12
May
2022
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14:40 PM
America/New_York

DentaQuest’s Brian Jones Named to TeamSmile Board of Directors

His passion for access to oral health care aligns with the nonprofit’s mission to provide children in need with life-changing dental care

Brian Jones, vice president of commercial, individual and exchange for DentaQuest, recently joined TeamSmile’s Board of Directors, reinforcing both a personal and professional dedication to improving oral health for all. 

TeamSmile is the nation’s premier advocacy group that partners oral health professionals with professional athletic organizations to provide life-changing dental care to underserved children across the country. Through their programs, children receive free oral health education, screening, and treatment and are taught to recognize that the mouth and body are linked to overall health. 

Brian joins the board as its eleventh member, following his long-term involvement and support of TeamSmile through his work with DentaQuest’s corporate citizenship efforts. DentaQuest has been the exclusive national dental insurance partner of TeamSmile since 2017 and actively supports many local TeamSmile clinics across the country.

“Through community-based collaborations, we are embracing the responsibility and an opportunity to deliver a system of care that addresses the needs of children across the country. Imagine a world where all kids have access to quality oral health care in a fun, loving environment. That is why I am thrilled to join TeamSmile’s board,” Brian said. “We need to break down the barriers preventing people from accessing the care they need, starting in childhood. DentaQuest places incredible value on working with community partners, and TeamSmile shares in that belief, making this a great fit.”

DentaQuest is rooted in outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions to increase access to care for a variety of populations. Currently, Brian leads DentaQuest’s commercial business unit, comprising group business in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and direct-to-consumer business in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Prior to this role, he managed strategic business development activities for all DentaQuest market segments, including Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, marketplace, commercial and vision.

Prior to joining DentaQuest, Brian launched The RAIL Group, a strategic business development consulting firm where he leveraged his 15 years of corporate strategic planning, management, leadership development, and business development experience with small and large businesses, nonprofits, associations and educational institutions.

About DentaQuest

DentaQuest is a purpose-driven health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all. We do this through Preventistry® — our inclusive approach to quality care and expanded access built on trusted partnerships between patients, providers and payors. As one of the nation’s largest and most experienced Medicaid dental benefits administrators, we manage dental and vision benefits for more than 33 million Americans through a nationwide network of providers in all 50 states. Our outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions are designed for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses, and individuals. At the same time, we are expanding our footprint of more than 70 oral health centers in six states to deliver direct patient care in rural and underserved populations. Learn more at www.DentaQuest.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

DentaQuest is searching for nominations for our annual Health Equity Hero awards. Nominees can come from any sector, including dental care, health care, family support, legal aid, schools, community programs and more. Anyone can nominate a Hero. Have someone in mind? Fill out and submit this form before April 29. Heroes will be announced on Health Equity Hero Day, July 13.