Magnificent Smile: Innovations to Increase Oral Health Access

Friday, August 23, 10:45 am – 12:15 pm
State policymakers recognize the importance of oral health for overall health. In challenging economic times, what policy options can states consider to increase access to oral health services? In this session, speakers from three states, including New Hampshire and Utah, discuss their innovative coverage, payment, service delivery, or provider efforts to increase oral health care access — often in coordination with medical care. Specific approaches include adding Medicaid dental benefits for adults with substance use disorder and designing value-based payment for children’s preventive oral health services under Medicaid.

Supported by the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement.

Bob Russell
Moderator Bob Russell
Public Health Dental Director Iowa Department of Public Health
Sarah Finne
Speaker Sarah Finne
Medicaid Dental Director NH Department of Health and Human Services
Julia Wacloff
Speaker Julia Wacloff
Chief, Office of Oral Health Arizona Department of Health Services
Emma Chacon
Speaker Emma Chacon
Assistant Division Director Division of Medicaid and Health Financing, Utah Department of Health