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June 2008 Symposium

Developing Comprehensive Oral Health Policy:
Challenges and Opportunities for State Health Policy Makers

A one-day symposium convened on
Tuesday, June 17, 2008

As states are facing challenges in assuring access to oral health care, The Hilltop Institute sponsored its fifth day-long symposium to explore three major areas of policy innovation to improve access to and utilization of oral health care: integration of dental and medical service delivery; dental workforce issues; and health education and outreach strategies. The day was divided into four sessions and highlighted by a keynote address, a luncheon address, and concluding reflections. Over 130 policy makers, health services researchers, and health care practitioners from across the country participated in the event. For a summary of the day's proceedings, click here.

Symposium Brochure

Speaker Biographies

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Keynote Session: The Bridge from Oral Health to Total Health: Building a Policy Framework

Speaker:

Burton Edelstein

Commentator:

Cindy Mann
 
 
Session 1: The Bridge from Oral Health to Total Health: Policy Implications

Speakers:

David Albert

Presentation
  Kim Boggess Presentation
  Norman Tinanoff Presentation

Moderator:

Anna Sommers
 
 
Session 2: Approaches to Integrating Dental and Medical Service Delivery for Children

Speakers:

Rebecca King

Presentation
  Russell Maier Presentation

Moderator:

Cynthia Woodcock
 
 
Luncheon Presentation: Achieving Access and Quality in Dental Care
Speaker: Sara Rosenbaum  
 
Session 3: Increasing the Dental Workforce and Program Participation of Dental Providers

Speakers:

Allen Finkelstein

Presentation
  David Nash Presentation
  James Crall Presentation

Moderator:

Michael Nolin

 
Session 4: Engaging Consumers and Providers: Education to Improve Access to Dental Services

Speakers:

Nicholas Mosca
  Brooks Woodward Presentation
  Mark Goldstein and
Paul Westerberg
Presentation

Moderator:

David Idala
 
 
Reflections

Conversant:

Jack Dillenberg