DentaQuest donated $500,000 and sent oral health kits to help Florida communities affected by Hurricane Ian.
DentaQuest, provider of Medicaid and CHIP dental solutions, announced a $500,000 contribution to the Florida Disaster Fund, which assists Florida’s communities as they respond to and recover during times of disaster like the recent destruction from Hurricane Ian.
In addition to the donation, DentaQuest is sending oral health kits filled with toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to relief centers across Florida and matching 100% of employee donations to Hurricane Ian relief efforts in the month of October.
“In the wake of Hurricane Ian, it’s clear that the road to recovery will not be easy, but we are here to support Florida,” said Steve Pollock, DentaQuest president. “Individuals have lost their homes and communities have been devastated, but together we can rebuild. We’re proud to support the Florida Disaster Fund and call on others to make a pledge toward relief efforts.”
DentaQuest’s donation marks the beginning of a series of activities to help Floridians in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
In addition to supporting the rebuilding efforts, DentaQuest, provides government dental benefits administration in the state and continues to work with Medicaid enrollees and dentists to help those affected by the storm get the support they need.
DentaQuest works with more than 1,800 dental providers in the state of Florida who serve roughly 2 million Floridians. Many of the people they serve reside in some of the hardest hit areas devastated by Hurricane Ian.
“At the core of who we are is the commitment to helping people get the care they need and connecting communities in need with critical resources,” said Pollock. “As an organization dedicated to both social and financial impact, this contribution is a step to help these communities in Florida recover and rebuild.”