Join oral health advocates from around the state and country for the 2017 Oral Health Policy Conference, featuring cutting-edge presentations by national speakers, Oral Health Champion Awards, networking, exhibitors, reception, and the best in oral health policy discussion. Below is the current agenda for the conference.
Thursday, March 9
Noon - Keynote Address - Mary Foley, RDH, MPH, Executive Director, Medicaid Medicare CHIP Dental Services Association
1:45 PM - Mary Otto, health journalist – Deamonte Driver and Oral Health Policy – Ms. Otto will be available to sign her book – Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America – provided to all attendees prior to publication date - thanks to REACH Healthcare Foundation
3 PM - Emergency Room Diversion Panel - facilitated by Leslie Porth, Missouri Hospital Association with Amy Kelsey, Dr. Suter, Dr. Jurkovich and Dr. Pfannenstiel
4:30 PM - George Gotto, PhD – Improving Oral Health Care for People with Disabilities
5 PM - Amy Blouin, Executive Director, Missouri Budget Project – The Importance of Medicaid for Missouri
5:30 – 7:30 PM – Reception featuring the Lincoln University Jazz Ensemble
6:30 PM – Coalition Board Meeting – featuring an update from Dr. John Dane, Missouri Dental Director
Friday, March 10
6:30 – 8 AM – Breakfast and Discussion Groups on Oral Health 2020 Goals - see Oral Health 2020 – Set future direction while interacting with fellow Coalition members!
8 AM - Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH – Using Policy to Improve Oral Health
9:15 - Alejandra Valencia, DDS, MPH, MS, Project Director, Oral Health Forum, Heartland Alliance - Maximizing Connections that Impact Oral Health Status
10:30 AM - Patrick Finnerty, DentaQuest Foundation/PWF Consulting – Potential New Financing Models for Medicaid
11:45 AM - Tara Harper, Associate Director of Advancement, Oral Health America - Oral Health and Medicare: Where Are We Now?