DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (prevention)

2019
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
22,
2019
| 04:03 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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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
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
08,
2019
| 04:12 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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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
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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August
27,
2019
| 03:07 PM 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
| 03:13 PM 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
| 03:32 PM 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
| 05:21 PM 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
| 04:07 PM 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
| 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
14,
2019
| 04:00 PM 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
| 04:45 PM 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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April
09,
2019
| 03:02 PM America/New_York
An important tenet of Preventistry, our revolutionary approach to transforming prevention and care, is that care should be person-centered. Person-centered care specifically focuses on the whole person … For each individual, care must be accessib...
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April
03,
2019
| 07:07 PM America/New_York
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an appropriate reminder that the apple (nature’s toothbrush!) helps reduce gum disease, which can complicate conditions such as pregnancy, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Another common refrain? “An o...
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March
27,
2019
| 03:11 PM America/New_York
Value-based care is a critical component of the future of oral health, as well as the underpinning for our revolutionary approach to improving the oral health of all - Preventistry. The system of value-based care in oral health is focused on proac...
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March
11,
2019
| 02:16 PM America/New_York
We know that we need to change systems, minds, policies, and more, to achieve improved oral health for all. So, it’s important to think about how advocacy plays into Preventistry, our all-in approach to revolutionize oral health. The term advo...
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February
13,
2019
| 03:18 PM America/New_York
We talk a lot about the health system in America as a health system that is broken. Yet, it is hard to find clear explanations of what is broken. This is meant to clear things up, but also to demonstrate that oral health should no longer be separ...
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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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January
22,
2019
| 04:42 PM America/New_York
You may have noticed, we now have a tag line — Welcome to Preventistry. But what does that mean? In short, Preventistry is our revolutionary approach to improving the oral health of all. It’s based on the idea that, in order for people to achieve...
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2018
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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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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September
06,
2018
| 06:06 PM America/New_York
Amanda is a 33-year-old single mom from Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Va. She and her two young children came to the local fairgrounds – usually the site of the Virginia Kentucky District Fair and rodeos, among other events – for help with some d...
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August
09,
2018
| 12:18 AM America/New_York
Dentistry was established apart from medicine and remains largely planted in a reactive, surgical approach to care thanks to the fee-for-service (FFS) model of reimbursement, but we can be proactive. We need to focus on value; skyrocketing health...
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July
30,
2018
| 03:04 PM America/New_York
At around 9:00 AM, buses started rolling into the parking lot. The kids were a mix of emotions – while some looked excited, most were reserved. Roughly 175 children from several Milwaukee Boys and Girls Clubs joined me and 32 other DentaQuest vol...
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