Virginia Oral Health Summit

Virginia Oral Health Summit

Virginia Oral Health Summit

Registration deadline is November 1
Questions? Contact Sarah Walsh

The 2018 Virginia Oral Health Summit is Thursday, November 8 in Richmond.  We're thrilled to welcome Dr. Camara Jones, health equity scholar and physician, as our keynote speaker, and motivational interviewing expert Dr. Matt Allen as a featured presenter.
Registration is now open through November 1!


8:45 a.m.  Welcome Remarks
Lieutenant Governor Justin E. Fairfax (Invited)

9:15 a.m. The State of Health in Virginia

Sarah Bedard Holland, Virginia Oral Health Coalition

9:30 a.m. Keynote: Race and Health in America, The Gardener's Tale

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine

10:45 a.m. Motivational Interviewing

Matt Allen, DDS, M David MI LLC

11:30 a.m. Medicaid Expansion in Virginia

Jennifer Lee, MD, Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

1:15 p.m. Building a System that Cares for Vulnerable Populations

Natalie Pennywell, MPH, CHES, Virginia Department of Health
Paul Brasler, LCSW, The Daily Planet Health Services
Shillpa Naavaal, BDS, MS, MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University
Casey Tupea, BSDH, RDH, EMT-I, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services

2:15 p.m. Promoting Fluoridated Water 

Emily Keenum, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation
Jeanette Bowman, MPH, Virginia Department of Health

3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Lauren Powell, MPA, PhD, Office of Health Equity

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Keynote Speaker
Dr. Camara Jones

Hotel Accommodations: 

Traveling from out of town? Book your hotel stay now! A block of rooms is reserved at the Westin Richmond Hotel; rates are $159/king and $169/double. To reserve a room, call 1.888.627.7786 and mention the group name "Virginia Oral Health Coalition." All rooms must be reserved by 5:00 p.m. on October 11. 

Continuing Education Credit: 

The Virginia Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The Virginia Dental Association designates this activity for and 4.5 continuing education credits. This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between The Virginia Dental Association and the Virginia Oral Health Coalition.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Application for nurses pending approval through the NYU Center for Continuing Nursing Education. Continuing Education Approval from NASW Virginia Chapter is pending.

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Interested in sponsoring the Summit or setting up an exhibit?

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About the Summit

Our annual Virginia Oral Health Summit brings people together to find innovative ways to improve oral health throughout Virginia. Over 1,000 stakeholders from dentistry, academia, medicine, business and philanthropy have shared ideas and learned the latest on dental health care trends. 

 View slides and hear presentations from prior Virginia Oral Health Summits:
  • 2017: Nature and Nurture: Recognizing Social Determinants of Health in Oral Health Care
  • 2016: Oral Health IS Health: Breaking through Barriers and Influencing Change
  • 2015: Achievable Wellness: Engaging Communities and Clinicians for Better Health 
  • 2014: Caring for the Whole Person: Oral Health in Patient-Centered Care
  • 2013: The Future of Oral Health Care Delivery
  • 2012: Beyond Teeth: The Integral Relationship between Oral Health and Overall Health
  • 2011Bridging the Gap: From Policy to Practice

Highlights from past years include:

  • Trauma Informed Care and the Oral Health Community (2017)
  • Beyond Health Care (2017)
  • The Virginia Oral Health Report Card: An Introduction (2016)
  • Leadership for Today: Being an Agent of Change Amidst the Challenges (2016)
  • Contextualization of Social Determinants of Health (2015)
  • Integration of Care between Medical and Oral Health Disciplines (2014)
  • Engaging Patients for Better Health (2014)
  • Integrating Dental Health into Primary Care (2013)
  • Oral Disease and Medical Conditions: What is Our Role Today? (2012)
  • Discovering the Gap Between Patient Knowledge and Provider Assumptions (2011)

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