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Oral Health Matters Blog Posts

May
28,
2020
| 03:09 PM America/New_York
Dr. Mark Deutchman is on a mission to ensure oral health is truly considered a part of overall health — and driving that mission starts with his students. A family medicine physician, Deutchman teaches oral health curriculum in the University of
May
21,
2020
| 03:59 PM 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, Vann works with nonprofit clinics across the country
May
21,
2020
| 03:00 PM 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 populations especially hard, highlighting the impact
May
18,
2020
| 02:59 PM 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 very different than we remember. Dental
May
14,
2020
| 02:41 PM 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 adult dental benefits. To that end, we join the
April
30,
2020
| 03:45 PM 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 reality has created timely attention for
April
21,
2020
| 02:38 PM America/New_York
Julie Smithwick is bringing health care to South Carolina’s hardest-to-reach populations through an approach she learned early on in her career: mobilizing community health workers.  Smithwick first trained as a community health worker