FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT: Chris Smith
Salem, Oregon. (7/1/2020) – Capitol Dental Care is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2020, Manu Chaudhry, MS, DDS has been promoted to the position of President and Dental Director for Capitol Dental Care. In this role, Dr. Chaudhry will lead Capitol Dental Care’s mission of preventing dental disease and improving the oral and systemic health of children and patients on the Oregon Health Plan.
Dr. Chaudhry has dedicated his career to promoting dental health care and improving clinical quality and access to care, with a passion for transforming delivery of care to improve health outcomes. He is devoted to community outreach and oral health advocacy, and currently serves on a board for a foundation that assists underserved children with health needs. Throughout his career, Dr. Chaudhry has actively promoted innovative delivery of care; he is a community leader and has partnered with multiple county organizations for reducing oral and overall health disparities and promoting pediatric dentistry.
Prior to joining Capitol Dental Care, for the past 2+ years, Dr. Chaudhry was the Regional Clinical Director for the Gentle Dental network with dental practices in Northern California and Nevada. In that role, Dr. Chaudhry successfully shaped direction, provided leadership in clinical quality, and built high-performing teams of 70+ providers within 22 offices. Previously in his career, Dr. Chaudhry served as a Managing Dentist at a large dental multi-site provider that treated a significant Medicaid population, and also held the role as Dental Director for a Federally Qualified Health Center and Urban Indian Health Services Organization.
“We are excited that Dr. Chaudhry has agreed to join Capitol Dental Care as President and Dental Director, and anticipate that his leadership will enable us to move forward with the quality initiatives and growth strategy currently underway to serve our community even more effectively,” says Roderick Place, on behalf of Capitol Dental Care’s Board of Directors and InterDent Service Corporation’s Co-CEO. “Dr. Chaudhry is a mission-driven leader and we look forward to the many ways he will positively impact our organization and the population that we serve.”
About Capitol Dental Care
Capitol Dental Care is Oregon’s largest dental care coordination organization with a network of more than 300 dentists across 18 counties. Capitol Dental Care has been operating in Southern Oregon since the inception of the Oregon Health Plan, and statewide, the company currently serves approximately 200,000 members. The company is dedicated to arranging for the provision of high-quality dental care to all members and their families with a strong focus on meeting the needs of children. Capitol Dental Care creates access to quality care, uses evidence-based methods and provides dental leadership to the local communities. It emphasizes dental disease prevention as a key part of health, and its vast network of dentists and partnership with Oregon Community Care Organizations (CCO’s) continuously work to improve the health of Oregonians. For more information, visit capitoldentalcare.com.