DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2011
December
21,
2011
| 09:42 PM America/New_York
No matter what holiday you celebrate this season, we wish you good oral health.Happy Holidays from all of us at DentaQuest.View our video greeting here: DentaQuest Holiday ...
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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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December
06,
2011
| 02:27 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle Williams, Chief Dental Officer, DentaQuestRecently, the New York Times published an article, “A Closer Look at Teeth May Mean More Fillings for Dentists,” which discussed microcavities and the different ways dental care providers treat t...
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November
23,
2011
| 05:26 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Mark Doherty, Executive Director, DentaQuest Institute The DentaQuest Institute had the great honor of hosting the John Rossetti Memorial dinner at the 2011 National Primary Oral Health Conference. John was a personal friend and a great advi...
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November
15,
2011
| 11:50 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle Williams, Chief Dental OfficerWhen people hear the phrase, “I’m in good health,” chances are they aren’t thinking about their mouths. But you should. A regular check up with your dentist is as important as an annual physical. If you ar...
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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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October
28,
2011
| 05:50 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest FoundationAccording to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine, “Millions of Americans are not receiving needed dental care services because of "persistent and systemic" barriers that limit their access...
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October
12,
2011
| 10:38 PM America/New_York
Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest Foundation“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Martin Luther King Jr., 1966.When the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C. this...
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October
03,
2011
| 10:54 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle WilliamsDid you know that tooth decay is the most common childhood disease?That cavities are almost 100 percent preventable when children have access to prevention, education and treatment services.That 1/3rd of children ages 6 to 8 have...
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October
03,
2011
| 10:54 PM America/New_York
Dr. Doyle Williams, Chief Dental Officer, DentaQuestA public opinion survey* by Oral Health America confirmed a trend that I’ve been hearing about lately as I talk to dentists across the United States. The survey revealed that one-third (35 percent) ...
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September
21,
2011
| 10:06 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President, DentaQuestGood dental health starts at home, and parents and caregivers are THE most important role models for their children. Oral Health America has a nice booklet, Fall for Smiles, on their website that can help famili...
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September
09,
2011
| 09:00 PM America/New_York
By Felix Layne, Vice President Finance, DentaQuest From left to right: Pat Finnerty, DentaQuest Foundation; Bridget Hengle, DentaQuest; Felix Layne, DentaQuest; Cheryl Harris, DentaQuest; Debborah Oswalt, Virginia Health Care Foundation (ED); Waradah...
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August
29,
2011
| 08:23 PM America/New_York
The Boston Business Journal honored Dr. Mark Doherty, Executive Director of the DentaQuest Institute as a 2011 Health Care Champion for his work in expanding the reach of oral health care throughout Massachusett at the 2011 Champions in Health Care b...
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August
24,
2011
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest FoundationIn today’s rocky economic climate, community health centers (CHCs) across the country have become the primary source of medical and dental health care for millions of people. In fact, many refer to C...
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August
17,
2011
| 04:02 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest Foundation When healthcare reform goes into effect in 2014, nearly every child in the United States will have access to dental benefits coverage, through Medicaid expansion and state exchanges, many for the f...
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August
12,
2011
| 08:07 PM America/New_York
Dr. Mark Doherty, Executive Director, DentaQuest InstituteThis week, we lost a good friend and oral health champion with the passing of Dr. John Rossetti. John’s life was dedicated to public service and improving the lives of others. He got his first...
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July
27,
2011
| 05:49 PM America/New_York
By Fay Donohue, CEO, DentaQuestHere’s how we know we’ve got a problem in this country when it comes to discussing oral health: A major network morning show airs a 10-minute segment with tips on how to brush your pet’s teeth. When was the last time yo...
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July
22,
2011
| 07:17 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President of the DentaQuest FoundationI’m excited to announce that we’ve launched the first-ever Venture Fund for Oral Health. One of the major obstacles to achieving nationwide optimal oral health is the lack of funding to bring e...
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July
18,
2011
| 05:21 PM America/New_York
By Ralph FuccilloPresident, DentaQuest FoundationDuring the past few years, I’ve had the opportunity to be part of an exciting, collaborative initiative that has mobilized the oral health community across the nation. What’s the initiative? The U.S. N...
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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
29,
2011
| 08:58 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest FoundationOn June 29, the DentaQuest Foundation launched the Oral Health 2014 initiative and opened the RFP. This is the biggest investment to date by the DentaQuest Foundation-- a multi-year commitment to str...
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June
27,
2011
| 08:48 PM America/New_York
It was great to see the National Prevention Council’s recently released action plan for health prevention – but I couldn’t help but notice that there was no mention of the importance of oral health—at all.Prevention is what helps us have good oral he...
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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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June
10,
2011
| 06:21 PM America/New_York
Spring and summer are a time of sports and hot, humid weather which leads to very thirsty kids. That often translates into an increase in the consumption of sugary and acidic sports drinks. These seemingly harmless liquids can actually wreak havoc on...
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June
01,
2011
| 03:31 PM America/New_York
In April, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report on the state of oral health in America, concluding a two year evaluation of the current oral health care system. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requested and funded t...
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May
24,
2011
| 05:38 PM America/New_York
On May 24th, The Pew Center on the States, with support from the DentaQuest Foundation and W.K. Kellogg Foundation, issued its second annual report, Making Coverage Matter: Pew’s 50 State Report on Children’s Oral Health.The report reflects a concert...
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May
18,
2011
| 03:05 PM America/New_York
On May 17, the Maryland Dental Acton Coalition proudly presented a 5-year (2011-2015) state plan to promote the oral health of all Marylanders. The plan addresses Maryland’s most critical oral health needs and capitalizes on available resources and d...
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May
13,
2011
| 08:58 PM America/New_York
Pictured:Dr. Chester W. Douglass, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health and Dr. Philip Woods, Periodontist and Reede Scholar.Guest blog post by Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest FoundationThe DentaQuest ...
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May
06,
2011
| 02:44 PM America/New_York
This week, two news stories caught my eye. One, in the Washington Post, was about a vote taken in the U.S. House of Representatives to repeal mandatory funding for school-based health center construction. The other, in the Worcester, MA Telegram & Ga...
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April
29,
2011
| 03:17 PM America/New_York
Ask any American what they think about healthcare reform and, for better or worse, you’ll probably find very strong opinions about the role of government and spending. However, backstage, away from the public debate about the new law, a quiet revolu...
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