Welcome to the National Oral Health Conference!

To the 745 people who are attending the 2024 NOHC, welcome to the first day of the conference and thank you for attending!

Installation of New ASTDD Officers

On Sunday afternoon, at the National Oral Health Conference, the following individuals were installed as officers for ASTDD:

  • Rudd Dunkel, DDS, BS, BA, FACD, FAID (WI), President
  • Julia Wacloff, RDH, MS (AZ), Immediate Past-president
  • Robin Miller, RDH, MPH (VT), President-elect
  • Matt Horan, DMD, MPH (MA), Treasurer
  • Shelley Guinn, RDH, MPH (WA,) Secretary
  • Debony Hughes, DDS (MD), Director
  • Tommy Johnson, DMD (AL), Director
  • Frances Wise, PhD (AK), Director
  • Tooka Zokaie, PH, MAS, CPH, Associate Member Director

Certificates of appreciation were presented to Chris Farrell, RDH, BSDH, MPA (MI),  Mona Van Kanegan, DDS, MS, MPH (IL), Angela Filzen, DDS (MS), and John Welby, MS who stepped down from the Board.

ASTDD Awards

On Sunday afternoon, at the National Oral Health Conference, awards were presented to the following individuals/organizations. Congratulations!

  • Outstanding Achievement Award– Jana Winfree, DDS, MPH
  • M. Dean Perkins, DDS, MPH Distinguished Service Award– Apple Tree Dental
  • Greg McClure Memorial President’s Award – Beverly Isman, RDH, MPH, ELS
  • Excellence in Communications Award - Minnesota Oral Health Program

In addition, ASTDD/American Dental Association/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fluoridation Special Merit Awards were presented to the Arcora Foundation and the California Oral Health Technical Assistance Center (COHTAC). The awards brochure can be viewed here.

Finally, Fifty-Year, Seventy-Five Year, Reaffirmation Awards, and Fluoridation Quality Awards were awarded to 99 states and communities. The ASTDD/ADA/CDC Community Water Fluoridation Awards brochure can be viewed here

2024-2026 ASTDD Strategic Map

On April 13, 2024 the ASTDD Board of Directors approved an updated strategic map for ASTDD for 2024-2026. The strategic map can be viewed here.

Approved Minutes from the April 2024 ASTDD Board of Directors Call

The minutes from the April 8, 2024, ASTDD Board of Directors’ call have been posted in the Members Only section of the ASTDD website. Minutes are posted one month in arrears as they must be approved at the subsequent BOD meeting prior to being posted.