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2021
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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November
17,
2020
| 11:37 AM America/New_York
As the dust begins to settle on a long and tumultuous year — one that has included a global pandemic and a tense presidential election — oral health advocates are looking ahead to 2021 with a sense of cautious optimism.“We’re at a precipice right now...
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November
16,
2020
| 09:04 AM America/New_York
In September, the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement announced a Three Domain Framework that creates a new model in dentistry that is cost-effective, efficient and more equitable. The Framework, which includes contributions and suppor...
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November
05,
2020
| 15:22 PM America/New_York
Like most doctors this past March, Dr. Joel Collins knew he’d have to take things one day at a time. What he didn’t realize was just how vital his practice, Conyers Smiles Dentistry and Orthodontics, would be to the community.  While dental pr...
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November
03,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/New_York
This is an excerpt from A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Care, a new white paper from the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. Dentistry has long been a profession ripe for disruption. Dental care delivery has disprop...
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October
22,
2020
| 09:27 AM America/New_York
The number of uninsured Americans has steadily climbed since the COVID-19 pandemic began driving job loss — and thus employer-sponsored insurance — for many people. And a shortage of health professionals is compounding the problem in Virginia. As...
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October
13,
2020
| 11:02 AM America/New_York
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, mechanical ventilators have been in the spotlight. With limited options to treat this new and novel virus, in many cases, health care providers have been relying heavily on mechanical ventilators to help ke...
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October
12,
2020
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
When Dr. Ritika Chandra took a continuing education class about teledentistry in 2019 as part of the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Conference, she thought it was interesting but didn’t give it much additional thought. She had no...
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October
08,
2020
| 10:13 AM America/New_York
By Sean Boynes, DMD, Vice President of Health Improvement, and Kelli Ohrenberger, Director of Interprofessional Care, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement The mouth and the body are integrally connected. Over the past decade, bot...
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October
02,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Tom Holt has worked on health policy in Oregon wearing various hats for more than 20 years, but his first foray into oral health started only recently. Last year, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) hired Holt as a consultant to improve dental heal...
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September
24,
2020
| 11:57 AM America/New_York
After 20 years in private practice as a dental hygienist, Karen Raposa went back to school to earn her MBA. As she was completing her degree, her youngest child was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder — a discovery that fundamentally changed ...
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September
15,
2020
| 09:18 AM America/New_York
By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc. This is a school year unlike any other. As children and families prepare to begin months of virtual learn...
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September
14,
2020
| 16:18 PM America/New_York
When Oregon restructured its school system around seven years ago, George Mendoza was charged with aligning different segments — early learning, K-12 and higher education — to ensure children were prepared at every stage of schooling. He worked w...
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September
14,
2020
| 10:52 AM America/New_York
By Julie Hawley, PhD, CAE, Director of Analytics and Evaluation, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP, Director of Occupational Health & Safety, The Forsyth Institute Dental providers are among the prof...
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September
10,
2020
| 11:13 AM America/New_York
Access to public adult dental benefits across the country was growing. In 2019, at least 14 states implemented legislative or administrative changes to enhance their state’s programs, with positive momentum going into 2020. Now, with echoes of...
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