NEW HAMPSHIRE – October 8, 2014 – Online registration is open through October 15 for the 2014 NH Oral Health Forum co-sponsored by the NH Oral Health Coalition and the Bi-State Primary Care Association.  This year’s event will be held Friday, October 17 at the Concord, NH Holiday Inn.  A preview of the agenda and speakers is available at: www.nhoralhealth.org.  Registration is required. 

Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., managing vice president of the Health Policy Resource Center at the American Dental Association www.ada.org, will deliver the keynote address, “A Profession in Transition – What Every Dentist Needs to Know about Tomorrow’s Practice Environment.” This presentation is sponsored by the Concord-based Endowment for Health and Northeast Delta Dental.   Previously, Dr. Vujicic was a Health Economist with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, where he was part of a team responsible for policy research and support to Ministries of Health in developing countries.  He is the lead author of Working in Health: Financing and Managing the Public Sector Health Workforce, as well as several publications in academic journals.  Sharing the podium with Dr. Vujicic will be Margaret Snow, DMD, MPH, MBA, NH’s Dental Director providing an update on the state’s proposed Medicaid Waiver and the national consensus statement on oral health during pregnancy.  Additional panels highlighting NH’s community-based oral health providers will address public health oral health practice and medical-dental integration in traditional and non-traditional settings.    

The Forum is an interdisciplinary professional collaboration with additional sponsorships provided by the NH Dental Society Foundation and the NH Pediatric Society plus funds provided in part by the state of NH and the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Operational and program funding to help support this program has been provided by the HNH Foundation, the Endowment for Health, and the DentaQuest Foundation. 

The NH Oral Health Coalition is a diverse group of organizations, agencies, and individuals, concerned about the impact of oral health issues facing New Hampshire.  This group is broadly representative of those involved in oral health provision, planning and funding.  The NH Public Health Association, a 501(c)3(h), serves as fiscal sponsor for the Coalition.  

Bi-State Primary Care Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization that promotes access to effective and affordable primary care and preventive services for all, with special emphasis on underserved populations in Vermont and New Hampshire.