Who We Are
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health is a nonprofit championing a more equitable future where every person can reach their full potential through excellent health.
Meet Our Team
We champion oral health transformation
Our health care system is not built to work for everyone — people of color, those living in rural communities, people with disabilities, older adults, and other historically marginalized groups have been left behind. To achieve better health for all, we need to work together to create a system that is accessible, equitable, and integrated.
As CareQuest Institute, we are pulling forward and expanding upon the strengths and history of the DentaQuest Foundation, DentaQuest Institute, and the nonprofit programs of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement. With that momentum behind us and a clear goal in front of us, we can broaden our impact and move faster, together, toward a health care system that is designed for everyone.
Our Full Portfolio
We operate as a catalyst for systems change bringing forth ideas and solutions to create a more accessible, equitable, and integrated health system for everyone. We do this through our work in philanthropy, analytics and data insights, education, policy and advocacy, and health transformation as well as our leadership in dental benefits and innovation advancements. But we don’t do it alone. Collaboration and partnership are key to achieving our mission — to improve the oral health of all.
Our Five Areas of Activation
We bring forth ideas and solutions to create a more accessible, equitable, and integrated health system for everyone. We partner with thought leaders, health care providers, patients, and stakeholders at all levels to change oral health care through five areas of activation.
Our Areas of Influence
As part of the full CareQuest Institute portfolio, our Areas of Influence include the majority or full ownership of several oral health entities that share our mission and values.
Values That Drive Our Actions
Our values are core to our work and central to how we measure our success.
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.
Join the team — and join our mission!
Are you interested in becoming part of the CareQuest Institute team? Join us as we work to improve the oral health of all.