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2021
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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July
01,
2021
| 11:12 AM America/New_York
Low-income adults who receive Medicaid coverage can now obtain routine oral health care, thanks to a new law in Virginia that funds an oral health benefit for adults. Prior to today, the state Medicaid program only covered emergency oral health servi...
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June
18,
2021
| 11:34 AM America/New_York
“Tomorrow we will celebrate Juneteenth! We must also pause to recognize the work that remains to achieve true equity. Let there be no doubt - health care is one of the greatest drivers of inequity in this country. At DentaQuest, we are committed to b...
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April
21,
2021
| 10:06 AM America/New_York
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) recently selected DentaQuest, the nation’s largest and most experienced Medicaid dental benefits administrator, to receive a one-year dental benefit management contract.OHCA chose DentaQuest and two other den...
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April
14,
2021
| 13:00 PM America/New_York
Focused on improving the digital experience for customers in an increasingly fast-paced, personalized marketplace, DentaQuest recently welcomed Katherine (Kathy) Kountze as chief information officer (CIO) effective April 5.Kathy will work closely wit...
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March
31,
2021
| 13:05 PM America/New_York
With a continued commitment to improve oral health for its customers and members by removing barriers to care, driving operational excellence and improving outcomes, DentaQuest announced the addition of Kamila Chytil as executive vice president and c...
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March
23,
2021
| 17:07 PM America/New_York
Reflecting progress toward more preventive, value-based oral health care, DentaQuest, the administrator of TennCare’s dental program, today announced it is distributing approximately $390,000 in direct payments to prevention-focused Medicaid dental p...
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March
18,
2021
| 10:03 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest recently announced an investment in research programs designed to support students of color and increase diversity in the dental profession.With this investment, DentaQuest is advancing research dedicated to growing the pipeline of student...
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March
10,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest today announced a major investment geared toward diversifying the oral health community’s provider population.DentaQuest is contributing $20,000 to the Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID) for a pilot program designed to support Amer...
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March
09,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest today announced three significant investments to support a more diverse future for the nation’s oral health provider population.DentaQuest recently awarded $30,000 in funds and resources to three university externship programs across the c...
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March
05,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
To mark National Dentist Day tomorrow, March 6, DentaQuest celebrates the essential work of dentists and their dental teams.The following is a statement from DentaQuest President and CEO Steve Pollock on National Dentist's Day:“This year has been inc...
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March
04,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
The search for the 2021 Health Equity Heroes has officially begun.For the past six years, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards have celebrated individuals and organizations behind extraordinary work that champions equitable oral care and health c...
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February
10,
2021
| 13:21 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the leading oral health care company managing dental and vision benefits for 30 million Americans, today applauded the decision by the Biden Administration to re-open the federal health care marketplace for three months, allowing millions...
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February
04,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, recently donated $10,000 to Future Smiles, a nonprofit that serves children with critical dental needs who lack access to dental care.The gift will support meeting these childr...
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February
01,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
The Louisiana Department of Health recently awarded a three-year contract to DentaQuest, the nation’s largest and most experienced Medicaid benefits administrator, as one of two dental managed care providers for Medicaid-enrolled adults and children ...
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January
20,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced a $25,000 contribution to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Dental Medicine Student Outreach Fund to support dental care for women, children, ...
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January
12,
2021
| 12:59 PM America/New_York
President and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA recently became the newest member of Blue Shield of California’s Board of Directors.Blue Shield of California is a nonprofit health plan known ...
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2020
December
15,
2020
| 09:09 AM America/New_York
The Journal of Public Health Dentistry (JPHD) released a special issue dedicated to the urgent need to rethink our oral health system with a focus on value-based care (VBC). Leaders from the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement served a...
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December
10,
2020
| 08:38 AM America/New_York
Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, today was named one of Boston Business Journal’s 2020 Women Who Mean Business.Recipients were chosen by the BBJ based on “l...
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December
04,
2020
| 11:13 AM America/New_York
As states move to finalize their COVID-19 vaccination distribution plans, the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is urging them to allow dentists and dental hygienists to administer the approved vaccine to patients.On Tuesday, the fed...
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December
03,
2020
| 14:16 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is urging state leaders to ensure that oral health providers are among the first wave of coronavirus vaccine recipients following a vote yesterday by a committee of medical and public health expe...
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November
19,
2020
| 11:41 AM America/New_York
Three in four dentists who are using telehealth anticipate a steady or increased reliance on the technology over the coming months as they continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis and resume routine care, according to a new report by the DentaQuest P...
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November
18,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
A report released today by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement reveals that far fewer opioid prescriptions were written to TennCare dental patients in 2019 than 2017, indicating a policy change made by TennCare to reduce the number...
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October
26,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the nation’s broken oral health care system, it has created an opportunity for the industry to move toward a new, more sustainable model centered around the patient, primary care and prevention. The DentaQues...
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October
09,
2020
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
Texas dental practices that see Medicaid patients continue to face significant challenges as the COVID-19 crisis continues into the fall, according to a new report released by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement today.  The repo...
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October
06,
2020
| 09:59 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization is teaming up with America’s ToothFairy to promote and expand participation in a free superhero-themed, at-home learning activity open to kids aged 6-12 across the U.S. Particip...
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September
28,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, today released a report that reinforces the connection between oral health and overall health, and underscores the breadth of health issues that ongoing, preventive oral health care can protect ...
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September
23,
2020
| 15:21 PM America/New_York
We are pleased to welcome Jeremy Horst, DDS, PhD as Director, Clinical Innovation. In this role, Jeremy leads the clinical innovation team, advancing the clinical vision for the future of oral health by embracing advancements in person-centered care,...
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September
16,
2020
| 17:29 PM America/New_York
As schools begin returning to virtual and in-person learning, many low-income, Medicaid-enrolled students are at risk of losing school-based dental care, DentaQuest and the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement warned today. Many scho...
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