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2018 Virginia Oral Health Summit Speaker Q&A Series Dr. Jennifer Lee

Ahead of the 2018 Virginia Oral Health Summit on November 8, we’ll be hearing from some of our speakers about their efforts to improve health. I recently spoke with Dr. Jennifer Lee, Agency Director for Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, to learn more about the lead up to Medicaid expansion and the work she and her team…

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Event Summary – Community Tool Box Training: Collaboration & Leadership to Improve Oral Health

Health advocates from around the Commonwealth joined the Coalition team this summer for a two-day training in Richmond. The event, “Collaboration & Leadership to Improve Oral Health,” was led by an expert from the University of Kansas Community Tool Box program, who has worked with other state and local oral health coalitions around the country to give…

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Integrating Oral Health in the Community with Home Visitor Trainings

Home visitors are an integral part of Virginia’s health care system; they are on the front lines of care and education, reaching rural or at-risk populations who may otherwise fall through the cracks. As members of the communities they serve, home visitors build trust with patients and families and create long-lasting, ongoing relationships with community…

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Oral Health in Pregnancy and Early Childhood

Date:  Thursday, July 13, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Location:  New College Institute, 191 Fayette Street, Martinsville, VA  REGISTER View the event flyer Description “Oral Health in Pregnancy and Early Childhood” will explore the role of oral health in a healthy pregnancy and during infancy and early childhood, as well as techniques to improve access…

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Dental Program Brings Care to People with Developmental Disabilities

Chesapeake, Va. Adults with developmental disabilities will receive free oral health services on Saturday, October 18 through a training program designed to teach dental providers how to care for individuals with special health care needs. Dentists are unlikely to receive this type of specialized training in dental school, and many people with developmental disabilities lack…

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2014 Virginia Oral Health Summit – Registration is Open!

Registration for the 2014 Virginia Oral Health Summit is now open!  The focus of this year's Summit is “Caring for the Whole Person: Oral Health in Patient-Centered Care.”  Summit speakers will explore how medical and dental providers can work together to deliver comprehensive health care for their patients that includes oral health.  This event is…

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