DentaQuest Welcomes John Luther, DDS
DentaQuest Welcomes John Luther, DDS, as SVP of Dental Management and Chief Dental Officer
DentaQuest, one of the nation’s leading oral health companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of John R. Luther, DDS, as Senior Vice President of Dental Management and Chief Dental Officer.
Dr. Luther will be responsible for the development and management of provider networks that meet the oral health care needs of DentaQuest’s 18 million members. He will also oversee DentaQuest’s model dental office, the DentaQuest Oral Health Center in Westborough, which bases its service delivery on a prevention-focused model of care.
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Luther to our team,” said Fay Donohue, President and CEO of DentaQuest. “Our mission is to improve the oral health of all and to use unique and innovative strategies to prevent and eradicate dental disease. Dr. Luther’s passion for high quality care with a focus on prevention is an ideal fit with our organization’s values and mission. He will build on our strengths as an industry leader and will greatly enhance our organization.”
Dr. Luther comes to DentaQuest from UnitedHealthcare where he was the Chief Dental Officer since 2009 and responsible for the development of dental networks and disease management and wellness programs. Dr. Luther previously worked for the American Dental Association where he provided leadership for the professional affairs groups and served as a member and leader of various task forces, including the Electronic Health Records Workgroup, the Future of Healthcare/Universal Coverage Task Force, and the Fluoridation Workgroup. He began his career in private practice in California.
Dr. Luther is a sought-after speaker having presented at conferences on such topics as the insurance carrier’s role in preventing caries in children and opportunities for medical and dental collaboration. He earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Northwestern University School of Dentistry and a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Southern California.
DentaQuest provides prevention-focused dental benefits and cost-effective dental benefit program administration, serving nearly 18 million individuals across the United States. DentaQuest is a partner in the community and committed to improving oral health for all through access, innovation and affordability. Our partners in our mission to improve oral health are the DentaQuest Foundation and the DentaQuest Institute.