Dr. Jeanette MacLean named as one of DentaQuest’s 2020 Health Equity Heroes – Heroes in the Time of COVID-19

DentaQuest, the nation’s leading purpose-driven oral health organization, today announced its 2020 Health Equity Heroes – Heroes in the Time of COVID-19.  Now, in its sixth year, the DentaQuest Health Equity Hero awards program celebrates individuals who are going above and beyond to expand access to equitable oral care and health care.

“Coronavirus exposed stark truths about our nation’s long-standing health disparities, hitting low-income communities especially hard and highlighting gaps in health literacy, access to care and trust in our systems of care,” said DentaQuest President and CEO Steve Pollock. “DentaQuest is proud to once again highlight the outstanding work of individuals who are responding to the health challenges of our time. The 2020 Health Equity Heroes in the Age of COVID-19 are bright spots that give us a glimpse of our country’s potential for compassion and change.”

In addition to celebrating and promoting the contributions of the 2020 Health Equity Heroes, DentaQuest is providing a $5,000 charitable contribution in the name of each hero to a nonprofit committed to promoting health equity.

The 2020 DentaQuest Health Equity Heroes in the Time of COVID-19 are:

Jeanette MacLean, DDS, DABPD, FAAPD, pediatric dentist-owner of Affiliated Children’s Dental Specialists, Arizona, an advocate for minimally invasive dentistry, used the time in March and April when many dental offices and dental schools closed due to COVID-19 to introduce her peers to effective techniques that arrest and treat decay with little or no aerosols. Dr. MacLean’s webinars and resources on social media channels are a guide for dental care professionals looking to adopt silver diamine fluoride (SDF), Icon Resin Infiltration and silver modified atraumatic restorative treatment (SMART). Dr. MacLean is supporting the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation with her award.

You can read the full press release here: https://whatsnew.dentaquest.com/dentaquest-announces-2020-health-equity-heroes-heroes-in-the-time-of-covid-19/