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DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2021
August
30,
2021
| 12:42 PM America/New_York
Yashashri Urankar, DDS and chief dental officer at Community Health Centers of South Central Texas, is a 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity HeroYashashri Urankar, DDS, began the summer in an unusual way for a dentist: testifying on the floor of the Texas ...
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August
25,
2021
| 12:20 PM America/New_York
Susan Gonzalez, a member advocate specialist with Community Engagement at DentaQuest, recently was recognized as a “2021 Reformer” by Pioneering Women, a local nonprofit organization in Beaumont, Texas. The award honored her dedication to educating p...
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August
23,
2021
| 12:58 PM America/New_York
Twenty years ago, Dr. David Jourabchi witnessed his cousin get rejected from the local dentist’s office. She was a young girl with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) in need of dental care but with nowhere to turn.“Even though she was he...
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August
23,
2021
| 11:36 AM America/New_York
Chances are, if you’re a parent to a teenager, you’re familiar with the social media platform TikTok. With the rise of the social media platform, TikTok users have popularized “life hacks”—many of which can have negative effects on an impressionable ...
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July
28,
2021
| 09:03 AM America/New_York
Today we conclude our blog series featuring DentaQuest employees across the organization in recognition of PRIDE month. These employees have opened their hearts to share their personal perspectives and triumphs as members of the LGBTQ+ community. We ...
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July
21,
2021
| 15:59 PM America/New_York
Dr. Jeremy Simms Alexander and Dr. Adele Della Torre are both 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes.Have you ever seen a dental office on wheels? Neither had Dr. Jeremy Simms Alexander.But after coming across a mobile dentistry unit in Atlanta in 2012...
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July
20,
2021
| 12:36 PM America/New_York
During Pride Month, several DentaQuest employees have opened their hearts to share their personal perspectives as members of the LGBTQ+ community. We thank you for your courage to tell your story.Today we meet Janet Westphal, Network Development Mana...
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July
15,
2021
| 14:55 PM America/New_York
Eleven years ago, Deb Oswalt had what she calls her “aha moment.”As executive director of the Virginia Health Care Foundation, a position she has held since the organization’s founding in 1992, Oswalt has been working for almost 20 years to increase ...
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July
06,
2021
| 11:19 AM America/New_York
During Pride Month, several DentaQuest employees have opened their hearts to share their personal perspectives as members of the LGBTQ+ community. We thank you for your courage to tell your story.Today we meet Mary Hale, Senior Client Engagement Coor...
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June
28,
2021
| 14:01 PM America/New_York
Today we kick off a new blog series featuring DentaQuesters across the organization in recognition of PRIDE month. These employees have opened their hearts to share their personal perspectives and triumphs as members of the LGBTQ+ community. We thank...
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June
24,
2021
| 14:14 PM America/New_York
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities identifies the LGBTQ+ community as a “health disparity population” due to lowered access to health care. Clinical research is showing that sexual and gender minorities who live in commu...
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June
18,
2021
| 11:59 AM America/New_York
Dr. Alex Barrera practices general dentistry at Avenue 360 Health & Wellness in Houston, Texas. He currently serves as President of the Houston Dental Equality Network and is the chairman of the New Dentist Committee for the Hispanic Dental Associati...
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June
02,
2021
| 10:46 AM America/New_York
Imagine you’re a migrant farmworker in Texas. Or a Native American family in Alabama. Maybe you moved to the United States from another country to be closer to family and you’re trying to learn a new language, job and culture.Then imagine, on top of ...
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May
25,
2021
| 11:19 AM America/New_York
Each year, growing research continues to reinforce the connections between oral health and overall health. For people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, those connections are even more critical.So, when a health system expressed interest in de...
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May
10,
2021
| 09:04 AM America/New_York
Helping a man find a home.Connecting a single parent with care for their child. Assisting a young woman with transportation after her car broke down.These things may not sound like the purview of an oral health care company, but for DentaQuest’s case...
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April
15,
2021
| 08:58 AM America/New_York
As part of National Minority Health Month — a time in which we also recognize Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17) — it’s important to elevate awareness about maternal health disparities and the role oral health providers can play in mitigating...
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April
14,
2021
| 11:59 AM America/New_York
Steven Barefoot, DDS, the VBC Expert, is the Clinical Manager of Value-Based Payments at DentaQuest. In that role, he provides clinical input to develop new care programs, manage the design of quality measures and respond to questions from providers ...
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April
12,
2021
| 09:12 AM America/New_York
As part of National Minority Health Month — a time in which we also recognize Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17) — it’s important to elevate awareness about maternal health disparities and the role oral health providers can play in mitigating...
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April
06,
2021
| 10:17 AM America/New_York
As part of Children’s Dental Health Month in February, DentaQuest partnered with educators from EatMoveGrow, a Louisiana health program, to share oral health lessons with 15,000 children in 40 parishes in the state. (DentaQuest sponsored the outreach...
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March
29,
2021
| 12:24 PM America/New_York
The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health recently conducted a large national survey to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the health of communities across our country. The goal was to understand how the pandemic has shaped perceptions...
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March
15,
2021
| 14:13 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, DentaQuest president and CEOOne year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to feel the effects of this public health emergency on our society. We recently marked the tragic — and at one time unthinkable — milestone of 500,000 deat...
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March
11,
2021
| 13:07 PM America/New_York
When Texas was hit with a winter storm that left thousands of people across the state without power or water for weeks. Many were left to fend for themselves as they tried to survive the harsh winter weather. Some were left without food, while others...
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February
18,
2021
| 09:32 AM America/New_York
In 2015, Terrance Davis was 18 years old and hadn’t been to the dentist in more than two years. His autism made it challenging for his mom, Tina, to find a provider who was prepared to deliver the care he needed. They had tried — and failed — several...
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February
05,
2021
| 08:54 AM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we talk with people every day who are both in need of dental care and concerned about the cost of their care. We process claims for a long list of important services provided to children and adults.While necessary, these covered servic...
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January
28,
2021
| 12:56 PM America/New_York
Suprena Crawford knows how difficult it can be for some patients to start their journeys to better oral health. She learned that for 19 years as a dental hygienist. And she’s continuing to learn it in her role as a DentaQuest member outreach coordina...
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January
21,
2021
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted the dental care industry.Patient volumes have fallen, and operating costs have risen as dental offices comply with new infection control practices. Ongoing surges of the virus demonstrate that dentistry wi...
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January
07,
2021
| 09:38 AM America/New_York
Dr. Flavia Lamberghini was in a Chicago elementary school providing dental screenings to students when she saw one student that concerned her. The boy’s gums were bleeding quite a bit and things “just didn’t seem right.” She helped get him a referral...
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2020
December
15,
2020
| 10:25 AM America/New_York
The COVID-19 pandemic, rightfully so, has captured intense global attention since it began early in 2020. It has claimed more than 1.5 million lives, devasted families and turned global economies upside down.Meanwhile, another health crisis — the ong...
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December
10,
2020
| 15:25 PM America/New_York
There’s one certainty about 2020: It did not go according to plan.Whether the topic is health, the economy or racial justice, nothing about the last 12 months followed a script we’ve seen before. And the oral health system was an important player in ...
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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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