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DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2022
November
29,
2022
| 15:54 PM America/New_York
“The feeling that resonated throughout my career has been loneliness. That’s why, in every job I’ve had, I’ve worked hard to mentor and prepare my own replacements, so they are ready to face challenges and feel supported. That’s the kind of legacy I ...
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November
28,
2022
| 13:20 PM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we recognize the importance of access to quality dental services — especially for children. Unfortunately, there are so many kids across the country who don’t have the means to visit the dentist, and as a result their oral health has b...
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November
11,
2022
| 13:08 PM America/New_York
Veterans Day is an important reminder of what it means to give service to this country, but it also underscores that we can do more to support veterans’ health and wellbeing. As a former Marine and someone who works in the health care space at DentaQ...
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October
17,
2022
| 12:02 PM America/New_York
“Many DentaQuest members have multiple health needs. Oftentimes, these individuals are more focused on addressing the more urgent health needs rather than scheduling their dental appointments and taking care of their oral health. That’s where we come...
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October
12,
2022
| 12:51 PM America/New_York
It comes as no surprise that impediments to health care disproportionately affect the U.S. Hispanic population. But it may be surprising that a lack of Hispanic representation in the dental field compounds barriers to care among this already underser...
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October
12,
2022
| 11:52 AM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we understand the importance of increasing access and representation in oral health care and lifting up voices of underrepresented populations.As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultures and contributions of Hisp...
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October
04,
2022
| 10:26 AM America/New_York
“There is a link between oral health and overall health, they are connected. The lack of oral health during the prenatal period can have consequences for the mother and baby… Black adults, male or female, are 60% more likely to have unmet dental need...
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September
22,
2022
| 10:25 AM America/New_York
Jacob Dent, DDS, has dedicated his professional career to learning and teaching about the oral health needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). As a father of an Autistic teenage son, Dent witnessed the struggles o...
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September
08,
2022
| 07:35 AM America/New_York
“My advice is this: embrace challenges. Be open to learning. Be open to possibility. Accept the unfamiliar as an opportunity to grow. I promise you, you will not regret it. I certainly don’t.”Roxanne Martinez, executive vice president and chief human...
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September
06,
2022
| 07:59 AM America/New_York
“Change doesn’t happen overnight. In order to get from one place to another, you have to embrace the inevitable messiness that accompanies true transformation. It’s my job to navigate my team and company through the small and big changes — whether pl...
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September
01,
2022
| 07:12 AM America/New_York
When Gabriella Ciancimino was deciding where to go to dental school, she said she wanted to go to a school that would help her become the best version of herself.And when DentaQuest’s Dr. Robert Blashka met Gabriella, also known as Gabby, at a confer...
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August
29,
2022
| 07:46 AM America/New_York
When Dr. Mary Martin saw an article written by a female dentist on battered women and oral health back in 1995, it sparked an idea and a passion that would change the lives of hundreds of women across the country. Martin and two other female dentists...
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August
25,
2022
| 08:18 AM America/New_York
When the state of Louisiana recently passed legislation to provide comprehensive adult dental benefits for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), it was cause for celebration.“It made my heart go light,” said Leanna Gray, a D...
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August
23,
2022
| 07:20 AM America/New_York
As a parent of an adult with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), Louisiana state representative Rhonda Butler understood from experience that dental care is the number one unmet need among adults with I/DD. In fact, of the nearly 7...
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August
18,
2022
| 08:38 AM America/New_York
Good oral health is important to all of us. Regular dental care helps prevent problems and keeps your teeth healthy. DentaQuest knows that it can make a big change in the quality of life and a person’s overall health and wellbeing, especially for a p...
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August
17,
2022
| 11:01 AM America/New_York
When we first met Dr. Alex Barrera last summer, we knew he was a trailblazer.In 2019, Barrera created the Houston Equality Dental Network (HEDN), a dentistry group organized specifically for LGBTQ+ dental professionals and patients, after experiencin...
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August
12,
2022
| 07:44 AM America/New_York
Exceptional service is a DentaQuest differentiator. Whether educating members about their dental plan, optimizing the credentialing tool for providers or helping clients manage their plans, DentaQuest provides unparalleled customer service.CRM Produc...
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August
09,
2022
| 14:05 PM America/New_York
Lori LaPorte’s personal and professional life has revolved around the issue of substance use disorder. Like 20 million individuals in the United States, LaPorte suffered from substance abuse for over 15 years resulting in personal hardships and healt...
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July
28,
2022
| 12:50 PM America/New_York
For the last seven years, Mary Ann Kozlowski, DentaQuest’s head of Corporate Giving and Partnerships, has spent much of her time identifying and lifting up “Health Equity Heroes” — individuals across the country who are dedicated to improving the ora...
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July
06,
2022
| 12:29 PM America/New_York
If you work with people long enough, at some point you’ll come across a patient who is angry, upset or frustrated. This can be a difficult situation to handle, as your first reaction may be to get defensive, or you may be one of those people that doe...
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June
30,
2022
| 09:40 AM America/New_York
“Pride month can be a celebratory and joyful time for those of us who identify as LGTBQIA+. It can also be a time to reflect on history – our own personal journey and the rich past of all things ‘under the rainbow.” Many people reflect and focus on c...
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June
15,
2022
| 10:05 AM America/New_York
For Manager of Dental Case Management Gonzalo Perez “living the DentaQuest mission” means no one is left behind.  “My team and I have to overcome unthinkable obstacles to get our members what they need. This type of passion and commitment requires a ...
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June
14,
2022
| 12:02 PM America/New_York
Preventive oral health care is a critical component of overall health at any age. Unfortunately, there’s a common misconception that the need for oral health care lessens as people get older.In fact, Medicare doesn’t even cover an adult dental benefi...
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June
08,
2022
| 14:32 PM America/New_York
“My name is Hyon Chu. Growing up in America with a Korean name identifies you as “other” … you look other, your name is other, you are other. Before you say a single word, before you’re even present, you are judged by your name, and it makes people u...
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May
27,
2022
| 17:20 PM America/New_York
We’ve all seen and felt the growing mental health crisis in our country, with particular attention drawn to it this May as we mark Mental Health Awareness Month. From pandemic stress to economic stress, to a stressed health care system, there’s no do...
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April
29,
2022
| 12:01 PM America/New_York
Why is improving your patient communication skills important?Taking the time to communicate clearly, and listen carefully, results in happy patients. Happy patients are more likely to begin and continue care and have longer lasting healthy outcomes.O...
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April
29,
2022
| 09:38 AM America/New_York
When people think about cancer, they don’t usually think about oral cancer. Yet, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation, approximately 54,000 people in the U.S. will be newly diagnosed with oral cancer in 2022, leading to more than 9,750 deaths. Tha...
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April
14,
2022
| 16:37 PM America/New_York
April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week and April is Minority Health Month, making today an opportune time for all of us to recognize progress toward reducing maternal mortality and continue seeking changes from our lawmakers to improve access to n...
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March
30,
2022
| 10:21 AM America/New_York
Last month, a water main break propelled Laredo, Texas into a state of emergency. The rupture of the main water line stopped the flow of water across the city, cutting off access to clean water for over 125,000 of Laredo’s residents at the end of Feb...
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March
29,
2022
| 12:35 PM America/New_York
March is National Nutrition Month. And while people often connect diet choices with their impact on weight and disease, our food choices have a direct connection to another important part of our overall well-being — our oral health.  We know that poo...
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