Oral Health – Evidence and Strategies to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Friday, April 24, 2015
2:00-3:00 PM EDT
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Oral health is linked to overall health, and mounting evidence suggests that addressing oral health can improve patient care, improve population health, and reduce costs. In this webinar, a leading researcher shares findings from a study of private insurance claims linking treatment of gum disease with significantly lower costs for individuals with diabetes and other chronic conditions. You will also hear about a program under way at Hennepin Health in Minnesota to connect patients with regular dental care and prevent costly visits to hospital emergency departments. And NASHP provides an overview of a new brief and online toolkit that explore these topics and draw out lessons for state policymakers.

This webinar is supported by the Washington Dental Service Foundation.


  • Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat, Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
  • Julie Bluhm, Clinical Program Manager, Hennepin Health
  • Reactor: Dr. Bob Russell, Public Health Dental Director, Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Moderator: Andrew Snyder, Program Manager, NASHP

Contact: nmention@nashp.org