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OHRC Announcements—Webinars

Events are listed in reverse date order and recordings are added afterward as available.

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
Scoring the Goal –  Sports Dentistry, Injury Prevention, and the Doctor/Patient Perspective
Presented by the American Dental Association’s Council on Advocacy for Access & Prevention and the Academy for Sports Dentistry, this webinar featuring a professional soccer player and three sports dentists who will discuss preventing an injury during sports in an example of health equity and access to care, and the importance of the provider and patient voice! Optimal oral health is critical to preventing and controlling oral and craniofacial disease, conditions, and injuries. It requires the ability to improve access to preventive services and dental care through a compassionate health-equitable approach. This webinar will provide useful narrative examples on the importance of how providing injury preventive care in the dental office empowers the athletes to have confidence in not only their smile. Register.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Healthy People OH-2:  Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents with active and currently untreated tooth decay in their primary or permanent teeth

This webinar, hosted by the Colgate Oral Health Network in partnership with the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future and the American Association of Dental Boards and moderated by the Health Resources and Services Administration, will focus on evidence-based solutions to reducing untreated dental caries, especially in vulnerable and underserved populations. It is the fourth in a series of webinars designed to promote the 11 Healthy People 2030 Oral Health Objectives. Register.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Healthy People OH-6: Reduce the proportion of adults aged 45 years and over with moderate and severe periodontitis

This webinar, hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics in collaboration with the American Institue for Dental Public Health and moderated by the VHA, is the third in a series of webinars designed to promote the 11 Healthy People 2030 Oral Health Objectives. 44.5 percent of U.S. adults 45 years of age and older have moderate or severe periodontal disease, and the Healthy People 2030 target is to reduce this proportion to 39.3 percent. This webinar will focus on the importance of early intervention in periodontal disease and the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease. Register.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Communication Strategies for Productive Patient Conversations

This webinar from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health shares evidence-based communication strategies dental professionals can use to proactively educate patients. A panel of experts will provide useful narrative examples on the importance of critical dialogues in (and beyond) the dental office on several topics, including vaccines and community water fluoridation. Register.

Thursday, October 20, 2022
Improving Oral Health Experiences for the LGBTQIA+ Community
Every patient deserves equitable, respectful, and inclusive health care experiences. This webinar from the National Network for Oral Health Access in partnership with the National LGBTQIA+ Health Education Center and the American Institute of Dental Public Health, will provide guidance on how dental team members can improve dental care experiences for the LGBTQIA+ community in health centers. The webinar will describe oral health disparities and challenges for this community. It will also share how dental programs can create oral health care that is more accessible and inclusive for LGBTQIA+ patients. Register.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Healthy People 2030 Oral Health Objective Promotion Webinar Series: Reducing the Proportion of Adults with Untreated Tooth Decay

This webinar, hosted by CareQuest Institute and moderated by the Indian Health Service, will focus on the importance of oral health literacy as it relates to reducing untreated caries and increasing access to dental care. Participants will leave with a better understanding of disparities in access to care, a sharper definition of oral health literacy, and ideas on literacy activities that can improve oral health in their communities. Recording.

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Update: The Latest on Infection Prevention and Control for Dental Professionals

This is a rebroadcast plus update of the September 22 webinar, created in partnership between the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention. An expert speaker will break down several topics, including the CDC Core Practices that apply to dental settings, standard and transmission-based precautions, respiratory protection, and relevant OSHA standards. She'll share strategies and resources to help participants implement current recommendations and evaluate ongoing compliance, and answer participant questions in an extended Q&A segment. Recording.

Friday, September 30, 2022
Clinical Leaders Forum: Impact of Dental Therapists on the Productivity and Scope of the Dental Team

The Health Resources and Services Administration's Bureau of Health Workforce invites clinical leaders to participate in a peer-to-peer forum for chief medical professionals about dental therapists. Attendees will receive information about our programs, hear from health professionals on pertinent topics and share best practices.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
The Connection Between a Healthy Mouth and Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

There’s an emerging body of evidence associating the use of comprehensive oral care with a reduction in nonventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NVHAP). A panel of experts to explore this research and the importance of the connection between healthy mouths and NVHAP. They’ll share their personal experiences, the latest evidence, and practical guidance on how to integrate oral care into overall care. They’ll also touch on the role of oral health care providers in a hospital setting and the importance of getting NVHAP added to CMS’ Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program. Recording.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Medicaid 101—How Medicaid Programs Have Evolved to Advance Oral Health Equity

CDC’s Division of Oral Health presents this webinar in the Dental Public Health Lecture Series, intended for current dental public health residents, prospective residents, and anyone interested in the field of dental public health. Participants will gain knowledge and understanding of the US public health system, programs, and administration; evolution of the Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP programs, and state Medicaid administration across the United States in 2022. Website.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Rural Oral Health ECHO: "Oral Health Policy and Advocacy"
The American Institute of Dental Public Health presents this session about how public health professionals can develop a personal and customized approach to advocacy work. Attendees will learn from the process of developing a community engagement model. Chloe Van Zandt from Virginia Health Catalyst will share her experience and lessons learned while leading the grassroots movement to include an adult dental benefit in Virginia's Medicaid program. Recording.

Thursday, September 22, 2022
The Latest on Infection Prevention and Control for Dental Professionals

This webinar, created in partnership between the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention will discuss the latest guidance on infection prevention and control in dentistry. An expert speaker will break down several topics, including current CDC infection prevention and control guidance, the CDC Core Practices that apply to dental settings, interim COVID-19 guidance, standard and transmission-based precautions, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, and relevant federal standards. Recording.

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Exploring Disparities in Hispanic Oral Health: Nuestra Sonrisa Hispana

The CareQuest Institute and the Hispanic Dental Association present a webinar on how to provide better and more culturally appropriate care for Latino and Hispanic patients. An expert panel will share personal stories, research on barriers to care, and advice on how the dental community can be allies to these (and all) populations. Recording.

Thursday, September 15, 2022
Understanding "Instructions for Use" for Infection Prevention and Control

Health center dental programs should always be of current infection control protocols. One area of importance is following the manufacturer's instructions for use (MIFU). This issue has been a priority area of Joint Commission audits. This webinar from the National Network for Oral Health Access describes why health centers should follow MIFUs and how to become compliant. Then, two health centers share how they implemented new policies and procedures to properly follow MIFUs and adhere to Joint Commission recommendations. Recording.

Wednesday, September 7
Federal Opportunities to Support Dental Therapy

Dental therapy is often thought of as an issue for state governments, but there are many federal policies that can support the expansion of dental therapists in the U.S. The National Partnership for Dental Therapy presents this webinar about a new report from a federal advisory committee examining the issue of dental therapy and its recommendations for how the federal government can support the training and deployment of dental therapists. Supporting Dental Therapy through Title VII Training Programs: A Meaningful Strategy for Implementing Equitable Oral Health Care was authored by the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry, which advises the Department of Health and Human Services on improving public health measures.

Thursday, August 25, 2022
A New Tool for Tracking Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits Across States

This webinar from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health introduces the Medicaid Adult Dental Coverage Checker, an interactive tool for policymakers, administrators, and advocates. It shows where a given state’s Medicaid adult dental benefits package falls on a continuum from no dental benefits to extensive benefits, helping identify areas for improvement and expansion. It looks at coverage of specific procedures and services, including allowed frequency, in eight service categories. The coverage checker displays results that were self-reported by state dental directors or their equivalentin a survey conducted in spring 2020. The survey, known as the Rubric for Assessing Extensiveness of State Medicaid Adult Dental Benefits, was developed in partnership with the American Dental Association Health Policy Institute, Center for Health Care Strategies, National Academy for State Health Policy, CareQuest Institute, and advisory committee members. Recording.

Thursday, August 25, 2022
Whole Health & Wellbeing–The Intersection of Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder, and Oral Health
Many adolescents and adults with a mental health (MH) or substance use disorder (SUD) have oral health issues stemming from myriad factors. Shauna Reitmeier, CEO at Alluma, will share the impact MH and SUDs have on oral health. This presentation will also highlight how the integration of oral health providers with MH and SUD organizations can facilitate access to care through cross-system multi-disciplinary screening for improved outcomes and overall wellbeing. This webinar is hosted by the American Institute of Dental Public Health as part of their Rural Oral Heatlh ECHO project.

Monday, August 22, 2022
The National Oral Health Surveillance System

This Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors webinar is about the National Oral Health Surveillance System (NOHSS) which monitors the burden of oral disease, use of the oral health care delivery system, and the status of community water fluoridation nationally and by state. States can use NOHSS indicators to monitor these areas and, with partners, create action plans to improve oral health within their communities. Learn how states/territories can set targets using data from the system.

Thursday, August 18, 2022
Setting Up a Successful Medical-Dental Integration Program

This CareqQuest webinar is about implementing effective care coordination and breaking down care silos. An expert panel will provide unique perspectives on how they have overcome barriers to set up successful medical-dental integration programs that put the patient at the center of the care experience. They discuss how they got started on their journeys and pitfalls other organizations should avoid. Recording.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Ending the Tooth Death Cycle with Prevention

With advances in technology in prevention, patients can keep their teeth longer. This presentation from Elevate Oral Care will describe the tooth death cycle and how to prevent it with prevention. The course will cover different prevention techniques available and the resources that exist.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Using an Equity Lens to Integrate Oral Health Into the Primary Care Curriculum: Faculty Development Webinar
Tthis webinar from the One Hundred Million Mouths Campaign and the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health aims to motivate health educators to make changes to the school or program using an equity lens to integrate or health into primary care curricula. President and CEO of CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, Dr Myechia Minter-Jordan provides a keynote address followed by 15-minute hands-on break-out groups. During registration, participants select two topics for skill-building workshops to learn how to incorporate health equity into the classroom.

Thursday, July 21, 2022
Taking Action to Advance Anti-Racism in Dental Public Health

On the heels of a special issue of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry, a distinguished panel of experts will come together to discuss that question and the topic of anti-racism in a CareQuest Institute webinar. The experts, all authors within the issue, will examine several topics, including the effects of racism and discrimination, anti-racism solutions for education and research, and anti-racist solutions for practice, advocacy, and workforce. After short presentations that explore select articles from the issue, the five speakers will engage in a roundtable discussion focused on anti-racist solutions for dental public health. Recording.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Optimize Your EHR Selection: Results from the NNOHA Health IT White Paper
This webinar from the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) will summarize its Health Information Technology Resource Guide for Community Health Center Dental ProgramsThe guide provides technical assistance on several IT topics including a process for selecting management software and an electronic dental record for community health centers. The webinar will include tips on how to build a specification list and negotiation strategies and share the results of NNOHA's Health IT membership survey. Recording.

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Becoming an Ally: Creating an Inclusive Environment for LGBTQ+ Patients
This CareQuest Institute webinar is a timely and practial discussion about how to provide better care and supportive environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer, intersex, and asexual patients. An expert panel will explore ongoing disparities, generational differences, tips on how to become a better ally for patients, providers, and students, and provide advice on how to make any practice more welcoming to the LGBTQ+ community. Recording.

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Strategies and Tactics for Seeking Funding for Systems-Level Oral Health Reform

Second of a two-part series, this webinar is presented by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors in partnership with the American Dental Association (ADA). Led by the North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative, this webinar series explores how to drive sustainable, systems-level change in oral health care by leveraging policy advocacy and innovative grantmaking strategies. This session will describe how personal relationships can build trust in grant-making and grant-seeking processes and help advance the work. ADA members and non-members can access this two-part webinar by visiting ADA CE Online. If you do not have an account, select the far right green icon “Enroll Now” and complete the enrollment information.

Thursday, June 16, 2022
How’s America’s Oral Health? Barriers to Care, Common Problems, and Ongoing Inequity

In this webinar from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, three researchers behind the second annual State of Oral Health Equity in America survey will dive into the findings to explore how oral health has changed in the last year and share data that will inform future advocacy, policy, technology advancement, and clinical endeavors. Recording.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Why a Systems Change Approach for Oral Health?

First of a two-part series, this webinar is presented by the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors in partnership with the American Dental Association. Led by the North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative, this webinar series explores how to drive sustainable, systems-level change in oral health care by leveraging policy advocacy and innovative grantmaking strategies. This session offers an in-depth look at the difference between static, time-bound programs and broader movements for systemic change through policy. The section will include a discussion of the typical grantmaker’s portfolio and how a shift in focus toward systems-level policy reform can increase return on investment and reduce grantees’ long-term reliance on outside funding. ADA members and non-members can access this two-part webinar by visiting ADA CE Online. If you do not have an account, select the far right green icon “Enroll Now” and complete the enrollment information.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Race, Racism, and Oral Health in America

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Oral Health hosts this series of webnars for dental public health residents, prospective residents, and anyone interested in the field of dental public health. Webinar link.

Friday, May 20, 2022
Being a Medicaid Provider in the Era of Accountability: A National Perspective

This is a free,3-hour, credit-bearing webinar hosted by the American Dental Association (ADA). ADA's Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention Medicaid Provider Advisory Committee will share insights, opportunities and challenges regarding program integrity, compliance, fraud, advocacy and how better to safeguard your practice while providing care to this growing population in an era of increasing accountability and scrutiny.  Special emphasis will be given to the importance of proper documentation of medical necessity. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Building a Teledentistry Program That Expands Access and Increases Equity

In this webinar, an expert panel—including both a private practice dentist and a public health dentist—will discuss how to set up different types of teledentistry programs. It will explore different team structures, rules and regulations, workflows, and technology showing how the right setup can create a better care experience for patients and providers. Participants will also learn common pitfalls to avoid and common misconceptions to look beyond when creating a teledentistry program. Recording.

Monday, May 16, 2022
Measurement in Action: Modeling Improvement
The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) is hosting the sixth installment in their Quality Measurement in Dentistry webinar series in partnership with the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA). The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview of the DQA Open School Course of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Model for Improvement and share ongoing examples of this approach. This course is a first step to understand where we are and where we need to go to improve oral health care and, ultimately, health outcomes. Visit series archive.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Leap Into Action for Oral Health

This webinar explores the strategic priorities of the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research through the lens of the Oral Health in America report. Topics include the diversity of ongoing research, funding oportunities and areas of focus, and research training.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Infection Prevention and Safety in FQHC Dental Programs

This webinar will feature representatives from The Joint Commission, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention, a professional organization focusing on quality and safety in dentistry. Presenters will use the Joint Commission Survey findings from dental settings to discuss risk that these findings pose to patients and organizations. In addition, recommendations for safe care in dental settings and best practices to reduce risk will be reviewed.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Data Stories Webinar: Mapping Dnetal Deserts–Oral Health Equity in Los Angeles County

This webinar is presented by the Oral Health Progress and Equity Network as part of its webinar series, Leveraging Data to Advance Oral Health Equity.Assessing equitable access to affordable dental care in county as diverse and population-dense as Los Angeles County (LAC) is problematic. The LAC Oral Health Program used GIS mapping to overlay population density, poverty levels, and safety-net dental clinic staffing to spatially analyze Dental Deserts; defined as high-risk areas with limited access to affordable dental care. Fifty different square mile blocks were identified as Dental Deserts with the majority being in southcentral LAC. These findings are being used to build support for expanding dental services in the Dental Deserts. Recording.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Oral Health and Primary Care Integration: Optimizing Care Coordination to Improve Oral Health Access
This webinar from the National Network for Oral Health Access and the National Nurse-Led Care Consortium will discuss promising practices for oral health integration that account for the unique needs of special populations like residents of public housing with a focus on care coordination. The webinar will feature a panel of two health centers that are leaders in medical and dental integration: Health Partners of Western Ohio and Albany Area Primary Health Care, Inc. Attendees will learn how these two organizations implemented sustainable integration programs and engaged medical team members and health center leadership. Participants will also gain an understanding of how care teams support oral health education and treatment, and best practices for integration into primary care at health centers serving residents of public housing and other special populations. Recording.

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Taking a Community-Based Approach to Care Coordination

This CareQuest Institute for Oral Heatlh webinar will showcase a promising solution, featuring the work of the Medical-Dental Partnership pilot of Every Smile Counts! The pilot, organized by Children Now, developed the Medical Dental Referral and Navigation (MDRAN) system, which facilitates and tracks dental referrals and supports coordinated care using a community-based approach. Participants will learn more about the value of oral health care coordination and hear from Children Now about its work to improve dental care for children in California. Recording.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Making Sense of Dental Sealants
The American Dental Association presents his webinar in coordination with the 2022 theme of National Children's Dental Health Month, "Sealants Make Sense." It will highlight that theme with the latest HRSA/NHANES data of dental sealant placement prevalence, clarifications on the difference between dental decay and dental caries, as well as clarifying the differences between resin and glass ionomer dental sealants.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Supporting Smiles: Promoting Childhood Dental Benefits Covered Under Medicaid and CHIP

This webinar from the Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign will feature new data on oral health trends among children, best practices to get families enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP to access dental health care, and new Campaign resources available on InsureKidsNow.gov for organizations to use in their outreach and encourage the use of benefits.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Enabling Dental Therapy Practice to Improve Access to Oral Health Services
This webinar will discuss the origins and evolution of the dental therapist workforce model, the process of authorizing and implementing dental therapy training and practice in states, and the impacts on patients and providers in Minnesota where dental therapists have been established and integrated into clinical teams over the last decade. Presenters will also discuss variability in enabling legislation and the importance of standardization in qualifications for licensure, supervision requirements, and scope of practice. It is co-sponsored by the Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center and AcademyHealth’s Health Workforce Interest Group. Recording.

Thursday, February 10, 2022
Four Projects Aiming to Improve Population Oral Health

CareQuest Institute, in collaboration with the American Public Health Association Oral Health Section, will showcase four student award winners and their presentations on oral cancer, dental safety net programs, HPV prevention, and disparities among children with special health care needs. The four students are winners of the Anthony Westwater Jong Population Oral Health Pre-Professional Award and the Caswell A. Evans Population Oral Health Post-Professional Award. Recording.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Oral Health in America – Advances and Challenges: Reading the Report through a Research Lens
This webinar sponsored by the American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research will feature a cross-cutting discussion relative to how the report Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges can be used to inform future research, including current research gaps and needs. 

Thursday, January 20, 2022|
The Ins, Outs and In-Between: How Dental Medicaid Works and How it Can Work for You
The American Dental Association Council on Advocacy for Access & Prevention presents this webinar about being a Medicaid provider. Dental Medicaid benefits can be a confusing process. Being a Medicaid provider can enhance a provider's community stature, increase legislative effectiveness, and help the dental profession. Learn more about how it works (and can work for you) from dentists who take Medicaid in their practices, with concrete tips based on their own personal experiences including appropriate documentation, patient management and a journey into cultural competence. Participants will be able to learn how being a Medicaid provider offers tangible practice benefits, including staff satisfaction. Recording.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Exploring a Study on Oral Health Spending Webinar

In this webinar from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, researchers will explore how oral health access and outcomes differ among those with Medicaid compared with those with commercial insurance using data from more than 31 million Medicaid claims and more than 45 million commercial or Medicare supplemental claims. Recording.

Monday, January 10, 2022
Launch of the National Oral Health Data Portal
The Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD) is hosting this webinar to demonstrate the new National Oral Health Data Portal. In 2020, ASTDD secured funding from Delta Dental of Michigan and Glaxo Smith Kline to create the nation’s first comprehensive oral health data portal. The ASTDD National Oral Health Data Portal brings oral health status, workforce, access, cost, and quality of life information from existing federal, state, and other datasets into one consolidated publicly accessible website. The website has multiple exploratory features such as curated dashboards, custom visualization builders, and downloadable reports to support a wide audience with actionable national, state, and local data. Recording.

Thursday, December 16, 2021
Best Practices for Teledentistry Today and in the Future
In this webinar from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, the primary author and project members involved in the production of the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors' best practice appraoch report on teledentistry will present key takeaways for expanding the use of teledentistry, highlighting systems-level changes that need to occur. They will also share the process they used to create the report and examine CareQuest Institute’s strategic priorities around teledentistry that are helping to push the industry in new directions. Recording.  

Friday, December 3, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration Uniform Data System Sealant Measure: 2021 Annual Update
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the number of children receiving sealants in health centers decreased from almost 57% in 2019 to 48.68% in 2020. Thousands of children ages 6-9 did not receive preventive sealants, putting their molars at risk for cavities and a life-long cycle of dental treatment. This year’s presentation from the National Network for Oral Health Access will refocus efforts to deliver this important preventive intervention in the “new normal” environment. Recording.

Monday, November 29, 2021
A Family Affair: Caregiving, Oral Health and Health Literacy Considerations Across the Lifespan
The American Dental Association Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention presents a webinar about the importance of oral health literacy for caregivers and families, including for older adults, children and people with disabilities.

Monday, November 29, 2021
State-Based Strategies for Dental Data Exchange and Care Coordination
During this virtual convening by CareQuest Institue for Oral Health, panelists will discuss activities, goals, and strategies aimed at incorporating dental health information into state health information technology roadmaps, health information exchanges, and quality measurement. Recording.

Tuesday, November 16, and Thursday, November 18, 2021
Pregnancy & Dental Care Go Together
This virtual convening will bring together experts in pregnancy care and dental care to discuss promising policy and practice models that aim to increase access to dental care for pregnant people. The convening is presented by Community Catalyst’s Dental Access Project and Women’s Health Program, in collaboration with Raising Women’s Voices for the Health Care We Need. Recording.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
The State of Oral Health: Increasing Access and Reducing Disparities
The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation presents this November 9 webinar that features leaders in the field of oral health who are working to reduce disparities in access to and quality of care. They will explore federal initiatives, a health plan foundation’s investment, and inter-professional approaches to integrate oral health into education and care delivery models. Recording.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Supporting Patients Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence: Opportunities for Oral Health Providers
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and oral health providers play an important role in supporting survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). This webinar from the National Network for Oral Health Access will identify strategies that can promote health and safety outcomes for patients and their children. Oral health providers have an opportunity to offer their patients information on IPV, reduce isolation, and increase safety by referring patients to community-based organizations for support. National resources, including programs that help patients receive free cosmetic and dental reconstructive procedures, will also be discussed. Recording.

Thursday, October 21, 2021
How Value-Based Care Will Change Dentistry’s Future
This Carequest Institute for Oral Health webinar will discuss the foundations of value-based care and the dental processes and procedures that are ripe for change. It will also explore CareQuest Institute’s Three Domain Framework that proposes a new model for dentistry and a case study of what a patient journey can look like when we prioritize value over volume. Recording.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Engaging and Enrolling: Countering the Chilling Effect of “Public Charge” to Help Eligible Latino Children get Medicaid and CHIP Coverage
This InsureKidsNow webinar will feature an analysis of recent data to raise awareness about the increase in uninsurance rates for Latino children, outreach strategies to effectively target this population, and a new resource available on InsureKidsNow.gov for organizations working with immigrant families. Recording.

Monday, October 4, 2021
Data-Driven Insights on Medicaid Dental Care Programs: New Research from the Health Policy Institute (HPI)
This webinar launches new HPI research related to dental care in state Medicaid programs. First, HPI releases 50-state analysis of Medicaid reimbursement rates for dental care services, comparing Medicaid reimbursement to private dental insurance rates. This is for both child dental services (all 50 states) and adult dental services (states with adult dental benefits in Medicaid). Next, they will present a revised methodology for measuring dentist participation in Medicaid using national claims data and incorporating an analysis of number of Medicaid patients served. Finally, they will present a new journal article that compares dental care use patterns among Medicaid-insured and privately insured children and adults. HPI's research underscores how different the Medicaid landscape is for children compared to adults and how much work needs to be done to improve adult dental coverage in Medicaid. Recording.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
UDS Dental Data Trends - The COVID-19 Impact
2020 UDS Data is now available and reflects the changes and impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All aspects of health centers were affected, but the UDS data reveals that dental programs have been disproportionally impacted in 2020. This webinar will discuss the 2020 UDS Dental Data and the impacts of COVID-19 on health center dental operations and frame the challenges and opportunities going forward. Recording.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Fluoride's Role in Post Pandemic Dentistry: Mechanism and Efficacy Webinar
This lecture by Norman Tinanoff will help clinicians sort through the best-targeted therapies for individualized patient care to reduce caries risk. Many practices report a rise in caries during the extended COVID-19 pandemic. Explore the latest guidance from oral health experts to help practitioners plan an effective prevention program to combat the increase in patients suffering from caries.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Providing Minimally Invasive Care with Silver Diamine Fluoride
Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) has been widely recognized as an effective noninvasive tool used for the prevention and management of dental caries. And it has proven to be an invaluable tool during the COVID-19 pandemic. This webinar will explore the science behind silver diamine fluoride, best practices for use today and in the future, and the challenges of incorporating it into practice. Participants will also hear about one practice group’s experience with SDF and gain the knowledge to apply those lessons in their own settings. Recording.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Head Start Forward: Health and Safety Considerations
The Head Start Forward campaign supports grantees in reaching more children and families and moving toward fully in-person comprehensive services, as local health conditions allow. This webinar included risk reduction strategies, updates on toothbrushing, family style meals, masks, and screening, and highlights of resources available. Recording.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Integration of Care to Improve Health Outcomes
Integrating oral health, primary care, and behavioral health is a strategy to increase access to care and improve overall health outcomes. This webinar will feature Jordan Valley Community Health Center and their strategies to integrate medical and dental care and how they’ve integrated behavioral health into other departments. Recording.

Friday, July 23, 2021
Improving Adolescent Vaccine Coverage – Strategies and Partnerships for Success!
Vaccines are critical to ensure a healthy return to school for adolescents. Learn from experts on how best to reach adolescents to ensure uptake. Learn how to utilize data to describe adverse impact of COVID-19 pandemic on and current status of adolescent well care visits and vaccine coverage rates. Identify resources to support adolescent well visits and immunization improvement efforts. Hear about the evidence-based strategies, promising practices and critical partnerships necessary to assure successful efforts to improve adolescent well care visits and vaccine coverage rates.

Thursday, July 8, 2021
Consumer Perspectives on Oral Health Access, Outcomes, and Quality of Care
How did consumers feel about access and quality of oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic? This webinar from the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health explores that question and several others around oral health access, outcomes, and quality of care in the United States. A panel of experts will share insights from a timely national survey of more than 5,000 consumers, discuss the related disparities in dental insurance coverage and access to care, and explore findings on the effects of the social determinants of health. There will be discussion about the implications of these survey findings on the oral health system and how they will guide future research and policy change. Recording.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Learning from the Convergence of Medical and Dental Insurance: Who’s Driving the Change?
The session reviews the lessons learned from executives from full service health plans and stand-alone dental plans regarding the challenges of integrating medical and dental plans. Presented by the Santa Fe Group, this is the fourth in a series of webinars. Recording.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021
State of Oral Health Equity in America: COVID-19, Vaccines, and Teledentistry
An expert panel will share respondent attitudes, experiences, and behaviors related to oral health care during the pandemic. The panel will cover a range of topics, including access to care, oral health problems caused by delays in care, changes to insurance coverage, the rise of teledentistry, and willingness to receive vaccines from oral health providers. Recording.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Medical and Dental Integration in the Time of COVID
Harvard School of Dental Medicine Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine and the Harvard Health Innovation Network host this webinar featuring an expert panel of industry leaders as well as medical and dental faculty. The speakers will discuss how medical care, dental care and business models have shifted during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Learning from Health System Initiatives: What Can Be Done to Scale Up Integration?
This session will explore lessons learned from three initiatives in community and primary care ​health system practice settings. Why were these integration efforts created? What factors supported their evolution and expansion? Which factors limited their progress? Clinician, health care administration and health policy leaders will describe their experiences and discuss strategies for the future. Presented by the Santa Fe Group, this is the third in a series of webinars. Recording

Thursday, May 13, 2021
Challenges in Implementing School-Based Oral Health Programs: Short- and Long-Term Impact of COVID-19 
CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, along with the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, and the National Association of School Nurses, have designed a new webinar based on a study to assess the continued impact of COVID-19 on school-based oral health programs. This webinar will explore the findings from the survey and recommend how to provide support for school nurses and oral health programming in the upcoming school year. Recording.

Wednesday, May 12, 2021
The Value Add of VBC for Dental Benefits: How Data Measurement and Interoperability Support the Quadruple Aim and Consumer Demands
This CareQuest Institute for Oral Health webinar will provide an overview about the 21st Century CURES Act and emerging compliance mandates and discuss how data sharing, measurement, patient engagement and care coordination create value and, over time, lead to better health outcomes and reduce costs.

Thursday, May 6, 2021
Interprofessional Education: The Devil is in the Details
The Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH) has studied the facilitators and barriers to the bilateral integration of primary care and oral health in health professions education. In the third webinar of a four-part CIPCOH series, this will explore challenges faced and overcome in interprofessional education in the context of CIPCOH’s research findings. Recording.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Impact of COVID-19 on Dental Hygienists: Ongoing Research Update
Hear the latest research on U.S. dental hygienists COVID-19 infection rates, infection control practices, employment rates and vaccination statistics from the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Association research team. Recording.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Oral Health, Primary Care, and the COVID-19 Pandemic
The CareQuest Institute for Oral Health and their colleagues present this panel discussion on how primary care and dental care delivery in the U.S. have changed over time. The speakers will explore the differences and similarities within their field, share their experiences in adapting to a changing health care landscape, and discuss how the pandemic response will inform the future of oral health and primary care. The content discussed in this webinar will also be featured in an upcoming online report from the Center for Primary Care at Harvard Medical School. Recording.

Thursday, April 29, 2021
Dental Providers Administering the COVID-19 Vaccine: Strategies from Early Adopter Health Centers
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have created emergency orders to allow dentists and dental hygienists to administer vaccinations. This webinar from the National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA) will feature three health centers that are utilizing dental providers to administer vaccines. The health centers will describe their vaccination program models including training, staffing, operations and compliance.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Oral Health and Behavioral Health: Framework for Coordination and Integration and Success Stories
The National Dental Association presents this webinar about opportunities to break down silos and increase health equity by advancing more integrated oral and behavioral health care. Participants will hear from two providers about their on-the-ground efforts to integrate oral and behavioral health and recent patient success stories. Recording.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Learning from Clinicians and their Patients: Why Oral Health Collaboration is Essential to Overall Health Outcomes
This session will consider the relevance of oral health to the collaborative management of selected medical conditions. Drawing on their experiences, medical and dental clinical leaders will explore what patient-centered care could look like if professionals collaborated across disciplines and levels of practice to integrate oral health with overall health, and how such approaches could improve outcomes for individuals, families, and communities. Presented by the Santa Fe Group, this is the second in a series of webinars. Recording.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
#4 in series: Exploring the Wicked Problem of the Oral Health Care System
The DentaQuest Partnership presents highlights from a special edition of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry with a focus on value-based care. This installment explorse efforts being made to reach a future state of oral health care that is equitable and value based with a focus on measurement. Recording.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Patient-Centered Strategies for Teledentistry: The Potential Business Case
Dental practices across the country are using quality improvement methods to develop synchronous teledentistry service lines to better meet their patients’ needs. Learn how three organizations used teledentistry to provide preventive dental services, support patient self-management, reduce no-show rates, and developed a business case that will provide excellent patient care now and into the future. Recording.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Innovations in Integrating Oral Health into Primary Care
The Primary Care Collaborative is hosting this panel discussion to present key findings of ther new report, Innovations in Oral Health and Primary Care Integration: Alignment with Shared Principles of Primary Care; and discuss innovative models already enabling patients to thrive and guidance for clinicians, health plans and policymakers to enhance oral health integration and primary care. Recording.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Learning from Science: How Oral-Systemic Collaborations Can Advance Research, Policy, and Health Outcomes
This conversation between senior dental and medical scientific thought leaders will focus on what we know, what we need to know, where science and policy interface, and why that intersection is important. The panelists will also comment on the importance of integration across all levels of research, the need for research to drive policy, how research informs practice and practice informs research, and other critical applications. Presented by the Santa Fe Group, this is the first in a series of webinars. Recording.

Thursday, March 25, 2021
#3 in series: Exploring the Wicked Problem of the Oral Health Care System
The DentaQuest Partnership presents highlights from a special edition of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry with a focus on value-based care. Recording.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Oh, Baby! COVID-19 Vaccine Facts on Pregnancy and Fertility
The American Dental Association is presenting this webinar that will review the science of COVID-19 vaccines, and vaccines in general, as they relate to fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding and more. Recording.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Let's Talk Shots! Effective Patient Conversations and the COVID-19 Vaccine
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided increased opportunities for dentists to talk about prevention. As the COVID vaccines become more readily available, dentists can play a key role in effective vaccine messaging to patients and staff. This webinar presents effective messaging regarding up-to-date scientific information in a culturally-competent manner to allay patient fears using caringly consistent language. Recording.

Thursday, February 25, 2021
Social Determinants of Oral Health in Practice and Education
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and the American Public Health Association Oral Health Section presented this webinar on special topics such as human papilloma vaccination in teens, population health management and more related to social determinants of oral health.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Trends in Oral Health Status from a National Data Source: Children Improving, Adults Lagging Behind
Part of the CDC dental public health residency lecture series , this webinar featured Mei Lin, CDC Division of Oral Health, Objectives include understanding the history of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and its importance to oral health data collection; and reviewing CDC’s 2019 surveillance report using NHANES data, the importance of selected findings, and public health implications. Recording.

Monday, February 22, 2021
Promoting Children's Oral Health During COVID-19 and Beyond
Join dental hygienist liaisons Heather Blair and Gina Sharps as they present highlight strategies and resources that Head Start program staff can use to support families to promote good oral health and eating practices and prevent tooth decay and help families ensure their child visits the dentist for preventive care and treatment. Recording.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Health Integration, Innovation and Racial Justice: A Call to Action
Join a robust discussion with a keynote and moderated panel on health equity, racial justice and oral-systemic integration, featuring a conversation with James Hildreth and Anthony Fauci on COVID-19 vaccine accessibility. The events of 2020, including the global pandemic and increased awareness of racial justice and health disparities, have encouraged a greater focus on systemic, structural, and cultural challenges to achieving overall health equity. Meharry Medical College is conducting a series of convenings to build on this momentum. The convenings are focused on integrating oral and overall health to chart a path towards health equity and whole-person, community-informed care. Recording.

Thursday, February 11, 2021
Exploring the Wicked Problem of the Oral Health Care System: Patient and Consumer Perspectives on Value-Based Care
The DentaQuest Partnership will present a second webinar in a series that highlights content from a special edition of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry with a focus on value-based care. Learn about patient and consumer perspectives as we work towards transforming the oral health system into one that is equitable and value-based. Recording.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Oral Health During COVID-19
Presented by the Center for Primary Care at Harvard University, this series covers relevant topics in today's primary care landscape and this first session focuses on oral health. Recording.

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Looking Ahead to 2021: How COVID-19 Continues to Impact the Dental Care Sector
Join the ADA Health Policy Institute team for a webinar with the latest data from their COVID-19 Economic Impact poll and discuss the year ahead. A new year, a new administration in Washington, a new government relief package, and an accelerated COVID-19 vaccine rollout are upon us. Recording.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Vaccinations by Dentists: A New Role in Primary Care
This American Dental Association webinar to help dentists learn about the vaccines most likely to be initiated first in dental practice, potential barriers, vaccinations amid the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and current and future opportunities for dentists in the overall healthcare system.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
2021 DentaQuest Partnership Grantmaking Launch
The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement will present a webinar that will explore the grantmaking strategy for 2021, while also taking a look at the grants work from 2020. Participants will learn how to pursue a grant application and more.

Thursday, January 14, 2021
Exploring the Wicked Problem of the Oral Health Care System
Improving the oral health care system is a wicked problem. The DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement will present a series of webinars to detail what makes the current system a wicked problem and explore efforts being made to reach a future state of oral health care that is equitable and value-based. Content and panelists spotlighted during this webinar series are featured within a recent special issue of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry focusing on value-based oral health care. Recording.

Friday, January 8, 2021
COVID-19 Airborne Precautions and Ventilation
The final webinar in a 4-part course supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Oral Health will provide an overview of the measures clinical facilities should consider to mitigate the transmission risk of diseases that may be carried in the aerosols created by dental devices. The presenters will discuss air flow, ventilation, and available strategies for improving or enhancing clinical air quality.

Friday, December 18, 2020
Supporting Community Engaged Oral Health Systems
California Northstate University and Children Now present a year-end virtual symposium on supporting community-engaged oral health systems. The purpose of this meeting is to disseminate lessons that have been learned from a decade of work with virtual dental home systems and dental care coordination activities within the California Dental Transformation Initiative Local Dental Pilot Projects and other programs. In addition, advocacy opportunities in these areas for 2021 will be discussed. Though this meeting will focus on efforts in California, programs from other states may find the information presented useful. 

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Reshaping Dentistry: Provider Survey Demonstrates the Need for Innovation
The DentaQuest Partnership will present a webinar that explores findings from several recent provider surveys. Topics include teledentistry, alternative payment models and other innovative strategies providers and practices have implemented to improve access and maintain profitability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, December 17, 2020
Primary Care and Oral Health Delivery: What Have We Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic?
Outpatient clinicians and practices across the country have had to adapt to unprecedented changes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic continues to rage but with the prospect of vaccination on the horizon, our panelists will explore how have primary care and dental care in the U.S. changed, and what has stayed the same. Join Dean Jane Barrow from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, Dr. Russell Phillips of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, and Director of the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute Dr. Marko Vujicic as they explore the differences and similarities in each field’s adaptation to a changing healthcare landscape, and how the pandemic response will inform the future of oral health and primary care. Sponsored by the HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine and the ADA Health Policy InstituteRecording.

Monday, December 14, 2020
Access to Dental Care: How is COVID-19 Increasing Existing Disparities?
Presented by the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health, speakers include Cheryl Parcham, Tim Ricks, Bob Russell, and Brian SwannRecording.

Thursday, December 10, 2020
School-Based Oral Health Care and COVID-19
The DentaQuest Partnership and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors will present a webinar that explores how COVID-19 has significantly impacted school-based health care programs and the ability to provide access to children who have the greatest need for these services.

Monday, December 7, 2020
NNOHA UDS Sealant Webinar
This annual webinar from NNOHA will highlight the most successful strategies to increase the percentage of children receiving sealants and increase the HRSA UDS sealants measure percentage. The webinar will review content from the NNOHA Annual Conference workshops. Results and trends from the last five years of data for the measure will be shared. Recent changes to the measure denominator specifications will be reviewed. Work-arounds to address data collection and reporting will be briefly described for those health centers that are not yet using an EDR vendor-developed solution to collect the data elements of the measure (age, a patient of record, risk status, exclusions, and sealants placed). Recording.

Monday, December 7, 2020
Oral Health Policy & Advocacy: A Health Equity Case Study 
This webinar sponsored by The Uprising for Black Lives will feature a panel of experienced oral health advocates and community organizers who are working to dismantle systemic racism and discrimination in oral health in a way that centers – and is responsive to – the needs of the community, using dental therapy as a case study.  Oral health starts – long before dental problems or other related health issues arise – where people live, work and play and with the policies that shape access to care. Structural racism has created deep inequities in access to care and oral health outcomes that directly affect Black, American Indian and Alaska Native, and Latinx populations. The Movement for Black Lives calls us to work for a health care system that meets the full health needs of Black communities. Given the existence of deep oral health inequities, investing in community-based solutions and a community-driven workforce is essential. 

Friday, December 4, 2020
Public Health Approaches to Children’s Oral Health During COVID-19
The National Conference of State Legislatures has a "Hot Topics" public health webinar series. This December 4 webinar will cover research, state policies and national initiatives around public health approaches to maintaining access to children’s oral health services. Between March and May of this year, children in Medicaid received over 7 million fewer dental services compared to the same period last year. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced sporadic closures to dental offices and limited community-based options for delivering children’s oral health services. Still, state public health strategies that address children’s oral health in settings such as schools, community health centers and mobile clinics provide options for policymakers to close gaps in care during the pandemic, particularly for vulnerable populations. Speakers include Paul Glassman, Sam Zwetchkenbaum (RI state dental director), and Rhonda Stokley (TX state dental director). Recording.

Thursday, Dec 3, 2020
Stakeholder Webinar on HHS Maternal Health Initiative
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will host a webinar with the Surgeon General, senior HHS leaders, and partners to discuss the HHS Maternal Health Initiative. The event will highlight the release of the HHS Action Plan to Improve Maternal Health,The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health, and the announcement of a Public-Private Partnership to address disparities in maternal health outcomes. Recording.

Thursday, Dec 3, 2020
A Special Oral Health Seminar Series Featuring the U.S. Surgeon General
The Office of Global and Community Health at Harvard School of Dental Medicine will be hosting a special presentation featuring the U.S. Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, who will discuss the importance of oral health and social determinants. Recording.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Use of a Readiness Assessment to Explore Oral Health Quality Indicators

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