We conduct innovative research and actively seek out and analyze data to reveal opportunities to transform oral health care and improve patient outcomes.

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Driving Change with Data, Analytics, and Evaluation

We’re here to drive systems change. To do this, we create and disseminate actionable research, analytics, and evaluations that providers, policy makers, and advocates can use to improve the oral health care system and better inform policy and financing decisions. Our research is powered by state and national-level representative data sources, including health care claims data, integrated medical-dental databases, and surveys of health care experiences. By seeking out and analyzing these data sources, we uncover provocative trends in the oral health care delivery system that spur and support the development of evidence-based, person-centered strategies for care and new value-based financing models.

Current Research Projects & Collaborations

Health Equity
Medical-Dental Integration
Veteran Oral Health
Expanding Access

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We share our research through manuscripts, white papers, research briefs, and other publications, as well as state and national health care presentations, keynote addresses, and participation in workgroups. Our ability to develop and disseminate industry-moving research is made possible through our close collaborations with internal stakeholders, external researchers, policy makers, government representatives, leaders in the oral health field, and other collaborators. 

Our Impact

Explore the CareQuest Institute Impact Report 2022 to find videos, stories, and statistics about how we’re improving the oral health system through our collaborative work in grantmaking, research, health improvement, policy and advocacy, and education.

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Periodontal Treatment Associated with Decreased Diabetes-Related Treatment Costs