DentaQuest names Steve Pollock as president and CEO

On April 1, DentaQuest, a dental benefits administrator and provider, announced Steve Pollock as its new president and chief executive officer.

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On April 1, DentaQuest, a dental benefits administrator and provider, announced Steve Pollock as its new president and chief executive officer. Pollock, who previously served as DentaQuest’s chief operating officer, will replace Fay Donohue, who announced in October 2014 that she would be retiring after twenty years of leading the company’s growth and success.

“Steve embodies the principles that drive our company—hard work, dedication, innovation, and commitment to the customer—and he will be an outstanding leader for DentaQuest,” said Fay Donohue, outgoing president and CEO of DentaQuest. “His leadership of operations and use of efficient processes have enabled us to now help more than 23 million people across the nation. He has contributed greatly to our mission of improving the oral health of all.”

Shortly after Donohue announced her plans to retire, DentaQuest assembled a search committee. After completing a comprehensive search process and narrowing the list of candidates to a handful of finalists, the committee identified Pollock as the ideal candidate. The full DentaQuest board of directors formally endorsed that recommendation.

Pollock started with DentaQuest during 1999 and served in a number of senior positions before being appointed as COO in 2011. As COO, he held responsibility for all business segments of DentaQuest and led the company's growth in an evolving and complex health-care market during the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

“I’m proud of the work we do, the people we serve and the employees who make DentaQuest great,” said Steven Pollock, incoming president and CEO of DentaQuest. “I thank the board of directors for their faith in my leadership, and I’m looking forward to taking the organization to the next level. DentaQuest has a bright future, one where we will connect even more lives with quality oral care, and I can’t wait to get to work as CEO.”

Pollock earned a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School. HHHe is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and a certified public accountant in Ohio. Pollock resides in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife and two children.

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