Institute for Oral Health 5th Annual Conference

Jun 29, 2010, 14:30 ET from Institute for Oral Health

Oral Health in Healthcare Reform

October 28th and 29th, 2010

FireSky Resort & Spa - Scottsdale, Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Oral Health will host its fifth annual national conference: Oral Health in Healthcare Reform at the beautiful FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 28th and 29th, 2010.  The conference will bring together nationally recognized experts in oral health care from academia, private and public health disciplines.  This year's conference will feature presentations and discussions focusing on oral health in healthcare reform: How will reform affect care, delivery of care, and oral healthcare reimbursement?  As this is a broad and fluctuating landscape, we will revisit our previous themes of early childhood dental care, oral health in seniors, periodontal disease and diabetes, and quality metrics as foundations for our discussion.  Everyone is encouraged to attend:  health care providers, policy makers, academics, dental researchers, dental carriers, employers, and those in public health.

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Our 2010 conference offers 9 CE Credits -- the Institute for Oral Health is a recognized ADA CERP provider, and the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) supports the IOH conference.  

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

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

Speakers 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 - Co-Founder 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


Institute for Oral Health collaborates with America's leading experts in health care to gather data, insights, and potential solutions for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of dental care treatment, delivery, and policies.

Institute for Oral Health helps raise awareness on key oral health issues through this website, our quarterly newsletter, and by hosting collaborative events such as focus groups and the annual conference.  This knowledge resource is designed to benefit dental professionals, universities, employers, benefits companies, government agencies, and the public.

As a co-founder of the Institute for Oral Health, Executive Director Dr. Ron Inge leads its initiatives to advance innovation in the dental profession and health care industry. He also serves as the Vice President of Professional Services and Dental Director for Washington Dental Service, where he promotes positive changes in network development, provider relations and clinical policies.


Mary Ellen Young RDH MHA

SOURCE Institute for Oral Health