Articles tagged with 'health equity hero' | DentaQuest Ventures

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2022
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
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
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
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
13,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/New_York
On this second annual Health Equity Hero Day, DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, announced its 2022 Health Equity Heroes: disruptors in health systems. In addition to celebrating and p...
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March
11,
2022
| 13:06 PM America/New_York
The search for the 2022 Health Equity Heroes is underway.   For the past seven years, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards have recognized individuals and organizations responsible for extraordinary work that champions equitable access to health ...
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2021
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
| 12:15 PM America/New_York
Dr. Kadambari Rawal knew what she wanted to do from a young age. As a new dental student at the age of 20, Rawal entered into geriatric care—treating older patients. Selecting this particular area of dentistry was not by chance, rather a culmination ...
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August
23,
2021
| 12:58 PM America/New_York
Jim Mangia, president and CEO of St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, will be recognized as a 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity Hero for his work to protect residents in Los Angeles during the pandemic, including vaccinating more than 266,000 at-risk r...
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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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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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July
15,
2021
| 14:55 PM America/New_York
Eleven years ago, Deb Oswalt had what she calls her “aha moment.”As executive director of the Virginia Health Care Foundation, a position she has held since the organization’s founding in 1992, Oswalt has been working for almost 20 years to increase ...
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July
13,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
On its inaugural Health Equity Hero Day today, DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, announced its 2021 Health Equity Heroes: Champions of the Pandemic. Now in its seventh year, the Denta...
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July
06,
2021
| 13:47 PM America/New_York
It is time to recognize the many health and community leaders who worked tirelessly to ensure equity in access and care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral hea...
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