BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced the launch of a dental consultation hotline for residents of Texas during the COVID-19 pandemic. The service is available at no cost to callers and open to those who have questions about a wide range of oral health topics.
As dental practices across the country are reducing operations and canceling non-emergency appointments, DentaQuest is addressing the importance of maintaining optimal oral health while reducing coronavirus exposure risk to patients and providers. The hotline can serve as a valuable tool to avoid disruptions in care that may otherwise send people to already overwhelmed clinics and hospitals.
“It is critically important that people do not neglect their oral health as they seek to follow local guidance around social distancing, as ninety percent of all systemic diseases have oral manifestations,” said Todd Cruse, President of DentaQuest Care Group. “With many dental practices offering only emergency services during this unprecedented time, the hotline provides residents of Texas with an opportunity to consult with a dental professional and ensure their oral health needs are being met.”
DentaQuest created this hotline in partnership with Community Dental Care. These dental professionals will offer guidance, and, when possible, referrals to local providers for emergency services.
Texas residents can call the hotline at (800) 236-7619, which operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.
More information is available at http://www.dentaquest.com/covid19/hotline/.
DentaQuest is a purpose-driven oral health care company dedicated to improving the oral health of all. We do this through Preventistry® – our all-in approach to better care, expanded access, value-based financing, and innovative solutions. We manage dental and vision benefits for 27+ million Americans and provide direct patient care through our network of more than 85 DentaQuest owned or affiliated oral health centers in 6 states. We provide outcomes-based, cost-effective dental solutions for Medicaid and CHIP, Medicare Advantage, small and large businesses, and individuals nationwide. And, we've invested more than $200 million in grants and programs to achieve measurably healthier communities across the country. By advancing prevention-focused oral health, we will achieve better overall health for everyone. Learn more at www.DentaQuest.com and follow us on Twitter @DentaQuest, Facebook www.facebook.com/DentaQuest, Instagram @Inside_DentaQuest, and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/company/DentaQuest.