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Lessons from the Pandemic: What COVID-19 Is Teaching Us

COVID-19 has dramatically shifted the delivery of oral health care — from equity, to patient access, to technology, to payment models. Read the blog posts below to see what leaders are saying about the future of the industry.
 

Lessons from the pandemic: Health Equity
What COVID-19 Is Teaching Us About Health Equity
People of color have long experienced significant differences in care access, treatment and quality, and COVID-19 is making these problems worse. Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, president and CEO of the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute, Inc., explores solutions that can help create a more equitable system in the future.

 
 
Lessons from the pandemic: Teledentistry
What COVID-19 Is Teaching Us About Teledentistry
As teledentistry has soared during the pandemic, we’ve all learned about gaps in knowledge — among patients, providers, policymakers alike — and its potential to complement traditional dental care. Kirill Zaydenman, vice president, innovation for DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, and Todd Cruse, president, DentaQuest Care Group, share several lessons the industry is learning during the pandemic.
 


 
Lessons from the pandemic: Employee Engagement
What COVID-19 Is Teaching Us About Employee Engagement
COVID-19 has touched every U.S. industry, business and employee in multiple ways. Some are dealing with tragic losses. Many are experiencing significant financial consequences. Nearly all are coming up with new strategic plans to face an uncertain future. Through it all, business leaders are looking for new ways to keep employees connected and engaged.  Roxanne Martinez, DentaQuest’s chief human resource officer, shares three lessons COVID-19 has taught us about employee engagement.

 
 
Lessons from the pandemic: Value-Based Care
What COVID-19 Is Teaching Us About Value-Based Care
COVID-19 has dramatically shifted the delivery of oral health care, and many of the changes we’ve experienced will make lasting impacts on the industry. In part one of a new series, Steve Pollock, DentaQuest president and CEO, and Rebekah Mathews, director of value-based care at the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, lay out how the pandemic has accelerated the need to shift from volume to value. 

 
 



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