DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2016
December
06,
2016
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
Medicaid programs are well-positioned to prioritize optimal oral health in their states through adult dental benefits, but systematic changes are necessary to fully address barriers to dental care. Although Medicaid programs are required to provide p...
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November
08,
2016
| 04:35 PM America/New_York
The topic of evidence in dentistry and oral health care has been in the news a lot recently, with articles like this column in the New York Times by a professor of pediatrics.In his column, Aaron Carroll discusses the differences he sees between his ...
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October
04,
2016
| 04:42 PM America/New_York
States and managed care organizations face real challenges when it comes to running a successful Medicaid program and helping people get and stay healthy. Medicaid leaders find themselves faced with extremely difficult decisions about how best to pri...
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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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August
04,
2016
| 12:10 AM America/New_York
The recent flurry of news regarding the benefits of dental floss has left out an important point of view: while the evidence of flossing’s medical benefits may be weak, the evidence that it is pointless or harmful is even weaker. What’s more, flossin...
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August
02,
2016
| 06:00 AM America/New_York
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Treasury released a proposed rule clarifying that pediatric dental benefits should be part of the calculation for marketplace tax credits. If implemented, this rule will be a major victory for low-income fam...
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June
14,
2016
| 11:01 PM America/New_York
Did you know men are more likely to get oral cancer than women? Men are also more likely to skip dentist and doctor visits. For Men’s Health Monthhappening now, let’s raise awareness about these and other disparities.Overall, more than 10 adults out...
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May
31,
2016
| 05:31 PM America/New_York
Why should grassroots and grassmiddles engage for oral health care? “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverbIt’s been a busy spring for our team as we just wrapped up six meetings in six states (in jus...
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May
09,
2016
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
During Healthy Vision Month each May, the National Eye Institute encourages Americans to make their eye health a priority and informs them about steps they can take to protect their vision. But why are we talking about eye health on an oral health bl...
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April
28,
2016
| 12:14 AM America/New_York
April is minority health month, and there’s no better time to focus on dental health—which so profoundly affects the overall health of minorities. As the commemorative month comes to a close, consider the importance of improving the oral health of al...
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March
18,
2016
| 03:38 PM America/New_York
By Natalia I. Chalmers, DDS, PhD, DentaQuest InstituteWhen I talk about oral health, I refer to everything from cavities to mouth cancer to nutrition, from babies to people of all ages, from dentists to hygienists to all health professionals. And I d...
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February
22,
2016
| 03:28 PM America/New_York
By Brian B. Nový, D.D.S. F.A.D.I., Director of Practice Improvement, DentaQuest InstituteIn 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson designated February as “American Heart Month,” drawing national drew attention to heart disease, today’s number one killer i...
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February
18,
2016
| 02:30 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, President and Chief Executive Officer, DentaQuestThis February marks the 75th annual National Children’s Dental Health Month, bringing together dental and health leaders across the country to raise awareness of and provide tools to ...
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February
01,
2016
| 09:40 PM America/New_York
Looking back on my first year as CEO of DentaQuest, I am in awe of the milestones we have achieved as a nation to advance oral health care and humbled by the crucial role DentaQuest has played in support of the national oral health movement. With a p...
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January
19,
2016
| 03:02 PM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we are motivated by the premise that oral health is a social justice issue, a motivation elevated as we recognize one of the most pivotal figures in American history, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It seems like mere words are not enough...
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