Dial-in Instructions

  • All slides and handouts will be available on this site.
  • Recordings will be uploaded to the UCSF School of Dentistry YouTube channel. When recordings become available, a link will be included on this page.
  • A Zoom webinar invitation will be sent prior to each seminar; you can click the link and join webinar, or dial in directly and follow along with the slides, which will be linked to this page.

Course Director
Dr. George Taylor

Course Administrator
Dorian Hollis
415.502.4510 voice
415.502.8447 fax

Course: DPH 175 - Dental Public Health Lectures and Seminars

The Dental Public Health Lecture Series covers access to dental care, quality of dental care, community-based preventive dentistry, dental public health programs, evidence-based dental public health services and outcomes research. Postgraduate students will use the information to help fulfill the Dental Public Health Competencies for Dental Public Health Specialists. Specific content of each lecture will be topical and presented by invited guest lecturers from around California and the country.

For every hour of lecture contact time, two hours of student preparation time are expected. Students evaluated by written reports of each session attended.

  1. Ask questions of the presenter based on preliminary research on the dental public health topics to be presented.
  2. Identify which of the Dental Public Health Competencies are addressed by the lectures.
  3. Analyze the critical elements of the PowerPoint presentations used by the presenters for optimal communication of information and learning.
  4. Provide a comprehensive written review of each lecture and related background material as researched by the student.

Email to course director Dr. George Taylor within one week following the lecture.

Interested individuals may attend the seminars in person or join via Zoom conference call on selected Tuesdays, 10-11:45 a.m. in room 376 at the Laurel Heights campus.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing education credits are available for participants. To claim them, complete the course evaluation form. CE credits will be distributed at the end of each quarter.

Please notify Dorian Hollis of phone or email address changes.

Fall 2019

Sept 24, 2019: Healthy Teeth, Healthy Communities:
Alameda County’s Systems Approach to the Dental Transformation Initiative

Suhaila H. Khan, MD, MPH, PhD
Jared Fine, DDS, MPH
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November 19, 2019: The Virtual Dental Home: Impact on Oral Health for Vulnerable Groups and on Oral Health Policy
Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA
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November 26, 2019: Dental Therapy: Growing State Activity and the Evidence Base for Improving Access to Care among the Underserved
Jane Koppleman, BA, MA
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December 3, 2019: Non-traumatic Dental Conditions and Emergency Department Visits
Astha Singhal, BDS, MPH, PhD
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Spring 2019

May 21, 2019: Caries in California
Howard Pollick, BDS, MPH
View COHNAC Training Manual 8/26/93
View Oral Health Needs Assessment of Children 1993-1994
View Dental Caries Survey: Who, What, How 1955
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May 7, 2019: Dental Public Health: Approaches for Thailand
Patcharawan (Pat) Srisilapanan, DDS, MS, PhD
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April 30, 2019: Fluoridation Facts
Howard Pollick, BDS, MPH
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Fall 2018

Dec. 4, 2018: Oral Health America
Bianca Rogers
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Nov. 27, 2018: Dental Therapy in Minnesota: Lessons for the Future
Leon Assael, DMD
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Oct. 30, 2018: Oral Health Advocacy Toolkit
Vinodh Bhoopathi, BDS, MPH, DScD
Matt Jacob
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Spring 2018

June 12, 2018: Evidence-based ECC Prevention: "My Crusade and My Journey"
Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH
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June 5, 2018: A School-based Public Health Model to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
Rebecca Dudovitz, MD, MS

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May 22, 2018: A Healthy Smile Never Gets Old: A California Report on the Oral Health of Older Adults
Sahiti Bhaskara, BDS, MPH

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Winter 2018

March 13, 2017: Assessment of Impact of AB 1433 Oral Health Kindergarten Assessment Law in California
Mimansa Cholera, MPH

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Feb. 27, 2017: Non-cigarette Tobacco Use: New & Emerging Trends with Implications for Tobacco Control & Oral Health
Benjamin Chaffee, DDS, MPH, PhD

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Jan. 23, 2017: How to be Successful in Publishing in the Journal of Public Health Dentistry
Robert Weyant, MS, DMD, DrPH

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Fall 2017

Dec. 12, 2017: Alameda County LDPP: Creating Connected Care
Baharak Amanzadeh, DDS, MPH

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Dec. 5, 2017: Prop 56: Defeating Big Tobacco and What it Means for Oral Health
Gayle Mathé, RDH
Jay Kumar, DDS, MPH
Todd Roberson

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Oct. 31, 2017: Baby Teeth Matter: Oral Health Collaborative
Bonnie Bruerd, DrPH

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Oct. 24, 2017: The Evolving Pipeline of Hispanic Dentists in the United States
Beth Mertz, PhD, MA
Zeeshan Raja, BDS, MPH
Cynthia Wides, MA
Aubri Kottek, MPH

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Oct. 10, 2017: Healthy People 2020, the Oral Health Topic Area
Gina Thornton-Evans, DDS, MPH

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Spring 2017

June 13, 2017: Parent Refusal of Fluoride: a Growing Threat to Caries Prevention?
Donald L. Chi, DDS, PhD

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June 6, 2017: Trends in Emergency Dept. Utilization for Dental and Oral Health Related Conditions
Natalia Chalmers, DDS, PhD

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May 30, 2017: Are You Ready to Advocate for Community Water Fluoridation?
Howard Pollick, BDS, MPH

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Winter 2017

March 14, 2017: The DentaQuest Foundation: Supporting System Change
Caswell Evans, DDS, MPH

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March 7, 2017: Dental Deserts of the Los Angeles County Safety Net Dental Clinics, Using GIS Maps
Maritza Cabezas, DDS, MPH

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Feb. 28, 2017: Building a Community Dental Health Network
Kim Caldewey, PA, MPH

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Fall 2016

Dec. 13, 2016: Dental Public Health Competencies & Curriculum for Predoctoral Dental & Dental Hygiene Program
Kathryn Atchison, DDS, MPH

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Nov. 29, 2016: Developing Dental Public Health Competencies for the 21st Century Specialist
Ana Karina Mascarenhas, BDS, MPH, DrPH

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Nov. 22, 2016: Political Determinants of Added Sugars Over-consumption
Cristin Kearns, DDS, MBA

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Nov. 15, 2016: Lessons Learned from the Votes on Taxing Sugar Sweetened Beverages
Jared Fine, DDS, MPH; Diane Woloshin, MS, RD

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Spring 2016

May 24, 2016: Evolving Delivery Models for Dental Care Services in Long-term Care Studies: Four State Case Studies
Beth Mertz, PhD, MA; Cynthia Wides, MA

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May 10, 2016: Early Childhood Caries in American Indian Children: Disparities and Prevention Intervention
Tamanna Tiwari, MPH, MDS, BDS

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April 26, 2016: Evidence-based Consensus Conferences and Their Potential Value to Healthcare Providers and Policy Makers
Gary Armitage, DDS, MS
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April 12, 2016: Public Health, Public Perspective, Public Policy: The Online Influence of "Social Proof"
Brittany Seymour, DDS, MPH
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Winter 2016

March 1, 2016: Medicaid Dental Coverage Alone May Not Lower Rates of Dental Emergency Department Visits
Kathryn Fingar, PhD, MPH; Maria Raven, MD. MPH
http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/34/8/1349.full.html
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Feb. 16, 2016: Silver Diamine Fluoride: UCSF Protocol for Caries Arrest Using Silver Diamine Fluoride
Jeremy Horst, DDS, MS, PhD; Hellene Ellenikiotis, DDS
http://www.cda.org/Portals/0/journal/journal_012016.pdf pages 17-28
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Feb. 9, 2016: e-Cigarettes
Stanton Glantz, PhD
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Jan. 26, 2016: State OH Program Workforce Capacity Development — New Strategies Needed
Beverly Isman, RDH, MPH, ELS (presenter 1); Samantha Jordan, DMD, MPH (presenter 2); Harry Goodman, DMD, MPH (presenter 3)
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Spring 2015

May 12, 2015: San Francisco Children's Oral Health Strategic Plan 2014-2017
Lisa Chung, DDS, MPH, Division of Oral Epidemiology & Dental Public Health, UCSF
Margaret Fisher, RDHAP, BS, Child Health & Disability Prevention Program and CHDP Child Care Health, SF Department of Public Health
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April 21, 2015: A State of Decay
Dora Fisher, MPH, Program Director, Older Adults, Oral Health America
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April 14, 2015: Comprehensive Dental Reform Act of 2015
Erica Solway, PhD, MSW, MPH, former policy adviser to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
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Winter 2015

Feb. 10, 2015: “School-Based Oral Health Programs Operated by Health Centers”
Irene V. Hilton DDS, MPH, Dental Consultant, National Network for Oral Health Access
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Jan. 20, 2015: “Public Health Innovation: From Concept to Legislation to Value-based Incentives”
DentaQuest Institute Sponsored Report on A Vision for the U.S. Oral Health System in 2023
Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA
Professor of Dental Practice; director, Oral Community Health; and director, Pacific Center for Special Care, University of the Pacific
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Jan. 13, 2015: ADA Health Policy Institute Reports on Dental Care Utilization, Dental Benefits, Supply of Dentists, and Medicaid Fees
Marko Vujicic, PhD, Chief Economist and Vice President, Health Policy Institute
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