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2017 Annual Texas Oral Health Summit


Save the Date for November 9-11, 2017
Omni Colonnade Hotel, San Antonio

Reserve your seat today to join friends and colleagues for the Texas Oral Health Coalition’s premier public oral health education event. Attendees may receive up to 14 CEU’s during the summit and you won’t want to miss these nationally recognized speakers' informative lectures. The summit begins Thursday, November 9, 2017 building from the ground up with The Oral Health Integration Symposium. Attendees will learn about local grassroots efforts to integrate oral health into academia and medical practice. Next, attendees will learn about a special project rotating dental students in home visits and how to provide oral care followed by a special project by UTHSC Houston Dental incorporating home visits during dental student rotations and oral care for pediatrics to adults with disabilities. A panel discussion with representatives from various Texas school-based oral health programs. Updates and instructions on how to use work products developed from our five Advancing the Oral Health Movement in Texas work groups will be given and lastly, attendees will have the opportunity to Collide and Connect at the opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

The building continues on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8:30 am with the grass middles, Oral Health: State of the State Forum. Attendees will learn what statewide oral health activities are taking place from state agency representatives, various organizations and coalitions. To top off our building, representatives from the national level will provide an overview of the national landscape regarding the AHCA and person-centered health care.

Now that our building is complete, Saturday, November 11, 2017 brings new opportunities for attendees to learn about Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF) and how local providers and educators are integrating SDF into practice or programs during the Minimally Invasive Dentistry Symposium that will also include a discussion on utilizing Teledentistry and coding.

During each day of the summit, attendees will have the opportunity to review poster presentations and enjoy plenty of networking time with our exhibitors and sponsors. Drawing for the winner of the portable unit donated by Midwest Dental will occur during the annual TxOHC meeting on Friday.

2016 Speaker Susan Maples

If you missed the 2016 Texas Oral Health Summit, visit Past Summits toview a brief video montage of the highlights. Stay tuned for more information and schedule updates.

How will you be participating?

As an (Please choose any of the bulleted activities listed)

Health Provider(s)


Policy Maker


2-16 Exhibitor and Attendee
  • Attend the Oral Health Summit for your own edification and bring a friend
  • Learn more about oral health to share with friends and family
  • Improve you and your family’s oral health
  • Choose a TxOHC program to participate in at your community level

Testimony, Stories and Sound Bites From Program Participants

2016 Texas Oral Health Summit Attendees Say:

  • “Excellent program with interesting speakers. The venue was good. I liked having the food in the vendor area and being able to move from vendor to program easily.”

  • “I really enjoyed the speakers, especially Dr. Maples. Very high quality with great information. I appreciated the healthy food options.”

  • “Great Conference”

  • “Excellent presentations, presenters were extremely knowledgeable about the topics.” “Dr. Maples was superb. A charming mix of Tony Robbins and Suze Orman.”

  • “Edie Gibson's presentation underscored with her sincere desire to make a positive difference challenged me to be more responsive to substance abusers.”

  • “Another great speaker. You never disappoint.”

  • “Loved this. I have changed some of my own habits and shared a lot of information with other faculty. I really liked Dr. Maples!

  • “What an eye-opener! I was not even aware of some of these drugs that are on the streets now. Being aware of addictions of all types is necessary now days and being able to recognize and discuss it with patients is extremely important for their health and well-being.”

  • “What great poster presentations this year. They were all very informative and many programs or projects look to be worth replicating.”

TxOHC Sponsors Say About the 2016 Texas Oral Health Summit:

  • “At the "Annual TXOHC Summit", its executives, members, and partners create an atmosphere of shared excellence in education, care for the patients, and access for the underserved populations. The relationships and friendship the meeting format supports makes it a unique opportunity for all.”

  • “It was great! Great learning day for everyone.”