DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2012
December
13,
2012
| 07:42 PM America/New_York
By Michael Monopoli, DentaQuest Foundation Director of Policy and ProgramsDental disease isn’t usually top of mind in the national conversation about health care. However, it is a serious, chronic, infectious illness—and it is preventable. Consider t...
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November
14,
2012
| 09:44 PM America/New_York
Guest blog post by Dr. Linda Vidone, DentaQuest Dental Director and PeriodontistThis month marks National Diabetes Month, an important month designated by the American Diabetes Association to focus the nation's attention on the issues surrounding dia...
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October
30,
2012
| 03:02 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Linda Vidone, Dental Director, DentaQuestHalloween is around the corner. Between picking out costumes, jack-o-lantern carving, and stocking up on treats, it’s hard not to get excited.In the midst of the fun and fantasy, however, it’s important...
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October
29,
2012
| 05:41 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, DentaQuest Chief Operating Officer The healthcare landscape is changing fast. In little more than a year, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will require pediatric oral services as one of 10 mandatory categories of essential health benef...
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October
19,
2012
| 08:37 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, DentaQuest Chief Operating OfficerWe’re always looking for better ways to share DentaQuest’s innovations and improvements in oral healthcare. Our latest step forward is DentaQuest’s new website, which integrates DentaQuest’s corpora...
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October
15,
2012
| 10:45 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Rob Compton, Vice President, Business Intelligence, DentaQuestEnergized by the ongoing discussion of healthcare in America, we are witnessing an unprecedented shift in the way we think about care management. A particularly hot topic is the def...
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September
25,
2012
| 04:30 PM America/New_York
By Fay DonohueToday is one of those days when I think I must have the best job in the world. This morning I’ll be addressing DentaQuest employees across our entire enterprise to speak about our mission, and to kick off a day of service where we will...
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August
23,
2012
| 09:41 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle Williams“Look Ma, no cavities!” seems to be a phrase of the past. Recently the Australian Dental Association (ADA) suggested many Australian parents view dental problems as “the norm.” Studies revealed 60 percent of Australian parents s...
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August
15,
2012
| 09:54 PM America/New_York
By Fay Donohue and Ralph Fuccillo Every child deserves a healthy smile. That’s why DentaQuest is delighted to share a first look at the new Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign. DentaQuest is a partner in this exciting, new campaign developed by the Ad Coun...
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August
10,
2012
| 06:12 PM America/New_York
Guest post by Carmen Fields, DentaQuest Foundation Associate Director National Programs Despite coming from different backgrounds and experiences, it was clear the hundreds of attendees at the Multicultural Oral Health Summitall shared a comm...
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July
31,
2012
| 08:11 PM America/New_York
Guest Post by Cindy Lord, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Physician Assistant Program at Quinnipiac University, and Oral Health Champion with the National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health. The activities of the National In...
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July
31,
2012
| 08:11 PM America/New_York
This morning, I gathered with DentaQuest colleagues and others in Boston's health care community at Boston Business Journal's Health Care Champion Awards ceremony. I extend my congratulations to all 2010 Champions and especially to Dr. Man Wai Ng who...
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July
25,
2012
| 04:29 PM America/New_York
Currently, the AIDS 2012, the international HIV/AIDS conference, is running July 22 through 27 in Washington, DC. With some exceptions, dentists were among the first providers to recognize some of the physical manifestations of HIV/AIDS and come to...
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July
10,
2012
| 05:41 PM America/New_York
Guest post by Matthew Bond, Grants and Programs Associate, DentaQuest FoundationHundreds of people lined up to receive relief from toothaches, routine cleanings, extractions and more at the first annual Rhode Island Mission of Mercy (RIMOM) Free Dent...
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July
02,
2012
| 09:32 PM America/New_York
By Ralph FuccilloIn recent months, oral health has been getting considerable attention from major news outlets like ABC News, The New York Times, and the PBS Frontline program. The emphasis of this coverage-- the inability of young Medicaid patients...
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June
19,
2012
| 05:12 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President DentaQuest Foundation,Founding Board Member, U.S. National Oral Health AllianceThe U.S. National Oral Health Alliance completed its Third Leadership Colloquium this June 6 and 7 in San Francisco. The conversations focused...
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June
15,
2012
| 04:56 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle WilliamsMayor Bloomberg’s recent announcement that he aims to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces throughout New York City sparked a nationwide controversy as people questioned whether he was going a step too far in the f...
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May
30,
2012
| 08:27 PM America/New_York
By Doyle WilliamsTobacco is the leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States, and unfortunately, we see the dangers of it all too often in the dentistry field. Despite the warnings, education and community outreach, tobacco use in the US...
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May
24,
2012
| 09:15 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle WilliamsAll too often we hear from patients that they haven’t been to the dentist in years because they weren’t able to find one they liked or trusted.Finding the right dentist can be hard, but it’s a crucial step towards good oral healt...
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May
16,
2012
| 04:07 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle WilliamsThere’s exciting news on the dental research front! Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry have come up with a new dental filling that kills bacteria and regenerates teeth harmed by cavities. The research ...
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May
10,
2012
| 07:49 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle WilliamsDear Mom,We at DentaQuest want to take a moment to recognize you for all you do for your family’s health-- and especially for oral health. Moms (and dads!) can be key to their children’s healthy hearts, healthy bones and healthy...
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May
02,
2012
| 10:33 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle WilliamsLast week was Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, organized by the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance. Though we say it over and over, it can’t hurt to remind everyone again about the importance of getting screened for oral ca...
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April
27,
2012
| 05:14 PM America/New_York
By Steve PollockDid you catch the ABC News with Diane Sawyer this Wednesday? There was a moving story on children’s dental health.It was part of a new ABCNews series called, “Hidden America.” ABC says this series is about the people, places and stori...
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April
23,
2012
| 09:10 PM America/New_York
By Dennis LeonardIf you’re with a health plan, it’s a pretty sure guess you’ve spent many hundreds of hours over the past 18 months studying the Affordable Care Act to understand how it will impact your business. I know that because we’ve spent that ...
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April
20,
2012
| 03:55 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle Williams, Chief Dental OfficerDr. Linda Vidone, Dental Director and a practicing periodontistYou probably saw this in the news: The American Heart Association (AHA) issued a “scientific statement” that there is no conclusive evidence tha...
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April
18,
2012
| 11:16 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle Williams, Chief Dental OfficerA new survey presented at the Hispanic Dental Association’s annual meeting in November reveals some fascinating things about the oral health needs and wants of the fastest growing population in the United St...
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April
10,
2012
| 08:26 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle WilliamsThe new study released today showing a correlation between certain kinds of dental x-rays and brain tumors is causing unnecessary alarm throughout the media this morning. The study looked at people diagnosed with intracranial me...
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April
06,
2012
| 05:36 PM America/New_York
Dr. Doyle Williams, Chief Dental OfficerWhat’s your oral health IQ?If you read this blog, you know thatdental disease is the most common chronic disease among childrengum disease can be managed with good home careand both tooth decay and gum disease ...
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April
04,
2012
| 08:20 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Doyle Williams, Chief Dental OfficerIn recognition of its annual Alert Day – March 27— the American Diabetes Association is encouraging everyone to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they might develop type 2 diabetes. If you can, tak...
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March
26,
2012
| 03:22 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders recently called attention to America’s dental crisis during a panel discussion and Q&A on Capitol Hill. "This is an issue that is of huge consequence but doesn't get the kind of attention that it deser...
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