Articles tagged with 'Oral Health' | DentaQuest Ventures

DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Oral Health)

2022
September
29,
2022
| 09:42 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid and CHIP dental solutions, and TeamSmile, today announced the launch of the TeamSmile Dental Home Project powered by DentaQuest, a nationwide initiative that connects children in need with long-te...
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September
22,
2022
| 11:39 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, one of the nation’s largest and most experienced Medicaid dental benefits administrators, today announced its new engagement with Partners Health Plan (PHP) to increase access to oral health care and improve outcomes for individuals with ...
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August
18,
2022
| 08:38 AM America/New_York
Good oral health is important to all of us. Regular dental care helps prevent problems and keeps your teeth healthy. DentaQuest knows that it can make a big change in the quality of life and a person’s overall health and wellbeing, especially for a p...
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August
12,
2022
| 07:44 AM America/New_York
Exceptional service is a DentaQuest differentiator. Whether educating members about their dental plan, optimizing the credentialing tool for providers or helping clients manage their plans, DentaQuest provides unparalleled customer service.CRM Produc...
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June
15,
2022
| 10:05 AM America/New_York
For Manager of Dental Case Management Gonzalo Perez “living the DentaQuest mission” means no one is left behind.  “My team and I have to overcome unthinkable obstacles to get our members what they need. This type of passion and commitment requires a ...
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April
14,
2022
| 16:37 PM America/New_York
April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week and April is Minority Health Month, making today an opportune time for all of us to recognize progress toward reducing maternal mortality and continue seeking changes from our lawmakers to improve access to n...
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March
29,
2022
| 12:35 PM America/New_York
March is National Nutrition Month. And while people often connect diet choices with their impact on weight and disease, our food choices have a direct connection to another important part of our overall well-being — our oral health.  We know that poo...
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March
16,
2022
| 12:09 PM America/New_York
The National Commission on Disability (NCD) recently issued a report titled “Medicaid Oral Health Coverage for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities – A Fiscal Analysis” to President Biden. The report highlights the proven link betwee...
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February
24,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/New_York
Though Senior Compliance Analyst and Civil Rights Coordinator Ugonna Onyekwu’s time is focused on ensuring that DentaQuest takes the steps necessary to comply with applicable rules and regulatory, statutory and contractual obligations, he maintains a...
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February
02,
2022
| 10:24 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest today announced a partnership with America’s ToothFairy to educate communities on the dangers of vaping.Teens are vaping at an alarming rate. According to the CDC, as of 2020, 19.6% of high school students and 4.7% of middle school student...
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February
01,
2022
| 10:30 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest is proud to announce it has earned full URAC Dental Plan Accreditation. URAC is an independent organization recognized as the leader in promoting health care quality through leadership, accreditation, measurement and innovation. This achie...
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February
01,
2022
| 03:21 AM America/New_York
Florida Healthy Kids recently awarded DentaQuest a contract to continue providing dental managed care to enrollees in the state’s CHIP program. DentaQuest has been a partner to the State of Florida since the Healthy Kids program began 20 years ago, m...
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2021
November
30,
2021
| 10:41 AM America/New_York
America is in an oral health crisis. More than 9.6 million children have untreated tooth decay and only slightly more than 52% of adults visit the dentist as recommended. This leads to 34 million hours of school education missed and $6 billion lost i...
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November
15,
2021
| 14:54 PM America/New_York
In 2018, more than 10% of the total U.S. population had diabetes, and more than one-third of U.S. adults had prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the same year, about 34.1 million adults age 18 years or o...
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November
11,
2021
| 12:05 PM America/New_York
November 11 is Veterans Day, and at DentaQuest, we’re committed to supporting and honoring our nation’s veterans and active duty service members (ADSMs). This month, we spoke with Dr. Michael Jacques, manager of clinical management at DentaQuest and ...
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November
05,
2021
| 13:14 PM America/New_York
 Every October, teams clad in blue DentaQuest shirts have gone out together into their local communities throughout the country, rolled up their sleeves and made a difference. While the pandemic has shifted DentaQuest’s Mission Month from a live even...
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October
27,
2021
| 13:24 PM America/New_York
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a time when oral health practitioners, hygienists, organizations and advocates raise awareness on the importance of good oral health.  To most, oral hygiene probably seems pretty simple and straightforward: b...
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October
18,
2021
| 15:53 PM America/New_York
For many families, the back to school season also brings a return to their favorite sports. As kids and parents gear up for a return to the field, rink or court, one essential piece of equipment shouldn’t be overlooked: mouthguards.According to the J...
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October
11,
2021
| 12:13 PM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we’re committed to supporting and increasing access to oral health care and health education in the Hispanic community every month of the year. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic...
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September
30,
2021
| 15:33 PM America/New_York
September 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans and commemorates heritage rooted in Latin American countries. Food is always a central component of cultures, and more lik...
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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
| 12:20 PM America/New_York
Susan Gonzalez, a member advocate specialist with Community Engagement at DentaQuest, recently was recognized as a “2021 Reformer” by Pioneering Women, a local nonprofit organization in Beaumont, Texas. The award honored her dedication to educating p...
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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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August
06,
2021
| 11:10 AM America/New_York
The rise of the social media platform TikTok during the past year has led to an increase in do-it-yourself (DIY) dentistry that many professionals in the oral health community, including Amber Bonnaig, DDS, of DentaQuest, are warning against due to t...
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April
06,
2021
| 10:17 AM America/New_York
As part of Children’s Dental Health Month in February, DentaQuest partnered with educators from EatMoveGrow, a Louisiana health program, to share oral health lessons with 15,000 children in 40 parishes in the state. (DentaQuest sponsored the outreach...
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March
05,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
To mark National Dentist Day tomorrow, March 6, DentaQuest celebrates the essential work of dentists and their dental teams.The following is a statement from DentaQuest President and CEO Steve Pollock on National Dentist's Day:“This year has been inc...
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February
18,
2021
| 09:32 AM America/New_York
In 2015, Terrance Davis was 18 years old and hadn’t been to the dentist in more than two years. His autism made it challenging for his mom, Tina, to find a provider who was prepared to deliver the care he needed. They had tried — and failed — several...
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February
05,
2021
| 08:54 AM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we talk with people every day who are both in need of dental care and concerned about the cost of their care. We process claims for a long list of important services provided to children and adults.While necessary, these covered servic...
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February
04,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, recently donated $10,000 to Future Smiles, a nonprofit that serves children with critical dental needs who lack access to dental care.The gift will support meeting these childr...
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