DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Dental Disease)

2019
April
09,
2019
| 03:02 PM America/New_York
An important tenet of Preventistry, our revolutionary approach to transforming prevention and care, is that care should be person-centered. Person-centered care specifically focuses on the whole person … For each individual, care must be accessib...
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2018
March
15,
2018
| 01:54 PM America/New_York
When it comes to health care, is more really better? Doing more and not knowing the answer can many times be just that - more - specifically, more work. This is where the science of improvement comes in – a method for measuring whether or not wha...
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2017
October
27,
2017
| 05:18 PM America/New_York
As October comes to an end, so does the national observance recognizing the need and importance of dental hygiene. For this Q&A, one of our own registered dental hygienists (RDHs) opens up about how she came to this career path and why it is invaluab...
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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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2011
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
15,
2011
| 11:50 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle Williams, Chief Dental OfficerWhen people hear the phrase, “I’m in good health,” chances are they aren’t thinking about their mouths. But you should. A regular check up with your dentist is as important as an annual physical. If you ar...
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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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June
01,
2011
| 03:31 PM America/New_York
In April, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on the state of oral health in America, concluding a two year evaluation of the current oral health care system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requested and funded t...
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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
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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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
November
19,
2010
| 09:00 PM America/New_York
Losing a tooth in adulthood isn't exciting as it was when we were young. In fact, adult tooth loss has serious consequences--like difficulty chewing food or not wanting to smile at school or work. Missing teeth can also weaken the overall structure o...
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