Annual Spring Planning Summit Registration

The Oregon Oral Health Coalition Invites You to Our Annual Spring Planning Summit

This year's theme is Oral Health Transformation

Our Keynote Speaker for this important event will be:

Tina Edlund
Acting Director of the Oregon Health Authority
with an Upadate on CCO's and Dental Integration

Morning Speaker
Rapid Expansion of Medicaid - Rhonda Busek, DMAP

Late Morning Speaker
Oral Health Integration Update from the Transformation Office - Chris DeMars, Director of Systems Innovation

Afternoon Panel
DCO's Response to Dental Integration and Lessons Learned - Deborah Loy of Capitol Dental, Mike Shirtcliff of Advantage Dental, Alyssa Franzen of CareOregon, and Matthew Sinnott of Willamette Dental

Plan on joining us for this day of energetic learning and discussion about the exciting evolution of oral health in Oregon!

Registration is $25 per attendee.  Please limit registration to a maximum of three attendees per organization due to limited space.

Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

When:  9:00am to 3:00pm, Friday, May 2nd, 2014
Where: The Oregon Child Development Coalition
Conference Center West
9140 SW Pioneer Court, Suite D
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Register Here


OrOHC Executive Director Job Announcement

The Oregon Oral Health Coalition is a small, vital organization working statewide to improve oral health for all Oregonians.  From our offices in Wilsonville, we support a growing network of local coalitions throughout Oregon.  Through advocacy, innovative prevention programs and energetic leadership, our very active Board of Directors and staff work hard and accomplish a lot.

Our first Executive Director has retired, and we are seeking his replacement.  If you have the experience and the passion to lead our organization through the exciting growth and opportunity that lie before us, then please visit our detailed job description and application details by clicking here.

OrOHC is an equal opportunity employer.

Early Childhood Caries Prevention Committee Lunch and Learn Series - First Tooth Webinar Recap

THANK YOU! to all 120 registrants for attending OrOHC's Early Childhood Caries Prevention (ECCP) Committee's final Lunch and Learn Series of 2013.  We hope this webinar has encouraged you and your organization to schedule a First Tooth training for your office.  Click here to learn more about First Tooth and how ECCP services can benefit your organization and community.  We would also like to give a special thank you to our fellow DentaQuest grantees who joined the webinar.  The grantees came from 17 States and Canada.  We hope the webinar acted as an introduction to Oregon's ECCP program and gave you an example of how a similar program can be designed in your state. 

Additionally, we would like to thank Karen Hall for a fantastic presentation.  A recording of the webinar will be posted on our website by the end of January 2014.  Click here to access First Tooth materials.  Most materials can be printed off our website at no cost.  The other materials listed can be ordered from OrOHC at cost plus shipping.

First Tooth is a resource for the entire State of Oregon.  No area is too remote, no office is too small.  We train all medical and dental providers and their staff free of charge.  Contact Phil Giles at to schedule a training.  Stay tuned to learn more about the ECCP Committee's 2014 Lunch and Learn schedule.  Have a safe and happy holiday!


Gary Wappes Retirement Announcement

Gary Wappes, OrOHC's Executive Director, has announced that he will be retiring on December 6, 2013.  Gary is OrOHC's first executive director, and has led the organization through two years of dramatic growth and development.  Growth that has included significant expansion of our popular First Tooth program, a revamped and modernized website, a growth in newsletter subscription from a few hundred to over 7,000, tremendous interest and attendance at our annual conferences, and a growing presence for OrOHC as the leading voice for good oral health for all Oregonians.

In his comments to the OrOHC Board of Directors, Gary said, "The past two years working with you to build this organization into the strong, vital nonprofit that it is today have been among the most rewarding of my long career in nonprofit and social service management.  I am honored by my association with you, and the many dedicated oral health advocates and leaders I have had the pleasure of working with.  I wish you, and all of the OrOHC family the very best in the future."

We wish Gary well...and are most appreciative for the foundation Gary has built for OrOHC in our state.  His interest, dedication, and ongoing efforts in making OrOHC the statewide organization it aspires to be were just what we needed.  He will be greatly missed but the fruits of his labors will provide a good basis for the next chapter of work for OrOHC.


First Tooth

Are you interested in reducing EARLY childhood caries among your 0-3 year-old patients?

  • Then First Tooth is for you!

  • 90 minute No-Cost CME/CE training for you and your entire staff.

  • Provided in your office, on your schedule with refreshments.

  • First Tooth patient services are reimbursable for Oregon Health Plan patients.

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