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Meet Jeremy Horst, DDS, PhD, Director, Clinical Innovation for DentaQuest


We are pleased to welcome Jeremy Horst, DDS, PhD as Director, Clinical Innovation. In this role, Jeremy leads the clinical innovation team, advancing the clinical vision for the future of oral health by embracing advancements in person-centered care, technology, innovative diagnostic and preventive methods, targeted therapeutics, medical-dental integration and data science.  

Jeremy is a highly regarded pediatric dentist, biochemist and educator. Over 20 years in dentistry, he has worked as a dental assistant, free clinic director, general dentist, pediatric dentist and scientist. He has authored or co-authored over 45 publications and taught more than 100 dental continuing education courses. He is known for introducing American dentistry to silver diamine fluoride and helping develop SMART fillings. He has also worked with the Indian Health Service and the American Dental Association to accelerate the adoption of maximally effective, minimally invasive treatments for dental caries. Most recently, Jeremy was a fellow in the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) DeRisi lab, where SARS-CoV and many other pathogens were discovered. 

Jeremy is also an inventor and patent holder for OraViz 3D dental imaging and has consulted for dental entrepreneurs including uBiome, a dental microbiome diagnostic platform, and FirstHand, a virtual reality solution to empower children for improved self-care.  

Jeremy holds degrees from UCSF, the University of Washington and the University of California, San Diego. He lives in San Francisco, CA with his wife and three children.  

About DentaQuest

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 direct patient care through our network of more than 80 oral health centers in 6 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 Twitter @DentaQuest, Facebook www.facebook.com/DentaQuest, Instagram @Inside_DentaQuest, and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/DentaQuest.