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Akhil Sharma Joins DentaQuest as Chief Financial Officer

Seasoned finance executive leads financial performance, capital management and planning


Akhil Sharma recently became Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health care organization. In his new role, Sharma will lead the finance organization, including responsibility for cross-enterprise planning. He will play an important role in driving growth through capital management, treasury functions and transformation projects. Sharma reports directly to DentaQuest President and CEO Steve Pollock.

“We were looking for an accomplished, innovative and thoughtful leader who is comfortable operating in DentaQuest’s entrepreneurial setting,” said Pollock. “In Akhil, we found a person who is not only a great fit for our culture and mission – he brings a diverse perspective and hands-on experience that will be very meaningful in our work toward a better oral health future for everyone.”

Before joining DentaQuest, Sharma was Co-President and CFO of North American Dental Group, one of the largest dental service organizations in the nation. Prior to that, he was the President and CFO of Enlivant, a leading assisted living operator and portfolio company of TPG Capital. He also spent eight years with Fortress Investment Group, primarily focusing on their senior living private equity investments. Sharma started his career in investment banking at Lazard.

“We are thrilled to welcome Akhil and his family to our DentaQuest community – and to Boston!” Pollock added. Sharma and his family are relocating from Chicago.

About DentaQuest

DentaQuest is a purpose-driven oral health care company that is dedicated to advancing oral health for all. We bring a uniquely holistic perspective to our work – as we manage dental and vision benefits for more than 27 million Americans and provide direct care to patients through our network of more than 85 oral health centers in five states.

DentaQuest provides flexible and customized dental solutions for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses and individuals throughout the U.S. Our clients range from state governments to leading health plans.

At DentaQuest, we believe that business performance and social impact go hand-in-hand, and we have provided more than $200 million in funding for research, grants, and programs to advance oral health in communities across the country.

Our mission is bold – our commitment is strong. By advancing oral health for everyone, we will achieve better health for all. Welcome to Preventistry.

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