TxOHC Documents
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Conference Presentations

2017 Texas Oral Health Summit
Building Healthy Communities Together

2017 Summit Program

November 9, 2017 Oral Health Integration Symposium

November 10, 2017 Oral Health: State of the State Symposium

November 11, 2017 Minimally Invasive Dentistry Symposium

2015 Texas Oral Health Summit
“Strengthening the Network”

Patricia Braun, MD, MPH
Sherdeana Owens, DDS, MPH
Teresita Ladrillo, DMD, MPH
Maternal and Child Symposium”
“Cavity Free at Three and Beyond”

Patty Digangi, RDH, BS
“Oral Health Risk Factor Management”
“Riding the Wave of the Silver Tsunami”

Charles Whitney, MD
“3rd Era Health Dentistry”

Judith Haber, PhD, APRN, BC, FAAN
“Putting the Mouth Back into the Head: HEENT to HEENOT”

Maureen Harrington, MPH
“Increasing Access Through a Virtual Dental Home”

Charles Whitney, MD
Patti Digangi, RDH, BS
“Create an Oral Systemic Center of Excellence”

Kimberly Krust Bray, RDH, mS
“Brief Motivational Interviewing: Achieving Sustainable Behavior Change to Improve Health”

Claudia Serna, PhD, MPH, RDH, BDS
“Use of Social Media Platforms to Build Broader Networks and Enhance the Public’s Oral Health”

Patti Digangi, RDH, BS
“Tides of Change: How Electronic Health Records Will Impact You Now”

2014 Texas Oral Health Summit
Interprofessional Collaboration for Collective Impact

2014 Summit Program
Annual Meeting Power Point

Gilda Garcia, Ph.D
“Diversity and Disparities: the Big IDEA in Oral Health” Handout

Gary Badger, DDS, MS
Pediatric Cardiology and Dentistry = Peanut Butter and Jelly!

Jessica Haskins, Pharm.D.
Pharmacist’s Role in Collaborative Perinatal Care

Karen Novak, DDS, MS, Ph.D
Oral-Systemic Links:  Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Periodontitis and Maternal/Fetal Outcomes

It Takes a Community
Facilitated by:
Sarah Dirks, DDS

Sponsored by: Geriatric Dental Group of South Texas
Sarah Dirks, DDS – Healthcare Quality Movement & Geriatric Dentistry
Tracy Zerkle – Who’s Brushing Mom’s Teeth When She Can’t (or Won’t)?
Ginny Brown – Care Enough!

Esteban López, MD, MBA
Understanding the Impact of Health Care Reform
Sponsored by: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Kila Johnson, DDS
Pregnancy: The Teachable Moment Implementing an Effective Prenatal Oral Health Program

Johanna DeYoung, BSN, DDS, MPH
A Collaborative School-linked Primary Prevention Initiative – Project Saving Smiles

Joshua Austin, DDS
Oral Implications and Prevention Strategies for Older Adults
Sponsored by: Colgate

Jessica Haskins, Pharm.D.
Appropriate Medication use in Elderly and Frail Elderly

Donna Morris, RDH, M.Ed.
Community Resources for the Elderly: It Really Takes a Village!

Brian Souza, MSW
Managing Director,
The DentaQuest Foundation
“Creating the Network for Collective Impact”
Sponsored by: DentaQuest

Oral Health: State of the State
HHSC OIG Chief Dental Director, Linda Altenhoff, DDS
DSHS State Public Health Dental Director, Vy Nguyen, DDS, MPH
State Fluoridation Engineer, Angela Kennedy, PE
Texas Primary Care Office, Connie Berry
Texas Association of Community Health Centers,

Davelyn Eaves Hood, MD,
Medical Director of Clinical Affairs
Russell W. Reddell, DDS, MBA
Former Director of Department on Aging and Disability State Supported Living Centers

Promoting Oral Health for Children Living in Texas through School-Based Programs,

David Cappelli, DMD, MPH, Ph.D facilitator
Panel Discussion
Patrice Kistenmacher, DDS
Sharon Fulcher-Estes, MA, LPC
Vy Nguyen, DDS, MPH
Johanna DeYoung, BSN, DDS, MPH
Jennifer Bankler, DDS

Tam Van, DDS
Relatively New Medical Considerations for Dental Patient Management

David V. Flores, PhD, LMSW, MPH, CPH
Cultural Aspects of Dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease

Donna Morris, RDH, M.Ed. facilitator
Panel Discussion
A Case for Interprofessional Collaboration if Ever There Was One!

Texas Oral Health Summit 2013
November 22-23, 2013
“MAKE THE CONNECTION: Linking Interprofessionals Together to Achieve Optimal Health”

Summit 2013 Program

(Power Point Presentations and Handouts)

Oral Medicine in HIV/AIDS: Case Histories in the Immunocompromised Patient
Mark Nichols, DDS

Waste Fraud & Abuse: Regarding Medicaid, Solicitation & Marketing, and Scope of Practice
Joy Sparks, JD & Linda M. Altenhoff, DDS

HHSC’s Incurred Medical Expense Process and Procedures Ensuring Medicaid Recipients in Nursing Facilities Receive Medically Necessary Dental Care
Janice Quertermous

DentaQuest 101: Best Practices for Medicaid and CHIP Providers
Monica Anderson, DDS & Brenda Walker
Sponsored by: DentaQuest

Improving Access: The Role of Education in Children’s Oral Health
Sherdeana Owens, DDS, MPA

Provider Education for the Texas Medicaid and CHIP Dental Programs
Carlos O. Garcia, DDS & Ernest Garcia
Sponsored by: MCNA

Total Health Focused Enhanced Assessment
Jonathan A. Bregman, DDS, FAGD
Sponsored by: OralDNA, Perio Protect, and OralID

Motivational interviewing: Patient Education/Motivation
Erin M. Espinosa, PhD

Evolving Patient Care: The Pharmacist’s Role
Jessica Haskins, Pharm.D.

How to Market Your Practice in the 21st Century
Gaby Piazza
Sponsored by: Likeable Dentist

Evaluation of the Integrated Dental Medicine Care Model
Sean G. Boynes, DMD, MS
Sponsored by: Cetylite

Future of Dentistry is Now
Jonathan A. Bregman, DDS, FAGD
Sponsored by: OralDNA, Perio Protect, and OralID

Oral Health 2014: Advancing Local Leaders for National Impact
Karlene Ketola, MHSA CAE, Maureen Kirkwood, and Mathew Bond

Texas Oral Health Coalition Summit
November 30, 2012
“Access with Success”

Highlights of Oral Health Summit 2012
(Power Point Presentations and Handouts)

Dental Compliance
Duane Tinker, CEO
Dental Compliance Specialists

Virtual Dental Home Handout
Overcoming Obstacles Order Form
Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA

The Nuts and Bolts of Remote Preventive and Comprehensive Dental Care Handout
Plenary Session

Texas Oral Health Summit Dec 2-3, 2011
“Promoting Total Health through Oral Health”
(PowerPoint presentations)

Integrating Oral Health Into Pediatric Primary Care (Prevention and Assessment)
Any use of information from the above presentation regarding a pilot project referred to by Dr. Alison Days is expressly forbidden without the prior permission from the presentation’s author and the Texas Tech Health Science Center.

Alison Days, MD, Pediatrician
Texas Tech University Health Science Center – El Paso
Data Exchange in Healthcare Communities
Michael Stearns, MD, CPC, CFPC
And President and CEO, e-MDs, Inc.
and Nora Belcher, Executive Director Texas e-Health Alliance
How Microbiology Can Save Teeth and Lives
Jennifer Seider, RDH
Vice President Hain Diagnostics North American Division
Understanding the Challenges of Providing Oral Health in the Long Term Care Setting
Maria Wellisch, RN, BBA, LNFA
UTHSCSA Nurse Advisory Council, Executive Director of the Elizabeth McGown Training Institute and and
Vice President of Corporate and Community Education at Morningside Ministries

Oral Care for Residents in Long Term Care Facilities in Texas:
Overcoming Common Barriers to Oral Care
Sarah Dirks, DDS
Geriatric Dental Group of South Texas
Overcoming Medical Barriers to Oral Care
Alicia Galvan, BS, DDS, FAAHD
Geriatric Dental Group of South Texas
Overcoming Financial Barriers to Oral Care
Lynn Nolf Estrada, Administrator
Geriatric Dental Group of South Texas

Texas Oral Health Summit October 18-19, 2007
(PowerPoint presentations)

The Importance of the Dental Home for Children
Paul Casamassimo, DDS, MS Ohio State University Children’s Hospital

Challenges for Geriatric and Special Needs Patients
Kishor Ketty, DDS
UT Houston

Safety Net for Adult Patients
Patricia Skur, DDS
Implementing Change in Oral Health Policy
Stephen Beestra, DDS, MS
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Update from the Texas Department of State Health Services
Linda Altenhoff, DDS

The Lap Exam
Paul Casamassimo, DDS, MS

Call to Action
Gilbert Handal, MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso

2006 Texas Oral Health Summit For Healthy Beginnings
November 17, 2006

(PowerPoint presentations)

Code Red: The Critical Condition of Health Care in Texas
George B. Hernandez
President/CEO, University Health System

Dental Early Intervention in North Carolina
Rebecca King, DDS, MPH
Chief, Oral Health Section
NC Division of Public Health, DHHS

Head Start Region VI: Building Partnerships in Texas for Oral Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Early Intervention
Kathy Geurink , Region VI Head Start Oral Health Consultant

Texas Health Steps (THSteps) Dental and DSHS Oral Health Program (OHP)
Linda M. Altenhoff, DDS
Oral Health Program, Texas Department of State Health Services