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    DentaQuest Appoints Executive Director of New Impact Integration Group

    Dan Williams to lead integration of philanthropy, science into oral health benefits, care delivery

    BOSTON, MA –As part of its commitment to driving forward person-centered care, DentaQuest has appointed Dan Williams as executive director of its Impact Integration Group, a new team that completes the recently created internal Impact Organization.
     
    As the first in this role, Williams will lead a team tasked with identifying and integrating evidence-based strategies into new and existing business models, products, and services at DentaQuest. With the company’s investments in philanthropy, science, and technology, the Impact Integration Group will help transform how DentaQuest delivers person-centered oral health benefits and care.
     
    “DentaQuest has long been a leader investing in the future of oral health for all,” said Steve Pollock, chief executive officer at DentaQuest. “With the creation of our Impact Organization – and in particular the Impact Integration Group under Dan’s leadership – DentaQuest is poised to transform the health care landscape.”
     
    Williams joins the existing Impact leadership team, which includes Chief Impact Officer Brian Souza, DentaQuest Foundation Executive Director Dr. Mike Monopoli, DentaQuest Institute Executive Director Tequila Terry, and DentaQuest Oral Health Center President Dr. Brian Novy.
     
    “We’re excited to welcome Dan as the first executive director of DentaQuest’s Impact Integration Group,” Souza said. “His approach to innovation, as well as his proven experience as a forward thinking leader, will be an asset to our business, particularly as health care continues to evolve.”
     
    Williams comes to DentaQuest with 25 years of experience in industrial and experience design including technology and innovation strategies for consumer-oriented companies.  This includes leadership at Motorola, where his work influenced design for mobile phones, messaging, and radio products. His teams have received recognition and awards from I.D. Magazine and Business Week, and he has been awarded 50 patents for his work in computer, medical and mobile products. In 2005, he was honored as New England Business & Technology Association’s Innovator of the Year. Prior to joining DentaQuest, Dan also held lead design roles at Reebok, Konarka Technologies, and most recently, Isabella Products.
     
    About DentaQuest
    Based in Boston, Mass., DentaQuest (www.dentaquest.com) is the second largest oral health company in the United States and the largest in the Medicaid space. Along with its charitable DentaQuest Foundation, its clinical DentaQuest Care Group and its educational DentaQuest Institute, its mission is to improve the oral health of all. Follow DentaQuest on Twitter @dentaquest, Facebook at www.facebook.com/DentaQuest and LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/dentaquest, and subscribe to our blog, Oral Health Matters at http://oralhealthmatters.blogspot.com/.