274584 An Update on the Dental Therapist Project's State Campaigns

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 5:05 PM - 5:20 PM

David Jordan , Dental Access Project, Community Catalyst, Boston, MA
I will provide attendees with an update on community driven dental access campaigns in Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Vermont and Washington that are improving access to care and advance workforce policies. I will also detail how our work is generating awareness of oral health issues and momentum for workforce solutions nationally.

Learning Areas:
Program planning
Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related education
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related organizational policy, standards, or other guidelines
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Describe how community driven oral health access campaigns are approaching workforce issues. Explain how the work of community driven oral health access campaigns is impacting oral health nationally and in their states.

Keywords: Access and Services, Oral Health

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I lead a national campaign to expand access to dental care by initiating and supporting state campaigns to establish the practice of dental therapists. I oversee the project's political strategy, state field operations and strategic and operational relations with collaborating partners.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.