DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2019
November
22,
2019
| 05:09 PM America/New_York
Gain inspiration from people with different professions in different communities working toward the same purpose - those who serve on the front lines of dental care, who advocate for system-wide change, and who go beyond what's expected to improve or...
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November
22,
2019
| 04:03 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest is a disruptor that is bringing new products and services to consumers to prevent oral disease before it starts. ...
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November
20,
2019
| 03:07 PM America/New_York
Five years ago, Jennifer Geiselhofer decided to redirect her 20-some years of experience to change how dental care is delivered in Denver. She founded Dental At Your Door to bring “portable, preventative dental care” to individuals and organizati...
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November
06,
2019
| 02:34 PM America/New_York
Dr. Kathleen Barlow spends her weekdays caring for underserved populations as a dentist at a federally qualified community health center (FQHC) in Hillsborough County, Fla. And on weekends, she doesn’t let up: She traverses the county as a volunt...
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November
04,
2019
| 05:30 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest CEO Steve Pollock describes why paying for value over volume in oral health care is necessary for a healthier future. DentaQuest is a leader in value-based care transformation, working with states, training providers, and collaborating wit...
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October
30,
2019
| 01:59 PM America/New_York
Tee Lawton has helped New York’s South Bronx neighborhood for decades as a public servant. As Director of Community Relations at the Mount Hope Housing Company, he meets with community boards and government officials and oversees community outrea...
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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
08,
2019
| 04:12 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest is a disruptor that is bringing new products and services to consumers to prevent oral disease before it starts. ...
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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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October
01,
2019
| 03:41 PM America/New_York
The pressure of daily to-do lists, weekly status reports, and annual planning and budgeting activities can sometimes make it hard to keep your company mission top-of-mind, even though many of us – when asked – say it’s the mission that drives us....
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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
20,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
National Health IT Week underscores the connection between information and technology to promote better health outcomes This DentaQuest health care data expert explains how we’re supporting healthy communities and person-centered care Denta...
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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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September
05,
2019
| 07:23 PM America/New_York
Evidence of the important link between oral health and overall health continues to grow, pointing to positive results related to integrated oral health and primary care visits for pediatric patients. Yet, a new evaluation of Medicaid claims data ...
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August
27,
2019
| 03:07 PM America/New_York
  Dr. Paul Glassman has seen firsthand how powerful Preventistry® can be. For the first 20 years of his career as a dentist, Glassman treated patients who’d missed out on preventive care along the way and were, as he put it, at the end of a lo...
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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
22,
2019
| 04:19 PM America/New_York
It’s National Tooth Fairy Day! There are actually two dates (August 22 and February 28) that recognize the Tooth Fairy as a reminder that everyone should visit their dentist at least twice a year. Many American children grow up learning that w...
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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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August
08,
2019
| 03:56 PM America/New_York
Health center advocates across the country are celebrating the integral role Community Health Centers (CHCs) play in addressing the health care needs of our nation's most vulnerable populations. The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancem...
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July
23,
2019
| 10:43 PM America/New_York
The 2019 Oral Health Progress and Equity Network (OPEN) Grassroots Convening, Disrupting With Inclusion, took place in Washington, D.C. last week. These members of OPEN represent those “on the ground” in their communities working to achieve and h...
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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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