Public Oral Health Projects, Impact and Funding


Presented by Dr. John Dane


 Dr. John Dane is Missouri’s State Dental Director, co-located at the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services and the MO HealthNet Division of Missouri Department of Social Services.  He was previously the Dental Director for Truman Medical Center Lakewood, for the Independence, MO, school-based dental program, and for the Missouri Elks Mobile Dental Program. He was an associate professor for the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Dentistry from 1977 to 2002. For almost 10 years, Dr. Dane was the chief dental consultant for Swope Ridge Geriatric Center in Kansas City. In 2014 Dr. Dane received MDA’s Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his long history of exemplary service and dedication to the dental profession and to organized dentistry. In addition to the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, and the Greater Kansas City Dental Association, Dr. Dane is a member of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry and the Academy of Dentistry for the Persons with Disabilities.