2018 Missouri Oral Health Policy Conference - 
Winds of Change

March 1 and 2, 2018
Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 West McCarty Street
Special Pre-Conference Workshop - February 28, 2018

Oral Health Legislative Awareness Event - March 1

Network, learn about Missouri's oral health challenges and work for solutions!

Register online 

Or - You may register by completing this form and mailing with your check.  

If you experience online registration issues, email info@oralhealthmissouri.org or call 573-638-3816.

CEUs provided by the Missouri Primary Care Association - Thanks to the MPCA!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

1 PM - 6 PM  Pre-conference workshop by Jane McGinley, RDH, MBA - Changing the Dialog: Effective Advocacy for Public Water Fluoridation - This is an optional activity with no additional charge, but registration is limited.  Sign up with online registration.  Co-sponsored by MCOH, MDA, MDHA, MPCA and the MO Office of Dental Health.  CEU's will be offered.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

8:00 AM— (optional activity) Oral Health Legislative Awareness Event  – Capital 3rd floor rotunda – Gary Harbison

8:00– 11:00 AM – Exhibitors set up - grand ballroom

11:00 AM Check in/on-site registration 

NOON -  Lunch 

1:00 PM - Welcome

1:15 PM - Keynote Address - Holli Seabury, Ed.D, CEO, McMillen Health - Shaping Engagement to Support Health Equity

2:30 PM - Leslie Porth, PhD, MPH, RN, Senior Vice President of Strategic Quality Initiatives, Missouri Hospital Association - Missouri's Opioid CrisisShifting from Shock to Solutions

3:45 PM - Jane McGinley, RDH, MBA - Dynamic Changes in Fluoridation Policy

5:15 PM – Oral Health Awards & Networking Mixer + Live Music/Photos lobby 

~6:45 – 7:45 PM MCOH Board Meeting – Grand Ballroom

Dinner on your own.  

Friday, March 2, 2018

8:00 AM - Missouri's Preventive Services Program - Panel Discussion -
Facilitation by Ann Hoffman, RDH,BSDH, MO Department of Health & Senior Services, Preventive Services Program
Panel members:
Jeffrey Bellamy, BS, RDH, MO Department of Health & Senior Services, Preventive Services Program
Sandy Holifield, RDH, EFDA, COMTREA Comprehensive Health Center
Victoria Sallin, RN, Saint Joseph Catholic School, Westphalia, MO
John Dane, DDS, FAAHD, DABSCD, Missouri Dental Director

9:45 AM -  Patrick Finnerty, PWF Consulting – Predicting the Unpredictable - The National Policy Landscape

11:00 AM - Dr. John Dane, DHSS, Missouri Dental Director, Missouri Office of Dental Health & DSS, MO HealthNet Division - The Shifting State of Missouri Oral Health

~NOON - Closing Remarks/Lunch

Consumer Scholarship Available

The Missouri Coalition for Oral Health recognizes the importance of the experience and perspective of people directly impacted by difficulty accessing oral health care.  The Consumer Scholarship has been established to encourage community members interested in Missouri’s oral health challenges to attend the conference, and learn from and participate in the discussion. 

Call for Poster Presentations

The Missouri Coalition for Oral Health is accepting abstracts for Poster Presentations. Posters should address issues relevant to population oral health, dental public health and oral health policy. 

Conference Registration Includes:

Access to all sessions
All conference materials
Individual 2018 Coalition Membership
Access to exhibitor area
Lunch and reception on Thursday, March 1
Breakfast and lunch on Friday, March 2

Register with Capitol Plaza Hotel. 

Parking is on-site at the Capitol Plaza Hotel

 Register    VISA and MasterCard accepted or Pay by check

Or - You may register by mailing this completed form with your check.  

If you experience online registration issues, email info@oralhealthmissouri.org or call 573-638-3816.

Thanks to 2018 Conference Sponsors! – Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Delta Dental of Missouri, Missouri Dental Association, Missouri Foundation for Health, REACH Healthcare Foundation, DentaQuest Foundation, Missouri Primary Care Association, Envolve Dental/Home State Health, Missouri Department of Mental Health, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Missouri Care-A WellCare Company, Missouri Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Missouri Dental Hygienists' Association, A. T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health.