More Than Just a Subjective Testimonial

Not available anywhere else, DentaQual® is an objectively measured dental quality platform intended to provide payers, employers and patients with a single tool for understanding how U.S. dentists practice in relation to their peers (within the same specialty and in the same geography). For dentists, it provides a powerful means to promote their practices to new patients and demonstrates to insurance payers that they are adhering to statistical practice norms. There are many more benefits for dentists.

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Uniform Measures

The overall DentaQual® assessment is based on uniform defined measures for which comparable claims data is available for dentists. The DentaQual® measurement platform uses performance measures that have been informed through review of external professional sources as guidance.

Unique and Objective Quality Measurement

DentaQual® scoring is based on an individual dentist’s "standard deviation from the norm," the norm being the average practice behavior of a dentist’s peers in their geographic area. It is not based on pre-determined or subjective benchmarks such as user reviews.

DentaQual® — what Does It Measure?

With DentaQual® quality is measured based on multiple metrics scored in each of five categories:

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DentaQual® - How Does It Measure Individual Dentist Quality?

DentaQual® leverages the P&R Dental Strategies multi-payer dental claims database called DentBase® to measure quality. DentaBase® is powered by de-identified and aggregated dental claims data from all 50 U.S. states.

Key things to know about DentaQual®:

  • Is not based on pre-determined benchmarks of quality.
  • Assumes that the norm represents the average level of good quality in the dental community (by 3-digit zip; by specialty)
  • Generates scores based on standard deviation from the norm.
  • Delivers a score based on an easy to understand 5-star scale.