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Dental Quality Alliance


2015 DQA Conference: The Roles of Quality Management

The Dental Quality Alliance hosted a 2015 Conference. View all presentations.


DQA Measure Activity

Check out the ongoing work of the Dental Quality Alliance.  Read More.


The Dental Quality Alliance’s Dental caries Measures

Obtain detailed specifications and review the DQA's measure set.  Learn More.


  • Covered California: The Dental Quality Alliance is excited to announce that Covered California is adopting DQA Pediatric Measure Set in its Qualified Dental Plan contracts for plan year 2016. Covered California is a state-based marketplace implementing the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in California. For more information, please visit Covered California.

  • ADA Annual Meeting: The DQA will host its first education course at the ADA 2015 Meeting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. The course titled, Quality Measurement in Dentistry (course 6321) is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. Friday, November 6th, 2015. 

    This course will cover quality measurement in the oral health delivery system and the impact of evidence-based oral health care quality measures on clinicians.  This course aims to educate the dental health professionals on the key features of quality movement in health care, and outline the reasons why quality improvement is important in dentistry.  

    The key presenters are Dr. James Crall, Chair of the DQA and Professor and Chair, Division of Public Health and Community Dentistry, UCLA and Dr. Marie Schweinebraten, Periodontists Practitioner. There is no fee for the course and participants are eligible to receive up to 1 hour of continuing education credit. 

    If you would like further information on how to register for either course, please contact the DQA staff at dqa@ada.org   

  • DQA Solicits Public Member: The DQA is currently seeking a Public Member that has the perspective of the healthcare consumer to serve on its membership. Nominations are currently being accepted.  The Public Member will have the same duties, responsibilities, and voting rights as those of other DQA members. Travel to the meeting will be paid by the DQA.  If you wish to submit nominations for the Public Member, please contact Manesa Vaclavik at dqa@ada.org

  • The next DQA meetings will be held on  Friday, October 30, 2015, Friday July 7, 2016, and Friday, December 16, 2016. If you wish to observe at any of these meetings, please contact Manesa Vaclavik at 312.440.7649 or via email at vaclavikm@ada.org.