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June
07,
2018
You’ve probably heard of Missions of Mercy free care dental clinics. But until you work at one and meet people who have been suffering mouth pain for months -- to the point where they are actually eager to wait in line, overnight, in the cold, just
May
11,
2018
As we close National Nurses Week on the May 12th birthday of Florence Nightingale, the nursing profession is proud to play an important role in building interprofessional oral health workforce capacity that increases oral health access,
April
23,
2018
Imagine going to the dentist for your regular cleaning. Your x-rays show several dark spots - cavities. You know that means a shot, a noisy drill and a lot of discomfort. But does it? If you were offered an alternative option, one that may
March
29,
2018
Opioid abuse and related deaths have reached epidemic proportions across the country, garnering attention from all levels of government, health care payers, clinicians, and the public. In 2016, 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder and
March
15,
2018
When it comes to health care, is more really better? Doing more and not knowing the answer can many times be just that - more - specifically, more work. This is where the science of improvement comes in – a method for measuring whether or not
March
07,
2018
Regardless of the nation's future, there will always be people in need. Whether from natural disaster, economic struggle, or other circumstance, communities rely on assistance and systems for support. But we often forget the healthiest
March
02,
2018
Nick woke up on March 2, 2017 with a feeling of excitement and anticipation. He often experienced the same feeling right before a big meeting with an important DentaQuest client or a public presentation on Medicaid dental programs. But today was