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Our “In the News” section shares oral health highlights from the world of media, including online news sites, magazines, and TV. Here, you’ll find coverage on a variety of topics, including medical-dental integration, oral health research, policy changes, and health equity. Come back often to see how CareQuest Institute’s work is influencing the world of oral health.

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September 1, 2022
A collaboration among CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, Center for Health Care Strategies Inc, and National Academy of State Health Policy has created a new tool to analyze the range and effectiveness of Medicaid adult dental benefits on a state-by-state basis.  Read the full article.
September 1, 2022
The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health nonprofit recently launched an online tool giving insight into the extensiveness of adult Medicaid dental coverage in each state. Read the full article.
August 29, 2022
Before the pandemic, nearly 1 in 7 dentists experienced burnout, but that number has increased due to stressors related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research report published by the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. Read the full article
August 26, 2022
Two health care leaders write: "We’ve reached an inflection point, with the opportunity and a mandate to do better. Our healthcare system doesn’t work for everyone because it wasn’t built for everyone. From maternal health to oral health, people of color consistently experience worse health outcomes than their white counterparts. Read the full article.
August 18, 2022
The Community Oral Health Transformation Initiative is being launched with 14 dental clinics across North Carolina to explore the benefits a new model of oral health care delivery... The North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative is partnering with others including CareQuest Institute for Oral Health to run the program. Read the full article.
August 17, 2022
“It was incredible to get as far as it went,” said Michael Monopoli, vice president of grant strategy at the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health. The discourse around the proposal, which stressed the impact of dental health on overall health, “got the attention of policy makers,” Monopoli said, and “got them to think about this as a possibility.” Read the full article.
August 12, 2022
The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health reports that around 6.5 million adults in the U.S. do not have dental insurance. Read the full article.
August 10, 2022
The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health recently appointed Kaz Rafia, DDS, chief health equity officer.  Read the full article
August 5, 2022
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health’s second annual State of Oral Health Equity survey revealed that 77 million adults in the U.S. do not have dental insurance. Read the full article.
July 13, 2022
The Boston-based nonprofit CareQuest Institute for Oral Health has also lauded the lawmakers who requested the proposal. Read the full article.