Bridging the Gap: From Policy to Practice

Friday, October 21, 2011
The Jefferson Hotel | Richmond, Virginia


Plenary Session, Presented October 20, 2011
The (Dental) Gap in the Gap: Understanding Oral Health Disparities and Access to Care in Far Southwest Virginia
Presented by Sarah Raskin, MPH, University of Arizona

Bridging the Gap: From Policy to Practice
Surveying the Landscape: Current Funding/Policy Conditions of Oral Health
Presented by Patrick Finnerty, PWF Consulting/Virginia Health Catalyst (formerly Virginia Oral Health Coalition) Board of Directors

Pediatric Oral Health Benefits in Virginia:  From Medicaid to the Exchange
Presented by Cindi Jones, Department of Medical Assistance Services

Oral Health Workforce Panel:  Virginia Department of Health Dental Hygiene Pilot
Presented by Karen Day, DDS, MS, MPH, Virginia Department of Health

Elevating the Importance of Oral Health Awareness
Presented by Julie Stitzel, MPA, The PEW Center on the States

Medical and Dental Collaboration - Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum
Presented by Tracy Garland, National Interprofessional Institute on Oral Health, and Wanda Gonsalves, MD, Medical University of South Carolina

Oral Health Literacy
Presented by Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD, VCU School of Dentistry/Coalition Board of Directors

Evidence-based Caries Prevention
Presented by Jeff Laughlin, DDS, MPH, Piedmont Regional Dental Center