Seminar: Oral Health Innovation 'Preventistry'
Seminar: The Changing Business of Oral Health

The business of oral health is changing. Will you be ready? In this oral health innovation seminar, Steven Pollock, the President and CEO of DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, will discuss the changing oral health business, and how it will you as an oral health professional.

February 13, Wednesday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm



The pace of change in the healthcare industry is the fastest it’s been in decades, and dentistry is no exception. The highly fragmented and siloed dental care and finance system is ripe for disruption. The industry is being purposefully disrupted by significant inflow of capital, novel technology, workforce and other regulatory reforms, and changing consumer preferences. Accelerated consolidation and care delivery disruptions are aiming to create a more accessible, integrated, consumer oriented, and value-driven model.

One example of this transformation is “Preventistry”, which:

  • Refocuses oral care on prevention
  • Pays for value and outcomes, not volume of services
  • Advocates for greater access in multiple venues where people are, and
  • Invests in innovations and technologies that improve consumer health and experience

To effect this transformation will require a new thinking in business strategy and corporate philanthropy, putting business performance and social impact on the same footing. In the healthcare industry that’s inherently social and local, this double bottom line approach is both socially responsible and offers a unique, sustainable and credible competitive edge.



Steven Pollock
President & Chief Executive Officer of DentaQuest

stevepollock.pngSteve Pollock is the President and CEO of DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., with locations across the country, DentaQuest operates as an integrated enterprise with a mission to benefits business, a foundation, an institute and dental care delivery sites all dedicated to improving the oral health of all.

Steve’s leadership specifically guides all of these parts into working as a whole to improve oral health care from every angle. The DentaQuest Foundation is the leader in oral health philanthropy, investing annually in organizations that share our commitment to improving the oral health of all. The DentaQuest Institute applies a rigorous science and research and development approach to testing and proving new models of care that prioritize prevention. The care delivery business boasts the nation’s first dental accountable care organization with more than 40 oral health centers in Oregon, while also managing 22 oral health centers in 3 other states. And DentaQuest’s best-in-class benefits business includes more than 23 million people.

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February 13, 2019
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
UIC College of Dentistry
801 S. Paulina St.

Chicago , IL 60612
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