DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2013
December
23,
2013
| 05:04 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday season!It has been a great year and we want to thank all of our colleagues and partners for their work to improve the oral health of all in 2013. We thought it would be fun to take a look ba...
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December
19,
2013
| 11:06 PM America/New_York
By: Fay DonohuePhoto Credit: NY Moms World BlogMost of the media coverage around the Affordable Care Act (ACA) recently has focused on the problems with Healthcare.gov and marketplace websites, so I was happy to read an article in the New York Times ...
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December
13,
2013
| 03:24 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, DentaQuest Chief Mission Officer, President DentaQuest Foundation As I’ve said many times, the common diseases of the mouth – cavities and gum disease—are nearly completely preventable with education, information and access to care...
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November
26,
2013
| 10:55 PM America/New_York
Dr. Linda Vidone, Dental Director, DentaQuestDid you know that the 26 million people living with diabetes are at an increased risk for gum disease? According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are more susceptible to serious g...
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November
01,
2013
| 03:12 PM America/New_York
By Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental OfficerThis is the perfect time to start a good habit that will last a lifetime: Brush 2 minutes, 2 times a day and every day.Prevention is what helps us have good oral health vs. poor oral health. The single most imp...
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October
25,
2013
| 04:50 PM America/New_York
By Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer, DentaQuestIt’s that spooky time of year again.Halloween is just around the corner and children are counting down the days until they can dress up, knock on doors and load up their candy supply. When it comes ...
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October
25,
2013
| 04:50 PM America/New_York
There has been some buzz this week about the FDA’s warnings about false claims that certain mouth rinse products can reduce plaque, promote gum health, and prevent gum disease. While these mouth rinse products do contain sodium fluoride, an active in...
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October
15,
2013
| 05:06 PM America/New_York
By Fay Donohue, DentaQuest CEO & PresidentAt DentaQuest, we are a mission-driven organization. Everything we do, whether it is processing claims, recruiting dentists, developing plan options, funding grantees, or using scientific research, is directe...
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September
19,
2013
| 09:19 PM America/New_York
By By Dr. Linda Vidone, Dental Director, DentaQuestI remember checking under my pillow the morning after I lost a tooth to see what the Tooth Fairy left me. I received coins (nickels and dimes) for my teeth and maybe a quarter for a big tooth like a...
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September
16,
2013
| 07:22 PM America/New_York
By Fay Donohue, DentaQuest CEO & PresidentThis week, I was honored to speak about the importance of dental care for older Americans at “A State of Decay: Coming of Age without Oral Healthcare.” The day-long event held on September 11 on Capitol Hill ...
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August
21,
2013
| 08:16 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, DentaQuest Chief Mission Officer Free care clinics Missions of Mercy (MOMs) and Dental Action Days (DADs) provide critical dental services to thousands of low-income and underserved adults and children throughout the nation every y...
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August
19,
2013
| 05:44 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Rob Compton, Executive Director, DentaQuest InstituteIt always surprises people when I tell them that dental disease is the most common chronic illness of childhood—four times more common than asthma. While most people couldn't imagine a 2 yea...
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August
16,
2013
| 04:41 PM America/New_York
By Steven J. Pollock, DentaQuest Chief Operating OfficerIn preparation for its upcoming Fall for Smiles® campaign, Oral Health America (OHA) is hosting a webinar to introduce dental professionals and others in the dental industry to the campaign and ...
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August
07,
2013
| 07:21 PM America/New_York
We are pleased to partner with Florida Association of Health Plans (FAHP) to host a webinar about "Aligning Business Strategy and Dental Benefits to Meet the Needs of Florida's Healthcare Consumer" on Thursday, August 8 at 10AM EST. As major pieces ...
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July
25,
2013
| 07:33 PM America/New_York
By Dr. John Luther, DentaQuest Chief Dental OfficerA record number of people are heading to hospital emergency rooms (ERs) when they have an urgent dental need, straining the nation’s health care system and increasing health care costs.While ERs are ...
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July
09,
2013
| 06:13 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest is driven by our mission to improve the oral health of all, to achieve a nation free of dental disease. We strive for a nation where no child suffers from the pain of tooth decay, where adults keep all their teeth for their entire lives an...
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July
08,
2013
| 02:54 PM America/New_York
By Dr. John Luther, DentaQuest Chief Dental OfficerNicknamed the “father of operative dentistry” in the 1990s, Greene Vardiman Black (more commonly known as GV Black) advocated that all dentin, or the tissue that surrounds a tooth, where decay is pre...
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June
27,
2013
| 07:03 PM America/New_York
By: Dr. Rob Compton, DDS, Director of the DentaQuest InstituteI had the opportunity to represent the DentaQuest Institute at the Massachusetts Dental Society’s New England Oral Health Summit recently.Attended by hundreds of dentists across New Englan...
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June
17,
2013
| 08:16 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, DentaQuest Chief Mission Officer and DentaQuest Foundation PresidentEarlier this month, we had the opportunity to participate in the Massachusetts Dental Society’s (MDS) New England Oral Health Summit to educate oral health profess...
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June
06,
2013
| 05:16 PM America/New_York
Guest post by Michael Enright, National Director of Sales, DentaQuestNext week, DentaQuest will attend America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute 2013 and Exchange Conference. The conference, which will gather health plans from across the coun...
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June
03,
2013
| 09:06 PM America/New_York
By Dr. John Luther, DentaQuest Chief Dental OfficerThis week, a study featured in the June issue of Pediatrics, conducted by the Department of Health Care Organization and Policy and Lister Hill Center for Health Policy of the University of Alabama a...
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May
20,
2013
| 08:16 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, DentaQuest Chief Mission OfficerNearly nine out of ten U.S. adults find it hard to use the health information they get from their dentist or doctors’ office, in the media and even in their communities.1 That is a real problem.Limi...
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May
10,
2013
| 04:35 PM America/New_York
By John Luther, DDS, Chief Dental Officer, DentaQuestAs a dentist, one of the first things I tell new parents is not to put something that has been in your mouth into your baby’s mouth.So you can imagine my surprise when I heard about a Swedish study...
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May
03,
2013
| 06:16 PM America/New_York
By: Shaju Puthussery, Chief Analytics OfficerAs components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) go into effect, dental benefit management is keeping pace. Health plans need a dental partner that provides products and services at attractive prices, but al...
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April
24,
2013
| 07:27 PM America/New_York
By: Ralph Fuccillo, DentaQuest Chief Mission OfficerDentaQuest’s mission of improving the oral health of all includes an obligation to ensure equitable access to oral health care and prevention. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to liv...
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April
23,
2013
| 07:41 PM America/New_York
By: DentaQuest Government Affairs and Policy TeamOne of the key oral health elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the inclusion of pediatric dental as an essential health benefit (EHB). Recognizing the importance of having this benefit, Health...
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April
11,
2013
| 07:19 PM America/New_York
By: Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer, DentaQuestFollowing the recent news about unsanitary conditions in one Oklahoma dental office, you may have wondered – if even for a second—what your dental office is doing to ensure you are receiving the be...
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April
05,
2013
| 07:07 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Michael Monopoli, Director of Policy and Programs, DentaQuest FoundationWater fluoridation, or the controlled adjustment of fluoride levels in a community water supply to reduce tooth decay, continues to spark debate across the nation as decis...
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March
20,
2013
| 06:36 PM America/New_York
Dr. John Luther, DDS, Chief Dental Officer of DentaQuestA recent study conducted by scientists at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid highlights the important role that parents play in the transmission of dentist fear in their family. The author...
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March
18,
2013
| 07:35 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, DentaQuest Chief Operating OfficerStarting on January 1, 2014, public healthcare exchanges will be required to offer pediatric dental benefits to individuals and small groups, meaning as many as 20 million children will have new ben...
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