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Black History Month – Past, Present, Future

Health Leadership · February 29, 2024 · The Editors

This Black History Month, we honor those Black Americans who have changed and are continuing to change the way we view and understand oral health and its importance for overall […]

GoMo Health Welcomes Dr. Judith Haber to Advisory Board

Health Leadership · December 13, 2023 · The Editors

Judith Haber, Ph.D., A.P.R.N., F.A.A.N., Professor Emerita at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing and Executive Director of the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) Program, […]

Opinion: How to Combat Racism and Bias in Dentistry

Health Leadership · November 27, 2023 · The Editors

In this op ed article published on November 8, 2023, in the California Health Report, Elisa M. Chávez, D.D.S., discusses disparities in oral health care and highlights some of the […]

For Health Equity, We Must Focus on Gender Equality

Health Leadership · September 21, 2023 · The Editors

The quest for gender equality in healthcare extends beyond representation; it encompasses the need to address disparities faced by women of color, especially in medicine and dentistry. In this article, […]

Meharry School of Dentistry to Launch New Innovation Center for Dental Education

Health Leadership · July 31, 2023 · The Editors

Meharry Medical College’s School of Dentistry will launch a new innovation center to house the latest in dental technology and materials to prepare students for modern-day dental practice. The center […]

Dennis Mitchell to Serve as Interim Provost

Health Leadership · June 30, 2023 · The Editors

Dennis Mitchell, D.D.S., M.P.H., has been named Interim Provost, effective July 1, 2023. Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger praised Mitchell’s long record of service and contributions to the University […]

Founding Core of New KCU Dental School in Joplin

Health Leadership · June 26, 2023 · The Editors

Linda Niessen, D.M.D, M.P.H., M.P.P., Founding Dean of Kansas City University’s College of Dental Medicine, has gathered around her a strong core of insightful female doctors to create the curriculum […]

Ann Battrell – In Memoriam

Health Leadership · June 9, 2023 · The Editors

The Santa Fe Group is saddened with the announcement of the passing of Ann Battrell, M.S.D.H., CEO of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Ms. Battrell passed away on June 7, […]

Anti-Racism in Dental Public Health: A Call to Action

Health Leadership · May 24, 2023 · The Editors

This white paper was written by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) Councils in response to the events of the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing awareness of racism […]

Science-Informed Health Policies for Oral and Systemic Health

Health Leadership · April 20, 2023 · The Editors

A review article published on March 16, 2023, in the Journal of Healthcare Leadership explores the importance of addressing unmet oral health needs and untreated oral disease, and the necessity […]

US Senate Subcommittee Hearing on “An Oral Health Crisis: Identifying and Addressing Health Disparities”

Health Leadership · April 6, 2023 · The Editors

On March 29, 2023, a Senate Subcommittee on health care held a hearing in Washington, DC, titled “An Oral Health Crisis: Identifying and Addressing Health Disparities.” The subcommittee was chaired […]

Dugoni School Symposium Explores How to Reduce Inequities in Oral Health Care

Health Leadership · March 24, 2023 · The Editors

Health practitioners, educators, and leaders from across the country gathered at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry for the “Dentistry as Participant and Casualty of […]

Mary Kaye Richter – In Memoriam

Health Leadership · February 17, 2023 · The Editors

The Santa Fe Group members were deeply saddened to learn that Mary Kaye Richter, founder and executive director of the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED), died in her home […]

TUNE IN FOR A PODCAST: WorkforceRx with FuturoHealth

Health Leadership · September 26, 2022 · The Editors

The guest on this episode of WorkforceRx is Dr. Nader Nadershahi, Chair of the American Dental Education Association: Benefits of Integrating Oral and Medical Care. Tune in to find out […]

Preventive Dental Care Is Associated With Improved Health Care Outcomes and Reduced Costs for Medicaid Members With Diabetes

Health Leadership · September 13, 2022 · The Editors

A new study reported in the August 2022 issue of Frontiers in Dental Medicine examines the relationship between specific dental services and healthcare outcomes and costs in Medicaid beneficiaries with […]

HELEN: The Journal of Human Exceptionality

Health Leadership · August 29, 2022 · The Editors

“The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.” – Helen Keller Named in honor of Helen Keller, HELEN is the official journal of the […]

Historic Meeting: AMA & ADA Presidents Discuss IDD Policy Change at AADMD Conference

Health Leadership · July 8, 2022 · The Editors

For the first time in history, the Presidents of the American Medical Association (AMA), Gerald E. Harmon, MD, and the American Dental Association (ADA), Cesar Sabates, DDS, were brought together […]

Overjet Receives Second FDA Clearance for Caries Assist

Health Leadership · June 2, 2022 · The Editors

Overjet has received FDA clearance for Caries Assist, the AI-powered dental caries detection and outlining software for chairside aid and patient communication. Following the FDA clearance last year of Overjet’s […]

PNWU Appointed Founding Dean for Developing School of Dental Medicine. Congratulations Dr. Panagakos!

Health Leadership · March 28, 2022 · The Editors

The Santa Fe Group congratulates Dr. Fotinos Panagakos, who has recently been appointed Founding Dean of the developing School of Medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU). With […]

Congratulations to Dr. Niessen and Kansas City University

Health Leadership · March 9, 2022 · The Editors

On March 1, Kansas City University’s (KCU) College of Dental Medicine (CDM) announced that it has received initial accreditation status from the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). With initial accreditation […]

Nader Nadershahi has been appointed to the Health Workforce Education and Training Council

Health Leadership · December 22, 2021 · The Editors

Nader Nadershahi, 51, of San Rafael, has been appointed to the Health Workforce Education and Training Council. Nadershahi has been Dean of the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni […]

Innovation Center to Develop Solutions in Oral Health

Health Leadership · February 3, 2021 · The Editors

Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry Launched at UPenn On January 22, the Center for Innovation & Precision Dentistry (CiPD) was launched with a virtual program that included participants from […]