DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Children)

2018
July
30,
2018
| 03:04 PM America/New_York
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 vol...
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March
02,
2018
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
Nick woke up on March 2, 2017 with a feeling of excitement and anticipation. He often experienced the same feeling right before a big meeting with an important DentaQuest client or a public presentation on Medicaid dental programs. But today was di...
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2017
December
01,
2017
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the leading purpose-driven oral health company and the largest Medicaid dental benefits administrator in the nation, has donated $10,000 to the Memorial Hermann School-Based Health Centers’ mobile dental program. This donation marks the l...
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October
19,
2017
| 08:35 PM America/New_York
You may know that our mission is to improve the oral health of all, and starting with young children and health literacy is a great step forward.  Before this school year started, we supported efforts by The Children's Oral Health Institute to gro...
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September
08,
2017
| 05:11 PM America/New_York
September is a big month for kids – not only are they starting or heading back to school, but this year they also are taking center stage in Washington as Congress heads back from its own summer recess. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Pro...
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August
18,
2017
| 09:22 PM America/New_York
As a partner to states and the largest Medicaid / CHIP dental benefits administrator in the country, we at DentaQuest must stay updated on the latest health care policy trends - in large part because anything in the health space affects the oral heal...
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July
31,
2017
| 11:10 PM America/New_York
While we all paid close attention to health care in the Senate last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee made a critical, yet mostly overlooked step to advance oral health for at-risk populations. On July 27th, the Committee unanimously pass...
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July
27,
2017
| 10:00 PM America/New_York
As the Senate debates health care bill proposals to transform our care delivery and financing systems, we must ensure they protect access to dental coverage for all Americans.Over the past few years, more and more Americans have been able to access a...
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April
17,
2017
| 07:56 PM America/New_York
During National Minority Health Month, we’re calling attention to barriers many people must overcome to enjoy their best health, and the advocates who help them. One of our jobs as a leading health care organization is to help people understand what...
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March
02,
2017
| 05:28 PM America/New_York
If you’ve ever read a book with a child, you know the feeling of joy that comes from the experience, as well as how fundamental literacy is for people of any age. So it is a source of pride that DentaQuest staff from coast to coast are joining teache...
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February
01,
2017
| 07:02 PM America/New_York
In addition to Valentine’s and Presidents’ Days, February also marks National Children’s Dental Health Month, with a theme this year connected to fluoridation.Dating back to February 1941, the month-long celebration brings together dental professiona...
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2016
November
08,
2016
| 04:35 PM America/New_York
The topic of evidence in dentistry and oral health care has been in the news a lot recently, with articles like this column in the New York Times by a professor of pediatrics.In his column, Aaron Carroll discusses the differences he sees between his ...
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October
04,
2016
| 04:42 PM America/New_York
States and managed care organizations face real challenges when it comes to running a successful Medicaid program and helping people get and stay healthy. Medicaid leaders find themselves faced with extremely difficult decisions about how best to pri...
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February
18,
2016
| 02:30 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President and Chief Executive Officer, DentaQuestThis February marks the 75th annual National Children’s Dental Health Month, bringing together dental and health leaders across the country to raise awareness of and provide tools to ...
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2011
December
21,
2011
| 09:42 PM America/New_York
No matter what holiday you celebrate this season, we wish you good oral health.Happy Holidays from all of us at DentaQuest.View our video greeting here: DentaQuest Holiday ...
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December
16,
2011
| 03:22 PM America/New_York
Guest blog post by Cindy Hannon, DentaQuest Institute Quality Improvement ManagerI just had an inspiring experience at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 23rd Annual Forum. Over 6,000 participants (yes 6,000!) converged on Orlando, Flor...
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September
21,
2011
| 10:06 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President, DentaQuestGood dental health starts at home, and parents and caregivers are THE most important role models for their children. Oral Health America has a nice booklet, Fall for Smiles, on their website that can help famili...
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July
08,
2011
| 08:05 PM America/New_York
We in the oral health community often take it for granted that everyone understands the importance of preventive treatments when it comes to good oral health. But the reality is that everyone isn’t aware of simple, cost effective things they can do—l...
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June
10,
2011
| 06:21 PM America/New_York
Spring and summer are a time of sports and hot, humid weather which leads to very thirsty kids. That often translates into an increase in the consumption of sugary and acidic sports drinks. These seemingly harmless liquids can actually wreak havoc on...
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May
24,
2011
| 05:38 PM America/New_York
On May 24th, The Pew Center on the States, with support from the DentaQuest Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation, issued its second annual report, Making Coverage Matter: Pew’s 50 State Report on Children’s Oral Health.The report reflects a concert...
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May
18,
2011
| 03:05 PM America/New_York
On May 17, the Maryland Dental Acton Coalition proudly presented a 5-year (2011-2015) state plan to promote the oral health of all Marylanders. The plan addresses Maryland’s most critical oral health needs and capitalizes on available resources and d...
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May
06,
2011
| 02:44 PM America/New_York
This week, two news stories caught my eye. One, in the Washington Post, was about a vote taken in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction. The other, in the Worcester, MA Telegram & Ga...
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April
29,
2011
| 03:17 PM America/New_York
Ask any American what they think about healthcare reform and, for better or worse, you’ll probably find very strong opinions about the role of government and spending. However, backstage, away from the public debate about the new law, a quiet revolu...
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April
15,
2011
| 04:12 PM America/New_York
There’s an interesting new report by the Commonwealth Fund, Securing a Healthy Future: The Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Child Health System Performance, 2011 that is worth looking at.The Commonwealth Fund’s researchers took a number of object...
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April
08,
2011
| 04:03 PM America/New_York
Images of opening day should be of cheering fans, baseball diamonds, baseball caps and crisp new uniforms, and NOT containers of smokeless tobacco anywhere near the dugout. Smokeless tobacco in all its forms -- chewing, plug, twist, snus, snuff, diss...
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April
01,
2011
| 04:11 PM America/New_York
This year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other experts estimate that more than 300,000 children under the age of six, many from lower-income households, will suffer from Early Childhood Caries (ECC) and require hospitalization. The...
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March
07,
2011
| 09:59 PM America/New_York
This February, U.S. District Court Justice Rya W. Zobel ended 5-years of court oversight of the MassHealth (Medicaid) dental care program for low-income children. This is a milestone to celebrate. In 2005, as the conclusion to a class action la...
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