The Current State of Dental Quality Measures (2018)

Recorded On: 12/12/2018

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide an overview of the Dental Quality Alliance (DQA)
  • Provide an overview of the DQA program and plan level measures and discuss implementation and improvement activities
  • Provide an overview of the DQA practice-based measures
  • Discuss the evolving quality landscape and emerging measurement concepts
  • Discuss potential opportunities for synergies/collaboration

Dr. Craig W. Amundson


Dr. Amundson practices general dentistry with HealthPartners.  He served as HealthPartners Chief Operating Officer, Dental Operations, and as Dental Director until deciding to return to full time dental practice in 2008.  

Prior to joining HealthPartners, Dr. Amundson was a dental officer with the United States Public Health Service in the state of Washington, where he served his residency, and in Hawaii.  A native of Minnesota, he attended Worthington State Junior College and the University of Minnesota where he received his degree in dentistry with honors.  He is currently clinical professor on the adjunct faculty, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and serves on the clinical faculty for Metropolitan State University’s Dental Therapy Program. 

Dr. Amundson has a long history of involvement in efforts to improve access, quality  and cost of oral health care.  He represented the Minnesota State College and University System on Minnesota’s legislatively mandated Oral Health Practitioner Work Group.   

Dr. Amundson represents the National Association of Dental Plans on the American Dental Association Dental Quality Alliance, serving on its Executive Committee and chairing the Measure Research and Development Committee.  He is on the boards of Community Dental Care, a non-profit providing care to the under served, and Innovative Quality Schools, a non-profit charter school authorizer.

Diptee Ojha, BDS, PhD

Sr Manager Office of Quality Assessment & Improvement / Lead Staff Dental Quality Alliance, American Dental Association

Diptee Ojha, B.D.S., Ph.D. is a dentist and manages the Office of Quality Assessment and Improvement (QA&I) at the American Dental Association (ADA). In this capacity, she serves as the lead staff for the Dental Quality Alliance and works closely on all of its measure development, maintenance and implementation activities leveraging external stakeholder engagement.


The Current State of Dental Quality Measures (2018)