DentaQuest Donates One Million Dollars to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Texas
Calls on industry leaders to match contribution to the Rebuild Texas Fund.
Boston, Mass. – DentaQuest, the leading oral health company in the United States and the largest in the Medicaid space, wired one million dollars today to the Rebuild Texas Fund launched by The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. With this donation, DentaQuest joins other industry leaders who have answered Texas Governor Greg Abbotts’ call to raise private donations for the long-term recovery of communities affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“We know the road to recovery will not be easy, but we are here to support Texas,” DentaQuest President and CEO Steve Pollock said. “Alone we can help individuals, but together we can rebuild communities. Along with our contribution, I urge others to help Governor Abbott reach the goal of $100 million for relief efforts.”
The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation will donate another dollar for every two dollars donated to the Rebuild Texas Fund over the Labor Day Weekend. The Rebuild Texas Fund will work with organizations across the state to stabilize families with a focus on four areas: health and housing; schools and childcare; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses.
DentaQuest’s donation marks the beginning of a series of activities to help Texans in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. In addition to supporting the rebuilding efforts, DentaQuest, which provides Medicaid dental services in the state, continues to work with Medicaid enrollees and dentists to help those affected by the storm get the support they need. DentaQuest works with over 6,350 dental providers in the state of Texas who serve roughly 1.7 million Texans. Many of the people they serve reside in some of the hardest hit areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey.
“As a company committed to both social and financial impact, this pledge is a natural first step to help recover and rebuild,” Pollock continued. “What we're doing today is our humble privilege, but it is just the beginning.”
If you are a DentaQuest Medicaid member or dental provider that needs support, please contact: (800)-896-2374 (Providers) or (800) 516-0165 (Members) or find them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. For more information about DentaQuest please visit them online at www.dentaquest.com/tx.
Based in Boston, Mass., DentaQuest (www.dentaquest.com) is the second largest oral health company in the United States and the largest in the Medicaid space. Along with its charitable DentaQuest Foundation, its clinical DentaQuest Care Group and its educational DentaQuest Institute, its mission is to improve the oral health of all. Follow DentaQuest on Twitter @dentaquest, Facebook at www.facebook.com/DentaQuest and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/dentaquest, and subscribe to our blog, Oral Health Matters at http://oralhealthmatters.blogspot.com/.