DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (DentaQuest)

2019
October
31,
2019
| 02:15 PM America/New_York
  The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement (DentaQuest Partnership) today announced its investment of $640,000 in organizations across the U.S. dedicated to improving the oral health of all. This announcement captures grants awarded ...
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September
23,
2019
| 03:45 PM America/New_York
Half of patients are concerned about their oral health, making it the top health concern over heart, eye, digestive, mental, and skin health. 3 in 4 Americans face barriers to dental care – chiefly cost and lack of insurance – yet dentists, physic...
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June
12,
2019
| 03:23 PM America/New_York
The Oral health Progress and Equity Network, or OPEN, recently held its regional meetings to address policy and programming for the remainder of 2019. Members on the west met up in Houston, while the east convened in Atlanta, and both groups disc...
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May
29,
2019
| 04:07 PM America/New_York
For almost 200 years, U.S. medical and dental training have been separated—medical school and dental school. Many point to this separation as a reason why today’s health care system treats oral health as separate from the rest of the body. Howeve...
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January
22,
2019
| 04:42 PM America/New_York
You may have noticed, we now have a tag line — Welcome to Preventistry. But what does that mean? In short, Preventistry is our revolutionary approach to improving the oral health of all. It’s based on the idea that, in order for people to achieve...
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2018
February
27,
2018
| 05:32 PM America/New_York
A lot of brands who are very successful don't have the same cache as other brands. However, there are quite a few out there — from service organizations like WeGoLook to cool business apps like Calendar. However, they are relatively unknown when yo...
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2017
June
06,
2017
| 03:28 PM America/New_York
For the second straight year, DentaQuest is participating in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Disparities Leadership Program. Last year, DentaQuest became the first oral health organization to be accepted into the program. Over the next 12 months...
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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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January
09,
2017
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
The start of a new year is an opportunity to reflect and consider how we fit into the community at large. Through our corporate giving program and the volunteered talents of our staff, we are investing in our neighborhoods, supporting our stakeholder...
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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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September
02,
2016
| 03:37 PM America/New_York
The message couldn’t be clearer: The time for the dental profession to jump on the health care quality improvement (QI) bandwagon is now.In the past quarter-century, the United States has seen medical care improve and per capita health care costs go ...
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2012
January
10,
2012
| 08:10 PM America/New_York
Guest Post by Dr. Michael Monopoli, DentaQuest Foundation Director of Policy and Programs The baby boom generation has consistently enjoyed better health and better oral health than any previous generation. Thanks to community water fluoridation, flu...
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January
03,
2012
| 03:03 PM America/New_York
Grantees of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative, the DentaQuest Foundation's multi-year campaign to strengthen and accelerate state and community action on behalf of better oral health, met as a group for the first time on November 9 and 10 in Washington...
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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
06,
2011
| 02:27 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle Williams, Chief Dental Officer, DentaQuestRecently, the New York Times published an article, “A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings for Dentists,” which discussed microcavities and the different ways dental care providers treat t...
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November
04,
2011
| 08:56 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President, DentaQuest At the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association this week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced three new categories of Leading Health Indicators for the Healthy People 2...
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October
28,
2011
| 05:50 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest FoundationAccording to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine, “Millions of Americans are not receiving needed dental care services because of "persistent and systemic" barriers that limit their access...
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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
16,
2011
| 09:09 PM America/New_York
Oral care in the United States is undergoing many significant changes. One of these is the exciting growth in the number of Hispanic dental practitioners and patients.I just returned from the Hispanic Dental Association’s Annual (HDA) Roundtable in P...
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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
13,
2011
| 08:58 PM America/New_York
Pictured:Dr. Chester W. Douglass, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Woods, Periodontist and Reede Scholar.Guest blog post by Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest FoundationThe DentaQuest ...
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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
12,
2011
| 07:27 PM America/New_York
If you’re involved in public health dental care, are a health researcher, dental educator, legislator, public health official, Medicaid/CHIP dental program staff or consultant, or provide dental care at a community health center, chances are, you are...
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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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February
25,
2011
| 04:08 PM America/New_York
This week, I have the pleasure of recognizing my colleague Dr. Rob Compton, who was recently appointed to the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) Advisory Committee on Research and Development of Performance Measures.Dr....
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2010
June
02,
2010
| 01:31 PM America/New_York
On June 4, the Maryland Dental Action Coalition (MDAC) will host Maryland’s first annual Oral Health Heroes celebration at the National Museum of Dentistry in Baltimore beginning at 9am. The agenda includes a panel discussion, “Closing the Gap: Makin...
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May
26,
2010
| 05:46 PM America/New_York
This June 5 and 6, the AIDS Walk in Massachusetts celebrates a milestone--25 years. On the occasion of this silver anniversary, the AIDS Action Committee is recognizing 25 people whose contributions have been critical to the fight against HIV/AIDS in...
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