DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Oral Health)

2022
December
02,
2022
| 14:53 PM America/New_York
This fall, DentaQuest’s Medicare Advantage team was on the road helping to support clients as they talked to brokers and customers about the value of offering plans that include dental and vision bene...
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November
14,
2022
| 10:05 AM America/New_York
As part of its commitment to uplifting underserved communities and expanding access to dental care, DentaQuest this year has continued its support of free health care services to individuals in need a...
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November
11,
2022
| 13:08 PM America/New_York
Veterans Day is an important reminder of what it means to give service to this country, but it also underscores that we can do more to support veterans’ health and wellbeing. As a former Marine and so...
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October
31,
2022
| 10:47 AM America/New_York
As part of its mission to improve the oral health of all, DentaQuest is expanding access to dental care in three Florida Panhandle counties, all designated as dental health professional shortage areas...
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October
12,
2022
| 11:52 AM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we understand the importance of increasing access and representation in oral health care and lifting up voices of underrepresented populations.As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, w...
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October
04,
2022
| 10:26 AM America/New_York
“There is a link between oral health and overall health, they are connected. The lack of oral health during the prenatal period can have consequences for the mother and baby… Black adults, male or fem...
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September
29,
2022
| 09:42 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid and CHIP dental solutions, and TeamSmile, today announced the launch of the TeamSmile Dental Home Project powered by DentaQuest, a nationwide init...
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September
22,
2022
| 11:39 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, one of the nation’s largest and most experienced Medicaid dental benefits administrators, today announced its new engagement with Partners Health Plan (PHP) to increase access to oral heal...
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August
18,
2022
| 08:38 AM America/New_York
Good oral health is important to all of us. Regular dental care helps prevent problems and keeps your teeth healthy. DentaQuest knows that it can make a big change in the quality of life and a person’...
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August
12,
2022
| 07:44 AM America/New_York
Exceptional service is a DentaQuest differentiator. Whether educating members about their dental plan, optimizing the credentialing tool for providers or helping clients manage their plans, DentaQuest...
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June
15,
2022
| 10:05 AM America/New_York
For Manager of Dental Case Management Gonzalo Perez “living the DentaQuest mission” means no one is left behind.  “My team and I have to overcome unthinkable obstacles to get our members what they nee...
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April
14,
2022
| 16:37 PM America/New_York
April 11-17 is Black Maternal Health Week and April is Minority Health Month, making today an opportune time for all of us to recognize progress toward reducing maternal mortality and continue seeking...
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March
29,
2022
| 12:35 PM America/New_York
March is National Nutrition Month. And while people often connect diet choices with their impact on weight and disease, our food choices have a direct connection to another important part of our overa...
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March
16,
2022
| 12:09 PM America/New_York
The National Commission on Disability (NCD) recently issued a report titled “Medicaid Oral Health Coverage for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities – A Fiscal Analysis” to President B...
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February
24,
2022
| 11:02 AM America/New_York
Though Senior Compliance Analyst and Civil Rights Coordinator Ugonna Onyekwu’s time is focused on ensuring that DentaQuest takes the steps necessary to comply with applicable rules and regulatory, sta...
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February
02,
2022
| 10:24 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest today announced a partnership with America’s ToothFairy to educate communities on the dangers of vaping.Teens are vaping at an alarming rate. According to the CDC, as of 2020, 19.6% of high...
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February
01,
2022
| 10:30 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest is proud to announce it has earned full URAC Dental Plan Accreditation. URAC is an independent organization recognized as the leader in promoting health care quality through leadership, acc...
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February
01,
2022
| 03:21 AM America/New_York
Florida Healthy Kids recently awarded DentaQuest a contract to continue providing dental managed care to enrollees in the state’s CHIP program. DentaQuest has been a partner to the State of Florida si...
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2021
November
30,
2021
| 10:41 AM America/New_York
America is in an oral health crisis. More than 9.6 million children have untreated tooth decay and only slightly more than 52% of adults visit the dentist as recommended. This leads to 34 million hour...
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November
15,
2021
| 14:54 PM America/New_York
In 2018, more than 10% of the total U.S. population had diabetes, and more than one-third of U.S. adults had prediabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the same...
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November
11,
2021
| 12:05 PM America/New_York
November 11 is Veterans Day, and at DentaQuest, we’re committed to supporting and honoring our nation’s veterans and active duty service members (ADSMs). This month, we spoke with Dr. Michael Jacques,...
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November
05,
2021
| 13:14 PM America/New_York
 Every October, teams clad in blue DentaQuest shirts have gone out together into their local communities throughout the country, rolled up their sleeves and made a difference. While the pandemic has s...
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October
27,
2021
| 13:24 PM America/New_York
October is National Dental Hygiene Month, a time when oral health practitioners, hygienists, organizations and advocates raise awareness on the importance of good oral health.  To most, oral hygiene p...
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October
18,
2021
| 15:53 PM America/New_York
For many families, the back to school season also brings a return to their favorite sports. As kids and parents gear up for a return to the field, rink or court, one essential piece of equipment shoul...
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October
11,
2021
| 12:13 PM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we’re committed to supporting and increasing access to oral health care and health education in the Hispanic community every month of the year. As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which...
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September
30,
2021
| 15:33 PM America/New_York
September 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans and commemorates heritage rooted in Latin American countries. Food is al...
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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
| 12:20 PM America/New_York
Susan Gonzalez, a member advocate specialist with Community Engagement at DentaQuest, recently was recognized as a “2021 Reformer” by Pioneering Women, a local nonprofit organization in Beaumont, Texa...
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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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