As the president of DentaQuest, Steve Pollock leads the nation’s largest provider of Medicaid dental benefits and spearheads the team’s mission to improve the oral health of all. Steve has successfully built an organization that drives market growth and opportunity for clients while also advancing the oral health industry to achieve better outcomes and equitable access for every American. Under Steve’s stewardship, DentaQuest developed Preventistry®, an inclusive approach to quality care and expanded access that prioritizes prevention-focused oral health.
Since his appointment as president in 2015, DentaQuest has experienced significant and sustained growth, including the expansion of more than 70 oral health centers in 6 states to deliver direct patient care in rural and underserved communities.
During his 20-year tenure at DentaQuest, Steve has held several other senior leadership positions, including chief executive officer, chief operating officer, executive vice president, and vice president of market development and general counsel.
Steve chairs the board of directors for RIZE Massachusetts, a nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid epidemic, and is a member of CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. He formerly served on the boards of the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans, the CareQuest Institute and Oral Health America. He is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, the state bar of Wisconsin and is a certified public accountant in Ohio.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Wisconsin Law School.