DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2017
November
16,
2017
| 04:14 PM America/New_York
Hear from so many passionate individuals who are part of the DentaQuest Foundation's Oral Health 2020 National Network, which is working to address oral health equity, policy, and ultimately improved oral health for all.   Learn more about ...
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October
27,
2017
| 05:18 PM America/New_York
As October comes to an end, so does the national observance recognizing the need and importance of dental hygiene. For this Q&A, one of our own registered dental hygienists (RDHs) opens up about how she came to this career path and why it is invaluab...
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October
19,
2017
| 08:35 PM America/New_York
You may know that our mission is to improve the oral health of all, and starting with young children and health literacy is a great step forward.  Before this school year started, we supported efforts by The Children's Oral Health Institute to gro...
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September
26,
2017
| 09:14 PM America/New_York
As part of our commitment to meeting the different oral health needs for different populations, DentaQuest learns about cultural heritage through observances like Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15. It is a month-long tribute to Hisp...
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September
08,
2017
| 05:11 PM America/New_York
September is a big month for kids – not only are they starting or heading back to school, but this year they also are taking center stage in Washington as Congress heads back from its own summer recess. Funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Pro...
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August
29,
2017
| 08:52 PM America/New_York
Sleep apnea is a lot more common than you might think, and it is affecting your eyes and vision in drastic ways. August happens to be National Eye Exam Month and this is as good of a reason as any to go get checked out.There are three types of sleep ...
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August
18,
2017
| 09:22 PM America/New_York
As a partner to states and the largest Medicaid / CHIP dental benefits administrator in the country, we at DentaQuest must stay updated on the latest health care policy trends - in large part because anything in the health space affects the oral heal...
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July
31,
2017
| 11:10 PM America/New_York
While we all paid close attention to health care in the Senate last week, the House Energy and Commerce Committee made a critical, yet mostly overlooked step to advance oral health for at-risk populations. On July 27th, the Committee unanimously pass...
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July
27,
2017
| 10:00 PM America/New_York
As the Senate debates health care bill proposals to transform our care delivery and financing systems, we must ensure they protect access to dental coverage for all Americans.Over the past few years, more and more Americans have been able to access a...
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June
27,
2017
| 04:16 PM America/New_York
I recently heard the perfect analogy for our oral health advocacy during the DentaQuest Foundation’s Grassroots Engagement Strategy annual meeting. It’s a saying gardeners have about the growth process of perennials: “The first year they sleep, the s...
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June
06,
2017
| 03:28 PM America/New_York
For the second straight year, DentaQuest is participating in the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Disparities Leadership Program. Last year, DentaQuest became the first oral health organization to be accepted into the program. Over the next 12 months...
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May
08,
2017
| 10:22 PM America/New_York
New white paper delves into the role of interprofessional networks to coordinate person-centered care and improve oral healthDentaQuest Institute, in collaboration with the South Carolina Office of Rural Health, the Medical University of South Caroli...
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May
01,
2017
| 05:00 PM America/New_York
May is Healthy Vision Month. With that in mind, we at eyeQuest encourage everyone to make eye health a priority and take steps to protect vision for a lifetime.Vision might change as we get older, but vision loss is not a normal part of aging. Common...
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April
17,
2017
| 07:56 PM America/New_York
During National Minority Health Month, we’re calling attention to barriers many people must overcome to enjoy their best health, and the advocates who help them. One of our jobs as a leading health care organization is to help people understand what...
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April
05,
2017
| 03:09 PM America/New_York
More than 46 million seniors lack dental coverage, according to a 2015 report on enrollment from the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) and Delta Dental Plans Association (DDPA). And that number is only expected to rise with our burgeoning p...
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March
02,
2017
| 05:28 PM America/New_York
If you’ve ever read a book with a child, you know the feeling of joy that comes from the experience, as well as how fundamental literacy is for people of any age. So it is a source of pride that DentaQuest staff from coast to coast are joining teache...
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February
01,
2017
| 07:02 PM America/New_York
In addition to Valentine’s and Presidents’ Days, February also marks National Children’s Dental Health Month, with a theme this year connected to fluoridation.Dating back to February 1941, the month-long celebration brings together dental professiona...
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January
24,
2017
| 04:58 PM America/New_York
As the new Trump Administration and Republican Congress begin their work this month, they will have the opportunity to advance conservative priorities through major legislative changes. At the top of their list is repealing the Affordable Care Act (A...
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January
09,
2017
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
The start of a new year is an opportunity to reflect and consider how we fit into the community at large. Through our corporate giving program and the volunteered talents of our staff, we are investing in our neighborhoods, supporting our stakeholder...
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