Articles tagged with 'Oral Health' | DentaQuest Ventures

DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Oral Health)

2020
July
10,
2020
| 05:40 PM America/New_York
The move to adopt teledentistry has been fast, thanks to the new realities the COVID-19 pandemic has created. “Going to the dentist” will likely look much different in the months — and potentially years — ahead.   In fact, according to a recen...
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July
10,
2020
| 04:16 PM America/New_York
More than 3,900 predominantly Medicaid dental providers recently shared their insights in a new survey on what the “new normal” will look like across the country in the coming months. Stress, uncertainty and challenging new protocols were top of ...
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July
07,
2020
| 03:05 PM America/New_York
As children across the country stay close to home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, America’s ToothFairy is helping them make good use of their time by learning about the prevention of tooth decay. The superhero-themed, Oral Health Action HERO ...
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June
15,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading oral health organization, is working with MouthWatch, a leader in innovative patient-friendly, clinician-focused teledentistry solutions, to provide the TeleDent teledentistry platform to more than 70 DentaQuest manag...
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May
21,
2020
| 03:59 PM America/New_York
Robin Vann is the national programs manager at America’s ToothFairy, which in a lot of ways makes her a real-life version of the actual tooth fairy. Going on seven years with the organization, Vann works with nonprofit clinics across the country ...
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May
21,
2020
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
Health equity has been a national issue for years, but deep-rooted inequities have been revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is hitting our underserved communities and most vulnerable populations especially hard, highlighting the impact o...
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May
19,
2020
| 03:31 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, a nonprofit organization working to transform the broken health care system and enable better health through oral health, today announced a new partnership with Community Care Cooperative (C3), ...
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May
18,
2020
| 02:59 PM America/New_York
As states begin reopening for business, dental offices across the country will begin to see more patients. And like everything else right now, the patient and provider experience will likely be very different than we remember. Dental providers...
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May
14,
2020
| 02:41 PM America/New_York
Protecting the Progress Made Expanding Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits A key area of focus for the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is the expansion of Medicaid and Medicare adult dental benefits. To that end, we join the O...
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May
06,
2020
| 11:44 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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April
30,
2020
| 03:45 PM America/New_York
Under today’s strict stay-at-home orders, a visit to the doctor’s office is not only a risky affair, it’s almost impossible, as most practices have temporarily closed for non-urgent care. This new reality has created timely attention for teleheal...
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April
15,
2020
| 03:19 PM America/New_York
Teledentistry emerged in recent years as a promising tool to increase access to oral health care, particularly among underserved and rural populations. Its ability to create a more efficient way of providing care has pushed it to the forefront of...
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April
15,
2020
| 03:05 PM America/New_York
My team at DentaQuest knows I often talk about the importance of being “all in” on everything we do. Now more than ever, I’m seeing that “all in” mentality come to life with the extraordinary measures everyone — governments, institutions, busines...
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April
14,
2020
| 02:56 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement today announced a set of grants totaling $1M to organizations supporting relief efforts for underserved populations and regions hit hardest by COVID-19, including communities that are experiencin...
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April
13,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
Hospitals across the country are facing an unprecedented public health crisis as the novel coronavirus sweeps through our communities. It has completely overwhelmed a health care system that was already overtaxed, forcing hospitals and medical pr...
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April
09,
2020
| 03:35 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced the launch of a dental consultation hotline for residents of Texas, Oregon, Kentucky and Alabama during the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is available at no co...
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March
26,
2020
| 02:49 PM America/New_York
The importance of all facets of our health care system to the stability of our society and the well-being of all Americans cannot be overstated during this pandemic. Our country’s – and the world’s – response to COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) will de...
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March
18,
2020
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
The oral health care system is changing. As the industry moves in the direction of integrating medical and dental care, dentists have a unique opportunity to shape that new system.   At the Dimock Community Health Center in Boston, an integrat...
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March
09,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
It’s hard to surprise today’s patients as they are becoming more familiar with the latest health-tech gadgets, such as at-home LED whitening kits, AI-powered toothbrushes, and smile aligners made by 3D printers. This tech-saturated environment ma...
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February
28,
2020
| 03:40 PM America/New_York
National Tooth Fairy Day is Friday Feb. 28* but special tooth traditions span beyond just this nation. Not every culture has a tooth fairy, but many have some tradition to encourage improved oral health Did you know the tradition of a child...
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February
19,
2020
| 06:25 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest is proud to be a supporting sponsor of CQ Roll Call’s 4th annual Health Care Decoded event on March 10. Join us for a packed morning of newsworthy discussions previewing health care policy in 2020. Some of the health care industry’s mo...
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February
18,
2020
| 03:55 PM America/New_York
Children’s Dental Health Month is Every Month There is increasing agreement and understanding that oral health is directly related to overall health. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), which brings awareness to the import...
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January
27,
2020
| 03:26 PM America/New_York
Texas Health and Human Services recently awarded DentaQuest a contract to continue providing dental managed care to enrollees in Texas Medicaid and CHIP programs. DentaQuest has been a partner to the State of Texas since 2012, providing Medicaid and ...
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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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