Advocacy, Equity, Access

Thursday, November 8, 2017
Westin Richmond Hotel | Richmond, VA

Read a recap of the 2018 Virginia Oral Health Summit and view photos.


Welcome Remarks
Senator George Barker

The State of Health in Virginia

Sarah Bedard Holland, Virginia Oral Health Coalition

Keynote: Race and Health in America, The Gardener's Tale

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD, Morehouse School of Medicine

Motivational Interviewing

Matt Allen, DDS, M David MI LLC

Medicaid Expansion in Virginia

Jennifer Lee, MD, & Todd Clark Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services

Building a System that Cares for Vulnerable Populations
LISTEN (Full Panel Discussion)

WIC: Participant Survey Responses and Oral Health
Facilitator: Natalie Pennywell, MPH, CHES, Virginia Department of Health

Interprofessional Efforts to Curb Opioid Addiction
Panelist: Paul Brasler, LCSW, The Daily Planet Health Services

Pregnant Women and Dental Utilization
Panelist: Shillpa Naavaal, BDS, MS, MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University

Community Access: Individuals with Special Health Care Needs
Panelist: Casey Tupea, RDH, EMT-1, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services

Promoting Fluoridated Water
Facilitator: Tegwyn Brickhouse, DDS, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University
LISTEN (Full Panel Discussion)

Promoting Water in Place of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Panelist: Emily Keenum, Virginia Early Childhood Foundation

Community Water Fluoridation 
Panelist: Jeanette Bowman, MPH, Virginia Department of Health

Closing Remarks

Lauren Powell, MPA, PhD, Office of Health Equity

Cover Page - Summit18
Matt Allen Balloon Example 2