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February 6, 2024
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health® has released a new report that shows that adults 18 and older in the US lose more than 243 million work or school hours annually due to oral health problems. The lost productivity time due to untreated dental disease costs the US an estimated $45 billion each year.
January 17, 2024
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, released a new report detailing the causes of worsening oral health access and outcomes for rural populations in comparison with their urban and suburban counterparts.
November 28, 2023
Following President Biden’s announcement of new actions to lower health care costs for veterans, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, encouraged President Biden to continue to improve access and care for our nation's veterans — especially as it pertains to oral health.
September 26, 2023
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, released new data showing that discrimination and socioeconomic factors are leading contributors to persistent oral health disparities in the US.
September 6, 2023
An estimated 68.5 million adults in the United States do not have dental insurance, according to new data released today by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health®.
August 3, 2023
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health®, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, has launched a request for proposals (RFP) to fund projects and partner with organizations that are working to address systemic barriers to oral health for people with disabilities. Proposals can be submitted now through August 31.
July 31, 2023
The Hispanic Dental Association (HDA) and CareQuest Institute for Oral Health® recently released a comprehensive white paper on oral health disparities in Hispanic communities.
July 18, 2023
A new report by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health®, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, spotlights pediatric emergency department use for dental care in Florida.
July 13, 2023
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health® applauds members of the US House and Senate Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Subcommittees for including language in their respective versions of the FY24 appropriations bills that would require the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to assess its oral health care program and its ability to adequately meet the needs of current and future veterans.
July 12, 2023
As the use of dangerous at-home health remedies continues to gain traction on social media, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health®, a leading national nonprofit focused on creating a more accessible, equitable, and integrated oral health system, is warning people about the dangers of treating oral pain at home.