The Kentucky Primary Care Association’s Annual Meeting will include a 2-day Oral Health Track for safety-net providers.

The Kentucky Primary Care Association’s Annual Meeting will include a 2-day Oral Health Track for safety-net providers. This track will include sessions on oral health policy, school-based programs, the Dental Quality Alliance, oral health literacy, and the ABCD training (Access for Babies and Children to Dentistry). Session descriptions are below.

 The Annual Meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington, October 21 – 22nd.

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MONDAY, October 21st Agenda:

Oral Health Policy Panel
State leaders will present updates, identify challenges and discuss opportunities to improve oral health through managed care, advanced practice dental hygienists, and the Kentucky Health Care Workforce Study.

Moderator: Dr. M. Raynor Mullins, DMD, MPH
Speakers:

•Dr. Julie McKee, DMD, State Dental Director of the Kentucky Oral Health Program, Department of Public Health

•Dr. William K. Rich, DMD, FACD, Dental Director, Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services

•Dr. Laura Hancock-Jones, DMD, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry’s Public Health Division; Chair of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition
School Based Oral Health: From the East to the West, Expanding Dental Outreach Across the Commonwealth
Dental directors will discuss challenges and share best-practices in providing school-based dental services.

Speakers:

•Dr. Nikki Stone, DMD, Associate Professor, University of Kentucky Colleges of Dentistry & Medicine; Dental Director, UK North Fork Valley Community Health Center

•Dr. Laura Hancock-Jones, DMD, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry’s Public Health Division; Chair of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition
Oral Health Quality
State and national leaders will present on the work of the Dental Quality Alliance related to population health, preventive care, and new measure sets created by the DQA Collaborative.

Speakers:

•Dr. William K. Rich, DMD, FACD, Dental Director, Kentucky Department of Medicaid Services

•Krishna Aravamudhan, Senior Manager of the Office of Quality Assessment and Improvement, ADA Practice Institute
Oral Health Literacy
Education will be provided on the use of plain language guidelines, the teach-back show-back method, and other tools from the Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit.

Speaker: Liz Edghill, BA, RN, BSN, Co-chair of the Awareness Committee, Health Literacy Kentucky

TUESDAY, October 22nd Agenda:

ABCD Training – all day

A key component of the Healthy Smiles Kentucky initiative is a training program for dentists called Access for Babies and Children to Dentistry, or ABCD. The ABCD training will instruct general dentists on how to care for young patients, with the goal of increasing the number of dentists who treat the commonwealth’s children.

Trainer: Dr. Eric Soper, DMD, The Pediatric Dental Center