Located in Westborough, MA, about 35 miles west of Boston, the DentaQuest Oral Health Center is a 30-second walk down the hallway from the DentaQuest Institute. Participating in the Dental Caries Management (DCM) Collaborative marks the Oral Health Center’s first foray working with the Institute in a quality improvement collaborative.
As one of 15 teams in the DCM Collaborative, the Oral Health Center is working to test and implement a chronic disease management protocol for patients between the ages of 6 and 20 years.
Andrea Dickhaut, the practice administrator at the Oral Health Center and the team’s senior leader, reflects on their experience, “This collaborative has really strengthened the bridge between the Oral Health Center and the Institute. We are working as a team, and it has truly been invigorating for us. And, what’s really great, is that now we get excited about measurement. Using measurement as a tool for improvement is in our blood now.”
Intrigued? Learn more about the DentaQuest Institute’s Quality Improvement Collaboratives and the DentaQuest Oral Health Center.