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DentaQuest To Expand Oral Health Care Access With Oklahoma Medicaid

DentaQuest commits to ensuring more Oklahoma children visit the dentist twice each year to create overall healthier communities.


The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) has selected DentaQuest to receive a one-year dental benefit management contract. OHCA chose DentaQuest and two other dental managed care providers to administer benefits for the more than 770,000 Medicaid-enrolled eligible adults and children statewide.

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 children and adults, support patients who have previously missed dental appointments, and enable much-needed care for those who have been historically marginalized. DentaQuest will lead with a combination of high-touch interventions including case management, targeted enrollee education and incentives, and grassroots community-based outreach. The boots on the ground approach will help counter some of the unique barriers to care faced by Medicaid populations across Oklahoma’s urban and rural geographies — including for the state’s 38 Tribes and Tribal Organizations and its growing Hispanic/Latinx population.

DentaQuest also will be expanding benefits for pregnant women over the age of 21 by covering dental cleanings.  Read more here.


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