3447.0 Health Care Reform and Oral Health: What’s New?

Monday, October 31, 2011: 4:30 PM
The recently passed health care reform bill included a number of oral health initiatives and policies. Some have been funded and some not. With a new Congress and the state of the economy, some of these oral health initiatives may move ahead and others may not. Hearing from the key oral health leaders in HHS and in the dental education community will give us some insight as to what is happening and what may be happening in the future. This session will provide up to date information on, 1. How the health care reform bill affects research as it relates to oral health in terms of prevention and access to dental care. 2. The most recent oral health initiatives by various components of HHS that relate to oral health and health care reform and other potential initiatives. 3. How the health care reform bill affects education from the public health perspective in dental schools and hygiene schools now and in the future.
Session Objectives: Identify oral health initiatives in health care reform that have been funded and may be funded. Discuss the key variables that impact oral health from the HHS, education, and research perspective. Explain what may be expected in the future in oral health initiatives in the federal government research and education communities.
Myron Allukian, DDS, MPH
Myron Allukian, DDS, MPH

4:30 PM
USPHS and CDC Perspective
William D. Bailey, DDS, MPH
4:50 PM
Dental Education Perspective
Richard W. Valachovic, DMD MPH
5:10 PM

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Organized by: Oral Health

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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