DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (press)

2019
July
15,
2019
| 03:08 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health company, today announced that following a national search, Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA, was selected to serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Impact Officer for the DentaQuest Partn...
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July
03,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest has entered into an agreement with a like-minded minority equity partner that shares our passion for Preventistry. Funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P., will provide additional capital that will help accelerate our growth strategy ...
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May
23,
2019
| 03:04 PM America/New_York
May 23, 2019 – credentis, a leader in state-of the art oral biology research and development, and DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health care organization, have entered into a strategic partnership to test and promote Curodont™ R...
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May
20,
2019
| 03:30 PM America/New_York
Akhil Sharma recently became Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health care organization. In his new role, Sharma will lead the finance organization, including responsibility for...
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May
17,
2019
| 05:03 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest has made a donation to UnidosUS through our corporate giving fund to support the Red Nose Day campaign of Comic Relief on May 23. The campaign is focused on eliminating childhood poverty, one of the social determinants of health. UnidosUS ...
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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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May
07,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement (DentaQuest Partnership) today announced its investment of $6.1 million in 75 organizations across the U.S. dedicated to improving the oral health of all. Today’s announcement captures grants awa...
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April
16,
2019
| 06:24 PM America/New_York
(Charlotte, NC) In November of 2018 America’s ToothFairy put out the call to Scouts across the nation to teach their communities about oral health and earn their “Oral Health Action HERO” patches. Thanks to a generous donation from DentaQuest, the pa...
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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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April
05,
2019
| 05:14 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health care organization, announced today that Windward, its claims adjudication system, and related processes have earned Certified status for information security by HITRUST. This achievement ...
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April
04,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and the Central Oregon Health Council recently brought together a group of medical clinic representatives to begin a two-year pilot of Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care), a DentaQuest Partner...
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March
21,
2019
| 04:39 PM America/New_York
As the leading voice of oral health for all, DentaQuest recognizes and showcases the heroic efforts of community partners and health advocates we call the DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes. These are the change-makers who challenge their peers and comm...
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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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March
07,
2019
| 04:24 PM America/New_York
We’re pleased to announce the release of the 2018 DentaQuest Impact Report. The report highlights much of the work done by the DentaQuest Impact Group, DentaQuest Institute, DentaQuest Foundation and many of our partners throughout 2018. Earlier this...
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February
12,
2019
| 04:30 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health care organization, today announced ranking “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dental Plans” for the third consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Dental Plan Satisfaction Repo...
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February
07,
2019
| 06:49 PM America/New_York
A group of more than 40 industry leaders have identified important considerations for addressing gaps in oral health care and rural health disparities, according to a recent BMC Oral Health report. In the article, “Narrowing the Rural Oral Healthcare...
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February
06,
2019
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
Rob Stefanic recently joined DentaQuest as Chief Information Officer (CIO), responsible for the definition and delivery of the company’s information technology (IT) vision and capabilities, which span IT operations and digital innovation. This includ...
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January
30,
2019
| 11:26 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest recently awarded Mercy Ministries of Laredo, which includes Mercy Clinic and Casa de Misericordia, a local grant honoring 15 years of delivering compassionate and high-quality health care to the area’s underserved, uninsured residents. ...
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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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November
15,
2018
| 02:05 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest today announced the launch of its new platform – Preventistry – its all-in strategy to make oral health care more affordable, easier to access, driven by innovation and better integrated into the broader health care system. The company als...
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November
14,
2018
| 04:00 PM America/New_York
Health starts in the mouth. In fact, people cannot truly be healthy without addressing their oral health. But our health care system is not designed to help people maintain a healthy mouth. For too long the health care system has functioned as a comp...
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October
15,
2018
| 03:03 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading oral health enterprise and largest Medicaid dental benefits company serving 24 million members across 30 states, announced its 2018 Health Equity Heroes, recognizing and commending the work of six leaders whose innova...
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August
27,
2018
| 03:07 PM America/New_York
This story is based on the California Dental Association Journal clinical article, “Quality Improvement in Practice Leading to Remineralization,” published March 2018. You can read the entire piece at CDA.org. Great dental care starts with prevent...
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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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June
27,
2018
| 04:03 PM America/New_York
A new dental care model, pioneered by Advantage Dental, provides high quality oral care to Medicaid recipients at 21 percent less than the national average by focusing on prevention. How does it work and can other states follow?  ...
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May
22,
2018
| 04:57 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest Institute (DQI) is pleased to share that one of our Medical Oral Expanded Care (MORE Care) collaborative participants, St. Luke’s Miners Rural Health Centers, was named this year’s Outstanding Rural Health Organization at the National Rura...
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May
11,
2018
| 04:13 PM America/New_York
R.E.D. is an acronym that stands for Remember Everyone Deployed, it was created to remind people of our deployed heroes and show that we are thinking of them. To observe R.E.D. Friday, people across the country wear red on Fridays to serve as a remin...
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April
26,
2018
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest is proud to sign onto the YWCA’s national Stand Against Racism campaign.  This important campaign raises awareness about the negative impact of institutional and structural racism in the communities we live in and work.  Inclusio...
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April
16,
2018
| 09:45 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest and the National Safety Net Advancement Center (SNAC) recently hosted the First Oral Health Summit on the Transformation of Health Care and Finance. The event brought together more than 60 stakeholders representing providers, payers, membe...
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March
07,
2018
| 03:10 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, a national purpose-driven oral health care organization, ranks “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Dental Plans” for the second consecutive year, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Dental Plan Satisfaction Report SM. The latest report w...
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