Articles tagged with 'Health Equity' | DentaQuest Ventures

DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Health Equity)

2021
August
30,
2021
| 12:42 PM America/New_York
Yashashri Urankar, DDS and chief dental officer at Community Health Centers of South Central Texas, is a 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity HeroYashashri Urankar, DDS, began the summer in an unusual way for a dentist: testifying on the floor of the Texas ...
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August
25,
2021
| 12:15 PM America/New_York
Dr. Kadambari Rawal knew what she wanted to do from a young age. As a new dental student at the age of 20, Rawal entered into geriatric care—treating older patients. Selecting this particular area of dentistry was not by chance, rather a culmination ...
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August
23,
2021
| 12:58 PM America/New_York
Jim Mangia, president and CEO of St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, will be recognized as a 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity Hero for his work to protect residents in Los Angeles during the pandemic, including vaccinating more than 266,000 at-risk r...
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August
23,
2021
| 12:58 PM America/New_York
Twenty years ago, Dr. David Jourabchi witnessed his cousin get rejected from the local dentist’s office. She was a young girl with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) in need of dental care but with nowhere to turn.“Even though she was he...
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July
13,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
On its inaugural Health Equity Hero Day today, DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, announced its 2021 Health Equity Heroes: Champions of the Pandemic. Now in its seventh year, the Denta...
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July
06,
2021
| 13:47 PM America/New_York
It is time to recognize the many health and community leaders who worked tirelessly to ensure equity in access and care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral hea...
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April
15,
2021
| 08:58 AM America/New_York
As part of National Minority Health Month — a time in which we also recognize Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17) — it’s important to elevate awareness about maternal health disparities and the role oral health providers can play in mitigating...
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April
12,
2021
| 09:12 AM America/New_York
As part of National Minority Health Month — a time in which we also recognize Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17) — it’s important to elevate awareness about maternal health disparities and the role oral health providers can play in mitigating...
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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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January
12,
2021
| 12:59 PM America/New_York
President and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA recently became the newest member of Blue Shield of California’s Board of Directors.Blue Shield of California is a nonprofit health plan known ...
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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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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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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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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
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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August
24,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced its 2020 Health Equity Heroes – Heroes in the Time of COVID-19. Now in its sixth year, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards program celebrates individuals w...
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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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June
25,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Like many Philadelphians, Dr. Janine Burkhardt uses the city’s subway system to get to work. But her time isn’t spent commuting — it’s spent providing dental care to individuals experiencing homelessness at the Hub of Hope, a clinic located under...
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June
01,
2020
| 17:54 PM America/New_York
This message from Steve Pollock, Myechia Minter-Jordan and Roxanne Martinez was shared with all DentaQuest affiliated employees on June 1, 2020.  Dear Colleagues, Over the last several days, we’ve seen our communities react to the brutal deaths...
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May
06,
2020
| 17:44 PM America/New_York
Coronavirus has exposed stark truths about the nation’s long-standing health disparities. The virus is hitting low-income communities especially hard, highlighting gaps in health literacy, access to care and trust in our health care system. As one of...
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2019
November
18,
2019
| 10:23 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the purpose-driven oral health company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, today announced the 2019 DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes, six individuals and a team, who are breaking down barriers and improving health for at-risk in...
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July
23,
2019
| 16:43 PM America/New_York
The 2019 Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN) Grassroots Convening, Disrupting With Inclusion, took place in Washington, D.C. last week. These members of OPEN represent those “on the ground” in their communities working to achieve and h...
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June
19,
2019
| 11:21 AM America/New_York
Imagine a health care system that “recognizes the critical relationship between food and health, and ensures access to nutrition services that help prevent, manage and treat diet-related illness.” The Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan out...
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February
19,
2019
| 09:12 AM America/New_York
Embrace health equity with Preventistry At DentaQuest, we believe that everyone deserves lasting oral health. But for everyone to have improved oral health, health equity must be a priority. What is health equity? You may have heard the term...
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February
13,
2019
| 09:18 AM America/New_York
We talk a lot about the health system in America as a health system that is broken. Yet, it is hard to find clear explanations of what is broken. This is meant to clear things up, but also to demonstrate that oral health should no longer be separ...
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January
22,
2019
| 10:42 AM 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
November
14,
2018
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Health starts in the mouth. In fact, people cannot truly be healthy without addressing their oral health. But our health care system is not designed to help people maintain a healthy mouth. For too long the health care system has functioned as a comp...
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October
15,
2018
| 09:03 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading oral health enterprise and largest Medicaid dental benefits company serving 24 million members across 30 states, announced its 2018 Health Equity Heroes, recognizing and commending the work of six leaders whose innova...
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September
06,
2018
| 12:06 PM America/New_York
Amanda is a 33-year-old single mom from Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Va. She and her two young children came to the local fairgrounds – usually the site of the Virginia Kentucky District Fair and rodeos, among other events – for help with some d...
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