Dentistry: Looking Beyond the Pandemic

Presented by Dr. Chelsea Fosse, DMD, MPH

American Dental Association

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Course Description: What have we learned about dentistry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? Will we see any lasting changes in oral health care delivery? Using recent research on Medicaid and data indicating significant oral health disparities, what opportunities do we have to improve the oral health of the population? Join Chelsea Fosse from the ADA Health Policy Institute for this update and discussion on what we can expect from dentistry as we look to the future.

Objectives: At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss dentistry’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the current status of recovery
  • Review recent research on disparities in oral health and the status of Medicaid programs
  • Identify other workforce and industry trends that will impact the oral health care delivery system into the future

Chelsea Fosse DMD MPH is a Senior Health Policy Analyst at the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI). She graduated from Rutgers School of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at Helen Hayes Hospital working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She obtained her Master’s in Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and completed a dental public health residency at Jacobi Medical Center, NYC Health + Hospitals. At HPI, Chelsea leads health policy analysis for critical issues related to Medicaid, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act and other public health issues. She is responsible for researching and analyzing policy changes that impact dentistry, oral health, and the broader health care landscape.

This speaker has declared no commercial conflict of interest relative to this presentation.