2024 Missouri Oral Health Policy Conference
Capturing the Future

  March 7 - 8, 2024
DoubleTree by Hilton, Jefferson City, MO


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

Conference registration includes 2024 Individual Conference Membership.

Dental CEs available.

Sponsorship Information

Exhibitor Information


Thursday, March 7

8 AM - Oral Health Legislative Awareness Event

Capitol Building, 3rd Floor, Senate alcove

10:30 AM - Welcome & The Dynamics of HRSA Oral Health

Dr. Adam Barefoot, DMD, MPH, Chief Dental Officer, HRSA

Lunch & Networking

12:30 PM - The Joys of Combating Mis-Information

Dr. Johnny Johnson, Jr., DMD, MS,American Fluoridation Society
Roger Sullivan, MO Oral Health Advocate & Water Operator
Moderated by Julie Boeckman, DHSS Office of Dental Health. Sponsored by DHSS Office of Dental Health

2:00 PM - Here and Now in Dental Economy and Access

Dr. Kamyar Nasseh, PhD., ADA Health Policy Institute

3:15 PM - Innovation in Dental Care Access for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Nathan Suter, DDS,Enable Dental

Oral Health Champion Awards 

Networking Reception - top floor, next to Sapphires

Friday, March 8

6:30 AM - Breakfast & Networking Discussion Tables
(join any time & rotate between tables)

8 AM - Missouri Progress in Dental Sealants

Meghan Wendland, DDS, MPH, University of Missouri - Kansas City;  Jill Pyle, RDH, BS, MS Ed., Missouri Southern State University;  Shannon Covington, RDH, Lincoln County Health Department;  Rachel Beasley, CDA-EFDA, Jefferson County Health Department;  Kim Polk, RDH, M.Ed., and Lyndsie Thurnau, RDH, BSDH, M.Ed., St. Louis Community College

Moderated by: Julie Boeckman, DHSS Office of Dental Health.Sponsored by DHSS Office of Dental Health

9:30 AM - The Dawning New Age of Dental Medicaid

Opening Comments: Jessica Dresner, MO HealthNet;
Jessica Emmerich, MCOH; Amanda Fahrendorf, Department of Social Services; Halie Payne, Missouri Dental Association; Dr. Kirk Quigless, DDS, Brentwood Family Dental; Rebecca Scheuler, High 5 Communications

11:00 AM - The Office of Dental Health: Updates, Initiatives and Action

Dr. Jacqueline Miller, Missouri Dental Director

Lunch and close

Thank you 2024 Conference Sponsors!
Our mission work would be impossible without your support! 

DHSS Office of Dental Health

Missouri Dental Association 

Missouri Primary Care Association

Kansas City University

Children's Smile Center

Kansas City University

UMKC School of Dentistry

Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

A.T. Still University Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health

Delta Dental of Missouri

Big Smiles



Missouri Dental Hygienists' Association

Missouri Foundation for Health

Health Forward Foundation

Conference attendees can earn 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.