentistry Professor and Chair of Dental Public Health Richard J. Manski, DDS. MBA, PhD. Presented by DentaQuest in partnership with POLITICO, the event will be streamed live from Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24, 2019, from 8:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. EDT.
20
Sep
2019
www.umaryland.edu
Hundreds of Children and Pregnant Moms in Reading Learn About Good Oral Hygiene opens in new window
When we award a grant to an organization, we require that organization to provide a written report back to us to help us ensure the funds were used as intended. We recently received a report from the Berks Community Health Center on a “Brush Up on Oral Health!” Impact Grant they received from the DentaQuest Fund of Berks County Community Foundation.
18
Sep
2019
brushupberks.com
State Oral Health Efforts: Extracting Value, Improving Accessopens in new window
Oral health was the topic. Exploring oral health policies that maximize state efforts to improve access and increase quality of care was the goal. Expert speakers included Marko Vujicic, a world-renowned health economist and vice president of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Health Policy Institute, and Senator Clarence Lam shares the history of Maryland’s Medicaid dental benefitMarcia Brand, a national expert on oral health programs with decades of experience in Congress and various federal health agencies, currently a senior advisory for the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement.
10
Sep
2019
www.ncsl.org
PCP Summit 2019 Sponsor Spotlight: DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancementopens in new window
August 16-18, 2019 is PCP’s 8th annual Gregg Stracks Leadership Summit. Today we’re featuring one of this year’s Champion sponsors, the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. Read on to discover DentaQuest Partnership’s bold idea to revolutionize healthcare, and stay tuned for more Summit 2019 sponsor features.
08
Aug
2019
www.dentistrytoday.com
DentaQuest Aims to Narrow Gap in Careopens in new window
Alison Corcoran, President of DentaQuest Partnership, talks about efforts in the Boston area to narrow the gap in access to dental care. Interview for BNN News.
31
May
2019
www.youtube.com
Medicaid Payment Issues On Tableopens in new window
DentaQuest is a Medicaid managed care dental plan that has a contract with the state. As an example, Manning said the agency is proposing to reimburse for dental X-rays once every three years. But Manning said the standard now is to take X-rays once every five years unless patients have specific dental issues or problems.
14
May
2019
www.wlrn.org
Oregon Program to Expand Medical and Dental Collaborationopens in new window
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and the Central Oregon Health Council recently brought together a group of medical clinic representatives to begin a two-year pilot of Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care), a DentaQuest Partnership initiative, in central Oregon. MORE Care works to establish interprofessional oral health networks to integrate and coordinate person-centered oral healthcare in rural communities.
26
Apr
2019
www.dentistrytoday.com
Santa Fe Group May 2019 Salon Advances #TeethinMedicare Movementopens in new window
Featured presentations at the 2019 Salon include Marketing for Change Co., CEO, Peter Mitchell & DentaQuest Partnership, President, Alison Gregg Corcoran and Michael Monopoli, D.M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Executive Director, Grant Making Strategy, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement as a panelist.
26
Apr
2019
www.prnewswire.com
DentaQuest and Dental Care Plus Group to Mergeopens in new window
DentaQuest and DCP Holding Company, the parent company of the Dental Care Plus Group (DCPG), have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Dental Quest will acquire the DCPG companies as wholly owned subsidiaries. DCPG, a dental insurance provider, covers 380,000 members and has a network of 246,000 providers.
28
Mar
2019
www.dentistrytoday.com
DentaQuest to Acquire Midwestern Dental Insureropens in new window
DentaQuest LLC and DCP Holding Company announced today that DentaQuest is preparing to pay $41.5 million in cash for DCP. DCP is the parent of The Dental Care Plus Group.
14
Mar
2019
www.thinkadvisor.com
Greater Cincinnati insurance firm to be acquired for $41.5Mopens in new window
The acquisition will bring the scope of Dental Care Plus Group’s dental benefits, which cover 380,000 members and a network of 246,000 dentist locations, under the DentaQuest organization.
14
Mar
2019
www.bizjournals.com
Study considers ways to integrate oral health into geriatric fellowship trainingopens in new window
Silk established the oral health elective at UMMS; founded and co-chairs the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Committee on Oral Health; serves as director of the “From the First Tooth – Engaging Medical Clinicians in Oral Health” multistate initiative funded by the Dentaquest Foundation
08
Feb
2019
www.umassmed.edu
February kicks off program focused on proper dental careopens in new window
This project is done in collaboration with the DentaQuest Foundation and the Community and School Oral Health Team at Marshall University School of Medicine applauds the efforts of the Cabell County FRN as it works to empower families in our local communities.
03
Feb
2019
www.herald-dispatch.com
Bloomberg Radio's Baystate Business Hour features DentaQuest CEO Steve Pollockopens in new window
As the C-Suite guest, Pollock chatted for about 15 minutes about DentaQuest, oral health, and the business community. Interview starts at the 51-minute mark.
31
Jan
2019
www.bloomberg.com
Study Shows Nurse Practitioners to Be Vital Allies in Oral Health Careopens in new window
“A significant contribution has been made by initiatives such as the Nursing Education and Practice Program (OHNEP) to improving population health by the nursing profession and primary care nurse practitioners as they integrate oral health as an essential component of overall health in clinical education and practice settings,” said co-author Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN, Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and Executive Director of the OHNEP Program funded by the DentaQuest and Arcora Foundations.
08
Jan
2019
hsdm.harvard.edu
Uphill Battle: How Some Foundations Are Tackling America’s Dental Health Crisisopens in new window
DentaQuest Foundation investments have helped build a large, interconnected network of national, state, and community-based change agents dedicated to oral health for all. Today, the network is working to “transform the national dialogue and re-shaping the landscape of action with regard to oral health.”
07
Jan
2019
www.insidephilanthropy.com
Dental Program at Health Care District's C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics Names Safety Net Solutions Center of Excellence opens in new window
The DentaQuest Institute has recognized the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics’ dental program as one of its three 2018 Safety Net Solutions Centers of Excellence. The Brumback Clinics, operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, provide medical, dental and behavioral health services to adults and children with or without insurance with the goal of helping patients establish a medical home.
17
Dec
2018
southfloridahospitalnews.com
DentaQuest Enters into First-of-Its-Kind Value-Based Contract in Texasopens in new window
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health company, today announced it has entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement in Texas to administer a contract under the state’s Medicaid program using a value-based care and payment model.
11
Dec
2018
www.businesswire.com
8 Dental Companies Making Headlinesopens in new window
Boston-based DentaQuest launched its new platform Preventistry to make oral healthcare more affordable and accessible.
28
Nov
2018
www.beckersdental.com
Dental Plan Customer Satisfaction Increases in 2018opens in new window
DentaQuest ranked highest with 805 points, performing particularly well in customer service, communication, and cost. HumanaDental came in second with 784 points, and myCignaDental was third with 782 points.
20
Nov
2018
dentistrytoday.com
DentaQuest to Advance Person-Centered Oral Health in $20 Million Dealopens in new window
DentaQuest is evolving beyond a traditional insurer to transform the way oral health care is delivered and financed and plans to double its national provider footprint by 2023.
16
Nov
2018
www.investsize.com
A Revolution in Oral Healthopens in new window
DentaQuest believes in a model that emphasizes prevention and care beyond the chair—and now, it's taking action.
15
Nov
2018
sponsored.bostonglobe.com
DentaQuest Evolves Business Strategy to Transform Oral Healthopens in new window
DentaQuest today announced the launch of its new platform – Preventistry – its all-in strategy to make oral health care more affordable, easier to access, driven by innovation and better integrated into the broader health care system. The company also outlined the evolution of its business in support of the Preventistry platform.
15
Nov
2018
www.businesswire.com
85-Office Dental Group Plans to Double Size by 2023 | 5 Things to Knowopens in new window
Boston-based DentaQuest launched its new platform Preventistry to make oral healthcare more affordable and accessible.
15
Nov
2018
www.beckersdental.com
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.”
26
Oct
2018
oralhealth.hsdm.harvard.edu
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.
18
Oct
2018
oralhealthamerica.org
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.
07
Oct
2018
today.agrilife.org
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.
25
Sep
2018
www.linkedin.com
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.
11
Sep
2018
nashp.org
Amerigroup Washington Selected to Receive Statewide Medicaid Contractsopens in new window
Amerigroup will partner with DentaQuest on its dental benefit offerings as part of its transition to be the first and only Medicaid plan to comprehensive coverage from dental to housing to substance abuse in every region across Washington State.
27
Aug
2018
www.businesswire.com
Dental hygiene tied to poverty for Malheur County childrenopens in new window
Local and state groups work to emphasize the importance of building healthy oral health habits to kids in Malheur County.
23
Aug
2018
www.malheurenterprise.com
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.
17
Aug
2018
www.dentistrytoday.com
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. "
09
Aug
2018
www.stl.news
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.
02
Aug
2018
www.fatherly.com
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."
19
Jul
2018
oralhealthamerica.org
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.
12
Jul
2018
bigislandnow.com
Access to glasses making big impact on Youngstown students' test scoresopens in new window
DentaQuest was one of six vision organizations participating in a free eyeglasses program in Youngstown, Ohio, schools, which has paid off in better attendance and test results, and a lower discipline rate.
11
Jul
2018
www.wkbn.com
Dentists Detail Challenges Of Rural Dental Careopens in new window
Local NPR station explores the problem of quality rural dental care and its consequences on overall health with Dr. Sean Boynes of the DentaQuest Institute, Oregon Health Authority Dental Director Bruce Austin, and Laura McKeane of AllCare.
02
Jul
2018
ijpr.org
Free Clinic Receives Grant for Dental Healthopens in new window
The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington recently received a $5,000 grant from DentaQuest to help promote oral health.
02
Jul
2018
clarkcountylive.com
State Awards Medicaid Dental Contractsopens in new window
Florida Medicaid officials announced plans to sign contracts with three managed-care companies - including DentaQuest - to provide dental care.
29
Jun
2018
wlrn.org
Over $1 Million In Free Dental Care Providedopens in new window
Charitable dental care valued at more than $1 million was provided to children and adults, ages 1 – 90, during 2,087 patient visits at the ninth Mission of Mercy in Wisconsin, with help from the DentaQuest Foundation.
28
Jun
2018
www.spanishjournal.com
Studies Point to Effective Policies in Fight Against Opioid Overdosesopens in new window
New DentaQuest Institute research presented at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting also reveal significant gender and racial disparities in patterns of opioid prescriptions for dental conditions.
26
Jun
2018
academyhealth.org
Free Clinic of Southwest Washington Receives $5,000 Grant from DentaQuestopens in new window
Funds will support the Free Clinic's oral health program, which served low-income, uninsured children and adults through 1,255 oral health visits in fiscal year 2016-17.
25
Jun
2018
www.thelundreport.org
Will CCO 2.0 Go Far Enough?opens in new window
Panelist Mike Shirtcliff, founder and former president of Advantage Dental, urges state leaders to bring a grander vision to CCO 2.0 in Oregon.
25
Jun
2018
www.thelundreport.org
Healthy, Happy Smiles Releases Report Detailing Impact to Children's Oral Health in Participating Schools opens in new window
The Eastern Oregon Healthy Living Alliance (EOHLA) has released a report for Healthy, Happy Smiles, a program that provides free dental services and oral health education through the 2017-2018 school year in partnership with Advantage Dental.
07
Jun
2018
www.thelundreport.org
Beyond brushing, flossing, and fluoride: 3 strategies to fight cariesopens in new window
You tell your patients to brush and floss and also praise the merits of fluoride, so why are they still coming back with cavitated lesions? Brian Novy, DDS, discussed three ways to restore balance to the mouth when traditional methods don't cut it at the recent California Dental Association's CDA Presents 2018 meeting.
25
May
2018
www.drbicuspid.com
We don’t mean to alarm you, but there is probably mercury in your dental fillingsopens in new window
Are amalgam fillings harmful? DentaQuest VP of Clinical Management Dr. Linda Vidone says no. Read more to find out why.
17
May
2018
qz.com
Oral Health America Receives Grant from DentaQuest Foundation to Advocate for Publicly Funded Dental Coverageopens in new window
A $667,000 grant from the DentaQuest Foundation will provide significant support to expand the Wisdom Tooth Project® and increase capacity to continue advocating for Medicare dental.
30
Apr
2018
www.dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com
Oral Healthcare for Senior Citizens Still Requires Improvementopens in new window
A new report on factors impacting the oral health of older adults that DentaQuest Foundation Executive Director Dr. Mike Monopoli says is key to ensuring oral health equity.
18
Apr
2018
www.dentistrytoday.com
Oral Healthcare for Senior Citizens Still Requires Improvementopens in new window
A new report on factors impacting the oral health of older adults that DentaQuest Foundation Executive Director Dr. Mike Monopoli says is key to ensuring oral health equity.
18
Apr
2018
www.dentistrytoday.com
April JADA examines opioids and dentistryopens in new window
Includes the article, "Sex and Race or Ethnicity Disparities in Opioid Prescriptions for Dental Diagnoses Among Patients Receiving Medicaid," authored by the DentaQuest Institute and two federal research agencies.
26
Mar
2018
www.ada.org
Bill seeks broader dental coverage for Medicaidopens in new window
DentaQuest Institute research educated state legislators on the impact of adult dental benefits.
07
Mar
2018
www.somdnews.com
The Changing Face of Care opens in new window
Dr. Mike Monopoli, executive director of the DentaQuest Foundation, weighs in on the role of new person-centered, prevention-focused care models that address social determinants of health and support a team-based approach to improve health.
01
Mar
2018
www.aegisdentalnetwork.com
How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans opens in new window
DentaQuest Institute study on emergency department use for dental conditions in Kentucky sited in New York Times
28
Feb
2018
www.nytimes.com
New Dental Care Model Helping to Solve Healthcare Inequalityopens in new window
ADA references DentaQuest Institute research
27
Feb
2018
www.modernhealthcare.com
Here's When You Should Stop Spoon-Feeding Your Kid, According To Expertsopens in new window
DentaQuest Institute fellow and pediatric dentist Hyewon Lee, DMD, MPH, shares her expert advice on maintaining good oral health in young children.
08
Feb
2018
www.romper.com
You can’t blame a toothache on bad genesopens in new window
Lisa Rapaport | Reuters
15
Sep
2017
www.reuters.com
Michael Dell’s latest investment? Bostonopens in new window
Jon Chesto | The Boston Globe
15
Sep
2017
www.bostonglobe.com
There Are 4 Futures for CMOs (Some Better Than Others)opens in new window
Mark Bonchek and Gene Cornfield | Harvard Business Review
08
Sep
2017
hbr.org
Five things you need to know today, and a new take on Shark Tankopens in new window
Doug Banks | Boston Business Journal
06
Sep
2017
www.bizjournals.com
Boston dental business dedicates $1M to Houston hurricane reliefopens in new window
Jessica Bartlett | Boston Business Journal
05
Sep
2017
www.bizjournals.com
We Can Get Ahead at Work by Embracing Diversity. Here’s Why.opens in new window
Steve Pollock | Huffington Post
23
Aug
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
VM Reports: Most Influential Women in Opticalopens in new window
Vision Monday
17
Jul
2017
www.visionmonday.com
What Your Mouth Says About Your Healthopens in new window
AARP | Barbara Sadick
20
Dec
2016
www.aarp.org
What Your Mouth Says About Your Healthopens in new window
AARP | Barbara Sadick
20
Dec
2016
www.aarp.org
More Than Half of Older Americans Skip Dental Checkupsopens in new window
Reuters | Lisa Rapaport
07
Dec
2016
www.reuters.com
More Than Half of Older Americans Skip Dental Checkupsopens in new window
Reuters | Lisa Rapaport
07
Dec
2016
www.reuters.com
Integrating Oral Health and Primary Careopens in new window
Pennsylvania Rural Health | Kelly Braun
28
Nov
2016
custom.cvent.com
Letter: Dental Providers Rise to Challenge of Surge in Patientsopens in new window
The Bulletin (Online) | Dr. Mike Shirtcliff
22
Nov
2016
www.bendbulletin.com
Austin public health professional honored for her workopens in new window
My Statesman | James Barragan
02
Nov
2016
www.mystatesman.com
Kids’ teeth: How much candy really is too much?opens in new window
BabyCenter Blog | Melissa Willets
31
Oct
2016
blogs.babycenter.com
Eliminating oral health disparities in the Hispanic populationopens in new window
Hola! Arkansas | Ralph Fuccillo, Edgar Carmona
09
Oct
2016
hola-arkansas.com
University of Tennessee's School of Dentistry Opens Clinic in Chattanoogaopens in new window
Times Free Press | Steve Johnson
06
Oct
2016
www.timesfreepress.com
Firm in Covered Californiaopens in new window
Orange County Business Journal (Online)
03
Oct
2016
edition.ocbj.com
Dental Access Days offers free dental servicesopens in new window
WMBF News | Freddi Rivers
21
Sep
2016
www.wmbfnews.com
How do I care for those first baby teeth?opens in new window
Pregnancy & Newborn | Rob Compton
01
Sep
2016
cdn.coverstand.com
TennCare dental manager treats more kidsopens in new window
The Tennessean (Online) | Holly Fletcher
29
Aug
2016
www.tennessean.com
Oral Health in American Indian Communities: Making A Difference Through Collaborationopens in new window
Inside Dentistry | Mike Monopoli
01
Aug
2016
www.aegisdentalnetwork.com
Office of Rural Health launches oral health initiativeopens in new window
The Centre Country Gazette
21
Jul
2016
issuu.com
PHOTO: Reede receives Heroes awardopens in new window
Wicked Local: Natick
14
Jul
2016
natick.wickedlocal.com
Sharing is daringopens in new window
Pregnancy & Newborn (Online)
01
Jul
2016
www.pnmag.com
Solving rural South Carolina’s oral health crisisopens in new window
The Post and Courier (Online) | Sen Boynes, Amy Martin and Melinda Merrell
16
May
2016
www.postandcourier.com
Investigating Native American Dental Healthopens in new window
KPBX-FM / KSFC-FM (Online) | Steve Jackson
13
May
2016
spokanepublicradio.org
Disrupting Healthcare with ITopens in new window
CIO Review (Online) | Dan Sheehan
01
May
2016
healthcare.cioreview.com
DentaQuest Moves to the Middleopens in new window
Milwaukee Business Journal (Online) | Sean Ryan
25
Mar
2016
www.bizjournals.com
DentaQuest to Shift 500 jobs to Milwaukee from Mequon and Graftonopens in new window
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Online) | Tom Daykin
16
Mar
2016
archive.jsonline.com
Paving the Way With New Technologyopens in new window
CIO Review (Online) | Dan Sheehan
01
Mar
2016
psa.cioreview.com
Why Baby's Oral Hygiene Needs To Start Earlyopens in new window
The Bump (Online) | Anisa Arsenault
17
Feb
2016
www.thebump.com
Salud bucal de tus pequeños: evita estos errores comunesopens in new window
Univision | Cintia Saporito
28
Jan
2016
www.univision.com
Eliminating oral health disparities in the Hispanic populationopens in new window
Dentistry IQ | Ralph Fuccillo, Edgar Carmona
12
Jan
2016
www.dentistryiq.com
Advantage Dental Forms Partnership with National Companyopens in new window
The Lund Report | Diane Lund-Muzikant
08
Jan
2016
www.thelundreport.org
Advantage Dental in Redmond to Sell Majority Stakeopens in new window
The Bulletin (Online) | Kathleen Mclaughlin
08
Jan
2016
www.bendbulletin.com
What’s Next for Medicaid? Oral Health for Allopens in new window
by Steve Pollock | Roll Call
24
Sep
2015
www.rollcall.com
All Sugars Are Not Created Equalopens in new window
by Brian Nový, DDS, FADI, and Betsy Reynolds, RDH, MS | Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
26
Jun
2015
www.dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com
It Is Time To Make Oral Health An Integral Part Of Primary Careopens in new window
by Brenda Sharpe, Michael Monopoli, and Laura Smith | Health Affairs Blog
25
Jun
2015
www.healthaffairs.org
Foundation Examines Oral Health Inequities in Central Valleyopens in new window
by Alice Daniel | California Healthline
25
Jun
2015
californiahealthline.org
Teething pains; Many children in Pennsylvania have dental benefits but don’t use themopens in new window
By Katherine Mulligan, Regional Director for DentaQuest | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
20
Feb
2015
www.post-gazette.com
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in danger; offering some solutionsopens in new window
DentistryIQ | Interview with Steve Pollock, DentaQuest COO
19
Feb
2015
www.dentistryiq.com
Connecting Americans With Much-Needed Dental Care Commentaryopens in new window
Commentary by Steve Pollock, COO | Roll Call
18
Feb
2015
www.rollcall.com
By June Thomas | Slateopens in new window
By June Thomas | Slate
06
Jan
2015
www.slate.com
Leaders in Dentistry: DentaQuest CEO Jeffrey Parkeropens in new window
By Tony Edwards, DrBicuspid.com editor in chief
20
Jan
2014
www.drbicuspid.com
Dr. Mark Doherty featured in recent issue of Tufts Alumni Magazineopens in new window
Tuft Dental Medicine Magazine: Role Model and Mentor
07
Jun
2013
www.dentaquest.com