DentaQuest has entered into a partnership agreement with Advantage Dental to acquire a majority stake in the company. According to founder and President Dr. Mike Shirtcliff, the company is not being sold and nothing is forecasted to change. The details of the partnership will be finalized within the next few months pending the review of the Oregon Insurance Division.
Both companies have similar philosophies to improve health outcomes and lower costs among the low income population. According to Dr. Mike Shirtcliff the mission driven approach of DentaQuest to improve health for the underserved is perfectly aligned with the commitment of Advantage Dental to improve oral health success.
- Advantage Dental started in 1994; today it provides dental care to 330,000 Medicaid members in Oregon and 65,000 PacificSource members in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana.
- DentaQuest, based in Boston, has 24 million members; the majority being Medicaid and the underserved population.
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