Articles tagged with 'COVID-19' | DentaQuest Ventures

DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (COVID-19)

2021
April
14,
2021
| 11:59 AM America/New_York
Steven Barefoot, DDS, the VBC Expert, is the Clinical Manager of Value-Based Payments at DentaQuest. In that role, he provides clinical input to develop new care programs, manage the design of quality measures and respond to questions from providers ...
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April
06,
2021
| 10:17 AM America/New_York
As part of Children’s Dental Health Month in February, DentaQuest partnered with educators from EatMoveGrow, a Louisiana health program, to share oral health lessons with 15,000 children in 40 parishes in the state. (DentaQuest sponsored the outreach...
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March
29,
2021
| 12:24 PM America/New_York
The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health recently conducted a large national survey to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the health of communities across our country. The goal was to understand how the pandemic has shaped perceptions...
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March
15,
2021
| 14:13 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, DentaQuest president and CEOOne year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to feel the effects of this public health emergency on our society. We recently marked the tragic — and at one time unthinkable — milestone of 500,000 deat...
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March
11,
2021
| 13:07 PM America/New_York
When Texas was hit with a winter storm that left thousands of people across the state without power or water for weeks. Many were left to fend for themselves as they tried to survive the harsh winter weather. Some were left without food, while others...
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March
04,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
The search for the 2021 Health Equity Heroes has officially begun.For the past six years, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards have celebrated individuals and organizations behind extraordinary work that champions equitable oral care and health c...
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2020
December
10,
2020
| 15:25 PM America/New_York
There’s one certainty about 2020: It did not go according to plan.Whether the topic is health, the economy or racial justice, nothing about the last 12 months followed a script we’ve seen before. And the oral health system was an important player in ...
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December
04,
2020
| 11:13 AM America/New_York
As states move to finalize their COVID-19 vaccination distribution plans, the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is urging them to allow dentists and dental hygienists to administer the approved vaccine to patients.On Tuesday, the fed...
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December
03,
2020
| 14:16 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is urging state leaders to ensure that oral health providers are among the first wave of coronavirus vaccine recipients following a vote yesterday by a committee of medical and public health expe...
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November
24,
2020
| 09:14 AM America/New_York
When Aaron first got a phone call to schedule a free dental screening appointment for his children, he was initially surprised. That surprise then turned into delight. And that delight became a sense of relief.“I was blown away,” he says. “It’s an am...
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November
19,
2020
| 11:41 AM America/New_York
Three in four dentists who are using telehealth anticipate a steady or increased reliance on the technology over the coming months as they continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis and resume routine care, according to a new report by the DentaQuest P...
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November
16,
2020
| 09:04 AM America/New_York
In September, the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement announced a Three Domain Framework that creates a new model in dentistry that is cost-effective, efficient and more equitable. The Framework, which includes contributions and suppor...
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November
05,
2020
| 15:22 PM America/New_York
Like most doctors this past March, Dr. Joel Collins knew he’d have to take things one day at a time. What he didn’t realize was just how vital his practice, Conyers Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics, would be to the community.  While dental pr...
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November
03,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/New_York
This is an excerpt from A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Care, a new white paper from the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. Dentistry has long been a profession ripe for disruption. Dental care delivery has disprop...
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October
26,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the nation’s broken oral health care system, it has created an opportunity for the industry to move toward a new, more sustainable model centered around the patient, primary care and prevention. The DentaQues...
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October
13,
2020
| 11:02 AM America/New_York
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, mechanical ventilators have been in the spotlight. With limited options to treat this new and novel virus, in many cases, health care providers have been relying heavily on mechanical ventilators to help ke...
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October
12,
2020
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
When Dr. Ritika Chandra took a continuing education class about teledentistry in 2019 as part of the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Conference, she thought it was interesting but didn’t give it much additional thought. She had no...
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October
09,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
Texas dental practices that see Medicaid patients continue to face significant challenges as the COVID-19 crisis continues into the fall, according to a new report released by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement today.  The repo...
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October
08,
2020
| 10:13 AM America/New_York
By Sean Boynes, DMD, Vice President of Health Improvement, and Kelli Ohrenberger, Director of Interprofessional Care, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement The mouth and the body are integrally connected. Over the past decade, bot...
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September
28,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, today released a report that reinforces the connection between oral health and overall health, and underscores the breadth of health issues that ongoing, preventive oral health care can protect ...
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September
16,
2020
| 17:29 PM America/New_York
As schools begin returning to virtual and in-person learning, many low-income, Medicaid-enrolled students are at risk of losing school-based dental care, DentaQuest and the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement warned today. Many scho...
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September
15,
2020
| 09:18 AM America/New_York
By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc. This is a school year unlike any other. As children and families prepare to begin months of virtual learn...
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September
14,
2020
| 16:18 PM America/New_York
When Oregon restructured its school system around seven years ago, George Mendoza was charged with aligning different segments — early learning, K-12 and higher education — to ensure children were prepared at every stage of schooling. He worked w...
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September
14,
2020
| 10:52 AM America/New_York
By Julie Hawley, PhD, CAE, Director of Analytics and Evaluation, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP, Director of Occupational Health & Safety, The Forsyth Institute Dental providers are among the prof...
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September
08,
2020
| 09:50 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced a $150,000 contribution to the Community Health Center Association of New York State (CHCANYS) to establish and fund The DentaQuest COVID-19 New York Dental Car...
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August
19,
2020
| 14:09 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc.  The inequities in our health care system have existed for decades, as people of color have long experienced signi...
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July
29,
2020
| 10:01 AM America/New_York
As data shows an increasing number of patients are returning to the dentist for routine care, a new tool, Dental Patient Care in the Era of COVID-19, explains to consumers how their dental experiences will be different. Oral health experts from the O...
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July
28,
2020
| 16:10 PM America/New_York
By Roxanne Martinez, Chief Human Resources Officer for DentaQuest   COVID-19 has touched every U.S. industry, business and employee in multiple ways. Some are dealing with tragic losses. Many are experiencing significant financial consequences...
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July
21,
2020
| 16:00 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, DentaQuest President and CEO and Rebekah Mathews, Director of Value-Based Care, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Long before the coronavirus pandemic, many parts of the U.S. health care industry have been mo...
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July
13,
2020
| 11:34 AM America/New_York
Dentists in full-face shields, surgical masks, gowns and gloves. Plastic barriers at the front desk. Patients getting their temperature taken upon arrival at the office. Like nearly every aspect of society, going to the dentist will look much ...
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