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  Marko Vujicic, PhD ***Back by Popular Demand***  Chief Economist and Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association (ADA)    Our Dental Care System is Stuck, and Here is What to Do About It      Learning Objectives: • Recognize the reforms needed to drive major expansions in dental care use and meaningful, sustained improvements in oral health. • Recognize the dental coverage gap by considering dental care an essential health benefit for all age groups by providing comprehensive dental coverage in public health insurance programs and as a core benefit in private health insurance coverage..     • Define and systematically measure oral health in ways that are meaningful and relevant for both patients and providers, but mostly for patients. Measure what is done for patients, not just what is done to patients. • Tie reimbursement, partly, to outcomes by making some small portion of provider compensation dependent on oral health outcomes or, at a minimum, on some intermediate measures that influence outcomes and are more within the direct control of providers. • Reform the Care Delivery Model by getting dentistry out of its care delivery silo. Engage the rest of the health care system to nudge people into dental care. Rise above scope of practice turf wars fueled by fee-for-service payment.    Dr. Vujicic currently serves as Chief Economist and Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association (ADA) and is responsible for overseeing all of the Association’s policy research activities. He comes to the ADA from the World Bank in Washington D.C. As a senior economist, he directed the global health workforce policy program, which addresses numerous human resources for health challenges in developing countries. Previously, Dr. Vujicic was a Health Economist with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was part of a team responsible for policy research and support to Ministries of Health in developing countries. Dr. Vujicic is the lead author of Working in Health, a book that examines the effect of fiscal policy on the health workforce in the public sector, as well as several publications in academic journals. He has also worked extensively on broader health systems and health financing issues in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia and the Caribbean as well as Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Dr. Vujicic obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia and Master’s in Economics from McGill University in Montreal.

Marko Vujicic, PhD ***Back by Popular Demand***
Chief Economist and Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association (ADA)

Our Dental Care System is Stuck, and Here is What to Do About It

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the reforms needed to drive major expansions in dental care use and meaningful, sustained improvements in oral health.
• Recognize the dental coverage gap by considering dental care an essential health benefit for all age groups by providing comprehensive dental coverage in public health insurance programs and as a core benefit in private health insurance coverage..

• Define and systematically measure oral health in ways that are meaningful and relevant for both patients and providers, but mostly for patients. Measure what is done for patients, not just what is done to patients.
• Tie reimbursement, partly, to outcomes by making some small portion of provider compensation dependent on oral health outcomes or, at a minimum, on some intermediate measures that influence outcomes and are more within the direct control of providers.
• Reform the Care Delivery Model by getting dentistry out of its care delivery silo. Engage the rest of the health care system to nudge people into dental care. Rise above scope of practice turf wars fueled by fee-for-service payment.

Dr. Vujicic currently serves as Chief Economist and Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association (ADA) and is responsible for overseeing all of the Association’s policy research activities. He comes to the ADA from the World Bank in Washington D.C. As a senior economist, he directed the global health workforce policy program, which addresses numerous human resources for health challenges in developing countries. Previously, Dr. Vujicic was a Health Economist with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was part of a team responsible for policy research and support to Ministries of Health in developing countries. Dr. Vujicic is the lead author of Working in Health, a book that examines the effect of fiscal policy on the health workforce in the public sector, as well as several publications in academic journals. He has also worked extensively on broader health systems and health financing issues in Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia and the Caribbean as well as Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Dr. Vujicic obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of British Columbia and Master’s in Economics from McGill University in Montreal.

 
  Jeremy Horst DDS, PhD   Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California San Francisco    Non-Invasive Treatment of Cavities with Silver Diamine Fluoride, SMART & Hall Crowns      Learning Objectives: • Communicate silver diamine fluoride’s (SDF) mechanism of action. • Determine possible uses for SDF in clinical practice. • Identify the contraindications for SDF. • Explain the technique for using SDF.    Dr. Horst practices biochemistry and pediatric dentistry at UC San Francisco. His mission is to decrease suffering from tooth decay by driving developments in non-invasive dentistry. He uses cutting edge microbiome and imaging technologies to study the mechanisms of success and failure for the treatment of caries with Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), and develop better treatments and preventives for the future. Clinically he focuses on maximally effective, minimally invasive techniques to stop dental caries and create an easy relationship to dentistry for children and people with special healthcare needs.

Jeremy Horst DDS, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California San Francisco

Non-Invasive Treatment of Cavities with Silver Diamine Fluoride, SMART & Hall Crowns

Learning Objectives:
• Communicate silver diamine fluoride’s (SDF) mechanism of action.
• Determine possible uses for SDF in clinical practice.
• Identify the contraindications for SDF.
• Explain the technique for using SDF.

Dr. Horst practices biochemistry and pediatric dentistry at UC San Francisco. His mission is to decrease suffering from tooth decay by driving developments in non-invasive dentistry. He uses cutting edge microbiome and imaging technologies to study the mechanisms of success and failure for the treatment of caries with Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), and develop better treatments and preventives for the future. Clinically he focuses on maximally effective, minimally invasive techniques to stop dental caries and create an easy relationship to dentistry for children and people with special healthcare needs.

  Bobak Amir Ghaheri, MD  Otolaryngologist, The Oregon Clinic    A Modern Approach to Tongue Tie and Lip Tie      Learning Objectives:     • Distinguish between a normal frenulum vs a tethered one based on physical examination and symptoms. • Communicate the surgical principles needed to fully release anterior and posterior tongue ties. • Recognize proper physical examination technique as it relates to the physiology of tongue function.    Dr. Ghaheri did his undergraduate training in Spanish and Anthropology at Ohio State University, and remained there for medical school. In 2002, he relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he did his residency training in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University. In 2007, he joined The Oregon Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in Oregon. His clinical interest is in helping babies with breastfeeding difficulties. He is one of the only ENT surgeons in the US who uses an in-office laser procedure to treat tongue and lip ties. The goal of this treatment is to allow babies to latch on to the breast. In addition, this treatment can be used to treat older children and adults for certain dental and speech issues.  Dr. Ghaheri is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of lip and tongue ties. His lecture includes not only diagnostic criteria and evidence to support his treatment protocol but also videos showing his technique. If you have the desire to learn the current diagnostic criteria, treatment technique, and evidence to support this vital treatment you should plan to attend this meeting.

Bobak Amir Ghaheri, MD
Otolaryngologist, The Oregon Clinic

A Modern Approach to Tongue Tie and Lip Tie

Learning Objectives:
• Distinguish between a normal frenulum vs a tethered one based on physical examination and symptoms.
• Communicate the surgical principles needed to fully release anterior and posterior tongue ties.
• Recognize proper physical examination technique as it relates to the physiology of tongue function.

Dr. Ghaheri did his undergraduate training in Spanish and Anthropology at Ohio State University, and remained there for medical school. In 2002, he relocated to Portland, Oregon, where he did his residency training in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Oregon Health Sciences University. In 2007, he joined The Oregon Clinic, the largest multispecialty clinic in Oregon. His clinical interest is in helping babies with breastfeeding difficulties. He is one of the only ENT surgeons in the US who uses an in-office laser procedure to treat tongue and lip ties. The goal of this treatment is to allow babies to latch on to the breast. In addition, this treatment can be used to treat older children and adults for certain dental and speech issues.

Dr. Ghaheri is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of lip and tongue ties. His lecture includes not only diagnostic criteria and evidence to support his treatment protocol but also videos showing his technique. If you have the desire to learn the current diagnostic criteria, treatment technique, and evidence to support this vital treatment you should plan to attend this meeting.

 
  Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH  Medical Director for Health Informatics, Qualis Health    Measuring Clinical Outcomes for Oral Health Integration      Learning Objectives: • Define a target population for oral health integration.  • Recognize how to define a QI "standard of care" for that target population. • Integrate a metric for that standard of care that defines the population care gap. • Assess how to modify workflow and management of information to close care gaps and move the needle on the metric created for the QI initiative.    Dr. Hummel is a general internist with more than 30 years of medical experience, including rural practice, staff model HMOs and fee-for-service academic clinics. He has done extensive work integrating a population medicine approach to quality improvement with modern health information technology in medical home settings, and he helps practices adapt their electronic health records into optimized workflows in ways that improve clinical outcomes.

Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH
Medical Director for Health Informatics, Qualis Health

Measuring Clinical Outcomes for Oral Health Integration

Learning Objectives:
• Define a target population for oral health integration.
• Recognize how to define a QI "standard of care" for that target population.
• Integrate a metric for that standard of care that defines the population care gap.
• Assess how to modify workflow and management of information to close care gaps and move the needle on the metric created for the QI initiative.


Dr. Hummel is a general internist with more than 30 years of medical experience, including rural practice, staff model HMOs and fee-for-service academic clinics. He has done extensive work integrating a population medicine approach to quality improvement with modern health information technology in medical home settings, and he helps practices adapt their electronic health records into optimized workflows in ways that improve clinical outcomes.

 
  Ariel Singer, MPH  Partnership & Innovation Director, Oregon Primary Care Association    Listening for Health: Motivational Interviewing and the Power of Partnership      Learning Objectives: • Describe the guiding principles and strategies of Motivational Interviewing, and the role of health professionals in behavior change.  • Describe the evidence for Motivational Interviewing in oral health. • Describe the power of Motivational Interviewing to improve the experience of both patients and professionals.    Ms. Singer has been working with safety net primary care and behavioral health organizations since 2010. Prior to joining OPCA, she served as a health coach in a work site wellness program developed at the Oregon Health and Science University and holds a Master of Public Health degree in health promotion. With this professional training and experience, she has led a variety of efforts at OPCA to deliver technical assistance programming on patient-centered communication and population health promotion. Her areas of expertise include motivational interviewing, patient-centered medical home implementation, primary care-based screening and treatment of substance use disorders, and patient-centered approaches to social determinants of health screening and intervention. Since 2015, Ariel has been a major contributor to OPCA’s work with Primary Care Association and community health center partners to support the exchange of ideas and best practices relating to alternative payment methodologies and advanced care practices, with the goal of reducing health disparities and supporting Community Health Center readiness to thrive in an environment of value-based pay. Ariel is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and holds certificates in Lean quality improvement and Human-Centered Design methodologies.

Ariel Singer, MPH
Partnership & Innovation Director, Oregon Primary Care Association

Listening for Health: Motivational Interviewing and the Power of Partnership

Learning Objectives:
• Describe the guiding principles and strategies of Motivational Interviewing, and the role of health professionals in behavior change.
• Describe the evidence for Motivational Interviewing in oral health.
• Describe the power of Motivational Interviewing to improve the experience of both patients and professionals.

Ms. Singer has been working with safety net primary care and behavioral health organizations since 2010. Prior to joining OPCA, she served as a health coach in a work site wellness program developed at the Oregon Health and Science University and holds a Master of Public Health degree in health promotion. With this professional training and experience, she has led a variety of efforts at OPCA to deliver technical assistance programming on patient-centered communication and population health promotion. Her areas of expertise include motivational interviewing, patient-centered medical home implementation, primary care-based screening and treatment of substance use disorders, and patient-centered approaches to social determinants of health screening and intervention. Since 2015, Ariel has been a major contributor to OPCA’s work with Primary Care Association and community health center partners to support the exchange of ideas and best practices relating to alternative payment methodologies and advanced care practices, with the goal of reducing health disparities and supporting Community Health Center readiness to thrive in an environment of value-based pay. Ariel is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and holds certificates in Lean quality improvement and Human-Centered Design methodologies.

  Edward Feil, Phd  educational psychologist and ORI Senior Research Scientist    Promoting the Dental Heath of Young Children with Multimedia Parent Education and Support: BeReady2Smile      Learning Objectives: • Identify new and sustainable ways to educate and engage parents in the oral health discussion. • Increase awareness of children’s dental disease and promoting children’s dental health. • Utilize parent education app, tools and strategies and understand its application for families.    Dr. Feil has been conducting research and DEVELOPING intervention tools since 1993. He has authored papers on early intervention assessment methodology, interactive Internet interventions, and early child psychopathology. Dr. Feil has served as principal investigator and co-investigator on several Department of Education, National Institute of Health, Head Start/ACYF, Center for Disease Prevention, and foundation grants. His research includes a randomized controlled trial of the Internet-adapted PALS program for low-income parents of infants at risk for maltreatment and a MULTI-SITE randomized control study to adapt a school-home intervention for preschoolers with disruptive behaviors in order to increase its effective use with early childhood programs serving low-income children. Dr Feil is especially interested in incorporating Internet technology into the delivery of evidence-based interventions to hard-to-reach populations. He is president of the board of Head Start of Lane County and serves as a consultant to several local service agencies and national research centers.

Edward Feil, Phd
educational psychologist and ORI Senior Research Scientist

Promoting the Dental Heath of Young Children with Multimedia Parent Education and Support: BeReady2Smile

Learning Objectives:
• Identify new and sustainable ways to educate and engage parents in the oral health discussion.
• Increase awareness of children’s dental disease and promoting children’s dental health.
• Utilize parent education app, tools and strategies and understand its application for families.

Dr. Feil has been conducting research and DEVELOPING intervention tools since 1993. He has authored papers on early intervention assessment methodology, interactive Internet interventions, and early child psychopathology. Dr. Feil has served as principal investigator and co-investigator on several Department of Education, National Institute of Health, Head Start/ACYF, Center for Disease Prevention, and foundation grants. His research includes a randomized controlled trial of the Internet-adapted PALS program for low-income parents of infants at risk for maltreatment and a MULTI-SITE randomized control study to adapt a school-home intervention for preschoolers with disruptive behaviors in order to increase its effective use with early childhood programs serving low-income children. Dr Feil is especially interested in incorporating Internet technology into the delivery of evidence-based interventions to hard-to-reach populations. He is president of the board of Head Start of Lane County and serves as a consultant to several local service agencies and national research centers.

  Patrick Allen  Director of the Oregon Health Authority    Oral Health and Oregon Health Authority      Learning Objectives: • Specify how CCO 2.0 is defined and will be implemented in Oregon. • Identify OHA strategies and goals. • Recognize the concept of oral health integration in Oregon.    On September 25, 2017, Mr. Patrick Allen was named the director of the Oregon Health Authority. His charge in taking this role is to promote transparency, the wise use of public dollars and integrity throughout OHA’s many programs.  From 2011-2017, Mr. Allen served as the director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, the state’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Mr. Allen oversaw all of DCBS’ programs, including regulation of the insurance industry, financial institutions and services, securities, building codes, occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, and the state’s health insurance marketplace. DCBS offers consumer protection and education programs, and ombudsmen offices to help injured workers and small businesses. The department has more than 900 employees and a two-year budget of nearly $500 million.  From 2007-2011, Mr. Allen was the deputy and acting administrator of the DCBS’s Building Codes Division. There, he helped manage more than 100 employees responsible for setting state standards for plumbing, electrical, structural, and other construction work, providing inspections for specialized structures like boilers and elevators, and licensing construction trades. He was also responsible for the design and implementation of a first-in-the-nation statewide electronic building permitting system.

Patrick Allen
Director of the Oregon Health Authority

Oral Health and Oregon Health Authority

Learning Objectives:
• Specify how CCO 2.0 is defined and will be implemented in Oregon.
• Identify OHA strategies and goals.
• Recognize the concept of oral health integration in Oregon.


On September 25, 2017, Mr. Patrick Allen was named the director of the Oregon Health Authority. His charge in taking this role is to promote transparency, the wise use of public dollars and integrity throughout OHA’s many programs.

From 2011-2017, Mr. Allen served as the director of the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services, the state’s largest business regulatory and consumer protection agency. Mr. Allen oversaw all of DCBS’ programs, including regulation of the insurance industry, financial institutions and services, securities, building codes, occupational safety and health, workers’ compensation, and the state’s health insurance marketplace. DCBS offers consumer protection and education programs, and ombudsmen offices to help injured workers and small businesses. The department has more than 900 employees and a two-year budget of nearly $500 million.

From 2007-2011, Mr. Allen was the deputy and acting administrator of the DCBS’s Building Codes Division. There, he helped manage more than 100 employees responsible for setting state standards for plumbing, electrical, structural, and other construction work, providing inspections for specialized structures like boilers and elevators, and licensing construction trades. He was also responsible for the design and implementation of a first-in-the-nation statewide electronic building permitting system.

 
  Frank A. Franklin II, Ph.D., J.D.  Principal Epidemiologist & Director, Community Epidemiology Services, Multnomah County Health Dept.    Health Equity/Oral Health as a Social Justice Issue      Learning Objectives: • Analyze social determinants of health; define the major upstream conditions that influence health strategies and strategies to reduce health disparities. • Discuss environmental health; recognize factors in the natural environment that affect health, like air and water Prevention and health promotion – Factors in the community environment that affect health, like tobacco, alcohol, and access to healthy food. • Recognize issues surrounding access to clinical preventive services, such as health care services that are critical to preventing long-term problems, like immunizations and cancer screening. • Explain communicable disease control, including transmissible diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, pertussis, and mumps. • Identify components of health equity in Oregon. • Examine relationship between poverty, racism and public health.    Dr. Franklin holds a Doctor of Philosophy in injury epidemiology and injury prevention from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. He completed a Master of Public Health in international health and epidemiology from the Morehouse School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Morgan State University.  Has has received post graduate training in immunology (New York University), molecular biology (University of Pennsylvania), epidemiology and the law (University of Michigan), and forensic epidemiology (Oregon Health and Science University) along with post-doctoral training in health policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. As a practicing forensic epidemiologist, Dr. Franklin focused on quantitative, qualitative, and legal methods to assess the comparative risk of disease and injury suitable for a court of law. His research interests include forensic epidemiology, violent crime, urban health, injury prevention, injury law, and alcohol and health. Dr. Franklin's unique training has afforded him the opportunity to publish in a breadth of areas such as the spatial availability of alcohol and violent crime in urban communities, mental health, medical negligence and forensic epidemiology, and civil rights, race, and the law.

Frank A. Franklin II, Ph.D., J.D.
Principal Epidemiologist & Director, Community Epidemiology Services, Multnomah County Health Dept.

Health Equity/Oral Health as a Social Justice Issue

Learning Objectives:
• Analyze social determinants of health; define the major upstream conditions that influence health strategies and strategies to reduce health disparities.
• Discuss environmental health; recognize factors in the natural environment that affect health, like air and water Prevention and health promotion – Factors in the community environment that affect health, like tobacco, alcohol, and access to healthy food.
• Recognize issues surrounding access to clinical preventive services, such as health care services that are critical to preventing long-term problems, like immunizations and cancer screening.
• Explain communicable disease control, including transmissible diseases such as sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, pertussis, and mumps.
• Identify components of health equity in Oregon.
• Examine relationship between poverty, racism and public health.


Dr. Franklin holds a Doctor of Philosophy in injury epidemiology and injury prevention from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at The Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the Thomas R. Kline School of Law at Drexel University. He completed a Master of Public Health in international health and epidemiology from the Morehouse School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Morgan State University.

Has has received post graduate training in immunology (New York University), molecular biology (University of Pennsylvania), epidemiology and the law (University of Michigan), and forensic epidemiology (Oregon Health and Science University) along with post-doctoral training in health policy at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine. As a practicing forensic epidemiologist, Dr. Franklin focused on quantitative, qualitative, and legal methods to assess the comparative risk of disease and injury suitable for a court of law. His research interests include forensic epidemiology, violent crime, urban health, injury prevention, injury law, and alcohol and health. Dr. Franklin's unique training has afforded him the opportunity to publish in a breadth of areas such as the spatial availability of alcohol and violent crime in urban communities, mental health, medical negligence and forensic epidemiology, and civil rights, race, and the law.

 
  Sandra DeVita, RDH, RN, BSN  Clinical Faculty at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health    Advocating for Improved Oral Health in the Hospital Setting      Learning Objectives: • Identify oral health deficits unique to the hospitalized patient and explain how these can influence medical outcomes. • Discuss how oral status affects a patients' physical and mental well-being. • Analyze barriers and develop strategies to advocate for improved oral health in the hospital setting.    Sandra DeVita received her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Mexico in 1981 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Auburn University Montgomery in 2000. She has worked at a large metropolitan hospital in Phoenix, Arizona educating staff about quality improvement of oral health in the hospitalized patient. During that time, she also developed and championed a unique program for dental hygiene student integration into the hospital multidisciplinary team. She now serves as a Clinical Dental Faculty Member of the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

Sandra DeVita, RDH, RN, BSN
Clinical Faculty at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Advocating for Improved Oral Health in the Hospital Setting

Learning Objectives:
• Identify oral health deficits unique to the hospitalized patient and explain how these can influence medical outcomes.
• Discuss how oral status affects a patients' physical and mental well-being.
• Analyze barriers and develop strategies to advocate for improved oral health in the hospital setting.

Sandra DeVita received her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of New Mexico in 1981 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Auburn University Montgomery in 2000. She has worked at a large metropolitan hospital in Phoenix, Arizona educating staff about quality improvement of oral health in the hospitalized patient. During that time, she also developed and championed a unique program for dental hygiene student integration into the hospital multidisciplinary team. She now serves as a Clinical Dental Faculty Member of the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

 
  Teri Pettersen, MD  Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Kids (OPAL-K) and Collaborative Problem Solving    The Importance of Trauma Informed Care in a Dental Setting      Learning Objectives: • Distinguish the implications of trauma and its effects on long-term health and well-being. • Organize to incorporate trauma-informed strategies in one’s own setting.    Dr. Pettersen attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at OHSU. She worked as a pediatrician at The Children’s Clinic in Portland for 26 years, with a career-long interest in mental health within the primary care setting. She currently serves as the pediatric consultant to the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line About Kids (OPAL-K), serves on the Leadership Team of Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO), and works as a clinician educator for the Oregon Pediatric Society.

Teri Pettersen, MD
Oregon Psychiatric Access Line about Kids (OPAL-K) and Collaborative Problem Solving

The Importance of Trauma Informed Care in a Dental Setting

Learning Objectives:
• Distinguish the implications of trauma and its effects on long-term health and well-being.
• Organize to incorporate trauma-informed strategies in one’s own setting.

Dr. Pettersen attended the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at OHSU. She worked as a pediatrician at The Children’s Clinic in Portland for 26 years, with a career-long interest in mental health within the primary care setting. She currently serves as the pediatric consultant to the Oregon Psychiatric Access Line About Kids (OPAL-K), serves on the Leadership Team of Trauma Informed Oregon (TIO), and works as a clinician educator for the Oregon Pediatric Society.

 
  Francis Walsh, MPH  Program Manager, The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health    Socious: Connect, Align, and Take Action with the OH2020 Network      Learning Objectives: • Discuss the core infrastructure of the Oral Health 2020 Network. • Recognize how to locate and interact with Oral Health 2020 virtual platforms, and explain how to connect, align, and take action with this national network. • Extrapolate national perspective on oral health through online platform.    Ms. Walsh joined the OH2020 Network in 2015 as the Oral Health Program Manager for The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health, working in LAUSD with administrators, school staff, and providers to educate, screen, and connect students to a dental home. In 2017 she joined the NeST as Implementation Manager, where she interacts with all levels of the network infrastructure to brainstorm, develop, implement, and refine tools and resources in service of the OH2020 Network. Prior to this work, Frances served in rural education development in Chadiza, Zambia as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. She earned a BS in Communications/Public Relations from East Carolina University, and an MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Francis Walsh, MPH
Program Manager, The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health

Socious: Connect, Align, and Take Action with the OH2020 Network

Learning Objectives:
• Discuss the core infrastructure of the Oral Health 2020 Network.
• Recognize how to locate and interact with Oral Health 2020 virtual platforms, and explain how to connect, align, and take action with this national network.
• Extrapolate national perspective on oral health through online platform.

Ms. Walsh joined the OH2020 Network in 2015 as the Oral Health Program Manager for The L.A. Trust for Children’s Health, working in LAUSD with administrators, school staff, and providers to educate, screen, and connect students to a dental home. In 2017 she joined the NeST as Implementation Manager, where she interacts with all levels of the network infrastructure to brainstorm, develop, implement, and refine tools and resources in service of the OH2020 Network. Prior to this work, Frances served in rural education development in Chadiza, Zambia as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer. She earned a BS in Communications/Public Relations from East Carolina University, and an MPH from the University of California, Los Angeles.

 
  TERa bianchi, MSW  Project Director, Dental Access Project   Grassroots Organizing & Including Authentic Community Voice  Ms. Bianchi is a Program Director for at Community Catalyst, a national health care advocacy organization. The Oral Health Access program aims to improve patient outcomes by expanding access to oral health care through consumer informed policies, programs and practices. Tera oversees the program’s political strategy, state field operations and national partnerships. She began her career as a direct service social worker before returning to school to earn a Master of Social Work with a focus on public policy from the University of Washington. Prior to joining Community Catalyst, Tera did campaign management, government relations and policy analysis work for a number of children’s advocacy organizations in Seattle, Washington. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

TERa bianchi, MSW
Project Director, Dental Access Project

Grassroots Organizing & Including Authentic Community Voice
Ms. Bianchi is a Program Director for at Community Catalyst, a national health care advocacy organization. The Oral Health Access program aims to improve patient outcomes by expanding access to oral health care through consumer informed policies, programs and practices. Tera oversees the program’s political strategy, state field operations and national partnerships. She began her career as a direct service social worker before returning to school to earn a Master of Social Work with a focus on public policy from the University of Washington. Prior to joining Community Catalyst, Tera did campaign management, government relations and policy analysis work for a number of children’s advocacy organizations in Seattle, Washington. She currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA.

  Jane Grover, DDS  Director, Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention, American Dental Association   Oral Health Workforce   Dr. Grover previously served as the Dental Director for the Center for Family Health, a federally qualified health center in Jackson, Michigan, where she provided oversight and coordination of the central health center Dental Department and additional delivery sites.  This included the development, design, community planning and outreach activities of three school based health centers located within an elementary, junior high and high school. She also worked closely with the health center’s mobile dental program, which visited most of the Jackson Public Schools, including those with special needs students. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Lutheran Medical Center of New York.  Dr. Grover has been active in organized dentistry, first as a Trustee of the Michigan Dental Association, and also on the ADA Strategic Planning Committee in the 1990s. She completed 5 years on the ADA Political Action Committee, serving 2003-2005 as Chair. She served as Vice-President of the American Dental Association from October 2006 until October 2008. Dr. Grover received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry and her M.P.H. degree from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health.

Jane Grover, DDS
Director, Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention, American Dental Association

Oral Health Workforce

Dr. Grover previously served as the Dental Director for the Center for Family Health, a federally qualified health center in Jackson, Michigan, where she provided oversight and coordination of the central health center Dental Department and additional delivery sites.

This included the development, design, community planning and outreach activities of three school based health centers located within an elementary, junior high and high school. She also worked closely with the health center’s mobile dental program, which visited most of the Jackson Public Schools, including those with special needs students. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and Lutheran Medical Center of New York.

Dr. Grover has been active in organized dentistry, first as a Trustee of the Michigan Dental Association, and also on the ADA Strategic Planning Committee in the 1990s. She completed 5 years on the ADA Political Action Committee, serving 2003-2005 as Chair. She served as Vice-President of the American Dental Association from October 2006 until October 2008. Dr. Grover received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry and her M.P.H. degree from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health.

 
  Mary Otto  Health Care Journalist and Author of  Teeth     Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America      Learning Objectives: • Explain how the 2007 story of the dental-related death of one child covered by Medicaid raised awareness of the shortage of dental care for Medicaid children across the country. • Identify why an estimated one-third of Americans continue to face barriers obtaining routine dental care. • Identify the history of America’s dental care system and the evolving efforts to reform it and expand access.    Mary Otto is the oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She began writing about oral health at the Washington Post, where she worked for eight years covering social issues including health care and poverty, and she is the author of  Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America  (The New Press). Mary Otto is a former Washington Post reporter and winner of the 2010 Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement for her reporting on dental care for the poor. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Mary Otto
Health Care Journalist and Author of Teeth

Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

Learning Objectives:
• Explain how the 2007 story of the dental-related death of one child covered by Medicaid raised awareness of the shortage of dental care for Medicaid children across the country.
• Identify why an estimated one-third of Americans continue to face barriers obtaining routine dental care.
• Identify the history of America’s dental care system and the evolving efforts to reform it and expand access.

Mary Otto is the oral health topic leader for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She began writing about oral health at the Washington Post, where she worked for eight years covering social issues including health care and poverty, and she is the author of Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality, and the Struggle for Oral Health in America (The New Press). Mary Otto is a former Washington Post reporter and winner of the 2010 Gies Award for Outstanding Achievement for her reporting on dental care for the poor. She lives in Washington, D.C.

  Barry Taylor, DMD, FAGD, FACD, CDE  Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the OHSU School of Dentistry    Oral Health and Marijuana; What We Know from the Evidence      Learning Objectives: • Recognize current marijuana usage and trends in Oregon. • Identify the cannabinoid endogenous system. • Distinguish how marijuana affects oral health and marijuana and general health effects.    Dr. Barry Taylor is an Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. He also is a part-time associate in private practice at Woodburn Community Dental. Prior to attending the OHSU School of Dentistry he worked as a research assistant for two year in the field of Neuropsychopharmacology at the U.S. Veteran’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Taylor has served as the Oregon Dental Association’s Editor for ten years in addition to leadership positions with the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, Delta Sigma Delta and the American Dental Association. Dr. Taylor has been awarded the “Dentist of the Year” from both the Oregon AGD and the Washington County Dental Society.

Barry Taylor, DMD, FAGD, FACD, CDE
Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the OHSU School of Dentistry

Oral Health and Marijuana; What We Know from the Evidence

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize current marijuana usage and trends in Oregon.
• Identify the cannabinoid endogenous system.
• Distinguish how marijuana affects oral health and marijuana and general health effects.

Dr. Barry Taylor is an Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry. He also is a part-time associate in private practice at Woodburn Community Dental. Prior to attending the OHSU School of Dentistry he worked as a research assistant for two year in the field of Neuropsychopharmacology at the U.S. Veteran’s Hospital in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Taylor has served as the Oregon Dental Association’s Editor for ten years in addition to leadership positions with the Oregon Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Dentists, Academy of General Dentistry, Delta Sigma Delta and the American Dental Association. Dr. Taylor has been awarded the “Dentist of the Year” from both the Oregon AGD and the Washington County Dental Society.

  Dana Hargunani MD, MPH  Chief Medical Officer of the Oregon Health Authority    Oral Health and Oregon Health Authority      Learning Objectives: • Specify how CCO 2.0 is defined and will be implemented in Oregon. • Identify OHA strategies and goals. • Recognize the concept of oral health integration in Oregon.    Dr. Hargunani serves as the Child Health Director for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). In this role she is responsible for directing OHA child health activities, developing strategies to improve quality and access to health care for children and adolescents, and identifying strategies to promote the integration of children’s primary care and community health. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She also continues to practice general pediatrics part-time at Oregon Health & Science University and the Children’s Community Clinic.

Dana Hargunani MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer of the Oregon Health Authority

Oral Health and Oregon Health Authority

Learning Objectives:
• Specify how CCO 2.0 is defined and will be implemented in Oregon.
• Identify OHA strategies and goals.
• Recognize the concept of oral health integration in Oregon.


Dr. Hargunani serves as the Child Health Director for the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). In this role she is responsible for directing OHA child health activities, developing strategies to improve quality and access to health care for children and adolescents, and identifying strategies to promote the integration of children’s primary care and community health. She received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She also continues to practice general pediatrics part-time at Oregon Health & Science University and the Children’s Community Clinic.

 
  Paul Schmitz  Author of  Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up     Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up      Learning Objectives: • Adopt a new definition for community building through partnerships. • Communicate the steps for taking personal and social responsibility when working with others on common goals. • Recognize the values that enable AND engage diverse individuals and groups to work together effectively.    Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He is also the author of  Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up , and the former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change. Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America.

Paul Schmitz
Author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up

Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up

Learning Objectives:
• Adopt a new definition for community building through partnerships.
• Communicate the steps for taking personal and social responsibility when working with others on common goals.
• Recognize the values that enable AND engage diverse individuals and groups to work together effectively.

Paul Schmitz builds the collective leadership of organizations and communities to achieve greater social impact through his roles as Senior Advisor at The Collective Impact Forum and CEO of Leading Inside Out. He is also the author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up, and the former CEO of Public Allies, where he helped more than 5,000 diverse young adults begin careers working for community and social change. Paul is a faculty member of The Asset-Based Community Development Institute, was a social innovation advisor to the Obama White House, and has been named three separate years to The Nonprofit Times list of the 50 most influential nonprofit leaders in America.

 
  Kelli Swanson Jaecks, RDH, MA   Ms. Jaecks is the owner and founder of Kelli Jaecks | Verbal Impact!    Body on Fire: Understanding Inflammation's Role in Oral/Systemic Connections      Learning Objectives: • Recognize the mechanism and role of inflammation in the body. • Assess key inflammatory mediators and their systemic action. • Identify periodontal disease as a chronic inflammatory disease, affecting multiple systemic conditions. • Distinguish new connections between periodontitis, the prostate and colon cancer.    Ms. Jaecks holds a Master’s degree from Oregon State University in Communication and Adult Education, where she taught Leadership and Public Speaking. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1996. Kelli holds an expanded practice dental hygiene permit and has served as the American Dental Hygienists’ Association President from 2012–2015. She is a current member of the NSA (National Speakers Association), Oregon Chapter Board of Directors.

Kelli Swanson Jaecks, RDH, MA
Ms. Jaecks is the owner and founder of Kelli Jaecks | Verbal Impact!

Body on Fire: Understanding Inflammation's Role in Oral/Systemic Connections

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize the mechanism and role of inflammation in the body.
• Assess key inflammatory mediators and their systemic action.
• Identify periodontal disease as a chronic inflammatory disease, affecting multiple systemic conditions.
• Distinguish new connections between periodontitis, the prostate and colon cancer.


Ms. Jaecks holds a Master’s degree from Oregon State University in Communication and Adult Education, where she taught Leadership and Public Speaking. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1996. Kelli holds an expanded practice dental hygiene permit and has served as the American Dental Hygienists’ Association President from 2012–2015. She is a current member of the NSA (National Speakers Association), Oregon Chapter Board of Directors.

 
  Annette Leong  Oral Health Educator    Promoting the Dental Heath of Young Children with Multimedia Parent Education and Support: BeReady2Smile      Learning Objectives: • Identify new and sustainable ways to educate and engage parents in the oral health discussion. • Increase awareness of children’s dental disease and promoting children’s dental health. • Utilize parent education app, tools and strategies and understand its application for families.    Ms. Leong is a senior consultant for The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and Research Assistant for Influents Innovations and The Oregon Research Institute. She has eight years’ experience working with OCF on a variety of strategic programs and initiatives. For the past six years she has been lead consultant for the Children’s Dental Health Initiative at OCF and has served as an Oral Health Educator for the parenting education program delivered by the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC). Ms. Leong serves as media developer and oral health coach and educator for the NIH Phase 1 grant, BeReady2Smile.

Annette Leong
Oral Health Educator

Promoting the Dental Heath of Young Children with Multimedia Parent Education and Support: BeReady2Smile

Learning Objectives:
• Identify new and sustainable ways to educate and engage parents in the oral health discussion.
• Increase awareness of children’s dental disease and promoting children’s dental health.
• Utilize parent education app, tools and strategies and understand its application for families.


Ms. Leong is a senior consultant for The Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) and Research Assistant for Influents Innovations and The Oregon Research Institute. She has eight years’ experience working with OCF on a variety of strategic programs and initiatives. For the past six years she has been lead consultant for the Children’s Dental Health Initiative at OCF and has served as an Oral Health Educator for the parenting education program delivered by the Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC). Ms. Leong serves as media developer and oral health coach and educator for the NIH Phase 1 grant, BeReady2Smile.

 
  AMANDA Wheeler - Kay  healthcare/community interpreter   How to Use Interpreters in the Dental Appointment/Services Setting   Amanda Wheeler-Kay has worked as a healthcare/community interpreter for 10 years. She has also worked as a bilingual social worker for multiple agencies including Child Welfare and North Clackamas School District.  For the last several years, She has also been active in educating providers, clients and interpreters on language equity issues, both individually and in conjunction with other entities such as Catholic Charities, Lifeworks NW, and Clackamas County.

AMANDA Wheeler - Kay
healthcare/community interpreter

How to Use Interpreters in the Dental Appointment/Services Setting

Amanda Wheeler-Kay has worked as a healthcare/community interpreter for 10 years. She has also worked as a bilingual social worker for multiple agencies including Child Welfare and North Clackamas School District.

For the last several years, She has also been active in educating providers, clients and interpreters on language equity issues, both individually and in conjunction with other entities such as Catholic Charities, Lifeworks NW, and Clackamas County.