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2014 National Oral Health Conference

April 28–30, 2014
Fort Worth, Texas

The 2014 National Oral Health Conference (NOHC) will be held April 28–30, at the Omni Ft. Worth Hotel. The 15th annual joint meeting of NOHC the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD), and the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) is the premier annual dental public health meeting. Sessions will focus on topics relevant to research, policy, programs, education, and community-based care—highlighting how these areas of public health can work together towards improving the oral health of the nation.

The keynote speaker for the 2014 NOHC will be Marko Vujicic, PhD, managing vice president of the Health Policy Resource Center, Division of Dental Practice and Professional Affairs, American Dental Association. Dr. Vujicic will discuss An Empirical Look at Access to Dental Care Issues in the United States.

This year’s sessions will focus on a wide variety of oral health issues that include the following:

  • Alternative provider models
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Quality improvement in oral health care
  • Community water fluoridation
  • Dental workforce
  • Medical and dental integration
  • Oral health for pregnant women
  • Oral health and older populations
  • Program evaluation for oral health programs
  • Program sustainability

Preconference sessions will be offered on April 26 and 27. This year’s preconference sessions will include Water Fluoridation: A Skill-building Workshop for Advocates and Spokespersons; Making the Most of National Library of Medicine Resources; Incorporating Comprehensive Oral Health into School-based Health Centers; Oral Health Surveillance; and Building Your Communication Plan for Water Fluoridation.

The NOHC is designed for public health officials; state, territorial, and local dental directors; dental health care providers; dental and health educators; Medicaid/State Children’s Health Insurance Program dental representatives; community health center personnel; dental insurance company staff; dental suppliers; legislators and policymakers; and students.

To obtain additional information, including presentations from previous years’ conferences, visit the NOHC Web site.