The primary purpose of DentaQuest is to revolutionize oral health for everyone by making dental health more affordable, easier to access, and more focused on prevention. This purpose is achieved through the core revenue-generating activities of the business and the research and advocacy efforts of the non-profit.
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DentaQuest’s purpose as a company to revolutionize oral care by focusing on the three dimensions of prevention, accessibility, and affordability is, of course, self-reinforcing. Regular routine exams and diagnostic procedures reduce the amount of costly surgeries required for advanced disease, thereby reducing ER visits and driving down costs in the entire system. Rewarding providers for value-based care, rather than number of restorative procedures or surgeries performed, also drives down costs. Finally, expanding access by extending dental coverage for Medicare and Medicaid members and by using non-traditional delivery channels (like schools) further lowers the major barriers to oral health - namely, cost and physical distance.
DentaQuest is collaborating on both short- and long-term teledentistry solutions to enable care during COVID-19 physical distancing.