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Welcome to Preventistry® Central, your one-stop-shop for prevention-focused best practices and education to encourage a lifetime of good oral health. You'll also find industry news, articles from thought leaders and information on trends shaping dental benefits, insurance and care.

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DentaQuest donates $30,000 to Interfaith Dental Clinic to support student mentorship program

The donation supports Tennessee-based Interfaith’s mentorship programs that help students develop careers in oral health.

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Social Determinants of Health

DentaQuest supports large-scale changes in policy and infrastructure to improve SDOH. It is essential to our mission to improve the oral health of all.

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Access To Care

This article discusses the complex barriers that keep people from accessing oral health care and how to think differently about how we deliver it

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Oral Health Equity

Everyone deserves to be healthy — a healthy mind, a healthy mouth, a healthy body. But if we really mean everyone, oral health equity must be a priority.

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How to Stop Bad Breath

Bad breath (also known as halitosis) comes from certain foods, lack of oral hygiene, gum disease, dry mouth, tobacco, or medical problems.

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Snack Tips

Eating a lot of snacks that have sugar may give your child cavities.

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Healthy After School Snacks Your Kids Will Love

After a busy day of learning and playing, kids are hungry! But instead of having them dig into a packaged treat that’s loaded with sugar, offer these healthy options that are a snap to prepare. Sure to delight, these snacks provide energy and nutrition and keep them satisfied until dinner.

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Sealants Make Sense

Brushing and flossing are the best ways to help prevent cavities. But it’s not always easy to clean every surface of teeth. Back teeth – called molars – have deep grooves that can trap food. This can lead to a buildup of bacteria that over time can cause tooth decay.

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Easy Ways to Kick Start Your Child's Oral Health Routine

Did you know that oral health – the health of your teeth and gums – has a major impact on your overall health? It’s true! So if you want to help your child stay healthy, start with their smile. By teaching them to take better care of their mouth, you’re also taking better care of their body. Here are some simple tips that can make a big difference.

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Five Ways to Actually Make Brushing their Teeth Exciting

When it’s toothbrushing time at your house, it’s easy to feel like the odds are stacked against you. Some kids do everything they can to avoid it. Some kids brush incorrectly. And others just aren’t feelin’ it. The good news is that there are many ways to make brushing painless, effective, and 100% kid-friendly.

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Four simple ways to de-stress your day

Teaching your kids how to brush their teeth properly twice a day, every day can be stressful. Everything else that you’ve got on your plate (wait, what’s for dinner?!) can interfere with peace of mind, too. We want to help you keep things easier. Here are some of the simple things you can do each day to ward off stress at your house.

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Executive Spotlight: Cheryl Polmatier

Gain insight on work/balance, relationship-building, and accountability from Cheryl Polmatier, AVP at DentaQuest and advisory board member of Women in DSO.

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Value-Based Care

DentaQuest supports value-based care (VBC) care delivery models that reward providers for quality health outcomes rather than the quantity of care delivered.

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How to Prevent Cavities

Simple steps to stop acids from damaging your tooth enamel will help you prevent cavities over time.

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Preventing Cavities

Have you had a cavity recently? If the answer is yes, you are more likely to get another. Read on to learn how you can reduce your risk.

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What Is Antimicrobial Mouthwash?

Antimicrobial mouthwash kills bacteria to control or reduce bad breath, gingivitis, plaque and tooth decay. It requires a prescription.

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Diabetes and Oral Health

A dentist can find signs of Type 2 diabetes during a regular check-up. That's important to help protect your teeth, gums and whole body.

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Five Big Preventive Dental Care Wins in 2022

At DentaQuest, we know that improving the oral health of all starts with providing equitable access to dental care for all. Considering that nearly 74 million Americans lack dental benefits, there is a lot of work to be done to break down barriers to care.

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Tips for ages 6-12 years

Good eating habits, early warning signs of tooth decay and going to the dentist between the ages of 6 and 12 years.

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Tips for ages 12+ years

Good eating habits, early warning signs of tooth decay and going to the dentist at 12 years and older

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DentaQuest’s Mission Month Dental Health Outreach Program 2022

Once fall rolls around, everything gets a bit busier and with the world seemingly moving 100 miles per minute, it’s important to slow down and take time to help those in need. That’s why every October, DentaQuest employees take time to give back to their local communities with our dental health outreach program) and make a difference.

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DentaQuest and TeamSmile Launch New Dental Home Project

DentaQuest, the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid and CHIP dental solutions, and TeamSmile, today announced the launch of the TeamSmile Dental Home Project powered by DentaQuest, a nationwide initiative that connects children in need with long-term dental care resources and dental teams.

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Share Your Why - DentaQuest Customer Service with Jesus Jimenez

CRM Production Support Manager Jesus Jimenez oversees the team responsible for creating and maintaining member, client and provider web portals. Optimizing and continuously improving these digital gateways is critical to ensuring a stellar customer experience. Jimenez understands the importance of “delivering excellence,” one of DentaQuest’s five core values, and regularly emphasizes it to his team.

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What to Expect at the Dentist's Office

You’ve made your child’s dental appointment and are on your way to helping them have a healthier and happier mouth. Here’s what to expect at your child’s dental visit.

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Sun Life Completes Acquisition of DentaQuest

Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF), through its U.S. business, announced today the completion of its acquisition of DentaQuest, the second-largest dental benefits provider in the U.S. by membership.

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Share Your Why - Ugonna Onyekwu

Though Senior Compliance Analyst and Civil Rights Coordinator Ugonna Onyekwu’s time is focused on ensuring that DentaQuest takes the steps necessary to comply with applicable rules and regulatory, statutory and contractual obligations, he maintains a personal connection to the DentaQuest mission.

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Oral Disease Management

Gain insight into preventive care and the future of dentistry from an expert discussion panel led by DentaQuest and 3M.

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Dental Homes

The dental home model it is a great way to ensure consistent access to quality care for members of any type of dental insurance plan.

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Diabetes and Oral Health

Dentists play an important role in spotting undiagnosed diabetes and helping to manage the dental effects of the disease.

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The newsletter designed for anyone who wants to improve oral health for themselves, their families, customers or communities.