America is in an oral health crisis. More than 9.6 million children have untreated tooth decay and only slightly more than 52% of adults visit the dentist as recommended. This leads to 34 million hours of school education missed and $6 billion lost in productivity. Poor oral health affects the whole body and has connections to diabetes, heart disease, cancers and many other conditions. The current oral health system was built on a foundation of fixing problems when they occur. Though this system provides relief for patients in pain, the root issues remain in play, and the population suffers from this ongoing cycle.
DentaQuest is working to transform this system. By shifting our focus to prevention, health equity, and access to care, we build towards better health outcomes for millions of people. We call this Preventistry®, and we’re leading the way. DentaQuest is the nation’s largest, most experienced Medicaid dental benefits company. We’re making investments in our technology to combat access barriers than assure quality care for everyone. Confronting challenges to create positive change is what we strive for at DentaQuest. That’s why our mission is to improve the oral health of all. And we’re just getting started.
Together, we will charter a clear path towards better health, through oral health. And we won’t stop until we improve the oral health of all.