DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Health Equity)

2022
September
22,
2022
| 10:25 AM America/New_York
Jacob Dent, DDS, has dedicated his professional career to learning and teaching about the oral health needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). As a father of an Au...
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September
01,
2022
| 07:12 AM America/New_York
When Gabriella Ciancimino was deciding where to go to dental school, she said she wanted to go to a school that would help her become the best version of herself.And when DentaQuest’s Dr. Robert Blash...
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August
29,
2022
| 07:46 AM America/New_York
When Dr. Mary Martin saw an article written by a female dentist on battered women and oral health back in 1995, it sparked an idea and a passion that would change the lives of hundreds of women across...
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August
25,
2022
| 08:18 AM America/New_York
When the state of Louisiana recently passed legislation to provide comprehensive adult dental benefits for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), it was cause for celebration....
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August
23,
2022
| 07:20 AM America/New_York
As a parent of an adult with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), Louisiana state representative Rhonda Butler understood from experience that dental care is the number one unmet nee...
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August
17,
2022
| 11:01 AM America/New_York
When we first met Dr. Alex Barrera last summer, we knew he was a trailblazer.In 2019, Barrera created the Houston Equality Dental Network (HEDN), a dentistry group organized specifically for LGBTQ+ de...
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August
09,
2022
| 14:05 PM America/New_York
Lori LaPorte’s personal and professional life has revolved around the issue of substance use disorder. Like 20 million individuals in the United States, LaPorte suffered from substance abuse for over ...
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July
28,
2022
| 12:50 PM America/New_York
For the last seven years, Mary Ann Kozlowski, DentaQuest’s head of Corporate Giving and Partnerships, has spent much of her time identifying and lifting up “Health Equity Heroes” — individuals across ...
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July
13,
2022
| 07:00 AM America/New_York
On this second annual Health Equity Hero Day, DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, announced its 2022 Health Equity Heroes: disruptors i...
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March
11,
2022
| 13:06 PM America/New_York
The search for the 2022 Health Equity Heroes is underway.   For the past seven years, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards have recognized individuals and organizations responsible for extraordina...
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2021
August
30,
2021
| 12:42 PM America/New_York
Yashashri Urankar, DDS and chief dental officer at Community Health Centers of South Central Texas, is a 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity HeroYashashri Urankar, DDS, began the summer in an unusual way fo...
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August
25,
2021
| 12:15 PM America/New_York
Dr. Kadambari Rawal knew what she wanted to do from a young age. As a new dental student at the age of 20, Rawal entered into geriatric care—treating older patients. Selecting this particular area of ...
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August
23,
2021
| 12:58 PM America/New_York
Jim Mangia, president and CEO of St. John’s Well Child & Family Center, will be recognized as a 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity Hero for his work to protect residents in Los Angeles during the pandemic,...
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August
23,
2021
| 12:58 PM America/New_York
Twenty years ago, Dr. David Jourabchi witnessed his cousin get rejected from the local dentist’s office. She was a young girl with intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) in need of dental car...
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July
13,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
On its inaugural Health Equity Hero Day today, DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, announced its 2021 Health Equity Heroes: Champions o...
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July
06,
2021
| 13:47 PM America/New_York
It is time to recognize the many health and community leaders who worked tirelessly to ensure equity in access and care during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral healt...
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April
15,
2021
| 08:58 AM America/New_York
As part of National Minority Health Month — a time in which we also recognize Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17) — it’s important to elevate awareness about maternal health disparities and the...
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April
12,
2021
| 09:12 AM America/New_York
As part of National Minority Health Month — a time in which we also recognize Black Maternal Health Week (April 11 – 17) — it’s important to elevate awareness about maternal health disparities and the...
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March
04,
2021
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
The search for the 2021 Health Equity Heroes has officially begun.For the past six years, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards have celebrated individuals and organizations behind extraordinary wo...
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January
12,
2021
| 12:59 PM America/New_York
President and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA recently became the newest member of Blue Shield of California’s Board of Directors.Blue Shie...
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2020
December
10,
2020
| 15:25 PM America/New_York
There’s one certainty about 2020: It did not go according to plan.Whether the topic is health, the economy or racial justice, nothing about the last 12 months followed a script we’ve seen before. And ...
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November
24,
2020
| 09:14 AM America/New_York
When Aaron first got a phone call to schedule a free dental screening appointment for his children, he was initially surprised. That surprise then turned into delight. And that delight became a sense ...
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October
13,
2020
| 11:02 AM America/New_York
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, mechanical ventilators have been in the spotlight. With limited options to treat this new and novel virus, in many cases, health care providers have been re...
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October
12,
2020
| 08:50 AM America/New_York
When Dr. Ritika Chandra took a continuing education class about teledentistry in 2019 as part of the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Conference, she thought it was interesting but ...
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September
28,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, today released a report that reinforces the connection between oral health and overall health, and underscores the breadth of health issues that...
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September
15,
2020
| 09:18 AM America/New_York
By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc. This is a school year unlike any other. As children and...
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August
24,
2020
| 13:32 PM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced its 2020 Health Equity Heroes – Heroes in the Time of COVID-19. Now in its sixth year, the DentaQuest Health E...
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August
19,
2020
| 14:09 PM America/New_York
By Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, President and CEO, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc.  The inequities in our health care system have existed for decad...
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June
25,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Like many Philadelphians, Dr. Janine Burkhardt uses the city’s subway system to get to work. But her time isn’t spent commuting — it’s spent providing dental care to individuals experiencing homel...
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June
01,
2020
| 17:54 PM America/New_York
This message from Steve Pollock, Myechia Minter-Jordan and Roxanne Martinez was shared with all DentaQuest affiliated employees on June 1, 2020.  Dear Colleagues, Over the last several days, we’...
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