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2020
April
14,
2020
| 02:56 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement today announced a set of grants totaling $1M to organizations supporting relief efforts for underserved populations and regions hit hardest by COVID-19, including communities that are experiencin...
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April
13,
2020
| 04:01 PM America/New_York
Hospitals across the country are facing an unprecedented public health crisis as the novel coronavirus sweeps through our communities. It has completely overwhelmed a health care system that was already overtaxed, forcing hospitals and medical pr...
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March
27,
2020
| 05:33 PM America/New_York
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2019
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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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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2017
November
16,
2017
| 04:14 PM America/New_York
Hear from so many passionate individuals who are part of the DentaQuest Foundation's Oral Health 2020 National Network, which is working to address oral health equity, policy, and ultimately improved oral health for all.   Learn more about ...
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September
26,
2017
| 09:14 PM America/New_York
As part of our commitment to meeting the different oral health needs for different populations, DentaQuest learns about cultural heritage through observances like Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15. It is a month-long tribute to Hisp...
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July
31,
2017
| 11:10 PM America/New_York
While we all paid close attention to health care in the Senate last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee made a critical, yet mostly overlooked step to advance oral health for at-risk populations. On July 27th, the Committee unanimously pass...
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June
27,
2017
| 04:16 PM America/New_York
I recently heard the perfect analogy for our oral health advocacy during the DentaQuest Foundation’s Grassroots Engagement Strategy annual meeting. It’s a saying gardeners have about the growth process of perennials: “The first year they sleep, the s...
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January
24,
2017
| 04:58 PM America/New_York
As the new Trump Administration and Republican Congress begin their work this month, they will have the opportunity to advance conservative priorities through major legislative changes. At the top of their list is repealing the Affordable Care Act (A...
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2016
November
08,
2016
| 04:35 PM America/New_York
The topic of evidence in dentistry and oral health care has been in the news a lot recently, with articles like this column in the New York Times by a professor of pediatrics.In his column, Aaron Carroll discusses the differences he sees between his ...
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September
02,
2016
| 03:37 PM America/New_York
The message couldn’t be clearer: The time for the dental profession to jump on the health care quality improvement (QI) bandwagon is now.In the past quarter-century, the United States has seen medical care improve and per capita health care costs go ...
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June
14,
2016
| 11:01 PM America/New_York
Did you know men are more likely to get oral cancer than women? Men are also more likely to skip dentist and doctor visits. For Men’s Health Monthhappening now, let’s raise awareness about these and other disparities.Overall, more than 10 adults out...
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May
31,
2016
| 05:31 PM America/New_York
Why should grassroots and grassmiddles engage for oral health care? “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverbIt’s been a busy spring for our team as we just wrapped up six meetings in six states (in jus...
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2011
November
04,
2011
| 08:56 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President, DentaQuest At the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association this week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced three new categories of Leading Health Indicators for the Healthy People 2...
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July
08,
2011
| 08:05 PM America/New_York
We in the oral health community often take it for granted that everyone understands the importance of preventive treatments when it comes to good oral health. But the reality is that everyone isn’t aware of simple, cost effective things they can do—l...
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June
16,
2011
| 09:09 PM America/New_York
Oral care in the United States is undergoing many significant changes. One of these is the exciting growth in the number of Hispanic dental practitioners and patients.I just returned from the Hispanic Dental Association’s Annual (HDA) Roundtable in P...
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April
12,
2011
| 07:27 PM America/New_York
If you’re involved in public health dental care, are a health researcher, dental educator, legislator, public health official, Medicaid/CHIP dental program staff or consultant, or provide dental care at a community health center, chances are, you are...
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