2023 Missouri Oral Health Policy Conference -

Transforming Access


  The mission of the Missouri Coalition for Oral Health is to improve oral health with all Missourians by advocating for sound public policy. 


  March 2 & 3, 2023

Pre-Conference Webinars

Conference Agenda

Register Here!

For DoubleTree by Hilton hotel accomodations click Here.

During the conference there will be opportunities for interaction, frequent breaks and brief presentations by exhibiting organizations.


Oral Health Legislative Awareness Event

Capitol Building, 3rd Floor Alcove Senate Side

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

 A pre-legislative awareness event webinar will be held on Friday, February 17th at 12:00 p.m.


Welcome and Introductions at 10:30 a.m.

Treat Me Tenderly - Engaging Community in Oral Health Policy

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 10:35 a.m.

Lecture & Power Point; 1 CDE, No prerequisites required

Speaker: Kaylan Szafranski, Health Policy Director, NC Child

See conference agenda for disclosure and biography


The Spirit of Change in National Oral Health Policy

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 12:30 p.m.

Lecture & Power Point; 1 CDE, No prerequisites required

Speaker: Colin Reusch, Director of Policy at Community Catalyst

See conference agenda for disclosure and biography


Bridging to MO HealthNet Dental Access

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 1:45 p.m. 

Lecture & Power Point; 1.5 CDE, No prerequisites required

Panelist: Dale Carr (Director, Missouri Medicaid Audit & Compliance), Amanda Fahrendorf (MO HealthNet Division), Halie Payne (Professional Affairs Director, Missouri Dental Association) 

Moderator: Jessica Emmerich (Dental Medicaid Facilitator, Missouri Coalition for Oral Health)

See conference agenda for disclosure and biography


Shifting the Battle for Community Health

Thursday, March 2, 2023, 3:30 p.m. 

Lecture & Power Point; 1.5 CDE, No prerequisites required

Panelist: Dr. Lisa Bosch, DMD (Edina, MO), Dr. Molly Foster, DMD (Sedalia, Katy Trail Community Health), Jessica Burdick, RDH (Sedalia, Katy Trail Community Health), Roger Sullivan (Marceline, MO) 

Moderator: Gwen Sullentrup (Missouri Office of Dental Health)

See conference agenda for disclosure and biography


Oral Health Champion Awards at 5:00 p.m.

Networking Reception at Sapphires (upper floor lounge)


Breakfast & Networking Discussion Tables from 6:30 - 8:00 a.m.


Excellence in Oral Health Care for People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities

Friday, March 3, 2023, 8:00 a.m. 

Lecture & Power Point; 1.25 CDE, No prerequisites required

Speaker: Kyle Isaacs, RDH

See conference agenda for disclosure and biography


The Shape of Things to Come - Value-Based Care

Friday, March 3, 2023, 9:30 a.m. 

Lecture & Power Point; 1 CDE, No prerequisites required

Speaker: Rebekah Mathews, MPA, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health, Vice President, Health Improvement

See conference agenda for disclosure and biography


The State of the State of Missouri Oral Health

Friday, March 3, 2023, 11:00 a.m. 

Lecture & Power Point; 1 CDE, No prerequisites required

Speaker: Dr. Jacqueline Miller, Missouri Dental Director

See conference agenda for disclosure and biography


Closing, Lunch and Networking

Conference Registration Includes Individual 2023 Coalition Membership


Thank you 2023 Conference Sponsors! Our mission work would be impossible without your support! 

DHSS Office of Dental Health

Missouri Dental Association 

Missouri Primary Care Association

ATSU Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Kansas City University

CareQuest

Missouri Foundation for Health

Delta Dental of Missouri

Health Forward Foundation

Missouri Dental Hygienists' Association

Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

UMKC School of Dentistry

MCOH designates this activity for 8.25 continuing education credits for full participation in all sessions. The Missouri Coalition for Oral Health is an approved continuing educator by the Missouri Dental Board.