DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2020
January
22,
2020
| 03:16 PM America/New_York
In many ways, oral health has been slower to change than other areas in health care. But as we start a new year, and a new decade, we can expect significant changes that will address the dental industry’s biggest challenges and fundamentally chan...
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January
08,
2020
| 02:58 PM America/New_York
My name is Alex Davis III, and I'm 28 years old. I work at the Lee Specialty Clinic (LSC) as a dental assistant, and I help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities get through their dental appointments. I don't know how thi...
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2019
December
19,
2019
| 04:03 PM America/New_York
As public awareness grows about the importance of oral health, so has the political will to implement new or restore previously eliminated dental coverage for adults.   Advocates in many states have been successful in securing benefits for the...
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December
17,
2019
| 09:18 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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December
12,
2019
| 03:49 PM America/New_York
A leader in Preventistry, Dr. Jim Thommes says he asks himself every day, “What ideas can I come up with... that will improve the oral health care of all?” Dr. Jim Thommes has witnessed the evolution of preventive care in dentistry throughout ...
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December
11,
2019
| 04:02 PM America/New_York
Nationally, Medicaid programs provide crucial access to dental and oral health services. Yet, as these benefits are not federally mandated, coverage is not standard state-by-state. Although required to provide dental benefits for children covered ...
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December
09,
2019
| 04:49 PM America/New_York
Want to feel better? Get your physician and your dentist to work together. It’s a simple solution backed by science. We’ve long known that health starts in the mouth: more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations. Poor...
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November
26,
2019
| 03:01 PM America/New_York
It takes powerful partnerships and collaboration to achieve a measurably healthier community. That’s why we work with partners across the health care spectrum to make this a reality. One relatively recent partner is the Society of Participator...
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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
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 has a clear vision for the future of oral health and has a clear roadmap for change. ...
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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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