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2020
November
24,
2020
| 09:14 AM America/New_York
When Aaron first got a phone call to schedule a free dental screening appointment for his children, he was initially surprised. That surprise then turned into delight. And that delight became a sense of relief.“I was blown away,” he says. “It’s an am...
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November
17,
2020
| 11:37 AM America/New_York
As the dust begins to settle on a long and tumultuous year — one that has included a global pandemic and a tense presidential election — oral health advocates are looking ahead to 2021 with a sense of cautious optimism.“We’re at a precipice right now...
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November
16,
2020
| 09:04 AM America/New_York
In September, the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement announced a Three Domain Framework that creates a new model in dentistry that is cost-effective, efficient and more equitable. The Framework, which includes contributions and suppor...
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November
05,
2020
| 15:22 PM America/New_York
Like most doctors this past March, Dr. Joel Collins knew he’d have to take things one day at a time. What he didn’t realize was just how vital his practice, Conyers Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics, would be to the community.  While dental pr...
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November
03,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/New_York
This is an excerpt from A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Care, a new white paper from the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. Dentistry has long been a profession ripe for disruption. Dental care delivery has disprop...
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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
13,
2020
| 11:02 AM America/New_York
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, mechanical ventilators have been in the spotlight. With limited options to treat this new and novel virus, in many cases, health care providers have been relying heavily on mechanical ventilators to help ke...
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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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October
08,
2020
| 10:13 AM America/New_York
By Sean Boynes, DMD, Vice President of Health Improvement, and Kelli Ohrenberger, Director of Interprofessional Care, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement The mouth and the body are integrally connected. Over the past decade, bot...
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October
02,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Tom Holt has worked on health policy in Oregon wearing various hats for more than 20 years, but his first foray into oral health started only recently. Last year, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) hired Holt as a consultant to improve dental heal...
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September
24,
2020
| 11:57 AM America/New_York
After 20 years in private practice as a dental hygienist, Karen Raposa went back to school to earn her MBA. As she was completing her degree, her youngest child was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder — a discovery that fundamentally changed ...
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September
15,
2020
| 09:18 AM America/New_York
By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc. This is a school year unlike any other. As children and families prepare to begin months of virtual learn...
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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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September
14,
2020
| 10:52 AM America/New_York
By Julie Hawley, PhD, CAE, Director of Analytics and Evaluation, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP, Director of Occupational Health & Safety, The Forsyth Institute Dental providers are among the prof...
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September
10,
2020
| 11:13 AM America/New_York
Access to public adult dental benefits across the country was growing. In 2019, at least 14 states implemented legislative or administrative changes to enhance their state’s programs, with positive momentum going into 2020. Now, with echoes of...
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September
02,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Like so many doctors in this country, Sandra Garbely graduated school with a lot of student debt. Nearly 30 years ago, she joined the National Health Service Corps to help pay back her student loans — a decision that launched her career in public...
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August
20,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Dr. Sridevi Ponnala has served as dental director at Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center in the Bay Area of California for the last 10 years. Educated and trained as a dentist in India, Ponnala earned her second DDS degree from UCSF in 2004 to be able...
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August
19,
2020
| 14:09 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc.  The inequities in our health care system have existed for decades, as people of color have long experienced signi...
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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
11,
2020
| 09:07 AM America/New_York
As guidelines and safety protocols during the pandemic continue to evolve, skilled communication from a trusted dental provider can make all the difference. And the key to outstanding patient communications can be summed up in one seven-letter...
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August
10,
2020
| 11:34 AM America/New_York
With Todd Cruse, President, DentaQuest Care Group and Kirill Zaydenman, Vice President Innovation, DentaQuest  While it’s still too early to be definitive, telehealth opportunities in dentistry may be significant, especially when you look at i...
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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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July
23,
2020
| 09:01 AM America/New_York
Dr. Mollie Day has spent her 17-year career in dentistry serving communities who have a difficult time accessing oral health care. Three years ago she joined Heartland Community Health Center in Lawrence, Kansas — a federally qualified health cen...
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July
21,
2020
| 16:00 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, DentaQuest President and CEO and Rebekah Mathews, Director of Value-Based Care, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Long before the coronavirus pandemic, many parts of the U.S. health care industry have been mo...
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July
13,
2020
| 11:34 AM America/New_York
Dentists in full-face shields, surgical masks, gowns and gloves. Plastic barriers at the front desk. Patients getting their temperature taken upon arrival at the office. Like nearly every aspect of society, going to the dentist will look much ...
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July
10,
2020
| 11:40 AM 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
| 10:16 AM 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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June
30,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
The oral health community is feeling the urgency to get routine dental care back up and running, in large part because communities need the revitalized business and consistency in the public’s oral health. But this requires new strategies to redu...
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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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June
16,
2020
| 14:41 PM America/New_York
New radio interview points out virtual health interactions are up almost 50% — a trend that is likely to mark a new era in oral health  Across the globe, the pandemic has caused people to change the way they approach everyday tasks — maintaini...
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