DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

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
29,
2021
| 08:56 AM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we’re committed to supporting and increasing access to oral health care and health education in the Native community year round. As part of Native American Heritage Month, which celebra...
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November
18,
2021
| 11:45 AM America/New_York
As November 18 marks the annual Great American Smokeout — a campaign by the American Cancer Society to support and encourage people to quit smoking — it’s an important time to consider the oral health...
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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
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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August
23,
2021
| 11:36 AM America/New_York
Chances are, if you’re a parent to a teenager, you’re familiar with the social media platform TikTok. With the rise of the social media platform, TikTok users have popularized “life hacks”—many of whi...
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July
28,
2021
| 09:03 AM America/New_York
Today we conclude our blog series featuring DentaQuest employees across the organization in recognition of PRIDE month. These employees have opened their hearts to share their personal perspectives an...
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July
21,
2021
| 15:59 PM America/New_York
Dr. Jeremy Simms Alexander and Dr. Adele Della Torre are both 2021 DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes.Have you ever seen a dental office on wheels? Neither had Dr. Jeremy Simms Alexander.But after coming...
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July
20,
2021
| 12:36 PM America/New_York
During Pride Month, several DentaQuest employees have opened their hearts to share their personal perspectives as members of the LGBTQ+ community. We thank you for your courage to tell your story.Toda...
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July
15,
2021
| 14:55 PM America/New_York
Eleven years ago, Deb Oswalt had what she calls her “aha moment.”As executive director of the Virginia Health Care Foundation, a position she has held since the organization’s founding in 1992, Oswalt...
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July
06,
2021
| 11:19 AM America/New_York
During Pride Month, several DentaQuest employees have opened their hearts to share their personal perspectives as members of the LGBTQ+ community. We thank you for your courage to tell your story.Toda...
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June
28,
2021
| 14:01 PM America/New_York
Today we kick off a new blog series featuring DentaQuesters across the organization in recognition of PRIDE month. These employees have opened their hearts to share their personal perspectives and tri...
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June
24,
2021
| 14:14 PM America/New_York
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities identifies the LGBTQ+ community as a “health disparity population” due to lowered access to health care. Clinical research is showing t...
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June
18,
2021
| 11:59 AM America/New_York
Dr. Alex Barrera practices general dentistry at Avenue 360 Health & Wellness in Houston, Texas. He currently serves as President of the Houston Dental Equality Network and is the chairman of the New D...
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June
02,
2021
| 10:46 AM America/New_York
Imagine you’re a migrant farmworker in Texas. Or a Native American family in Alabama. Maybe you moved to the United States from another country to be closer to family and you’re trying to learn a new ...
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May
25,
2021
| 11:19 AM America/New_York
Each year, growing research continues to reinforce the connections between oral health and overall health. For people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, those connections are even more critical...
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May
10,
2021
| 09:04 AM America/New_York
Helping a man find a home.Connecting a single parent with care for their child. Assisting a young woman with transportation after her car broke down.These things may not sound like the purview of an o...
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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
14,
2021
| 11:59 AM America/New_York
Steven Barefoot, DDS, the VBC Expert, is the Clinical Manager of Value-Based Payments at DentaQuest. In that role, he provides clinical input to develop new care programs, manage the design of quality...
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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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April
06,
2021
| 10:17 AM America/New_York
As part of Children’s Dental Health Month in February, DentaQuest partnered with educators from EatMoveGrow, a Louisiana health program, to share oral health lessons with 15,000 children in 40 parishe...
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March
29,
2021
| 12:24 PM America/New_York
The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health recently conducted a large national survey to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the health of communities across our country. The goal was to ...
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