Articles tagged with 'Preventistry' | DentaQuest Ventures

DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Preventistry)

2020
October
22,
2020
| 09:27 AM America/New_York
The number of uninsured Americans has steadily climbed since the COVID-19 pandemic began driving job loss — and thus employer-sponsored insurance — for many people. And a shortage of health professionals is compounding the problem in Virginia. As...
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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
14,
2020
| 16:18 PM America/New_York
When Oregon restructured its school system around seven years ago, George Mendoza was charged with aligning different segments — early learning, K-12 and higher education — to ensure children were prepared at every stage of schooling. He worked w...
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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
12,
2020
| 07:43 AM America/New_York
Slowly, the siloes are breaking down. Oral care is often isolated from the rest of the health care system and from conversations about overall health — even though studies show more than 90% of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations. ...
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August
04,
2020
| 10:22 AM America/New_York
In Southeast Los Angeles, more than 32.4% of families lack healthy food access — nearly 1 out of every 3 families. And those numbers, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are growing. Now, more than ever, children and families, and especially commun...
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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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May
21,
2020
| 09:00 AM 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
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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April
30,
2020
| 09:45 AM 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
21,
2020
| 08:38 AM America/New_York
Julie Smithwick is bringing health care to South Carolina’s hardest-to-reach populations through an approach she learned early on in her career: mobilizing community health workers.  Smithwick first trained as a community health worker herself...
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April
15,
2020
| 09:05 AM 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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March
26,
2020
| 09:49 AM 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
09,
2020
| 11:01 AM 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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January
08,
2020
| 08:58 AM 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
12,
2019
| 09:49 AM America/New_York
A leader in Preventistry, Dr. Jim Thommes says he asks himself every day, “What ideas can I come up with... that will improve the oral health care of all?” Dr. Jim Thommes has witnessed the evolution of preventive care in dentistry throughout ...
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December
09,
2019
| 10:49 AM 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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November
25,
2019
| 08:56 AM 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
| 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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October
23,
2019
| 09:09 AM 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
23,
2019
| 08:59 AM America/New_York
Dennis Borel has dedicated his career to lifting up disadvantaged populations, just “trying to make their worlds a little bit better,” as he humbly puts it. The last two decades have been with the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities (CTD), a cr...
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October
17,
2019
| 09:06 AM America/New_York
Dr. Neetu Singh began her career as a dentist but quickly redirected her expertise to work in public policy after witnessing firsthand the disparities among patients seeking oral health care. Singh now serves as Oral Health Program Director at He...
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October
09,
2019
| 09:09 AM America/New_York
Alicia Murria credits Jacksonville’s erratic weather systems for her recent career shift from hygienist to nonprofit founder. It was there on Florida’s east coast, during the American Dental Hygienists Association’s annual conference in 2017, tha...
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October
02,
2019
| 09:48 AM America/New_York
Crystal Terry and the Alabama Head Start teams strive to ensure Alabama’s low-income children and parents get the health care, education and social services they need every single day. As the health resource specialist at Community Action Partner...
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September
25,
2019
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Dr. Gregory Stoute’s 40-plus-year career in dentistry has taken him from conflict zones in Iraq to the prestigious halls of Harvard, working in all kinds of dental practices. And though his tenure is peppered with distinguished titles, he’s remai...
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September
23,
2019
| 09:00 AM 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
16,
2019
| 09:16 AM 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
12,
2019
| 10:32 AM America/New_York
Michelle Vacha has worked for more than a decade to provide holistic oral health care to Colorado’s low-income populations — a feat that’s required innovation and ingenuity along the way. In 2006, the Colorado Springs-based hygienist founded Comm...
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September
09,
2019
| 09:19 AM 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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August
26,
2019
| 09:13 AM 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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