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Oral Health, Unmet Needs, Underserved Populations, and the Dental Therapist: A Regional Dialogue


JW Marriott
3300 Lenox Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Host Organizations: Morehouse School of Medicine and The Sullivan Alliance
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation
Date/Time: July 16-17, 2012

This invitation-only event brings leaders from across Georgia together with other national and regional thought leaders in dentistry, education, medicine, health policy, and oral health research.

All available presentations can be viewed in the Speeches & Presentations section.

AGENDA

Monday, July 16th

Moderator:

Henrie Treadwell, PhD
Director, Community Voices
Research Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine

6:00p-6:05p

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
John Maupin, Jr., DDS
President, Morehouse School of Medicine

6:05p-6:15p

REMARKS – THE LONG JOURNEY TOWARD HEALTH EQUITY
Louis W. Sullivan, MD
President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine

6:15p-6:30p

“DIVERSITY IN THE PIPELINE: REDUCING DISPARITIES”
Rick Valachovic, DMD, MPH
Executive Director, American Dental Education Association

6:30p-7:30p

DINNER

7:30p-7:45p

“BRIDGING THE GAP IN ORAL HEALTH: H.E.L.P. TO H.E.A.L. UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES”
Charles Moore, MD
Associate Professor, Emory University
Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Co-Director, Center for Cranial Base Surgery
Chief of Service, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Grady Memorial Hospital
CEO and Medical Director, Healing Community Center

Tuesday, July 17th

8:00a-8:50a

BREAKFAST

8:50a-9:00a

WELCOME AND MEETING GOALS
Louis W. Sullivan, MD
President Emeritus, Morehouse School of Medicine

9:00a-9:30a

APPROACHES TO ORAL HEALTH CARE THAT ESTABLISH A CONTINUUM OF CARE: DENTAL THERAPISTS- TRAINING AND IN ACTION

Moderator: Kathryn Erwin, DDS, MPA, MSCR
Assistant Professor
Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine

Panelist:
Valerie Davidson
Senior Director of Legal & Intergovernmental Affairs, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Ron Nagel, DDS, MPH
Consultant, Alaska Program and Certification Process Quality Assurance and Supervision

Mary Willard, DDS
DHAT Educational Director, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Aurora Johnson, DHAT
Dental Therapist, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

9:30a-10:30a

DENTAL HEALTH AND ACCESS TO ORAL HEALTH CARE IN GEORGIA: A PART OF WHAT WE KNOW AS GEORGIANS

Moderator: Rueben Warren, DDS, MPH, Dr.PH, and MDiv.
Director, Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care

Panelist:
Connie Drisko, DDS
Dean, School of Dentistry, Georgia Health Sciences Center

Carol Smith, RDH, MSHA
Director, Oral Health Prevention Program, Maternal and Child Health,
Georgia Department of Public Health

David Reznik, DDS
Grady Hospital and Community Clinics

Susan Muller, DMD
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University School of Medicine

10:30a-11:30a

ORAL HEALTH STATUS OF UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS IN GEORGIA

Moderator: Kisha Holden, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Director, Community Voices
Morehouse School of Medicine

Henrie M. Treadwell, PhD
Board of Trustees, Department of Corrections
Research Professor, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine

Michelle Staples-Horne, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice

Judith J. Pickens
Senior Vice President, Program and Youth Development Services, Boys and Girls Clubs of America “Smile for a Lifetime Program” (funded by the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, Colorado Springs) and other B&GC services in oral health

Keith Kirshner
Director, Ben Massell Dental Clinic, Jewish Family and Career Services

11:30a-12:00p

A REVIEW OF THE GLOBAL LITERATURE ON DENTAL THERAPISTS

Moderator: David Anderson, DDS, MDS
Prosthodontist, Private Practice, Pittsburgh, PA
Recipient of the America College of Dentists Dr. Cecelia Dows Scholarship
In Support of MA degree in Bioethics and Health Policy (2012)

David Nash, DMD, MS, EdD
Pediatric Dentist and William R. Willard Professor of Dental Education
University of Kentucky, School of Dentistry

12:00p-1:30p

“ORAL HEALTH IN AMERICA—REVISITING THE SURGEON GENERAL’S REPORT OF 2000”

David Satcher, PhD, MD
Director, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Morehouse School of Medicine
Former US 16th Surgeon General, U.S.

Caswell Evans, DDS, MPH
Associate Dean for Prevention and Public Health Sciences
UIC, College of Dentistry

Moderator: Lisa Tedesco, PhD
Dean, James T. Laney School of Graduates Studies, Emory University

1:30p-2:15p

NATIONAL AND LOCAL APPROACHES TO EXPANDING ACCESS TO ORAL HEALTH CARE

Moderator: Robin H. Carle
Chief Operating Officer, Sullivan Alliance

Lawrence J. Cook, DDS
Associate Director, Central Dental Laboratory, Office of Dentistry, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs

Edward J. Green, DDS
Practitioner, Albany, GA
Member and Representative, Georgia Dental Association (GDA)

Janeime Asbury, RDH, MPH
Immediate Past President, Georgia Dental Hygienists Association (GDHA)

2:15p-3:00p

DENTAL THERAPISTS IN THE UNITED STATES

Moderator: Frank A. Catalanotto, DMD
Professor and Chair, Department of Community Dentistry and Behavioral Science, University of Florida College of Dentistry

David Jordan
Project Director, Dental Access Project, Community Catalyst

3:00p- 3:45p

GROUP DISCUSSION

Moderator: Rueben Warren, DDS, MPH, DrPH, MDiv.
Director, Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care

3:45p-4:00p

WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED TODAY
Henrie M. Treadwell, PhD

4:00p-4:30p

CLOSING COMMENTS
Louis W. Sullivan, MD

 

All available presentations can be viewed in the Speeches & Presentations section.