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DentaQuest Commits to Community Improvement in Fifth Annual Mission Month

Over 800 employees donated 2,700 hours of volunteer service to efforts nationwide

Boston, Mass. – For the fifth year, DentaQuest, the largest oral health company in the Medicaid space, held its annual Mission Month, a dedicated period of service for employees to come together and give back to their local communities. Throughout the month, volunteers participated in projects with 22 organizations that make a difference every day in their communities through sustainability initiatives, education, food banks and more.  
“Giving back where we live and work is a core component of DentaQuest and critical to our efforts as a mission-driven organization,” said Steve Pollock, president and CEO of DentaQuest. “Through this year’s Mission Month theme of ‘Better Community, Better You,’ teammates assisted their local nonprofits that are working ardently to improve the well-being of others around us.”
Throughout Mission Month, 800 employees volunteered 2,700 hours in Texas, Alabama, Kentucky, Florida, Tennessee, Colorado, California, South Carolina and Wisconsin. Activities included revitalizing community gardens at local elementary schools; enhancing temporary housing for families with sick children; and writing letters and cards to U.S. troops stationed around the world, among other projects. By volunteering, many employees explored local areas new to them and supported organizations providing needed services to their fellow community members both here and abroad.
The fifth annual Mission Month adds to the thousands of employee volunteer hours provided since the initiative began in 2012 as a day of service.
For more information on activities and photos from Mission Month 2016, explore the hashtag #MissionMonth2016 and visit DentaQuest’s Facebook at www.facebook.com/DentaQuest, Instagram @inside_dentaquest, LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/dentaquest and Twitter @DentaQuest.

About the DentaQuest Institute

DentaQuest, a leading U.S. oral health enterprise, is a family of affiliates which includes a dental benefits administrator, a national philanthropy focused on oral health, an oral health quality improvement research institute and a care delivery organization. We all share a common mission of improving the oral health of all. DentaQuest Care Group is dedicated to developing, managing and improving systems for the delivery of quality health communities.