Symposia & Meetings

June 2008 Symposium

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

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.

Keynote Session: The Bridge from Oral Health to Total Health: Building a Policy Framework
    Speaker:
    Commentator:
Burton Edelstein
Cindy Mann
 
Session 1: The Bridge from Oral Health to Total Health: Policy Implications
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    Moderator:
David Albert
Kim Boggess
Norman Tinanoff
Anna Sommers
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Session 2: Approaches to Integrating Dental and Medical Service Delivery for Children
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    Moderator:
Rebecca King
Russell Maier
Cynthia Woodcock
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Luncheon Presentation: Achieving Access and Quality in Dental Care
    Speaker:
Sara Rosenbaum
 
Session 3: Increasing the Dental Workforce and Program Participation of Dental Providers
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    Moderator:
Allen Finkelstein
David Nash
James Crall
Michael Nolin
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Session 4: Engaging Consumers and Providers: Education to Improve Access to Dental Services
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Moderator:
Nicholas Mosca
Brooks Woodward
Mark Goldstein and Paul Westerberg
David Idala

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Reflections
    Conversant:
Jack Dillenberg