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Meeting the Oral Health Needs of the Aging Population: Education, Service & Advocacy

2nd Annual Meskin Symposium

Meeting the Oral Health Needs of the Aging Population: Education, Service & Advocacy

The Santa Fe Group partnered with Nova Southeastern University to identify and establish best practices and resources to train health care providers to care for the unique needs and challenges of the elder population’s oral health. Over 75 interdisciplinary thought leaders participated in this event

Participant Interviews:

Stephen Abel, Associate Dean for Student, Community and Professional Initiatives at University of New York at Buffalo.

Michael Alfano, Professor, Dean and Executive Vice President Emeritus of New York University.

Stanley Bergman, Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein Inc.

Doug Berkey, Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado School of Dentistry.

John “Jack” Bresch, Association Executive Officer, Advocacy and Governmental Relations for the American Dental Education Association.

Dominick DePaolo, Academic Dean of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine.

Teresa Dolan, Vice President & Chief Clinical Officer, Dentsply Sirona.

Burton Edelstein, Professor of Dental Medicine and Health Policy and Management at Columbia University Medical College.

Ron Ettinger, Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa School of Dentistry.

Alan Finkelstein, Chief Executive Officer of Bedford HealthCare Solutions.

Raul Garcia,  Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine.

Michael Helgeson, CEO of Apple Tree Dental.

Linda Niessen, Dean of Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine

Gary Price, Executive Director, Dental Trade Alliance.

Steve Shuman, Associate Professor, Department of Primary Dental Care, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Harold Slavkin, Professor of Dentistry, Ostrow School of Dentistry at University of Southern California.