DentaQuest Announces New Chief Dental Officer
Dr. Olivia Croom to advise, guide clinical strategy across the organization
Boston, Mass. – DentaQuest today announced the appointment of Dr. Olivia Croom as senior vice president and chief dental officer. As one of the largest oral health companies in the United States and the largest in the Medicaid space, DentaQuest is dedicated to improving the oral health of all. Dr. Croom joins the executive leadership team as a leading voice – both internally and externally – for DentaQuest’s clinical strategy in support of person-centered oral health.
“The role of Chief Dental Officer is critical to propelling forward our vision for the future of dentistry and its impact on the health care system,” said Steve Pollock, chief executive officer at DentaQuest. “Olivia’s leadership will be essential to increase collaboration among all our clinical staff, and best position DentaQuest to lead by example.”
Prior to joining DentaQuest, Dr. Croom served as vice president of operations at Great Expressions Dental Centers in Atlanta. The organization manages over 330 clinical practices across 10 states. She received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery, as well as her MBA, from the University of Michigan. Dr. Croom has been in dentistry for 30 years, with experience that spans direct care, operations, and treating underserved populations including those with Medicaid.
“What attracted me to DentaQuest is the obvious dedication to driving towards true person-centered health – with an innovative focus on oral health,” Dr. Croom said. “I am passionate about combining my operations expertise with my clinical background to bring us closer achieving optimal oral health for all.”
Based in Boston, Mass., DentaQuest (www.dentaquest.com) is the largest oral health company in the Medicaid space. Along with its charitable DentaQuest Foundation (www.dentaquestfoundation.org), its clinical DentaQuest Care Group and its educational DentaQuest Institute (www.dentaquestinstitute.org), its mission is to improve the oral health of all. Follow DentaQuest on Twitter @DentaQuest, Facebook at www.facebook.com/DentaQuest, Instagram @inside_dentaquest and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/dentaquest, and subscribe to our blog, Oral Health Matters at http://oralhealthmatters.blogspot.com/.