DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (Oral Health)

2020
November
19,
2020
| 11:41 AM America/New_York
Three in four dentists who are using telehealth anticipate a steady or increased reliance on the technology over the coming months as they continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis and resume routine c...
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October
26,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
Even as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbates the nation’s broken oral health care system, it has created an opportunity for the industry to move toward a new, more sustainable model centered around the p...
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October
22,
2020
| 09:27 AM America/New_York
The number of uninsured Americans has steadily climbed since the COVID-19 pandemic began driving job loss — and thus employer-sponsored insurance — for many people. And a shortage of health profes...
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October
06,
2020
| 09:59 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization is teaming up with America’s ToothFairy to promote and expand participation in a free superhero-themed, at-home learning activi...
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October
02,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Tom Holt has worked on health policy in Oregon wearing various hats for more than 20 years, but his first foray into oral health started only recently. Last year, Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)...
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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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September
08,
2020
| 09:50 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced a $150,000 contribution to the Community Health Center Association of New York State (CHCANYS) to establish an...
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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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August
18,
2020
| 14:23 PM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, a nonprofit organization working to transform an inequitable health care system, seeks to clarify recent oral health guidance by the World Healt...
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August
12,
2020
| 07:43 AM America/New_York
Slowly, the siloes are breaking down. Oral care is often isolated from the rest of the health care system and from conversations about overall health — even though studies show more than 90% of...
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August
10,
2020
| 11:34 AM America/New_York
With Todd Cruse, President, DentaQuest Care Group and Kirill Zaydenman, Vice President Innovation, DentaQuest  While it’s still too early to be definitive, telehealth opportunities in dentistry...
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August
04,
2020
| 10:22 AM America/New_York
In Southeast Los Angeles, more than 32.4% of families lack healthy food access — nearly 1 out of every 3 families. And those numbers, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, are growing. Now, more than ...
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July
21,
2020
| 16:00 PM America/New_York
By Steve Pollock, DentaQuest President and CEO and Rebekah Mathews, Director of Value-Based Care, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement Long before the coronavirus pandemic, many p...
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July
10,
2020
| 11:40 AM America/New_York
The move to adopt teledentistry has been fast, thanks to the new realities the COVID-19 pandemic has created. “Going to the dentist” will likely look much different in the months — and potentially...
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July
10,
2020
| 10:16 AM America/New_York
More than 3,900 predominantly Medicaid dental providers recently shared their insights in a new survey on what the “new normal” will look like across the country in the coming months. Stress, unce...
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July
07,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/New_York
As children across the country stay close to home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, America’s ToothFairy is helping them make good use of their time by learning about the prevention of tooth dec...
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June
15,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading oral health organization, is working with MouthWatch, a leader in innovative patient-friendly, clinician-focused teledentistry solutions, to provide the TeleDent teled...
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May
21,
2020
| 09:59 AM America/New_York
Robin Vann is the national programs manager at America’s ToothFairy, which in a lot of ways makes her a real-life version of the actual tooth fairy. Going on seven years with the organization, Van...
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May
21,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
Health equity has been a national issue for years, but deep-rooted inequities have been revealed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus is hitting our underserved communities and most vulnerable popu...
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May
19,
2020
| 09:31 AM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, a nonprofit organization working to transform the broken health care system and enable better health through oral health, today announced a new ...
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May
18,
2020
| 08:59 AM America/New_York
As states begin reopening for business, dental offices across the country will begin to see more patients. And like everything else right now, the patient and provider experience will likely be ve...
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May
14,
2020
| 08:41 AM America/New_York
Protecting the Progress Made Expanding Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits A key area of focus for the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is the expansion of Medicaid and Medicare ad...
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May
06,
2020
| 17:44 PM America/New_York
Coronavirus has exposed stark truths about the nation’s long-standing health disparities. The virus is hitting low-income communities especially hard, highlighting gaps in health literacy, access to c...
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April
30,
2020
| 09:45 AM America/New_York
Under today’s strict stay-at-home orders, a visit to the doctor’s office is not only a risky affair, it’s almost impossible, as most practices have temporarily closed for non-urgent care. This new...
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April
15,
2020
| 09:19 AM America/New_York
Teledentistry emerged in recent years as a promising tool to increase access to oral health care, particularly among underserved and rural populations. Its ability to create a more efficient way o...
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April
15,
2020
| 09:05 AM America/New_York
My team at DentaQuest knows I often talk about the importance of being “all in” on everything we do. Now more than ever, I’m seeing that “all in” mentality come to life with the extraordinary meas...
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April
14,
2020
| 08:56 AM America/New_York
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement today announced a set of grants totaling $1M to organizations supporting relief efforts for underserved populations and regions hit hardest by CO...
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April
13,
2020
| 10:01 AM America/New_York
Hospitals across the country are facing an unprecedented public health crisis as the novel coronavirus sweeps through our communities. It has completely overwhelmed a health care system that was a...
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April
09,
2020
| 09:35 AM America/New_York
DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced the launch of a dental consultation hotline for residents of Texas, Oregon, Kentucky and Alabama during the CO...
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