Measuring Oral Health Care Efficacy in New York
Measurement is important to improving oral health. There’s a saying that “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” One of the most important metrics to DentaQuest is the number of children (aged 2 to 20) that have seen a dentist for any kind of visit in a calendar year. Our goal is to get as many children currently covered by DentaQuest insurance to see a dentist for that critical dental health screening. Ideally that would be every child!
Over 2018-2019, we challenged our network dentists and their organizations in New York state to increase the number of DentaQuest eligible members that they see for preventive services. So large and small dentist offices have an equal chance to win an award, we segmented our dental partners into 5 categories: Academic Dental Centers/Hospitals, FQHCs, Large Clinics, Small Clinics, and Specialty Clinics. Points were assigned for the number of dental visits from eligible members, preventive services performed on eligible patients, and the percentage of eligible members seen by the provider organization.
We’d like to congratulate the following dental organizations for excellence over 2018-2019. These are the top three in each category:
- ADC/Hospital: Montifiore Medical Center, Columbia University Health Care, New York City Health and Hospitals Corp.
- FQHC: Bronxcare Dr. Martin Luther King Health Center, Union Community Health Center, ODA Primary Health Care Center
- Large: Kids Dental Village PC, QLG Dental PC, Children’s Dental of Hauppauge PC
- Small: Smile New York Outreach LLC, Dr. T Francis PLLC, QDG Dental PC
- Speciality: Hudson View Orthodontics PC, Perfect Smile Braces PC, Yakove S Eisenberger PC
We appreciate the important work of our network providers to build relationships with families and make sure children across New York state are getting the basic dental care they need to keep them healthy. It’s a fundamental part of our Preventistry model for health care.
DentaQuest is a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all. We do this through Preventistry® – our all-in approach to better care, expanded access, value-based financing, and innovative solutions. We manage dental and vision benefits for 27+ million Americans and provide direct patient care through our network of more than 85 oral health centers in 5 states. We provide outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses, and individuals nationwide. And, we've invested more than $200 million in grants and programs to achieve measurably healthier communities across the country. By advancing prevention-focused oral health, we will achieve better overall health for everyone. Learn more at www.DentaQuest.com and follow us on social: Twitter @DentaQuest, Facebook www.facebook.com/DentaQuest, Instagram @Inside_DentaQuest, and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/DentaQuest.