2020 Missouri Oral Health Policy Conference -

Show Me Access to Health!

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


March 5 & March 6, 2020

Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 West McCarty Street, Jefferson City, Missouri

Register Here!


Thursday March 5:

8 AM  – Oral Health Legislative Awareness Event – Capitol Building – 3rd floor alcove (optional)

10 AM - Noon - Preconference Session: Advocating for Community Water Fluoridation - Dr. Johnson – Lincoln room

10 AM - Noon - Preconference Session: The Dental Bur is Not the Cutting Edge of Dentistry - Dr. Bill Maas - St. Louis room

10:30 AM - Noon –  MCOH Board Meeting – Springfield room - Open to the Membership

Conference starts with Lunch

12:30 – Keynote – Timothy L. Ricks, DMD, MPH, FICD, Rear Admiral (RADM), Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Dental Officer, U.S. Public Health Service

2 PM –Panel: Increasing Access through School-Based Oral Health

3:30 PM – session – Oral Health ECHO – Dr. NathanSuter

4 PM – Oral Health Champion Awards

5 – 7 PM – Networking Mixer

Friday March 6:

Breakfast starts at 6:30 AM

8 AM – Panel: Engaging for Oral Health: Community Health Workers Make the Connection 

9:30 AM – Medicaid Provider Panel – Presented by private providers from around Missouri working with Medicaid

11:00 AM –  Missouri Oral Health and Community Health - Status, Challenges and Work in Progress  - John N. Dane, DDS, FAAHD, DABSCD, Dental Director

Conference closes with lunch


Register Here!

Having trouble registering? Let us know at info@oralhealthmissouri.org 

Thanks to the Missouri Primary Care Association for providing CEUs – Special thanks to Karen Dent for her support!


Students Pay No Registration

The Coalition is allowing students to attend without fee.


Conference Registration Includes Individual 2020 Coalition Membership


Lodging and Parking available on-site at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.  Click Here for room reservations


Travel from out-of-state to Jefferson City –

There are major airports in St. Louis (2 hr. drive) and Kansas City (2.5 hr. drive).  There is a small regional airport between Jefferson City and Columbia served by American Airlines and United. The Columbia Regional Airport (COU) is about a 20 minute drive from downtown Jefferson City.  There are direct flights from Chicago (O’Hare), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) and Denver.  Learn more about airlines, local transport, etc. at https://www.flycou.com/ It is advised that car rentals from this airport be arranged ahead of time. It is also advised that you inquire about taxi fees prior to transport.


Thanks our 2020 Conference Sponsors! Our mission work would be impossible without your support!