AIDPH hosted its annual colloquium “Reimagining Dental Health Through Resiliency and Community” on August 4 & 5, 2020. This colloquium was focused on strengthening our dental public community through imagining and exploring novel ideas and solutions to improve oral health equity in America. Event speakers included experts from diverse fields to help us examine the roots of inequity in oral health and strategize solutions.
This panel discussion was moderated by AIDPH’s Chair of the Board Directors, Dr. David Cappelli and presented by Irene Hilton, DDS, MPH, Dental Consultant, NNOHA & Dentist, San Francisco Department of Public Health; Rachel Davis, MSW, Executive Director, The Prevention Institute; and Rochelle Rollins, PhD, MPH, Senior Policy Advisor, Health & Human Services.
Each panelist brought a unique perspective and experiences to the conversation centered on strategies and next steps in building a public health framework through resilience and community. They discussed how we can rebuild, reframe, and reimagine optimal oral health through the lens of resilience. This multi-sector panel discussed the asset-based elements that facilitate community resilience and the gaps that can prevent growth. Innovations at the federal, state, and community levels are imperative to improving health outcomes, particularly in marginalized and vulnerable populations.
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Caitie Skaggs | AIDPH Staff
The American Institute of Dental Public Health