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DentaQuest Commits to Expand Oral Healthcare Access with Louisiana Medicaid

The Louisiana Department of Health recently awarded a 3-year contract to DentaQuest as one of two dental managed care providers for Medicaid-enrolled adults and children statewide.

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The Louisiana Department of Health recently awarded a 3-year contract to DentaQuest as one of two dental managed care providers for Medicaid-enrolled adults and children statewide. DentaQuest is providing more than 840,000 people with Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program dental benefits that cover a full range of care, with a focus on prevention and access. Operations for the new contract began Jan. 1, 2021.

DentaQuest, a purpose-driven oral healthcare company dedicated to improving the oral health of all, has already covered other Medicare, Medicaid and marketplace enrollees in Louisiana for 8 years, ensuring oral healthcare access for nearly 1 million Louisianans.

In alignment with the state’s goals, DentaQuest is focused on ensuring more people see a dentist at least once per year with programs that establish dental homes for both children and adults, support patients who have previously missed dental appointments, and enable much-needed care for those who have disproportionately lacked access. The company also increased the benefit for adult tooth extractions, which helps individuals in need qualify for the dentures benefit with less money out of pocket. To qualify for covered dentures, adults must have fewer than six teeth.

DentaQuest also supports the health of Louisiana families and communities through its dedicated regional teams and employee volunteer hours at local events. The company recently invested in a variety of community outreach efforts to improve daily life for many Louisianans, including a $8,000 donation for Eat Move Grow to improve access and services for rural Louisiana children, and support oral health education in elementary schools throughout 17 high-need rural Delta parishes. The donation also supports health kits for 15,000 children.

Read more about DentaQuest here.

 

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