October 27th and 28th, 2011
Sofitel Hotel -- Chicago, IL
CHICAGO and SEATTLE, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Institute for Oral Health will host its sixth annual national conference: Prevention: Rebranding the Profession at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, on October 27th and 28th, 2011. 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 Prevention: Rebranding the Profession. The Institute for Oral Health is collaborating with experts in focus groups and national events to learn the latest in preventive strategies for improving health. Join us in October to learn the highlights at our 2011 IOH Conference featuring top authorities in dentistry, primary care medicine, dental benefits and more.
All are welcome to attend, health care providers, policy makers, academics, dental researchers, dental carriers, employers, and those in the field of public health.
The Institute for Oral Health is a recognized ADA CERP provider --9 CE Credits will be available-- and the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP) supports the IOH conference.
The cost to attend is $495 per person. Hotel rooms are available at a special conference rate of $220 per night.
For more information and to register, visit the Institute for Oral Health website: WWW.IOHWA.ORG
OPENING KEYNOTE: Kathleen T. O'Loughlin, DMD, MPH - Executive Director and COO, American Dental Association
Roger Adams, DMD, MBA - CoFounder and CEO, Sealants for Smiles
Courtney Chinn, DDS - Columbia University, College of Dental Medicine
David Gesko, DDS - Dental Director and Senior VP, HealthPartners
V. Kim Kutsch, DMD - Practicing Dentist; Board Member, World Clinical Laser Institute; CEO Oral Biotech Companies
Lewis Lampiris, DDS, MPH - Director, American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations
Jessica Y. Lee, DDS, MPH, Ph.D. - Associate Professor, Depts of Pediatric Dentistry and Health Policy, University of North Carolina
John Luther, DDS - Chief Dental Officer, UnitedHealthcare
Russell Maier, M.D. - Residency Director, Central Washington Family Medicine Residency, Community Health of Central Washington
David Wong, DMD, DMSc - Associate Dean of Research, Filex & Mildred Yip Endowed Professor of Oral Biology, Oral Biology & Medicine, and Director of Dental Research Institute at UCLA School of Dentistry
CLOSING KEYNOTE: Dan Buettner - Best-selling author and founder of Blue Zones® that identifies the world's best practices in health, happiness, and longevity
ABOUT INSTITUTE FOR ORAL HEALTH
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 founder of the Institute for Oral Health, 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.
CONTACT: Mary Ellen Young, RDH MHA
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