The 2020 Conference

The 2020 Conference on Oral Health was held virtually was a great success!

Friday, October 30

Meeting People Where They Are: Social Determinants and Care Integration
Teresa Lovelady (Speaker) Health Core Clinic
As the President and CEO of HealthCore Clinic, Teresa sees the needs of her community firsthand and how the environment impacts her community’s access to healthcare services. Prior to becoming President and CEO, she was a consumer who had ac... See More

Gaps in the System: A Study of Dental Insurance Rates in Kansas
Phillip Steiner (Speaker) Kansas Health Institute
Oral Health Kansas and the Kansas Health Institute are collaborating on a study to assess the dental insurance status of Kansans. Lead Kansas Health Institute researcher Phillip Steiner will share the details about the number of Kansans with and w... See More

Megan Krohn, DDS (Speaker) Swope Health Services
Mark Miller (Speaker) Swope Health Services
Oral health and behavioral health are closely tied together. Uncoordinated oral and behavioral health care and lack of access to care can drastically exacerbate health disparities, increase health care costs and result in poor overall health outco... See More

May Our Voices Ring True
Huascar Medina (Speaker) Humanities Kansas
Huascar uses his poetry to engage with people in a variety of roles and reaching out to community members. His poetry is based on a variety of subjects: separation, diversity, culture and inclusion are all elements of Medina’s poetry. As a L... See More

Friday, November 6

Public Oral Health 101
Bonnie Branson (Speaker) University of Arkanas
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), dental public health is “the science and art of preventing and controlling dental diseases and promoting dental health through organized community efforts.” A misconception is th... See More

Engaging the Community for Racial Justice and Health Equity
Irene Caudillo (Speaker) President & CEO, El Centro
Irene Caudillo has experience bringing people together to speak openly and safely about how cultural and racial inequities affect the communities around them. By focusing on people most in need, partnership and advocacy have the power to transform... See More

Preview of U.S. Surgeon General’s Second Report on Oral Health
Tanya Dorf Brunner (Speaker) Executive Director, Oral Health Kansas, Inc.
In 2000, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report on oral health. This was followed in 2003 with a Call to Action from the Surgeon General’s office. These two reports have guided the oral health community across the country and in ... See More

Meeting Oral Health Needs of People with Disabilities
Timothy Garvey (Speaker) University of Florida
People with developmental disabilities may have challenges that make it difficult to achieve daily activities, including maintaining their oral health. The National Center for Biotechnology Information found in 2012 that adults with intellectual d... See More

Opportunities to Improve Public Policy in Kansas
Stuart Little (Speaker) President, Little Government Relations
Public policy affects every aspect of our lives, including our health and oral health, and everyone has a role to play in improving oral health policy. For over 20 years, Dr. Stuart J. Little has worked in state government and assisted organizatio... See More


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