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2020
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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June
10,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Molly Johnson is working with a team of community partners to improve oral health outcomes in Oregon’s Lincoln County, a region isolated — both geographically and in terms of access to medical care — along the state’s coast. As Director of Medicaid...
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May
28,
2020
| 09:09 AM America/New_York
Dr. Mark Deutchman is on a mission to ensure oral health is truly considered a part of overall health — and driving that mission starts with his students. A family medicine physician, Deutchman teaches oral health curriculum in the University of ...
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May
21,
2020
| 09:59 AM 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
| 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
18,
2020
| 08:59 AM 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
| 08:41 AM 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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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
| 09:19 AM 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
| 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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