DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2015
December
17,
2015
| 10:03 PM America/New_York
By Dr. James E. Thommes, Vice President, Clinical Management, DentaQuestOn the tails of American Diabetes Month and ahead of the New Year, we want to take a moment to raise awareness about the disease that impacts nearly 30 million children and adult...
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December
02,
2015
| 09:13 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, MA, President, DentaQuest Foundation In late October, we hosted our third annual Oral Health 2020 National Network Gathering – where more than 250 partners from all 50 states came together to assess the state of oral health and to ...
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November
09,
2015
| 11:25 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President and Chief Executive Officer, DentaQuestIt’s no secret that millions of Americans lack access to basic oral health care. According to the American Dental Association, 181 million Americans don’t visit a dentist in a given y...
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October
22,
2015
| 10:38 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Rob Compton, DDS, President, DentaQuest Institute, and Chief Dental Officer, DentaQuestTelemedicine, telehealth, teledentistry? Billboards are talking about the first two, advertisements are featuring them, and commercials are promoting them. ...
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September
30,
2015
| 10:55 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President and Chief Executive OfficerIn 1965, Medicaid and Medicare were signed into law. At that time, there were more than 194 million people in the United States. Thirty-two million lived in poverty. America’s low-income populati...
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September
17,
2015
| 09:12 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, MA, President, DentaQuest FoundationIt’s that time of year again – the time when kids all across our country head back to school for another year of learning, growth and development. But, did you know that the classroom is also a c...
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September
08,
2015
| 06:55 PM America/New_York
Guest post by Marcia Brand, Ph.D., senior advisor for national policy and programs, DentaQuest Foundation, and executive director, National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health Are you familiar with Missions of Mercy? Missions of Mercy – somet...
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July
22,
2015
| 02:19 AM America/New_York
By Dr. Brian Nový, Director of Practice Improvement, DentaQuest InstituteMyths are something we are exposed to every day – we hear them from our co-workers, friends and family. Everyone has heard the ones about chewing gum staying in your stomach for...
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July
15,
2015
| 07:58 PM America/New_York
By John Luther, DDS, Senior Vice President, Chief Dental Officer DentaQuest and Michael Monopoli, DMD, MPH, MS, Director of Policy and Programs DentaQuest Foundation A recent recommendation by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) h...
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July
08,
2015
| 08:55 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President and Chief Executive OfficerIn late June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of upholding an important piece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the King v. Burwell case. This ruling confirmed the ...
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June
24,
2015
| 06:58 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President of the DentaQuest FoundationHealth outcomes have improved vastly over the past few years for many Americans, especially when it comes to infant mortality and life expectancy. However, significant health inequities still p...
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June
16,
2015
| 06:16 PM America/New_York
When you think about major improvements that have occurred in your local community, they are often due to the innovative actions and tireless dedication of key individuals. Can you think of a local leader working to improve your community? We can.As ...
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June
08,
2015
| 12:06 AM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President and Chief Executive OfficerI have always been committed to the mission of our organization – to improve the oral health of all. Since taking the helm at DentaQuest, I’ve spent the last two months traveling the country and ...
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May
28,
2015
| 05:33 PM America/New_York
By: Dan Sheehan, SVP and CIO, DentaQuest Earlier this month, Optum, the contractor with the task of fixing the well-publicized IT glitches on healthcare.gov, announced that its job was complete, the website is improved and consumers are able to more...
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April
28,
2015
| 05:39 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President and Chief Executive Officer On April 14, Congress passed a bill which will ensure that eight million children across the country have continued access to health insurance by extending funding for the Children’s Health I...
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April
22,
2015
| 02:45 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, Chief Executive OfficerIn the midst of a constantly-evolving climate in health care, one thing is constant: our pursuit of the triple aim. In my last blog post, I discussed how ancillary benefits can achieve the goals of the triple ...
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April
14,
2015
| 08:03 PM America/New_York
By Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer, DentaQuestWhether it’s changing diapers or taking the kids to soccer practice, parents of children of all ages have ample responsibility to keep their children happy and healthy. Even from an early age, this ...
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March
25,
2015
| 02:55 PM America/New_York
By Steven Pollock, Chief Operating Officer, DentaQuest We are continuing to see new data that links preventative attention to oral health with improvements in overall health and well-being -- beyond the dental office. Most notably, health plans have ...
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March
19,
2015
| 02:21 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, President, DentaQuest FoundationA recent CDC report revealed promising news - early childhood caries in preschool-aged children is at its lowest rate in 25 years. Preventing oral disease at an early age leads to a lifetime of healt...
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February
19,
2015
| 06:19 PM America/New_York
By Ralph Fuccillo, MA, President, DentaQuest FoundationAs Dr. Luther mentioned in his post last week, February is National Children's Dental Health Month. I’d like to highlight an oral health program for children that is seeing some exciting results,...
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February
13,
2015
| 10:16 PM America/New_York
By: Dr. John Luther, Chief Dental Officer and Senior Vice President, Dental Management, DentaQuestFebruary is not just for Valentine’s Day and cold winter weather - it’s also National Children’s Dental Health Month!While we often focus on the importa...
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January
20,
2015
| 10:46 PM America/New_York
In a recent post, we examined some of the key drivers of margin compression in this new era of health care reform:Increased taxesMinimum loss ratioIncreased competitionGreater price transparencyStandard benefit requirementsThese factors, combined wit...
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January
09,
2015
| 07:49 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, Chief Operating Officer, DentaQuestThere is increasing evidence demonstrating the relationship between oral and overall health, yet many in the industry don’t realize that in addition to improved health for members, medical and dent...
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