2017 Missouri Oral Health Policy Conference
Victories & Challenges
March 9 and 10, 2017

Conference Presentations 

Mary E. Foley, RDH, MPH, Executive Director, Medicaid Medicare CHIP Services Dental Association -  Keynote

Emergency Room Diversion Panel –
Facilitated by Leslie Porth, PhD, MPH, BSN, Missouri Hospital Association – ER Diversion
Amy Kelsey, MPH, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services -   Emergency Room Diversion Panel Presentation
Mike Jurkovich, DDS, UMKC School of Dentistry -  Emergency Department Access Pilot Project

Nick Pfannenstiel, DDS, Jordan Valley Community Health Center -   ER Diversion

Nathan Suter, DDS, COMTREA Comprehensive Health Center –  ER Dental Pain Diversion Strategies

George S. Gotto, PhD, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Missouri - Kansas City – Improving Oral Health Care for People with Developmental Disabilities

Mike Sutherland, Policy Director, Missouri Budget Project (for Amy Blouin) –  The Importance of Medicaid for Missouri

Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin – Using Policy Change to Improve Oral Health

Alejandra Valencia, DDS, MPH, MS, Oral Health Forum –  Maximizing Connections that Impact Oral Health Status

Patrick W. Finnerty, MPA, BS, PWF Consulting – Potential New Financing Models for Medicaid

Tara Harper, BA, Oral Health America –  Oral Health and Medicare Where Are We Now? 

Dr. John N. Dane, DDS, FAAHD, DABSCD, Missouri Dental Director – Update for Dental Health Missouri