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  • ICYMI: DentaQuest Partnership Invests $6.1M in Oral Health Initiatives During First Quarter of 2019

    May 16, 2019
    On May 7, The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement announced its investment of $6.1 million in 75 organizations across the U.S. dedicated to improving the oral health of all. The announcement captured grants awarded in the first quarter, with additional funding to more organizations to be awarded later this year. Read the...
  • Rural Seniors Experience Significant Disparities in Dental Care Access and Utilization

    May 06, 2019
    Families USA and the DentaQuest Partnership recently collaborated to write a Health Affairs Blog that highlights the significant disparities faced by rural elderly residents. Twenty percent report not seeing a dentist or a dental clinic for at least the last five years and they are more likely to be completely toothless and less likely to have dentures. They travel farther for services, have less...
  • New Research Evaluates the Economic Impact of Poor Oral Health

    Apr 25, 2019
    An article authored by the DentaQuest Partnership’s new biostatistician, Dr. Yara Halasa-Rappel, entitled  “Broken Smiles: The impact of untreated dental caries and missing anterior teeth on employment,” was published last week in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry. Dr. Halasa-Rappel and her co-authors used the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey to develop a Dental Problem...
  • DentaQuest Partnership’s MORE Care Program Highlighted on Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Webinar

    Mar 26, 2019
    Last week the DentaQuest Partnership participated in a webinar hosted by the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, Putting the Mouth Back in the Body, featuring leading experts on interprofessional practice. Each presenter discussed efforts to improve the integration between oral health and primary care, shared their experiences with the associated challenges, and identified opportunities...
  • DentaQuest Announces Call for Health Equity Hero Nominations

    Mar 22, 2019
    Oral Health Leader Continues 5-year Tradition of Recognizing Community Change-Makers As the leading voice of oral health for all, DentaQuest recognizes and showcases the heroic efforts of community partners and health advocates we call the DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes. These are the change-makers who challenge their peers and communities to work together to remediate disparities in health and...
  • DentaQuest Partnership Gearing up for the 2019 National Oral Health Conference

    Mar 15, 2019
    The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement is excited to host a booth at the upcoming National Oral Health Conference in Memphis, Tennessee April 15-17! The National Oral Health Conference is the premiere venue for engaging in collaboration to improve the oral health of the public, with sessions focused on issues and topics relevant...
  • 2018 DentaQuest Impact Report

    Mar 07, 2019
    We’re pleased to announce the release of the 2018 DentaQuest Impact Report. The report highlights much of the work done by the DentaQuest Impact Group, DentaQuest Institute, DentaQuest Foundation and many of our partners throughout 2018. Earlier this year, we took bold steps to integrate the DentaQuest Institute and DentaQuest Foundation by...
  • DentaQuest Partnership Webinar: Measurement - It's How We Know

    Mar 05, 2019
    The DentaQuest Partnership is excited to announce our first continuing education webinar of the year! These webinars will be hosted monthly and offer an opportunity for participants to learn more about the work that is happening in our...
  • Oregon Health Systems Work to Integrate Oral Health into Primary Care

    Feb 15, 2019
    The DentaQuest Partnership, in collaboration with the Central Oregon Health Council, recently kicked off the MORE Care program with medical clinics in Bend, Oregon. Four health systems are engaging in a 2-year pilot program, funded by the Central Oregon Health Council. Through the pilot, clinics are working toward interprofessional practice by integrating oral health into their primary care...
  • DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement webinar available

    Feb 06, 2019
    The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement hosted its launch webinar earlier this week to provide grantees and stakeholders with further updates regarding the DentaQuest Foundation and the DentaQuest Institute joining forces under this new entity. If you weren’t able to join the webinar, you can...
  • National Health Center Week Reflections

    Aug 17, 2018
    This week was National Health Center Week, which is an annual celebration with the goal of raising awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. The Safety Net Solutions team has partnered with hundreds of health center...
  • NNOHA Conference Registration Now Open

    Jul 25, 2018
    Registration for the 2018 National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Conference is now open! The NNOHA conference, which will take place November 11-14th in New Orleans, LA this year, is the premiere learning and networking venue for Community Health Center (CHC) dental programs. The DentaQuest Institute (DQI) is proud to serve as a...
  • Call for Applications: SNS Dental Program Technical Assistance through NOHIIN

    Jul 20, 2018
    The DentaQuest Institute's Safety Net Solutions (SNS) program will be opening up a Call for Applications for in-kind dental program technical assistance through the National Oral Health Innovation & Integration Network (NOHIIN) on Friday, July...
  • New SNS Lunch & Learn Webinar Series

    May 11, 2018
    Earlier this year Safety Net Solutions launched a new Lunch & Learn webinar series to highlight best practices among its clients and partners, and discuss hot topics in the realm of safety net dental practice management. The next webinar, Tracking Broken Appointments & Improving Hygiene Scheduling Protocols, is scheduled for June 13, 2018 from 12-1 p.m. CT. During this webinar you will...
  • DentaQuest and SNAC Host First Oral Health Summit on the Transformation of Care & Finance

    Apr 11, 2018
    On Wednesday, March 28th DentaQuest and the National Safety Net Advancement Center hosted the First Oral Health Summit on the Transformation of Health Care and Finance. The event brought together more than 60 stakeholders representing providers, payers, membership and advocacy organizations, and academic institutions. The first part of the day was spent discussing the current payment reform...
  • 2nd Edition of Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual Released

    Feb 28, 2018
    The National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (OHRC) just announced the release of Safety Net Dental Clinic Manual (2nd ed.). This manual is designed to help safety net dental clinic directors, administrators, and others address a wide range of issues related to clinic development and operations. The manual is divided into six units...
  • DentaQuest Institute Presents at Yankee Dental Congress

    Jan 31, 2018
    Dr. Mark Doherty and Dr. Natalia Chalmers, both from the DentaQuest Institute, presented sessions as part of the Community Health Center courses. Sharity Ludwig from Advantage Dental also presented.    Pictured (L to R): Dr. Mark Doherty, Dr. Natalia Chalmers, Sharity Ludwig, Andrea Dickhaut, Dr. Stephen Shay, Rebekah Fiehn, Carrie Peltier.   
  • DQI welcomes first-ever AcademyHealth Oral Health Fellow

    Dec 20, 2017
    DENTAQUEST INSTITUTE HOSTS FIRST-EVER ACADEMYHEALTH ORAL HEALTH FELLOW Dr. Hyewon Lee selected for 2017 Delivery System Science Fellowship class Westborough, Mass. - DentaQuest Institute recently announced its selection as one of four host sites for AcademyHealth’s Delivery System Science Fellowship (DSSF). This year marks the first that AcademyHealth has selected an oral health fellow and host...
  • DentaQuest Institute Holds DCM Jumpstart at Sarrell Clinics

    Dec 20, 2017
    Members of the Dentaquest Institute staff joined the DentaQuest CareGroup recently to assist with acclimating clinic staff to DentaQuest’s Dental Caries Management (DCM) protocol and framework. Staff from two Sarrell clinics in Alabama (Boaz and Tuscaloosa) energetically heard from Dr. Brian Nový and Cindy...
  • DentaQuest Institute Team Published in Journal of the American Dental Association

    Jul 10, 2017
    Editorial examines the important role dental care teams can play in improving overall health Today, a team from the DentaQuest Institute announced the publication of an editorial “Improving health in the United States: Oral health is key to overall health,” in the July issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). The editorial features...
  • New Partnership at DentaQuest Enhances Continuing Education Opportunities

    Jun 08, 2017
    The DentaQuest Institute's Safety Net Solutions (SNS) program is excited to launch a continuing education webinar series in partnership with the DentaQuest Department of Clinical Management. This will be the first official program launched as part of the DentaQuest Institute’s Safety Net Solutions National Oral Health Training and Resource Center, located at its Westborough, MA office. The...
  • DentaQuest Institute Releases New White Paper!

    May 04, 2017
    DentaQuest Institute White Paper Focuses on Interprofessional Collaboration to Address Rural Oral Health Disparities MORE Care resource outlines opportunities to improve patient and community health BOSTON – The DentaQuest Institute, a national nonprofit dedicated to promoting optimal oral health through efficient, effective and high-quality...
  • Mark J. Doherty, DMD, Wins Oral Health Impact Award

    May 03, 2017
    Westboro, MA – The DentaQuest Institute today announced that Executive Director of Safety Net Solutions Mark J. Doherty, DMD, MPH, CCHP, is this year’s recipient of the American Association for Community Dental Programs (AACDP) John P. Rossetti Community Oral Health Impact Award. This award is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service, commitment, and leadership to...
  • NEW SNS Keys to Success Released Today!

    Apr 20, 2017
    Please click this link to open our latest Safety Net Solutions Keys to Success offering.
  • Medical-Dental Student Learning Session Held Recently in Colorado

    Apr 20, 2017
    MORE Care Advisory Council Chair, Dr. Mark Deutchman (left), and MORE Care Advisory Council Member, Dr. Bill Bailey (right) provided guidance at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine during an Interprofessional education process, in which dental and medical students at the University of Colorado learned from each other the impact of oral health and how they can work together to...
  • DQI Director of Analytics and Publication to Present at Upcoming National Oral Health Conference

    Mar 16, 2017
    If you are planning to attend the upcoming National Oral Health Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we encourage you to attend DQI Director of Analytics and Publication, Dr. Natalia Chalmer's, presentation on emergency room use for dental related issues!  Wednesday, April 26 1:15-2:45 p.m. The Emergency Department is No Place for Dental Care Natalia Chalmers, DDS, PhD; Jane Grover, DDS, MPH;...
  • DentaQuest Institute Team Members Publish Article on Risk-Based Treatment Planning

    Mar 16, 2017
    DQI team members Dr. Sean Boynes, Dr. Brian Novy and Carrie Peltier recently published an article in Decisions in Dentistry focusing on how oral health risk assessments help support comprehensive, personalized therapy that contributes to better care and optimal outcomes....
  • SNS Executive Director Announced as 2017 John P. Rossetti Community Oral Health Impact Awardee

    Mar 16, 2017
    The American Association for Community Dental Programs (AACDP) recently announced our very own Dr. Mark Doherty as the 2017 awardee for the John P. Rossetti Community Oral Health Impact Award. This award commemorates Dr. Rossetti's significant impact on oral health at the local, state, and national levels and is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service, commitment, and...
  • AnP Team Co-Chairs Academy Health Oral Health Webinar

    Feb 16, 2017
    DentaQuest Institute’s Dr. Natalia Chalmers co-chaired an Academy Health Oral Health webinar with the ADA’s Dr. Marko Vujicic on January 24, 2017. Policy experts discussed what dental care might look like under U.S. President Donald Trump and the new Congress during a January 24 webinar. The webinar featured five high-level panelists with expertise in health policy, economics, dentistry, and...
  • Safety Net Solutions Hosts Group Training

    Feb 16, 2017
    Last month the DentaQuest Institute’s Safety Net Solutions program partnered with the St. David’s Foundation to conduct an in-person group training for their Healthy Smiles Central Texas initiative. The training was attended by close to 40 safety net administrators and providers, all of which are working to expand access to care for uninsured adults and improve the overall health of their...
  • Safety Net University Has Launched!

    Feb 16, 2017
    Last year the DentaQuest Institute’s Safety Net Solutions Program hosted a Safety Net University (SNU) Spring Summit in Washington, D.C. This summit brought together a variety of stakeholders to discuss the educational needs of dental students, dental directors, health center administrators, and other important audiences related to successfully running efficient and effective safety net dental...
  • Dr. Mark Doherty Receives President's Award

    Feb 16, 2017
    Dr. Mark Doherty was presented with the President’s Award for his generous support of NNOHA and shared commitment to safety net systems and the underserved of our country. Dr. Doherty is the Executive Director and founder of the DentaQuest Institute’s Safety Net Solutions program. Under his direction, the program has grown from a local pilot in three Massachusetts health centers in 2005 to a...
  • Suggestions for Sustaining Disease Management Efforts

    Feb 16, 2017
    Anyone who has tried to implement any kind of improvement at their practice knows the challenges of getting those improvements to “stick” over the long term. What if your champion(s) left your practice? Would that improvement still be there, a year from now? Last month, the Quality Improvement team hosted a webinar with ECC and DCM Collaborative alumni teams focused upon how to sustain important...
  • Dr. Natalia I. Chalmers Presents at Maryland State Dental Association

    Feb 13, 2017
    On February 8, 2017  Dr. Natalia I. Chalmers presented a Continuing Education course at the Maryland State Dental Association as part of their CE Lunch-in-Learn series.  Together with Dr. Jeremy Horst the CE course was entitled "Trends in Emergency Department Utilization & Silver Diamine Fluoride and SMART Fillings" (3 CE Credits). Dr. Chalmers’s presentation focused on “Trends in Emergency...
  • Dr. Brian Nový, DDS to present at Yankee Dental Congress

    Jan 17, 2017
    DentaQuest Institute’s Director of Practice Improvement Dr. Brian Nový is scheduled to present a session at Yankee Dental Congress on Saturday January 28, 2017. His session, “Punk’d By Plaque” will be presented as part of the Yankee Dental Congress full day of Community Health Center courses. More information about Dr. Nový's presentation and Yankee Dental Congress can be found at:...