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General FAQs

Who is P&R Dental Strategies and why are They Recognizing DentaQual® elitestar™ Dentists?

P&R Dental Strategies is the premier dental insights company.  We deliver customized, actionable business intelligence powered by DentaBase®, our national multi-payer claims database and analytics engine. For over 20 years, P&R Dental Strategies' has provided solutions for smart claim review, quality measurement, utilization management, network development and more to our dental benefits clients. With our expertise in dental analytics and our large database of dental claims, P&R Dental Strategies is uniquely positioned as an objective third-party source to deliver data-driven, actionable insights to payers, employers, dentists and consumers.

What’s more, we believe that quality deserves to be recognized. That's why we created the DentaQual® Leaders in Quality™ program and the DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Awards. The program recognizes the elite practicing dentists in each State* who have earned the top ranking in our DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award measurement platform.

These awards empower dentists with tools for practice growth and add a new perspective to questionably sourced testimonials and online reviews.


Why is
P&R Dental Strategies scoring individual dentists?

P&R Dental Strategies is responding to the increasing demand from employers, consumers and government programs for objective, quality scoring for individual dentists. Deploying sophisticated data analytics to meet developing transparency needs and leveraging informatics to encourage improved quality and consumer engagement is a core focus of government and commercial dental benefit programs. The methodology in the DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award platform is very similar to quality scoring methodologies that have been used by medical health plans and hospitals for years.


How are the DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist awardees determined?

P&R Dental Strategies awards DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist status to those dentists in each state with the highest DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award scores and no evidence of sanctions or other inappropriate behavior as of the date of the award. The DentaQual® metrics used in award rankings are described in the DentaQual® White Paper which is available upon request. The DentaQual® Leaders in Quality™ EliteStar™ Dentist Awards program provides objective information to support evaluation of dental providers. P&R Dental Strategies does not recommend or endorse any individual dental provider. Information used to determine DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Awards is obtained from dental insurance claims data submitted by dentists to multiple commercial dental benefits payers. The DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award is not intended to be a guarantee of any dental provider’s quality or as a substitute for professional dental advice.


P&R Dental Strategies plans to perform an analysis each year to determine the annual DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist awardees. Awardees will typically be announced during the third quarter of each calendar year. For example, the 2018 awardees were determined and announced in September 2018. We anticipate the 2019 DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist awardees will be determined and announced in the fall of 2019.

When are the DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Awards determined?


Annual awardees of the DentaQual® Leaders in Quality™ EliteStar™ Dentist Awards program are listed on the Awardees page of this website.

Where is P&R Dental Strategies publishing the list of
DentaQual®
EliteStar™
Dentist
awardees?


No, the DentaQual® Leaders in Quality™ EliteStar™ Dentist Award program is an objective measurement platform that ranks dentists across dozens of metrics across several clinical and behavioral categories and is based on “standard deviations from the norm.” We believe this claims-based, “normative” statistical approach provides objective ranking information that is superior to highly subjective patient testimonials and protects dentists against the uncertainty and subjectivity of patient reviews. Patient satisfaction surveys and testimonials may provide additional information that is important to specific patients but they are not included in the DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award measurement platform at this time.

Does the DentaQual® Leaders in Quality™ EliteStar™ Dentist Award program take into account patient reviews? 


DentaQual® is based on a statistical analysis of dental claims data and identifies dentists who are within and without the statistically normative behavior patterns of their peer dentists. DentaQual® is not based on pre-determined, subjective benchmarks of quality. All scoring is based on “standard deviation from the norm,” with the assumption that “the norm” represents the average level of quality in the dental community. The DentaQual® methodology and the metrics used in the DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award rankings are described in the DentaQual® White Paper which is available upon request.

How does DentaQual® work?


Claims data have long been an accepted measurement source in commercial and government medical benefits programs and have been widely used in quality scoring in the medical space for years. The DentaQual® assessment is limited to uniform defined measures for which comparable data is available for providers and that is available in claims data. The DentaQual® performance measurements are designed to function effectively with claims data. The DentaQual® methodology and the metrics used in DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award rankings are described in the DentaQual® White Paper which is available upon request.

Are claims data A Reliable/ Justifiable way to rank dentists?


The claims data analyzed to produce DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award scores come from DentaBase®, P&R Dental Strategies’ multi-payer dental claims database with over 65 dental payers contributing monthly data updates. DentaBase® currently contains over 2.7 Billion dental procedures and includes dentists from every state in the U.S., providing a statistically valid data set on over 190,000 U.S. dentists.

Where does P&R Dental Strategies get the claims data?


DentaQual® separately scores dentists in commercial and government programs (Medicaid/Medicare). Data from these two types of populations are not comingled to determine DentaQual® scores. The DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Awards are based only on commercial claims data and do not include any government program claims data.

Does DentaQual® include any Government Program (MEDICAID/ MEDICARE) Claims Data?


P&R Dental Strategies’ DentaBase® is updated monthly.

How current is your claims data?


DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Awardee FAQs

Included in your award package is an attractive DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award certificate suitable for framing and display in your office. The DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award can be a powerful marketing tool for your practice. Patients are always searching for the highest quality dental care; by displaying your award certificate, you can show that a respected, objective third-party in dental measurement has recognized you for your commitment to providing the highest level of quality dental care in the country. You can find additional free DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award practice marketing tools and ideas, including a digital badge for use on your website, email or social media, on the Practice Tools page of this website.

How can I promote my DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentists Award status?


Unless you elect to opt-out of the DentaQual® Leaders in Quality™ EliteStar™ Dentist Award program, your award status will continue to be listed at www.DentaQualLeadersInQuality.com under the year of the award.

How long will my DentaQual® EliteStar™ Dentist Award Rating last?


Annual awardees of the DentaQual® Leaders in Quality™ EliteStar™ Dentist Award program are listed on the Awardees page at www.DentaQualLeadersInQuality.com.

Where is
P&R Dental Strategies publishing the list of DentaQual® EliteStar™
Dentist
Awards?


Yes, if you would like to opt out of the program, please contact us at: 609.783.9004 and we will remove your name from the DentaQual® Leaders in Quality™ website.

Can I opt out of the DentaQual® Leaders in Quality™ EliteStar™ Dentist Award
program?

*Alaska and Hawaii are not included at this time and will be added at a later date.