DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2018
September
06,
2018
| 06:06 PM America/New_York
Amanda is a 33-year-old single mom from Big Stone Gap in Wise County, Va. She and her two young children came to the local fairgrounds – usually the site of the Virginia Kentucky District Fair and rodeos, among other events – for help with some d...
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August
09,
2018
| 12:18 AM America/New_York
Dentistry was established apart from medicine and remains largely planted in a reactive, surgical approach to care thanks to the fee-for-service (FFS) model of reimbursement, but we can be proactive. We need to focus on value; skyrocketing health...
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July
30,
2018
| 03:04 PM America/New_York
At around 9:00 AM, buses started rolling into the parking lot. The kids were a mix of emotions – while some looked excited, most were reserved. Roughly 175 children from several Milwaukee Boys and Girls Clubs joined me and 32 other DentaQuest vol...
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July
10,
2018
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
It is an unacceptable truth - people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have a much harder time than people without IDD navigating the already complex health care system. That includes trying to find a dentist and access oral ...
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June
07,
2018
| 06:10 PM America/New_York
You’ve probably heard of Missions of Mercy free care dental clinics. But until you work at one and meet people who have been suffering mouth pain for months -- to the point where they are actually eager to wait in line, overnight, in the cold, just t...
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May
11,
2018
| 05:45 PM America/New_York
As we close National Nurses Week on the May 12th birthday of Florence Nightingale, the nursing profession is proud to play an important role in building interprofessional oral health workforce capacity that increases oral health access, decreases...
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April
23,
2018
| 09:52 PM America/New_York
Imagine going to the dentist for your regular cleaning. Your x-rays show several dark spots - cavities. You know that means a shot, a noisy drill and a lot of discomfort. But does it? If you were offered an alternative option, one that may soun...
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March
29,
2018
| 06:30 PM America/New_York
Opioid abuse and related deaths have reached epidemic proportions across the country, garnering attention from all levels of government, health care payers, clinicians, and the public. In 2016, 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder and 11...
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March
15,
2018
| 01:54 PM America/New_York
When it comes to health care, is more really better? Doing more and not knowing the answer can many times be just that - more - specifically, more work. This is where the science of improvement comes in – a method for measuring whether or not wha...
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March
07,
2018
| 09:51 PM America/New_York
Regardless of the nation's future, there will always be people in need. Whether from natural disaster, economic struggle, or other circumstance, communities rely on assistance and systems for support. But we often forget the healthiest future beg...
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March
02,
2018
| 11:00 AM America/New_York
Nick woke up on March 2, 2017 with a feeling of excitement and anticipation. He often experienced the same feeling right before a big meeting with an important DentaQuest client or a public presentation on Medicaid dental programs. But today was di...
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February
27,
2018
| 05:32 PM America/New_York
A lot of brands who are very successful don't have the same cache as other brands. However, there are quite a few out there — from service organizations like WeGoLook to cool business apps like Calendar. However, they are relatively unknown when yo...
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