DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Healthcare)

2019
December
05,
2019
| 02:41 PM America/New_York
For those paying attention to health care legislation, 2019 included continued debate over Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion. Efforts to implement restrictive eligibility policies, such as minimum work requirements, continue. News coverage...
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November
25,
2019
| 02:56 PM America/New_York
When was the last time you had an outstanding health care experience? Where you as the patient were at the center of the event, you understood what was happening and felt in control? Where the costs were clear, and the outcome was positive? Ou...
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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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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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April
29,
2019
| 04:25 PM America/New_York
Are these oral health facts surprising?  People with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease People with diabetes are more likely to have gum disease, making it difficult to stabilize blood sugar levels ...
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April
05,
2019
| 05:14 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health care organization, announced today that Windward, its claims adjudication system, and related processes have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST. This achievement ...
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2017
April
05,
2017
| 03:09 PM America/New_York
More than 46 million seniors lack dental coverage, according to a 2015 report on enrollment from the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) and Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA). And that number is only expected to rise with our burgeoning p...
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January
24,
2017
| 04:58 PM America/New_York
As the new Trump Administration and Republican Congress begin their work this month, they will have the opportunity to advance conservative priorities through major legislative changes. At the top of their list is repealing the Affordable Care Act (A...
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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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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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2011
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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