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Analytics and Evaluation

The DentaQuest Partnership’s Analytics and Evaluation (A&E) team focuses on transforming data and information into knowledge that can be used by providers, policy makers and advocates to improve the oral health system and better inform policy and financing decisions. Using state and national-level representative data sources, including large healthcare claims data, integrated medical-dental databases, and surveys of health care experiences, the DentaQuest Partnership Analytics and Evaluation (A&E) team identifies and compares trends in the oral health care delivery system.

We work closely with internal stakeholders, external researchers, policymakers, government representatives, leaders in the oral health field, and other collaborators to coordinate and promote the development of manuscripts, white papers, research briefs and other publications linking oral and overall health and increasing awareness of the importance of oral health. These products, combined with state and national-level healthcare presentations, keynote addresses, and workgroup participation, also contribute to the DentaQuest Partnership’s development of evidenced-based, person-centered care and new, value-based focused healthcare financing models.

Current research projects and collaborations

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Resources

Recent journal articles, white papers, poster presentations and blogs can be found below. If you would like more information on our recent and upcoming work, or you are interested in discussing a new data or research project, contact partnershipanalytics@dentaquest.com.

Approaches for Prioritizing Care in Response to COVID-19
Fast-Track to Teledentistry: Removing Barriers to Care While Maximizing Health

Teledentistry Use Gains Traction During COVID-19
Opioid Prescribing by TennCare Dentists
Discrimination Reduces Utilization of Routine Dental Care
A Three Domain Framework to Innovating Oral Health Care

A Vaccine Can Prevent Throat Cancer
Cutting Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits Would Hurt States in Unexpected Ways
Recent Trends in Hospital Emergency Department Visits
Getting to the Heart of It

Different levels of associations between medical co-morbidities and preterm birth outcomes among racial/ethnic women enrolled in Medicaid 2014–2015: retrospective analysis
Trends in non-traumatic dental emergency department use in New York and New Jersey: a look at Medicaid expansion from both sides of the Hudson River
Exploring Alternative Payment Models for Oral Health Care
Opioid Prescriptions for Acute and Chronic Pain Management Among Medicaid Beneficiaries

Evaluation of Trust Between Patients and Dental Care Providers
Understanding Value in Oral Health: The Oral Health Value Based Care
Patients and Providers Support Teledentistry
Provider Survey Reveals "Confidence Gap" in Ability to Implement Necessary COVID-Related Changes

Preventive Dental Care Significantly Reduces Risk of Serious Illness for Patients on Mechanical Ventilators
Lessons from the Pandemic: What COVID-19 Is Teaching Us About Infection Prevention and Control
Survey Reveals Confidence Lacking Regarding COVID-Related Changes
Clarifying the WHO guidance on dental care during COVID-19: An interview with Dr. Julie Hawley