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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.

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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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