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2022
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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March
08,
2022
| 14:48 PM America/New_York
In the United States, the number of women entering the dental profession continues to grow. As we celebrate both National Dentist’s Day and International Women’s Day in March, we’re taking this opportunity to recognize the gender disparity in dentist...
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March
01,
2022
| 12:04 PM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we’re committed to promoting preventive care and helping patients prioritize it beginning in early childhood and lasting throughout their adult life. As part of this commitment, we’ve introduced programs to recognize and reward provide...
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February
25,
2022
| 11:41 AM America/New_York
Did you know baby teeth are just as important as permanent teeth even though they fall out?There is a misconception that baby teeth aren’t susceptible to damage — or that damaging them doesn’t matter — but that’s simply not the case. In fact, tooth d...
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February
25,
2022
| 11:22 AM America/New_York
Up until the late 1800s, Black Americans had little to no access to proper dental care. Apprenticeships required to learn the trade were limited to white practitioners and most white dentists wouldn’t treat Black patients. When the first U.S. dental ...
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February
24,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/New_York
Though Senior Compliance Analyst and Civil Rights Coordinator Ugonna Onyekwu’s time is focused on ensuring that DentaQuest takes the steps necessary to comply with applicable rules and regulatory, statutory and contractual obligations, he maintains a...
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February
14,
2022
| 15:38 PM America/New_York
As Valentine’s Day approaches, the opportunities for a sugar rush are endless — from conversation hearts to chocolate samplers to pink drinks with sugared rims, our countertops are awash in pink and sweets. But while it’s fun to enjoy these alongside...
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February
08,
2022
| 11:59 AM America/New_York
There is a too-common misconception that having quality oral health care isn’t as important for children because baby teeth fall out and are naturally replaced — giving the illusion that any issues with baby teeth will resolve themselves once they’re...
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2021
December
21,
2021
| 17:29 PM America/New_York
A consistent focus on the importance of increasing equitable access to oral health care drove progress and innovation forward this year — from the policy debate surrounding Medicare expansion to include dental benefits to innovations such as teledent...
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December
16,
2021
| 10:59 AM America/New_York
The final two months of the year are jam packed with food, drink, friends and family. While you’re enjoying the festivities of the season, it’s good to know how some of these holiday indulgences can impact your oral health. Some of the answers may su...
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November
30,
2021
| 10:41 AM America/New_York
America is in an oral health crisis. More than 9.6 million children have untreated tooth decay and only slightly more than 52% of adults visit the dentist as recommended. This leads to 34 million hours of school education missed and $6 billion lost i...
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November
29,
2021
| 08:56 AM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we’re committed to supporting and increasing access to oral health care and health education in the Native community year round. As part of Native American Heritage Month, which celebrates the rich and diverse cultures, traditions, his...
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November
18,
2021
| 11:45 AM America/New_York
As November 18 marks the annual Great American Smokeout — a campaign by the American Cancer Society to support and encourage people to quit smoking — it’s an important time to consider the oral health community’s role in curbing smoking and the teen ...
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November
15,
2021
| 14:54 PM America/New_York
In 2018, more than 10% of the total U.S. population had diabetes, and more than one-third of U.S. adults had prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the same year, about 34.1 million adults age 18 years or o...
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November
11,
2021
| 12:05 PM America/New_York
November 11 is Veterans Day, and at DentaQuest, we’re committed to supporting and honoring our nation’s veterans and active duty service members (ADSMs). This month, we spoke with Dr. Michael Jacques, manager of clinical management at DentaQuest and ...
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November
05,
2021
| 13:14 PM America/New_York
 Every October, teams clad in blue DentaQuest shirts have gone out together into their local communities throughout the country, rolled up their sleeves and made a difference. While the pandemic has shifted DentaQuest’s Mission Month from a live even...
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October
27,
2021
| 13:24 PM America/New_York
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a time when oral health practitioners, hygienists, organizations and advocates raise awareness on the importance of good oral health.  To most, oral hygiene probably seems pretty simple and straightforward: b...
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October
18,
2021
| 15:53 PM America/New_York
For many families, the back to school season also brings a return to their favorite sports. As kids and parents gear up for a return to the field, rink or court, one essential piece of equipment shouldn’t be overlooked: mouthguards.According to the J...
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October
11,
2021
| 12:13 PM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we’re committed to supporting and increasing access to oral health care and health education in the Hispanic community every month of the year. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic...
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September
30,
2021
| 15:33 PM America/New_York
September 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans and commemorates heritage rooted in Latin American countries. Food is always a central component of cultures, and more lik...
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August
30,
2021
| 12:42 PM America/New_York
Yashashri Urankar, DDS and chief dental officer at Community Health Centers of South Central Texas, is a 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity HeroYashashri Urankar, DDS, began the summer in an unusual way for a dentist: testifying on the floor of the Texas ...
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August
25,
2021
| 12:20 PM America/New_York
Susan Gonzalez, a member advocate specialist with Community Engagement at DentaQuest, recently was recognized as a “2021 Reformer” by Pioneering Women, a local nonprofit organization in Beaumont, Texas. The award honored her dedication to educating p...
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August
23,
2021
| 12:58 PM America/New_York
Twenty years ago, Dr. David Jourabchi witnessed his cousin get rejected from the local dentist’s office. She was a young girl with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) in need of dental care but with nowhere to turn.“Even though she was he...
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August
23,
2021
| 11:36 AM America/New_York
Chances are, if you’re a parent to a teenager, you’re familiar with the social media platform TikTok. With the rise of the social media platform, TikTok users have popularized “life hacks”—many of which can have negative effects on an impressionable ...
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July
28,
2021
| 09:03 AM America/New_York
Today we conclude our blog series featuring DentaQuest employees across the organization in recognition of PRIDE month. These employees have opened their hearts to share their personal perspectives and triumphs as members of the LGBTQ+ community. We ...
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July
21,
2021
| 15:59 PM America/New_York
Dr. Jeremy Simms Alexander and Dr. Adele Della Torre are both 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes.Have you ever seen a dental office on wheels? Neither had Dr. Jeremy Simms Alexander.But after coming across a mobile dentistry unit in Atlanta in 2012...
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