DentaQuest, a dental benefit administrator that operates in 24 states and serves more than 14 million members, has named Steven J. Pollock as chief operating officer.To read more about DentaQuest, go to DentaQuest.Pollock has been serving as president of the DentaQuest government business unit. A health-care executive, Pollock has distinguished himself for strategic planning and execution, acquisitions, and risk management. As president, he doubled the size of the government unit since its acquisition by DentaQuest in 2004.Pollock joined the government division, then known as Doral, in 1999 as corporate counsel. He also served as vice president of market development, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Under his leadership, membership, revenue, profitability, and value grew dramatically,” said Fay Donohue, CEO and president of DentaQuest. “Steve led the company through change and advancement with good people practices, innovative technology, and efficient processes. We value him highly for hiring great talent, building high-performing teams, and guiding the company through change and growth.”Pollock serves on the Board of Directors for Oral Health America, a national organization dedicated to improving oral health.He holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio. He earned a BBA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.For more information, go to www.dentaquest.com.To comment on this subject, go to community.pennwelldentalgroup.com/.