DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (dental)

2019
November
22,
2019
| 04:03 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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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
08,
2019
| 04:12 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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May
16,
2019
| 03:07 PM America/New_York
Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) and the Senate Special Committee on Aging recently introduced the Medicare and Medicaid Dental, Vision, and Hearing Benefit Act of 2019, S.1423. This represents another milestone in recent efforts to underscore the need for i...
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April
15,
2019
| 05:59 PM America/New_York
Rates of opioid-related overdose deaths increase over time with the use of the emergency department (ED) for dental conditions, according to new research from the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. The study, presented as a poster at...
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March
14,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, LLC, the principal company in the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health care organization, and DCP Holding Company, the parent company of The Dental Care Plus Group (DCPG), a leading provider of dental insurance in the Midwest, anno...
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2018
December
11,
2018
| 05:31 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health company, today announced it has entered into a first-of-its-kind agreement in Texas to administer a contract under the state’s Medicaid program using a value-based care and payment model. ...
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September
06,
2018
| 06:06 PM America/New_York
Amanda is a 33-year-old single mom from Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Va. She and her two young children came to the local fairgrounds – usually the site of the Virginia Kentucky District Fair and rodeos, among other events – for help with some d...
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August
22,
2018
| 07:05 PM America/New_York
Adult dental benefits are not currently included in Maryland Medicaid – which means emergency departments (EDs) in the state see a lot of oral emergencies. Though Medicaid recipients only represent 15% of the total adult population in the state, they...
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August
09,
2018
| 12:18 AM America/New_York
Dentistry was established apart from medicine and remains largely planted in a reactive, surgical approach to care thanks to the fee-for-service (FFS) model of reimbursement, but we can be proactive. We need to focus on value; skyrocketing health...
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2017
September
26,
2017
| 09:14 PM America/New_York
As part of our commitment to meeting the different oral health needs for different populations, DentaQuest learns about cultural heritage through observances like Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15. It is a month-long tribute to Hisp...
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September
08,
2017
| 05:11 PM America/New_York
September is a big month for kids – not only are they starting or heading back to school, but this year they also are taking center stage in Washington as Congress heads back from its own summer recess. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Pro...
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July
31,
2017
| 11:10 PM America/New_York
While we all paid close attention to health care in the Senate last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee made a critical, yet mostly overlooked step to advance oral health for at-risk populations. On July 27th, the Committee unanimously pass...
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June
27,
2017
| 04:16 PM America/New_York
I recently heard the perfect analogy for our oral health advocacy during the DentaQuest Foundation’s Grassroots Engagement Strategy annual meeting. It’s a saying gardeners have about the growth process of perennials: “The first year they sleep, the s...
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June
06,
2017
| 03:28 PM America/New_York
For the second straight year, DentaQuest is participating in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Disparities Leadership Program. Last year, DentaQuest became the first oral health organization to be accepted into the program. Over the next 12 months...
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April
17,
2017
| 07:56 PM America/New_York
During National Minority Health Month, we’re calling attention to barriers many people must overcome to enjoy their best health, and the advocates who help them. One of our jobs as a leading health care organization is to help people understand what...
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February
01,
2017
| 07:02 PM America/New_York
In addition to Valentine’s and Presidents’ Days, February also marks National Children’s Dental Health Month, with a theme this year connected to fluoridation.Dating back to February 1941, the month-long celebration brings together dental professiona...
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2016
November
08,
2016
| 04:35 PM America/New_York
The topic of evidence in dentistry and oral health care has been in the news a lot recently, with articles like this column in the New York Times by a professor of pediatrics.In his column, Aaron Carroll discusses the differences he sees between his ...
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2012
January
27,
2012
| 07:07 PM America/New_York
By Mark Doherty, DMD, Executive Director, DentaQuest InstituteIt’s hard to miss the fact that our health care system is in the middle of a lot of change. I read about “pay for performance,” “accountable care organizations” and “value-based care” all...
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January
10,
2012
| 08:10 PM America/New_York
Guest Post by Dr. Michael Monopoli, DentaQuest Foundation Director of Policy and Programs The baby boom generation has consistently enjoyed better health and better oral health than any previous generation. Thanks to community water fluoridation, flu...
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January
03,
2012
| 03:03 PM America/New_York
Grantees of the Oral Health 2014 Initiative, the DentaQuest Foundation's multi-year campaign to strengthen and accelerate state and community action on behalf of better oral health, met as a group for the first time on November 9 and 10 in Washington...
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2011
October
28,
2011
| 05:50 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest FoundationAccording to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine, “Millions of Americans are not receiving needed dental care services because of "persistent and systemic" barriers that limit their access...
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August
29,
2011
| 08:23 PM America/New_York
The Boston Business Journal honored Dr. Mark Doherty, Executive Director of the DentaQuest Institute as a 2011 Health Care Champion for his work in expanding the reach of oral health care throughout Massachusett at the 2011 Champions in Health Care b...
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June
27,
2011
| 08:48 PM America/New_York
It was great to see the National Prevention Council’s recently released action plan for health prevention – but I couldn’t help but notice that there was no mention of the importance of oral health—at all.Prevention is what helps us have good oral he...
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June
16,
2011
| 09:09 PM America/New_York
Oral care in the United States is undergoing many significant changes. One of these is the exciting growth in the number of Hispanic dental practitioners and patients.I just returned from the Hispanic Dental Association’s Annual (HDA) Roundtable in P...
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June
10,
2011
| 06:21 PM America/New_York
Spring and summer are a time of sports and hot, humid weather which leads to very thirsty kids. That often translates into an increase in the consumption of sugary and acidic sports drinks. These seemingly harmless liquids can actually wreak havoc on...
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May
18,
2011
| 03:05 PM America/New_York
On May 17, the Maryland Dental Acton Coalition proudly presented a 5-year (2011-2015) state plan to promote the oral health of all Marylanders. The plan addresses Maryland’s most critical oral health needs and capitalizes on available resources and d...
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May
13,
2011
| 08:58 PM America/New_York
Pictured:Dr. Chester W. Douglass, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Woods, Periodontist and Reede Scholar.Guest blog post by Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest FoundationThe DentaQuest ...
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