DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (quality)

2019
August
05,
2019
| 04:06 PM America/New_York
Measurement is important to improving oral health. There’s a saying that “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” One of the most important metrics to DentaQuest is the number of children (aged 2 to 20) that have seen a dentist for any kind o...
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2017
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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2016
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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2012
January
27,
2012
| 07:07 PM America/New_York
By Mark Doherty, DMD, Executive Director, DentaQuest InstituteIt’s hard to miss the fact that our health care system is in the middle of a lot of change. I read about “pay for performance,” “accountable care organizations” and “value-based care” all...
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2011
December
16,
2011
| 03:22 PM America/New_York
Guest blog post by Cindy Hannon, DentaQuest Institute Quality Improvement ManagerI just had an inspiring experience at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) 23rd Annual Forum. Over 6,000 participants (yes 6,000!) converged on Orlando, Flor...
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