Elevate Oral Care Webcast - Oral Health Delivery: Back to the Past or On to the Future?

September 25, 2020
10:00 AM-11:30 AM (PT)



Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, Professor Emeritus, UOP and Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement, College of Dental Medicine at California Northstate University 

Matt Allen, DDS, Co-Founder and CEO of Different Kind 

Jessica A. Meeske, DDS, MS, Pediatric Dentist, Hastings, NE, Vice Chair of the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention

Our webinar series during the March-April COVID-19 shutdown focused on the communication skills necessary to assure patient and staff safety, and manage anxiety, as well as provide clinical expertise for performing non-aerosolizing procedures. Many hoped these and other changes necessary following containment would provide lasting change to the practice of dentistry, with a focus on prevention and a move away from “drill and fill." With five months of recovery experience and data, our panel will explore whether we are moving back to our past care delivery models or if there is evidence of change to our historic model. Dr. Glassman will summarize the recovery data to date along with evolving practice patterns and the public perception of our profession. Dr. Matt Allen, an expert in Motivational Interviewing, will focus on the importance of, and strategies for, the efforts to establish mouth-healthy habits. Dr. Jessica Meeske, a practicing Pediatric Dentist, will provide her office's recovery perspective and her work fostering unique community collaborations. 

Course Objectives: 

• Understand the role of Teledentistry, mobile care and practice efficiency in COVID-19 recovery 

• Learn the importance of, and strategies for, the establishment of mouth healthy habits for your patients including risk assessments 

• Explore options to engage those without a dental home in social, educational, and general health organizations 

• Become an advocate for true policy change benefiting both the majority of our population without a dental home and our profession