The Essentialism of Oral Health: How Dentistry Fits in to an Evolving Healthcare Landscape (2020 VCC General Session)
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American Dental Association
was the opening session of the ADA Virtual Connect Conference on
We all agree you cannot be healthy without a healthy mouth
and that dental care is essential healthcare. But what does ‘essential’ really
mean? Is oral health really considered essential in state and federal health
policy? Given that U.S. health care reform will continue to be a major political
issue going forward, there are important issues and opportunities for the dental
care community to address. Hear how the ADA is proactively approaching this
issue of oral health being essential.
Natalia Chalmers, D.D.S., M.H.Sc.,
Darwin Hayes, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.
Lisa Simon, M.D.,
Jessica Stilley Mallah, D.D.S.
After this course, learners should be able
• Discuss the implications to dental team members
when oral health is considered essential under federal and state health
• Understand the current and future landscape for
dental insurance under private plans, Medicaid, and Medicare
Review the newest research linking oral and systemic health, including as it relates to health outcomes and health
The views of the presenter(s) do
not necessarily represent the views of the American Dental
This course is free and open to
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