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2020
June
30,
2020
| 03:00 PM 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
| 03:02 PM 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
| 08:41 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
| 03:02 PM 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
| 03:09 PM 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
| 03:59 PM 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
| 03:00 PM 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
| 02:59 PM 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
| 02:41 PM 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
| 03:45 PM 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
| 02:38 PM 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
| 03:19 PM 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
| 03:05 PM 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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April
13,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
Hospitals across the country are facing an unprecedented public health crisis as the novel coronavirus sweeps through our communities. It has completely overwhelmed a health care system that was already overtaxed, forcing hospitals and medical pr...
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March
30,
2020
| 04:29 PM America/New_York
Dentists and oral health leaders across the country are proud to support our medical colleagues on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic and will continue to do all we can to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our communities. That means...
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March
26,
2020
| 02:49 PM America/New_York
The importance of all facets of our health care system to the stability of our society and the well-being of all Americans cannot be overstated during this pandemic. Our country’s – and the world’s – response to COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) will de...
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March
25,
2020
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
Heidi Halverson only goes into the office three days a week. But she doesn’t take a break the other days — she runs her own company, Dental Hygiene at Home. As a dental hygienist with nearly 40 years of experience, Halverson decided seven years a...
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March
18,
2020
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
The oral health care system is changing. As the industry moves in the direction of integrating medical and dental care, dentists have a unique opportunity to shape that new system.   At the Dimock Community Health Center in Boston, an integrat...
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March
09,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
It’s hard to surprise today’s patients as they are becoming more familiar with the latest health-tech gadgets, such as at-home LED whitening kits, AI-powered toothbrushes, and smile aligners made by 3D printers. This tech-saturated environment ma...
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March
06,
2020
| 04:07 PM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we work to advance the best practices available to improve the oral health of all. Lee Specialty Clinic in Louisville, Ky., is just that - a great example of a best practice for ensuring the best possible outcomes for people with int...
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February
28,
2020
| 03:40 PM America/New_York
National Tooth Fairy Day is Friday Feb. 28* but special tooth traditions span beyond just this nation. Not every culture has a tooth fairy, but many have some tradition to encourage improved oral health Did you know the tradition of a child...
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February
18,
2020
| 03:55 PM America/New_York
Children’s Dental Health Month is Every Month There is increasing agreement and understanding that oral health is directly related to overall health. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), which brings awareness to the import...
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February
12,
2020
| 03:02 PM America/New_York
Drs. Loray and Harvey Spencer opened their dental practice, A Healthy Smile Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, in rural South Carolina nearly five years ago with a simple mission in mind: to make dental care available to anyone at any time. They’ve t...
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February
10,
2020
| 03:01 PM America/New_York
“For the first time in New Hampshire history, we are taking steps to create access to quality oral health care for adults with disabilities on Medicaid and other Medicaid recipients. Dental health is directly tied to overall physical health.” ...
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January
24,
2020
| 03:50 PM America/New_York
Dr. Ray Lyons has dedicated his dental career of more than 40 years to treating people with disabilities. His Albuquerque-based Special Needs Dental Clinic, part of the New Mexico Department of Health, treats individuals with intellectual and dev...
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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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