Executive Vice President, Care Delivery and Public Affairs
Todd Cruse is the EVP of Care Delivery and Public Affairs for DentaQuest. In this role, he oversees the operations and strategy of both the DentaQuest Care Group as well as the organization’s government affairs activities to ensure that oral health remains at top policy priority for states.
Todd is responsible for ensuring that the DentaQuest Care Group, and its affiliated dental care centers, provide access to vital dental services for children and adults in underserved areas. Today, DentaQuest’s care delivery organization now is comprised of 75 oral health centers nationwide, including the nation’s first dental accountable care organization.
Todd joined DentaQuest in 2013. Prior to that, he led a health care consulting firm with an emphasis on dental and government-sponsored health care programs. Additionally, he spent eight years as the SVP of Development and Government Affairs at CSHM, the nation’s second largest Medicaid-focused dental practice management firm. Todd also was a member of former Tennessee Gov. Don Sundquist’s Cabinet, serving as Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant to the Governor for legislation.
Todd earned a Bachelor of Science in communication and political science from Middle Tennessee State University.