Articles tagged with 'oral health' | DentaQuest Ventures

DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (oral health)

2020
March
26,
2020
| 02:49 PM America/New_York
The importance of all facets of our health care system to the stability of our society and the well-being of all Americans cannot be overstated during this pandemic. Our country’s – and the world’s – response to COVID-19 (aka Coronavirus) will de...
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March
18,
2020
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
The oral health care system is changing. As the industry moves in the direction of integrating medical and dental care, dentists have a unique opportunity to shape that new system.   At the Dimock Community Health Center in Boston, an integrat...
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March
09,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
It’s hard to surprise today’s patients as they are becoming more familiar with the latest health-tech gadgets, such as at-home LED whitening kits, AI-powered toothbrushes, and smile aligners made by 3D printers. This tech-saturated environment ma...
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February
28,
2020
| 03:40 PM America/New_York
National Tooth Fairy Day is Friday Feb. 28* but special tooth traditions span beyond just this nation. Not every culture has a tooth fairy, but many have some tradition to encourage improved oral health Did you know the tradition of a child...
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February
19,
2020
| 06:25 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest is proud to be a supporting sponsor of CQ Roll Call’s 4th annual Health Care Decoded event on March 10. Join us for a packed morning of newsworthy discussions previewing health care policy in 2020. Some of the health care industry’s mo...
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February
18,
2020
| 03:55 PM America/New_York
Children’s Dental Health Month is Every Month There is increasing agreement and understanding that oral health is directly related to overall health. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM), which brings awareness to the import...
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January
27,
2020
| 03:26 PM America/New_York
Texas Health and Human Services recently awarded DentaQuest a contract to continue providing dental managed care to enrollees in Texas Medicaid and CHIP programs. DentaQuest has been a partner to the State of Texas since 2012, providing Medicaid and ...
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January
22,
2020
| 03:16 PM America/New_York
In many ways, oral health has been slower to change than other areas in health care. But as we start a new year, and a new decade, we can expect significant changes that will address the dental industry’s biggest challenges and fundamentally chan...
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January
08,
2020
| 02:58 PM America/New_York
My name is Alex Davis III, and I'm 28 years old. I work at the Lee Specialty Clinic (LSC) as a dental assistant, and I help individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities get through their dental appointments. I don't know how thi...
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2019
December
19,
2019
| 04:03 PM America/New_York
As public awareness grows about the importance of oral health, so has the political will to implement new or restore previously eliminated dental coverage for adults.   Advocates in many states have been successful in securing benefits for the...
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December
17,
2019
| 09:18 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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December
11,
2019
| 04:02 PM America/New_York
Nationally, Medicaid programs provide crucial access to dental and oral health services. Yet, as these benefits are not federally mandated, coverage is not standard state-by-state. Although required to provide dental benefits for children covered ...
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December
09,
2019
| 04:49 PM America/New_York
Want to feel better? Get your physician and your dentist to work together. It’s a simple solution backed by science. We’ve long known that health starts in the mouth: more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations. Poor...
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December
05,
2019
| 02:41 PM America/New_York
For those paying attention to health care legislation, 2019 included continued debate over Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion. Efforts to implement restrictive eligibility policies, such as minimum work requirements, continue. News coverage...
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December
02,
2019
| 02:38 PM America/New_York
Available data specifically on Native Hawaiian oral health needs is limited, but a growing number of sources indicate clear disparities for Native Hawaiians in both oral health outcomes and access to care statewide, from ages 0-5 and older. When you ...
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November
26,
2019
| 03:01 PM America/New_York
It takes powerful partnerships and collaboration to achieve a measurably healthier community. That’s why we work with partners across the health care spectrum to make this a reality. One relatively recent partner is the Society of Participator...
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November
25,
2019
| 02:56 PM America/New_York
When was the last time you had an outstanding health care experience? Where you as the patient were at the center of the event, you understood what was happening and felt in control? Where the costs were clear, and the outcome was positive? Ou...
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November
18,
2019
| 04:23 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the purpose-driven oral health company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, today announced the 2019 DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes, six individuals and a team, who are breaking down barriers and improving health for at-risk in...
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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
31,
2019
| 02:15 PM America/New_York
  The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement (DentaQuest Partnership) today announced its investment of $640,000 in organizations across the U.S. dedicated to improving the oral health of all. This announcement captures grants awarded ...
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October
23,
2019
| 03:09 PM America/New_York
It’s true innovation in dentistry has lagged behind the overall health industry, but as more people recognize that oral health is an integral part of overall health, we’re seeing bigger strides in the field. From newer technologies like 3D printi...
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October
16,
2019
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest is pleased to join It’s Time Texas as a sponsor of the Healthier Texas Summit on Oct. 17 and 18 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in Austin. The conference, hosted by It’s Time Texas and The University of Texas Syste...
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October
08,
2019
| 04:12 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest has a clear vision for the future of oral health and has a clear roadmap for change. ...
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September
23,
2019
| 03:45 PM America/New_York
Half of patients are concerned about their oral health, making it the top health concern over heart, eye, digestive, mental, and skin health. 3 in 4 Americans face barriers to dental care – chiefly cost and lack of insurance – yet dentists, physic...
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September
23,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
Our current oral health care system is failing millions of Americans. And it’s my business to understand this. At DentaQuest, we look for problems, work to understand why they exist, and then do our best to develop and implement solutions – that’...
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September
20,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
National Health IT Week underscores the connection between information and technology to promote better health outcomes This DentaQuest health care data expert explains how we’re supporting healthy communities and person-centered care Denta...
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September
16,
2019
| 03:16 PM America/New_York
As a white woman – well educated, well off, and living in the Boston area – I have only experienced the inequities of our healthcare system once, and it was on behalf of our African-American son. Eleven years ago, our fourth child joined our f...
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September
09,
2019
| 03:19 PM America/New_York
Early in my career, I came to work as General Counsel for a company that would become DentaQuest. Not long after, a state Medicaid director invited me to volunteer at a Missions of Mercy event in Appalachia – a charity event that offered free ...
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September
04,
2019
| 05:24 PM America/New_York
A new poll has found broad national support for adding dental coverage to Medicare, along with indications a candidate’s stance on the issue could sway votes nationally and in the upcoming Iowa presidential caucus. The Families USA/YouGov Poll fou...
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