DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Oral Health)

2020
January
22,
2020
| 03:16 PM America/New_York
In many ways, oral health has been slower to change than other areas in health care. But as we start a new year, and a new decade, we can expect significant changes that will address the dental industry’s biggest challenges and fundamentally chan...
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January
08,
2020
| 02:58 PM America/New_York
My name is Alex Davis III, and I'm 28 years old. I work at the Lee Specialty Clinic (LSC) as a dental assistant, and I help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities get through their dental appointments. I don't know how thi...
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2019
December
19,
2019
| 04:03 PM America/New_York
As public awareness grows about the importance of oral health, so has the political will to implement new or restore previously eliminated dental coverage for adults.   Advocates in many states have been successful in securing benefits for the...
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December
17,
2019
| 09:18 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest is a disruptor that is bringing new products and services to consumers to prevent oral disease before it starts. ...
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December
11,
2019
| 04:02 PM America/New_York
Nationally, Medicaid programs provide crucial access to dental and oral health services. Yet, as these benefits are not federally mandated, coverage is not standard state-by-state. Although required to provide dental benefits for children covered ...
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December
09,
2019
| 04:49 PM America/New_York
Want to feel better? Get your physician and your dentist to work together. It’s a simple solution backed by science. We’ve long known that health starts in the mouth: more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations. Poor...
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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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December
02,
2019
| 02:38 PM America/New_York
Available data specifically on Native Hawaiian oral health needs is limited, but a growing number of sources indicate clear disparities for Native Hawaiians in both oral health outcomes and access to care statewide, from ages 0-5 and older. When you ...
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November
26,
2019
| 03:01 PM America/New_York
It takes powerful partnerships and collaboration to achieve a measurably healthier community. That’s why we work with partners across the health care spectrum to make this a reality. One relatively recent partner is the Society of Participator...
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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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November
18,
2019
| 04:23 PM 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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November
04,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest CEO Steve Pollock describes why paying for value over volume in oral health care is necessary for a healthier future. DentaQuest is a leader in value-based care transformation, working with states, training providers, and collaborating wit...
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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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October
23,
2019
| 03:09 PM America/New_York
It’s true innovation in dentistry has lagged behind the overall health industry, but as more people recognize that oral health is an integral part of overall health, we’re seeing bigger strides in the field. From newer technologies like 3D printi...
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October
16,
2019
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest is pleased to join It’s Time Texas as a sponsor of the Healthier Texas Summit on Oct. 17 and 18 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. The conference, hosted by It’s Time Texas and The University of Texas Syste...
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October
08,
2019
| 04:12 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest has a clear vision for the future of oral health and has a clear roadmap for change. ...
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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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September
23,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
Our current oral health care system is failing millions of Americans. And it’s my business to understand this. At DentaQuest, we look for problems, work to understand why they exist, and then do our best to develop and implement solutions – that’...
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September
20,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
National Health IT Week underscores the connection between information and technology to promote better health outcomes This DentaQuest health care data expert explains how we’re supporting healthy communities and person-centered care Denta...
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September
16,
2019
| 03:16 PM America/New_York
As a white woman – well educated, well off, and living in the Boston area – I have only experienced the inequities of our healthcare system once, and it was on behalf of our African-American son. Eleven years ago, our fourth child joined our f...
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September
09,
2019
| 03:19 PM America/New_York
Early in my career, I came to work as General Counsel for a company that would become DentaQuest. Not long after, a state Medicaid director invited me to volunteer at a Missions of Mercy event in Appalachia – a charity event that offered free ...
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September
04,
2019
| 05:24 PM America/New_York
A new poll has found broad national support for adding dental coverage to Medicare, along with indications a candidate’s stance on the issue could sway votes nationally and in the upcoming Iowa presidential caucus. The Families USA/YouGov Poll fou...
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August
26,
2019
| 03:13 PM America/New_York
As a child growing up in Eastern Europe, I didn’t go to the dentist unless something was wrong. I was born in Ukraine, and my family immigrated to the United States 30 years ago. Years later, we still never wanted to go – because seeing a dentist...
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August
22,
2019
| 04:19 PM America/New_York
It’s National Tooth Fairy Day! There are actually two dates (August 22 and February 28) that recognize the Tooth Fairy as a reminder that everyone should visit their dentist at least twice a year. Many American children grow up learning that w...
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August
12,
2019
| 03:56 PM America/New_York
Among Medicaid patients prescribed opioids for acute pain management, more than half were to treat orthopedic and dental-related pain. What’s more, Medicaid patients who sought treatment for acute pain management were more likely to receive an opioid...
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August
08,
2019
| 03:56 PM America/New_York
Health center advocates across the country are celebrating the integral role Community Health Centers (CHCs) play in addressing the health care needs of our nation's most vulnerable populations. The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancem...
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July
29,
2019
| 03:36 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement (DentaQuest Partnership) today announced its investment of $2.8 million in organizations across the U.S. dedicated to improving the oral health of all. Today’s announcement captures grants awarde...
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July
23,
2019
| 10:43 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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