DentaQuest has issued this statement:
"DentaQuest has been successfully managing the Idaho Smiles program for Blue Cross of Idaho for the past three years. In that time, we have increased the percentage of Idaho Smiles members who receive dental care from 38 to 68 percent. We are proud of our work in Idaho and the strong relations we have built with the dentists in our network. We acknowledge that recent changes in the Idaho Smiles dental network were confusing."
"After careful consideration, we have decided to allow all dentists already enrolled in the Idaho Smiles program to continue their participation in the program. We are redoubling our efforts to improve communications with the dentists and we will create an advisory committee that we anticipate will include local dentists to provide input into the Idaho Smiles program. We appreciate the leadership from the Governor’s Office and look forward to working with all the parties under the terms of the new contract."