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The Kentucky Oral Health Coalition Steering Committee would like to invite you to the 10th Annual Regional Oral Health Summit. Similar to previous years, the Regional Oral Health Summit will be in conjunction with the KOHC quarterly meeting on Friday, June 21, 2019. The meeting will be held at Baptist Health Madisonville (900 Hospital Drive Madisonville, KY 42431). To register, use the following link, or you mail complete the attached brochure and return: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/oralhealthsummit2019.


7:30 a.m.-7:55 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:55 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

Robert Ramey, President, Baptist Health Madisonville

8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. The Business Of Dental Hygiene and The Oral-Systemic Connection – Connecting The Dots

Thomas Larkin, DDS

  • Describe the dental hygiene component of the general dental practice
  • How to increase overall profitability by improving the hygiene department
  • Increasing case acceptance by educating about the oral systemic connection

9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m. Break

9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. The Dental Teams Role In Functional Medicine

Thomas Larkin, DDS

  • The new role of dentistry in functional medicine
  • Identify oral contribution to systemic inflammation
  • Creation of wellness center in dental practice

11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Pain Management in Crisis: Opioids & the Role of Dental Benefits Management


Kentucky State Dental Director, Avēsis Incorporated, a Guardian Company

  • Understand history of opioids in healthcare
  • Learn how to recognize drug abusers
  • Understand how insurance and dental benefits administrators can help the opioid crisis

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch (provided)

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Addiction is a Chronic Disorder

Alex Elswick, MS, Extension Specialists for Substance Abuse

University of Kentucky

  • Develop an understanding of addiction as a chronic disorder
  • Define recovery capital and describe its role in recovery from addiction
  • Learn to use destigmatizing language

1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Moving Beyond Adverse Childhood Experiences and Building Resiliency

Dr. Lionel Phelps II, Psy.D

River Valley Behavioral Health

  • Learners will gain a better understanding of coping as it specifically relates to problem-focused and emotion-focused strategies and its integration with resiliency
  • Learners will understand how they can determine their outcome by changing their thoughts and perspective
  • Learners will learn about the various current research on the concept of resiliency and its counter-effect with adverse childhood experiences

We will have a short break during this presentation

3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Kentucky Oral Health Coalition New Projects and Policies

Mahak Kalra, MPH, Policy Director, Kentucky Youth Advocates

Laura Hancock Jones, DMD, Union County Family Dental & Kentucky Oral Health Coalition

  • Shared understanding of the Kentucky Oral Health Coalition
  • Shared understanding of 2019 KOHC related projects
  •  Identifying potential policies for the upcoming legislative session

4:00 p.m. Evaluation and Adjournment

OHS Brochure 19 (1)


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