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2017 Reede Scholars 8th Annual Health Equity Symposium

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77 Avenue Louis Pasteur

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Integrated care: Oral Health's Role in Equity.”

Oral health is integral to overall health. Addressing oral health inequities is cen-tral to achieving overall health equity. This year our theme, “Integrated care: Oral Health's Role in Equity,” will examine new models in the journey to health equity.

In the US, oral health disparities are profound and pervasive for some populations despite improvements in oral health globally. Vulnerable populations continue to experience higher prevalence of tooth decay, periodontal diseases, and oral cancers despite efforts to address the social determinants contributing to these disparities. Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, the homeless, those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness.

Understanding the social determinants of health, the political, and environmental contributors among vulnerable populations, is paramount to developing effective strategies to achieve oral health equity. Conversations among stakeholders, including: regulators and policy makers, payers, providers, consumers, and advocacy organizations, have created innovative opportunities to address the multiple factors contributing to oral health inequity.

The 2017 Reede Scholars Health Equity Symposium, “Integrated care: Oral Health's Role in Equity” will assemble panelists to explore the changing landscape for oral health care focusing on: 1) structural changes in education and training, 2) innovative care delivery models, and 3) political and policy implications for achieving oral health equity.

MODERATOR:

CYNTHIA E. HODGE, DMD, MPH, MPA

DeSti Consulting, LLC


PANELISTS:

INYANG A. ISONG, MD, ScD, MPH

Instructor in Pediatrics

Boston Children’s Hospital


RALPH FUCCILLO, BS, MA

Senior Advisor, Office of the CEO

DentaQuest


CASWELL EVANS, JR., DDS, MPH

Associate Dean for Prevention & Public Health Sciences

University of Illinois-Chicago

College of Dentistry


R. BRUCE DONOFF, DMD, MD

Dean

Walter C. Guralnick Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Harvard School of Dental Medicine


BRIAN SWANN, DDS, MPH

Chief of Oral Health

Cambridge Health Alliance

Instructor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

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