The secret to setting family resolutions that stick? Don’t take them seriously.
Enjoy the holiday season with tips and recipes to boost your oral health and overall wellness.
DentaQuest Leader to Present on Benefits of Dental Case Management, a Strategy to Increase Access to Oral Health Care
Presentation will be given at the Florida Association of Health Plans Annual Conference
Contributions include programs at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, Central City Health, Great Lakes Bay Health Center, Cherry Health Foundation, Macomb Community College, Lansing Community College and the Michigan Dental Association
Know possible oral health concerns for mature adults. Avoid pain and trouble by taking care of them early.
DentaQuest, part of Sun Life U.S., is contributing $50,000 to several organizations across Florida to aid response and recovery in the wake of Hurricane Idalia.
Health Equity Heroes provide vulnerable groups with access to oral health care and much more.
Member benefits in several markets to include virtual 24/7 dentist appointments, personalized patient outreach
Leaders from across the country recognized for bridging gaps and advancing equitable access to oral care, awarded with $60,000 in charitable contributions
myDentaQuest smartphone app launches in Texas to provide easy access to dental benefits for members
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.
This article discusses the complex barriers that keep people from accessing oral health care and how to think differently about how we deliver it
Windward is fully automated and can auto-adjudicate a claim in less than a second, in addition to processing thousands of workflows, edits and clinical decision processes to meet client needs.
Vaping harms the whole body, including your teeth and gums. Free programs can help you quit.
Here's how to keep gum disease from having a bad impact on pregnancy, childbirth and your baby.
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.
Daily habits can support a baby's oral health even before the first tooth comes in.
Bad breath (also known as halitosis) comes from certain foods, lack of oral hygiene, gum disease, dry mouth, tobacco, or medical problems.
DentaQuest to Continue Management of Oral Health Care for Virginia Medicaid Recipients Under New Contract
Award continues DentaQuest’s longstanding partnership with Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services to improve oral health outcomes statewide for children and adults
DentaQuest Earns Utilization Management, Credentialing Accreditations from National Committee for Quality Assurance
NCQA grants accreditations through voluntary assessments governed by the industry’s “strictest quality standards”
Recent partnership with Virginia Health Care Foundation encourages more providers to join safety net dental practices across the state
Providing oral health resources to hundreds of children in the metro Oklahoma City area
Eating a lot of snacks that have sugar may give your child cavities.
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.
Arm your toothbrushing arsenal with techy distractions and rewards. That way, no matter what type of tantrum happens, you’ll be one smile ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Medicare Advantage plan's integrity and health depend on regulatory compliance and robust fraud, waste and abuse strategies.
Increase your plan’s value, differentiation and impact with DentaQuest’s dental and vision solutions.
NCQA certified DentaQuest for utilization management and credentialing, using voluntary assessments governed by the industry’s “strictest quality standards”
Contract renewal continues DentaQuest’s longstanding partnership with Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services to improve oral health outcomes statewide for children and adults
DentaQuest’s recent partnership with the Virginia Health Care Foundation incentivizes dental clinicians to join safety net dental practices across the state
Use personalization and connection to differentiate your health plan among Medicare Advantage members
HIPAA-compliant, third-party texts increase dental member utilization by 13%
Gain insight on work/balance, relationship-building, and accountability from Cheryl Polmatier, AVP at DentaQuest and advisory board member of Women in DSO.
When addiction and substance abuse come to mind, most people imagine damage to the lungs, heart or brain — not oral health injuries to teeth or gums.
DentaQuest Health Equity Hero program will honor Jim Mangia at a mobile vaccination event.
Want your plan to stand out? The answer is right under your nose.
Knowledge is power. Sometimes, it’s also good health.
Boosting oral health literacy helps to reduce negative outcomes associated with low education levels.
A recent study presents oral health disparity trends and recommendations on moving forward.
See how three Health Equity Heroes help make healthy living possible for the people around them.
Meet DentaQuest where oral care intersects with economic stability, education, health care, environment and community.
Simple steps to stop acids from damaging your tooth enamel will help you prevent cavities over time.
Dentures require a few small changes to dental habits.
Dentures require a few small changes to dental habits.
DentaQuest supports value-based care (VBC) care delivery models that reward providers for quality health outcomes rather than the quantity of care delivered.
To reach Medicare Advantage members, health plans need a dental partner with network solutions that deliver greater access and better performance.
Take care of your teeth and gums for a healthy smile.
Stay on top of oral health and overall wellness when you make the most of your dental appointment.
DentaQuest President Steve Pollock presided as master of ceremonies at recent 5-year anniversary breakfast recognizing the organization’s efforts to combat the opioid crisis
Trends in Native Americans’ oral health reveal persistent issues and a few promising developments.
A dental sealant is a thin coating that protects teeth.
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.
As dentists reopen their practices during the COVID-19 pandemic, they are being provided with resources, guidelines and safety protocols from both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Centers from Disease Control (CDC) for how to move forward.
Guard against pain and infection for your child with a couple of small changes.
Keep your dentures clean and in good shape.
All about signs, screening and early detection of oral cancer.
Brush up on a healthy habit. Your teeth and gums with thank you.
Using tobacco is always bad news, including for your teeth and gums. Get help with quitting.
Understand special oral health concerns during pregnancy, dental benefits for pregnant women and babies, and more.
Use dental floss once a day for healthy teeth and gums.
Dental coverage is an important part of maintaining your overall health. So prioritizing dental coverage should be a no-brainer, right? We think so!
If you avoid the dentist because of possible pain or discomfort, these tips can help.
Antimicrobial mouthwash kills bacteria to control or reduce bad breath, gingivitis, plaque and tooth decay. It requires a prescription.
Technology and operations executive brings digital transformation expertise to leading financial services company.
A quick peek can alert you to trouble.
Encourage your child’s life-long oral health.
Flouride is your child's friend for a lifetime of oral health.
Comfort and care make you a real-life Tooth Fairy.
Why pay extra for something that doesn't help?
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.
Here's how caregivers can protect oral health.
Gum disease is a special concern when you are pregnant.
Frequently asked questions about root canal treatments.
Get ready, get set, go to the dentist!
A model that rewards dental clinicians for high-quality, cost-efficient care
The awards recognize individuals and organizations working toward equitable access to oral care and optimal health outcomes
Collaborations with America’s ToothFairy and local community-based organizations foster increased awareness of beneficial oral health practices among children and their families
The right dental benefits partner can boost member experience and plan success
America’s ToothFairy Teams up with Sun Life and DentaQuest to Raise Awareness About Oral Health Disparities in Marginalized Communities
America’s ToothFairy, a nonprofit organization that provides resources to increase access to dental care and oral health education programs, is partnering with Sun Life and DentaQuest.
Her dedication to advancing women’s leadership in oral health care aligns with both organizations’ goal to grow and promote female leaders
America’s ToothFairy and DentaQuest Team Up To Fight Teen Vaping During National Children’s Dental Health Month
DentaQuest today announced a partnership with America’s ToothFairy to educate communities on the dangers of vaping.
DentaQuest is rooted in outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions to increase access to care for a variety of populations. Currently, Steven oversees DentaQuest teams that manage client partnerships to deliver dental benefits for millions of people across several states.
Sun Life U.S. and DentaQuest, which is part of Sun Life U.S., have donated $100,000 to Embrace Boston, a fund established in 2017 to create a memorial tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King.
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.
At DentaQuest, we are committed to improving oral health care for all — from infants to elders.
Good eating habits, early warning signs of tooth decay and going to the dentist.
Good eating habits, early warning signs of tooth decay and going to the dentist between the ages of 6 and 12 years.
Good eating habits, early warning signs of tooth decay and going to the dentist at 12 years and older
Tips for brushing, baby bottle tooth decay and going to the dentist.
We are always searching for new tools to address prevention, which is why Curodont has been piloted in our Advantage Dental+ clinics across the country.
DentaQuest Invests in California Organizations Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Oral Health
Contributions include programs at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, Children Now, and United American Indian Involvement, Inc.
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.
DentaQuest’s Medicare Advantage team was on the road helping to support clients as they talked to brokers and customers about the value of offering plans that include dental and vision benefits for seniors.
One population that is severely underrepresented are American Indians/Alaskan Natives (AI/AN), making up only 0.3% of the workforce. That’s why it’s so important to celebrate pioneers in the industry who are paving the way for the next generation of dentists — dentists like Dr. Darlene Sorrell.
Yet it also would likely not be shocking to most veterans that VA benefits can be inadequate and hard to access. That goes double for dental plans for veterans.
At DentaQuest, we recognize the importance of access to quality dental services — especially for children.
Investment fills gap in access to preventive and restorative dental care for individuals in need.
DentaQuest Expands Access to Oral Health Care for Floridians in 3 Dental Deserts With Its Affiliated Organization, Advantage Dental+
As part of its mission to improve the oral health of all, DentaQuest is expanding access to dental care in three Florida Panhandle counties, all designated as dental health professional shortage areas (HPSAs).
It’s no secret that access to dental health care is an ongoing issue in our country, with emphasis drawn to it after the conversation around expanding Medicare.
DentaQuest’s Roxanne Martinez Recognized By Nation’s Largest Professional Hispanic Membership Association
DentaQuest announced today that Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Roxanne Martinez is an inductee to the Association of Latino Professionals For America’s (ALPFA) second annual Most Powerful Latinas (MPL) Hall of Fame.
Company highlighted in three key categories: dental, vision, and health plan and third-party administration.
DentaQuest, the nation’s second largest dental benefits administrator, today announced it has been selected as a preferred vendor by the Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP).
DentaQuest, the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid and CHIP dental solutions, today announced a $500,000 contribution to the Florida Disaster Fund, which assists Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of disaster.
It may be surprising that a lack of Hispanic representation in the dental field compounds barriers to care among this already underserved population.
Amber Bonnaig, DDS, dental director at DentaQuest, had the opportunity to present at the 2022 Black Maternal Health Conference and Training Institute™.
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.
DentaQuest Selected by Partners Health Plan to Administer Dental Benefits for Individuals with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities in New York
DentaQuest, one of the nation’s largest and most experienced Medicaid dental benefits administrators, today announced its new engagement with Partners Health Plan (PHP) to increase access to oral health care and improve outcomes for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD).
Jacob Dent, DDS, has dedicated his professional career to learning and teaching about the oral health needs of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
DentaQuest’s Steve Pollock and Susan Pollock Honored by the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health
DentaQuest President Steve Pollock and his wife Susan, recently received the Friend & Leader Award by the Massachusetts Association of Mental Health (MAMH).
Gabby’s passion for I/DD care is as infectious and inspiring as it is informative.
When Dr. Mary Martin saw an article written by a female dentist on battered women and oral health back in 1995, it sparked an idea and a passion that would change the lives of hundreds of women across the country.
When the state of Louisiana recently passed legislation to provide comprehensive adult dental benefits for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), it was cause for celebration.
Going to the dentist can be a real fear for children. Even though it’s common for kids to be afraid, there are ways to make them feel better.
As a parent of an adult with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), Louisiana state representative Rhonda Butler understood from experience that dental care is the number one unmet need among adults with I/DD.
Oral hygiene tips can help prevent problems and keep your teeth healthy. DentaQuest knows that it can make a big change in the quality of life and a person’s overall health and wellbeing, especially for a person with a disability.
When we first met Dr. Alex Barrera last summer, we knew he was a trailblazer.
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.
Lori LaPorte’s personal and professional life has revolved around the issue of substance use disorder.
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.
There are many common foods and drinks that can break down enamel and stain your teeth. This can also help cause tooth decay and other issues.
DentaQuest’s Health Equity Heroes program has recognized 67 heroes across 23 states and contributed more than $225,000 to local community organizations.
The awards recognize individuals and organizations that champion equitable access to oral care and overall health outcomes
The awards recognize individuals and organizations working toward equitable access to oral care and optimal health outcomes
Statement from DentaQuest President Steve Pollock on signed 2023 budget
If you work with people long enough, at some point you’ll come across an unhappy dental patient who is angry, upset or frustrated.
Partnership commemorated with $35,000 in contributions to Casa De Peregrinos, New Mexico Mission of Mercy and Hermit’s Peak Wildfire Relief Fund
DentaQuest’s Chief Operations and Chief Human Resources Officers Named to Diversity Journal’s 2022 Women Worth Watching In Leadership
DentaQuest announced today that Kamila Chytil, COO and executive vice president, and Roxanne Martinez, CHRO and executive vice president, have been named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2022 Women Worth Watching in Leadership.
Kamila Chytil, executive VP and COO at DentaQuest, shared her perspective on adjusting leadership styles with Profiles in Diversity Journal®
For Manager of Dental Case Management Gonzalo Perez “living the DentaQuest mission” means no one is left behind.
Preventive oral health care is a critical component of overall health at any age. There’s a common misconception that the need for oral health care lessens as people get older.
Employee Spotlight - Korean American, Hyon Chu Leon, director, data analytics and underwriting at 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.
At DentaQuest, our case management team has a unique and up-close role helping those who are most vulnerable overcome barriers to care.
DentaQuest announced today that Hyon Leon, director, data analytics & underwriting, has been named to Profiles in Diversity Journal’s 2022 Asian Leaders Worth Watching.
His passion for access to oral health care aligns with the nonprofit’s mission to provide children in need with life-changing dental care
We consulted with two DentaQuest providers, to help understand the basics of oral cancer prevention and how we should be screening for it in our own mouths.
Why is improving your patient communication skills important?
April is Minority Health Month, making today an opportune time for all of us to recognize progress toward reducing maternal mortality.
As neighbors came knocking for assistance, Anel Torres, a member advocate specialist at DentaQuest, took action to help provide clean water to the community.
Our food choices have a direct connection to another important part of our overall well-being — our oral health.
DentaQuest Statement on New Federal Report: Inclusion of Adult Dental Benefits for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Saves States Money
The National Commission on Disability (NCD) recently issued a report titled “Medicaid Oral Health Coverage for Adults with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities – A Fiscal Analysis” to President Biden.
Statement from DentaQuest On International Women’s Day Supports And Recognizes Women at DentaQuest And In The Oral Health Care Industry
Statement from DentaQuest Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Roxanne Martinez
As we celebrate both National Dentist’s Day and International Women’s Day in March, we’re taking this opportunity to recognize the gender disparity in dentistry.
We’re committed to promoting preventive care and helping patients prioritize it beginning in early childhood and lasting throughout their adult life.
DentaQuest Supports Safety Net Externships with $25,000 donation to WesternU College of Dental Medicine
Contribution will directly support dental students in California as they gain care delivery experience in communities with limited oral health access
Up until the late 1800s, black dentists were nearly unheard of. Black Americans had little to no access to proper dental care.
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.
Here are five best practices that all parents and caregivers should know in order to care for their children's oral health
As Valentine’s Day approaches, the opportunities for a sugar rush are endless — from conversation hearts to chocolate samplers to pink drinks with sugared rims, our countertops are awash in pink and sweets. But while it’s fun to enjoy these alongside your favorite person or romantic comedy, it’s also important to remember these oral health tips.
One particularly important tool for children’s oral health is dental sealants. That’s why this year, the ADA is educating adults on the benefits of sealants for children.
DentaQuest to Continue Management of Oral Care for Florida Healthy Kids Enrollees Under New Contract
Award continues DentaQuest’s long-standing partnership with Florida to improve oral health outcomes statewide .
DentaQuest is proud to announce it has earned full URAC Dental Plan Accreditation.
Rating reinforces DentaQuest’s commitment to LGBTQ+ workplace equality
Investment provides LGBTQ+ youth in Florida with access to dental care
Members of DentaQuest and CareQuest Institute for Oral Health will join virtual panel about value-based care
The Dental Care Plus Group (DCPG), a DentaQuest company, announced today that Jennifer Agnello, RHU, CBC, has joined the company as its new vice president, commercial market.
As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we sat down with Dr. Bertha Alarcon, for a conversation about the importance of representation in dentistry.
Recognition derived from employee responses; 87% of employees are proud of the way the company contributes to the community
Sun Life Financial Inc. (TSX: SLF) (NYSE: SLF), through its U.S. business, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DentaQuest, for US$2.475 billion (approximately C$3.1 billion).
DentaQuest Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with Commitment to Increasing Access and Representation in Oral Health
Today DentaQuest recognizes and celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic Americans and commemorates heritage rooted in all Latin American countries.
Recent viral videos suggest using Mr. Clean Magic Eraser to “whiten” teeth and rubber bands to “close” teeth gaps
Health leaders in 12 states awarded for expanding access to equitable care during pandemic and beyond
DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, today announced that it is designating July 13 as Health Equity Hero Day.
DentaQuest and Virginia Health Catalyst praise the state benefit expansion, commit to increasing awareness among Medicaid members and providers
Statement from DentaQuest President and CEO Steve Pollock on the Juneteenth holiday
Gain insight into preventive care and the future of dentistry from an expert discussion panel led by DentaQuest and 3M.
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.
Medical-dental integration (MDI) helps vulnerable populations get the oral health care they need.
Dentists play an important role in spotting undiagnosed diabetes and helping to manage the dental effects of the disease.
“Dental Done Better” approach aims to improve efficiency, care equity and member experience with a focus on digital engagement
DentaQuest Applauds Reintroduction of Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Affordable Dental Coverage
Statement from DentaQuest President Steve Pollock on Sen. Hassan’s Bill to Uncouple Medical and Dental Insurance Purchases via the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace
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