DentaQuest Newsroom and Blog (blog)

2023
January
18,
2023
| 10:48 AM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we are committed to improving oral health care for all — from infants to elders. And the best time to start teaching and promoting the importance of good oral health habits is when kids...
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January
11,
2023
| 10:48 AM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we know that improving the oral health of all starts with providing equitable access to dental care for all. Considering that nearly 74 million Americans lack dental benefits, there is ...
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January
04,
2023
| 14:31 PM America/New_York
“In times of adversity, how we handle ourselves in difficult situations is a sign of our character.”Jennifer Angello, RHU, CBC, vice president, commercial market at the Dental Care Plus Group (DCPG), ...
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2022
December
29,
2022
| 11:42 AM America/New_York
Preventive oral health care is the cornerstone of good oral and overall health. At DentaQuest, we know this better than anyone.In fact, at DentaQuest, we practice and promote Preventistry — our innova...
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December
07,
2022
| 11:03 AM America/New_York
Once fall rolls around, everything gets a bit busier and with the world seemingly moving 100 miles per minute, it’s important to slow down and take time to help those in need. That’s why every October...
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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
29,
2022
| 15:54 PM America/New_York
“The feeling that resonated throughout my career has been loneliness. That’s why, in every job I’ve had, I’ve worked hard to mentor and prepare my own replacements, so they are ready to face challenge...
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November
28,
2022
| 13:20 PM America/New_York
At DentaQuest, we recognize the importance of access to quality dental services — especially for children. Unfortunately, there are so many kids across the country who don’t have the means to visit th...
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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
17,
2022
| 12:02 PM America/New_York
“Many DentaQuest members have multiple health needs. Oftentimes, these individuals are more focused on addressing the more urgent health needs rather than scheduling their dental appointments and taki...
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October
12,
2022
| 12:51 PM America/New_York
It comes as no surprise that impediments to health care disproportionately affect the U.S. Hispanic population. But it may be surprising that a lack of Hispanic representation in the dental field comp...
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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
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
08,
2022
| 07:35 AM America/New_York
“My advice is this: embrace challenges. Be open to learning. Be open to possibility. Accept the unfamiliar as an opportunity to grow. I promise you, you will not regret it. I certainly don’t.”Roxanne ...
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September
06,
2022
| 07:59 AM America/New_York
“Change doesn’t happen overnight. In order to get from one place to another, you have to embrace the inevitable messiness that accompanies true transformation. It’s my job to navigate my team and comp...
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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
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
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
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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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
06,
2022
| 12:29 PM America/New_York
If you work with people long enough, at some point you’ll come across a patient who is angry, upset or frustrated. This can be a difficult situation to handle, as your first reaction may be to get def...
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June
30,
2022
| 09:40 AM America/New_York
“Pride month can be a celebratory and joyful time for those of us who identify as LGTBQIA+. It can also be a time to reflect on history – our own personal journey and the rich past of all things ‘unde...
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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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June
14,
2022
| 12:02 PM America/New_York
Preventive oral health care is a critical component of overall health at any age. Unfortunately, there’s a common misconception that the need for oral health care lessens as people get older.In fact, ...
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June
08,
2022
| 14:32 PM America/New_York
“My name is Hyon Chu. Growing up in America with a Korean name identifies you as “other” … you look other, your name is other, you are other. Before you say a single word, before you’re even present, ...
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