The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) was established by the American Dental Association (ADA) to
develop performance measures for oral health care. The DQA is an organization of
major stakeholders in oral health care delivery that use a collaborative
approach to develop oral health care measures. DQA’s mission is to advance performance measurement as a
means to improve oral health, patient care and safety through a
with the ADA in the work of the DQA. Dr. Ron Hunt, Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine-Arizona, is ADEA’s
representative on the DQA.
The DQA now seeks
public comment on three subject areas:
- Annual Measure Review
- Sealants Measure Concept
- Measure Related to Diabetes
How to Submit
- Submit written comments to DQA Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org by
Feb. 15, 2019.
- Please designate the specific topic in
your email subject line when submitting.
- Comments for all topics must be received
Subject 1: 2019
Annual Measure Review
- To ensure transparency and
establish proper protocols for timely assessment of the evidence and the
properties of the measures, as well as to comply with the NQF’s endorsement
agreement, the DQA has established an annual measure maintenance cycle. The DQA
measures are reviewed annually:
Proposed Sealant Measure Concept
- The DQA has received feedback based
on implementation experience and is looking into options for the program/plan
level measure. The DQA seeks your valuable input on a proposed alternative
measure concept. Please access the DQA Ad-Hoc Sealant Workgroup page for concept and draft specification.
Subject 3: Interim
report on the Testing of a Measure Related to Diabetes and Oral Health Status
- The DQA calls for review of its Interim Report on the DQA Adult Oral Health Performance Measures Testing project
prepared under contract with the University of California, San Francisco and The
University of Iowa. This report is to update the stakeholder community on the
measure specifications and to highlight key findings and decisions to date, as
well as provide an overview of the testing process for the following measure: Adults
with Diabetes – Oral Evaluation.
Published on February 13, 2019