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Oral Health Learning Café

The Oral Health Learning Café is an informal, supportive space for professionals to engage with others via a discussion list and monthly webinars to learn about oral health programs and services throughout the country and to share strategies, challenges, lessons learned, and resources.

The Oral Health Learning Cafe, launched September 2021, continues the work of the Oral Health Integration in Medical Settings Knowledge Network that was established and maintained by Arcora Foundation and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health. The network operated from March 2018 to August 2021. OHRC is grateful for the opportunity to continue their work.

Subscribe to the Oral Health Learning Café discussion list to receive announcements about upcoming webinars, the monthly Integration Alert, and engage with colleagues in oral health.

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Integration Alert

A monthly compilation of recent journal articles and other materials and upcoming conferences and webinars to inform efforts to integrate oral health care and primary care for pregnant women, infants, and children.

2023 Webinar Program

January 12, 2023. Transforming Oral Health for Families, Rachel King, HealthEfficient.

February 14, 2023. Midwest Network for Oral Health Integration, Lindsay Sailor, Michigan Primary Care Association.

March 9, 2023. Clinical Vignettes on Interprofessional Collaboration in Pediatrics. Sarah Khan, Dentistry for Children—Maryland.

April 11, 2023. Medical-Dental Integration Model in Florida. Kim Herremans, Greater Tampa Bay Oral Health Coalition.

May 11, 2023. Topic and presenter to be determined.

June 13, 2023. Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Oral Health Data Report. Mahyar Mofidi, Health Resources and Services Administration, Division of Community HIV/AIDS Programs.

Additional dates and presentations will be posted when available.

2022 Webinar Program

January 13, 2022. From the First Tooth and Maine Partnership for Children's Oral Health—Health Integrated Action Team. Lyvia Gaewsky, From the First Tooth, and Dee Kerry, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maine Chapter.

February 8, 2022. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Recommendation: Prevention of Dental Caries in Children Younger Than 5 Years–Screening and Interventions. Michael Cabana, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

March 10, 2022. From Rare Diseases to Dental Sealants: Shared Decision-Making in Oral Health. Matt Allen, DifferentKind.

April 12, 2022. Cancelled.

May 12, 2022. Evaluation of the Oral Health Knowledge Network. Hugh Silk, Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health.

June 14, 2022. Accelerating Systems Change in Oral Health Education and Practice. Anita Duhl Glicken, National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health.

July 14, 2022. It’s All About Relationships: Partnering With and Learning From Native People and Communities. Sarah Borgida, Arcora Foundation, and David Cournoyer, Plain Depth Consulting.

August 9, 2022. Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges. Renee Joskow, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

September 8, 2022. Oral Health Prevention for Non-Dental Virtual Encounters. C. Eve J. Kimball, American Academy of Pediatrics, Pennsylvania Chapter.

October 11, 2022. Overview: Oral Health Literacy Environmental Scan. Alice Horowitz and Catherine Maybury, University of Maryland School of Public Health, Horowitz Center for Health Literacy.

October 18, 2022. Partnering with Native Communities to Improve Oral Health (Part 2). Sarah Borgida, Arcora Foundation, David Cournoyer, Plain Depth Consulting, and Rachael Hogan, Dental Director, Swinomish Dental Clinic.

November 10, 2022. 100 Million Mouths Campaign: Experiences as the Oral Health Champion for Hawaii. Deborah Mattheus, University of Hawaii at Mānoa, Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. 

December 13, 2022. Rocky Mountain Network of Oral Health, Patricia Braun, University of Colorado and Denver Health.

2021 Webinar Program

February 9, 2021. Results from the RoMoNOH Medical Dental Integration Environmental Scan: Arizona, Colorado, Montana. Kera Beskin, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Oral Health.

March 11, 2021. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Delivering Preventive Dental Services to Disadvantaged Children. Jacqueline Burgette, University of Pittsburgh.

April 13, 2021. Lessons in Leverage from Colorado. Reid Bryan, Cavity Free at Three and Mindy Craig, Colorado Children’s Healthcare Access Program.

May 13, 2021. Patient Centered Care Through Teledentistry. Ramona English, Petaluma, Rohnert Park and Coastal Health Centers.
June 8, 2021. Outreach Dental Team Colocation: Primary Care and Behavioral Health Integration. Linda Mann, and Karen Hall, Capitol Dental.

July 15, 2021. Cancelled

August 10, 2021. Medical Dental Integration in Yakima, WA. Cassie Pawlowski, University of Washington, School of Dentistry.

September 9, 2021. We Deliver! Bringing HPV Literacy into Dental Offices. Eileen Crespo, Delta Dental of Minnesota, and Jennifer Oliphant, University of Minnesota.

October 12, 2021. Silver Diamine Fluoride–Convincing a Skeptic. Margarita Fontana, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and Erinne Kennedy, Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine.

November 11, 2021. Webinar cancelled in observance of Veterans Day.

December 14, 2021. Indiana Pediatric Dental Anticipatory Guidance. T. Anthony GiaQuinta and Amber Lenwell, American Academy of Pediatrics, Indiana Chapter.

Presentation slides for webinars before September 2021 are available on request. Contact Katy Battani (keb302@georgetown.edu) or Susan Lorenzo (susan.lorenzo@georgetown.edu).