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Oral Health Matters Blog Posts

September
24,
2020
| 11:57 AM America/New_York
After 20 years in private practice as a dental hygienist, Karen Raposa went back to school to earn her MBA. As she was completing her degree, her youngest child was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder — a discovery that fundamentally changed
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 families prepare to begin months of virtual
September
14,
2020
| 16:18 PM America/New_York
When Oregon restructured its school system around seven years ago, George Mendoza was charged with aligning different segments — early learning, K-12 and higher education — to ensure children were prepared at every stage of schooling. He worked
September
14,
2020
| 10:52 AM America/New_York
By Julie Hawley, PhD, CAE, Director of Analytics and Evaluation, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP, Director of Occupational Health & Safety, The Forsyth Institute Dental providers are among the
September
10,
2020
| 11:13 AM America/New_York
Access to public adult dental benefits across the country was growing. In 2019, at least 14 states implemented legislative or administrative changes to enhance their state’s programs, with positive momentum going into 2020. Now, with echoes
September
02,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Like so many doctors in this country, Sandra Garbely graduated school with a lot of student debt. Nearly 30 years ago, she joined the National Health Service Corps to help pay back her student loans — a decision that launched her career in
August
20,
2020
| 09:02 AM America/New_York
Dr. Sridevi Ponnala has served as dental director at Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center in the Bay Area of California for the last 10 years. Educated and trained as a dentist in India, Ponnala earned her second DDS degree from UCSF in 2004 to be