Articles tagged with 'prevention' | DentaQuest Ventures

DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (prevention)

2020
October
22,
2020
| 09:27 AM America/New_York
The number of uninsured Americans has steadily climbed since the COVID-19 pandemic began driving job loss — and thus employer-sponsored insurance — for many people. And a shortage of health professionals is compounding the problem in Virginia. As...
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August
18,
2020
| 14:23 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, a nonprofit organization working to transform an inequitable health care system, seeks to clarify recent oral health guidance by the World Health Organization (WHO). It is important to unders...
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August
12,
2020
| 07:43 AM America/New_York
Slowly, the siloes are breaking down. Oral care is often isolated from the rest of the health care system and from conversations about overall health — even though studies show more than 90% of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations. ...
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July
10,
2020
| 11:40 AM America/New_York
The move to adopt teledentistry has been fast, thanks to the new realities the COVID-19 pandemic has created. “Going to the dentist” will likely look much different in the months — and potentially years — ahead.   In fact, according to a recen...
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June
19,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
As patients begin returning to the dentist for non-emergency dental care, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement (DQP) have released a comprehensive set of best practices ...
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May
21,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
Health equity has been a national issue for years, but deep-rooted inequities have been revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is hitting our underserved communities and most vulnerable populations especially hard, highlighting the impact o...
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April
30,
2020
| 09:45 AM America/New_York
Under today’s strict stay-at-home orders, a visit to the doctor’s office is not only a risky affair, it’s almost impossible, as most practices have temporarily closed for non-urgent care. This new reality has created timely attention for teleheal...
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April
15,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/New_York
My team at DentaQuest knows I often talk about the importance of being “all in” on everything we do. Now more than ever, I’m seeing that “all in” mentality come to life with the extraordinary measures everyone — governments, institutions, busines...
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March
26,
2020
| 09:49 AM 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
09,
2020
| 11:01 AM 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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2019
December
17,
2019
| 15:18 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
12,
2019
| 09:49 AM America/New_York
A leader in Preventistry, Dr. Jim Thommes says he asks himself every day, “What ideas can I come up with... that will improve the oral health care of all?” Dr. Jim Thommes has witnessed the evolution of preventive care in dentistry throughout ...
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December
09,
2019
| 10:49 AM 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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November
25,
2019
| 08:56 AM 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
04,
2019
| 11:30 AM 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
23,
2019
| 09:09 AM 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
08,
2019
| 10:12 AM 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
| 09:45 AM 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
| 09:00 AM 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
16,
2019
| 09:16 AM 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
| 09:19 AM 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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August
27,
2019
| 09:07 AM America/New_York
  Dr. Paul Glassman has seen firsthand how powerful Preventistry® can be. For the first 20 years of his career as a dentist, Glassman treated patients who’d missed out on preventive care along the way and were, as he put it, at the end of a lo...
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August
26,
2019
| 09:13 AM America/New_York
As a child growing up in Eastern Europe, I didn’t go to the dentist unless something was wrong. I was born in Ukraine, and my family immigrated to the United States 30 years ago. Years later, we still never wanted to go – because seeing a dentist...
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June
27,
2019
| 09:32 AM America/New_York
How we approach health – health-related knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors – and our individual circumstances – access to healthy food, housing stability, education, employment, clean air, clean water – are significant contributors to our o...
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June
19,
2019
| 11:21 AM America/New_York
Imagine a health care system that “recognizes the critical relationship between food and health, and ensures access to nutrition services that help prevent, manage and treat diet-related illness.” The Massachusetts Food is Medicine State Plan out...
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May
29,
2019
| 10:07 AM America/New_York
For almost 200 years, U.S. medical and dental training have been separated—medical school and dental school. Many point to this separation as a reason why today’s health care system treats oral health as separate from the rest of the body. Howeve...
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May
23,
2019
| 09:04 AM 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
14,
2019
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
We know that preventive dental care – or the comprehensive approach we call “Preventistry” – is a strong means to maintaining overall health. With proper guidance and support, providers and patients can partner together as designers of health and...
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May
07,
2019
| 10:45 AM America/New_York
Preventistry is about changing four interconnected systems to improve oral health for everyone. With the Preventistry approach, we must address policy, finance, care and community aspects that together determine people’s ability to be healthy. Bu...
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