DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Preventistry)

2019
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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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
23,
2019
| 02:59 PM 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
| 03:06 PM 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
| 03:09 PM 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
| 03:48 PM 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
| 03:02 PM 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
| 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
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
12,
2019
| 04:32 PM 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
| 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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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
14,
2019
| 03:04 PM America/New_York
In any year, more than 50 percent of children, 56 percent of seniors, and about 64 percent of working-age adults in the United States do not receive dental services on a regular schedule. Today, one way to reach these people is through technology...
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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
10,
2019
| 03:02 PM America/New_York
Today’s consumers expect outcomes, not just bold ideas – even for oral health. Real innovation addresses people’s needs and focuses on people’s satisfaction by anticipating those needs well before the demand rises or a competitor delivers for the...
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June
27,
2019
| 03:32 PM America/New_York
How we approach health – health-related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors – and our individual circumstances – access to healthy food, housing stability, education, employment, clean air, clean water – are significant contributors to our o...
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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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May
23,
2019
| 03:04 PM America/New_York
May 23, 2019 – credentis, a leader in state-of the art oral biology research and development, and DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health care organization, have entered into a strategic partnership to test and promote Curodont™ R...
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May
14,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
We know that preventive dental care – or the comprehensive approach we call “Preventistry” – is a strong means to maintaining overall health. With proper guidance and support, providers and patients can partner together as designers of health and...
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May
07,
2019
| 04:45 PM America/New_York
Preventistry is about changing four interconnected systems to improve oral health for everyone. With the Preventistry approach, we must address policy, finance, care and community aspects that together determine people’s ability to be healthy. Bu...
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May
07,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement (DentaQuest Partnership) today announced its investment of $6.1 million in 75 organizations across the U.S. dedicated to improving the oral health of all. Today’s announcement captures grants awa...
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April
18,
2019
| 04:18 PM America/New_York
The traditional model of getting care at a dentist’s office doesn’t work for everyone. After struggling with transportation issues, not being able to get an appointment nor having the ability to pay for treatment, too many people have given up on...
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April
09,
2019
| 03:02 PM America/New_York
An important tenet of Preventistry, our revolutionary approach to transforming prevention and care, is that care should be person-centered. Person-centered care specifically focuses on the whole person … For each individual, care must be accessib...
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April
03,
2019
| 07:07 PM America/New_York
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an appropriate reminder that the apple (nature’s toothbrush!) helps reduce gum disease, which can complicate conditions such as pregnancy, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Another common refrain? “An o...
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March
14,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, LLC, the principal company in the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health care organization, and DCP Holding Company, the parent company of The Dental Care Plus Group (DCPG), a leading provider of dental insurance in the Midwest, anno...
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March
11,
2019
| 02:16 PM America/New_York
We know that we need to change systems, minds, policies, and more, to achieve improved oral health for all. So, it’s important to think about how advocacy plays into Preventistry, our all-in approach to revolutionize oral health. The term advo...
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February
27,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
Deciding how to use data – and how to apply it to affect change – can be overwhelming. Here is some context: 2.5 exabytes of data are produced every day. This is equivalent to 150,000,000 iPhones or 5 million laptops! By 2020, there will be 44...
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February
19,
2019
| 03:12 PM America/New_York
Embrace health equity with Preventistry At DentaQuest, we believe that everyone deserves lasting oral health. But for everyone to have improved oral health, health equity must be a priority. What is health equity? You may have heard the term...
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February
13,
2019
| 03:18 PM America/New_York
We talk a lot about the health system in America as a health system that is broken. Yet, it is hard to find clear explanations of what is broken. This is meant to clear things up, but also to demonstrate that oral health should no longer be separ...
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