Institute for Oral Health

July 8, 2010
Conference will be held Oct. 28-29, 2010, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona--The Institute for Oral Health will host its fifth annual national conference, Oral Health in Healthcare Reform, Oct. 28-29, 2010, at the FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.

The conference will bring together experts in oral health care from academia, private, and public health disciplines. The 2010 conference will feature presentations and discussions focusing on oral health in health-care reform: How will reform affect care, delivery of care, and oral health-care reimbursement?

Since this is a broad and fluctuating landscape, previous themes of early childhood dental care, oral health in seniors, periodontal disease and diabetes, and quality metrics will be revisited as foundations for discussion. Health-care providers, policy makers, academics, dental researchers, dental carriers, employers, and those in public health are encouraged to attend.

The 2010 conference offers nine CE credits. The Institute for Oral Health is a recognized ADA CERP provider, and the National Association of Dental Plans supports the IOH conference.

The cost is $495. Rooms at the FireSky Resort are available at a conference rate of $149 per night. Registration closes Oct. 22, 2010.

Speakers scheduled to participate Include:

Senator William H. Frist, M.D. - 18th Majority Leader, U.S. Senate, 2003-2007; U.S. Senator from Tennessee, 1995-2007; Heart-Lung Transplant Surgeon

Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH - Founder & chair, Children's Dental Health Project; Professor of Dentistry and Health Policy, Columbia University

Shelly Gehshan - Director, Pew Children's Dental Campaign, Pew Center on the States, the Pew Charitable Trusts

Joel Berg, DDS - Professor & chair, Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Washington

Douglas Berkey, DMD, MPH, MS - Professor, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine; Dental director, Total Longterm Care of Colorado

Joseph Errante, DDS - Vice President, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Michael Helgeson, DDS - Cofounder and CEO of Apple Tree Dental, Minnesota

Terry O'Toole, DDS - Director of Dental Healthcare Analysis, Veterans Affairs Office of Dentistry

Maria Ryan, DDS, PhD - Professor & Director of Clinical Research, School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook

For more information and to register online, visit the Institute for Oral Health website at WWW.IOHWA.ORG.

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