Closing the Divide
We know oral health is critical to overall health, but the current health care model is not set up to support collaboration among providers. Integration is starting to occur through new approaches to training for both dental and medical providers, promotion of team-based care, and development of medical treatments for oral health problems.
Closing the Divide brought together presenters to share ideas and successful practices from across the United States.
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Closing the Divide: Integrating Medical & Dental Health Care
November 15, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Parents Hall, Olmsted Center
2875 University Ave.,
Des Moines, IA 50311
Dr. R. Bruce Donoff was born in New York City. He attended Brooklyn College as an undergraduate, received his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in 1967 and his MD from the Harvard Medical School in 1973. Dr. Donoff’s professional career has centered on Harvard’s Faculty of Medicine and the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Donoff is the Dean of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, a position to which he was named in 1991. He has published over one hundred papers, authored textbooks, and lectured worldwide. He helped launch a new Harvard Initiative ‐ Integrating Oral Health and Medicine, a project of great importance to him. He currently is a member of the Council on Dental Education and serves on the Licensure Committee and chairs the Dental Admission Test Committee. Dr. Donoff has received numerous honors during his academic career, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Research Recognition Award, the William J. Gies Foundation Award for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Alpha Omega Achievement Award and the Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Awards from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2014 he was a Shils‐Meskin awardee for leadership in the dental profession.
Jane Barrow is the Associate Dean for The Office of Global and Community Health at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM). Ms. Barrow directs School-wide efforts in education, research, and clinical services that further the School’s strategic goals for oral public health and the integration of oral health and medicine. She is also the Executive Director of the HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine and is a lecturer in the department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at HSDM.
Currently Hugh is the medical director of a Wellness and Primary Care Center in Leominster as a part of Community Healthlink providing creative and meaningful care to patients with mental health issues. He is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He also teaches at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Hugh does public health work in oral health access and training health care providers to address oral health as part of overall health. He is currently working on a five year HRSA grant to evaluate and implement oral health in medical and dental schools and primary care residency programs across the country.
Kamyar Nasseh is a health economist at the American Dental Association and has been with the organization since May 2012. Dr. Nasseh has published recent articles in Health Affairs, Health Services Research, The American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). Dr. Nasseh received his PhD in Economics in 2007 from Michigan State University.
Dr. Bobby D. Russell serves as the Public Health Dental Director for the State of Iowa, Department of Public Health. Bobby resides in Des Moines where he also serves on the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Region VII Head Start Association, the Board of Directors of the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), the Iowa Hawk-I Advisory Committee, the Free Clinics of Iowa Advisory Committee, and the Lifelong Smiles Dental Coalition.
Amanda DeLandsheer, M.S.H.E., is a Project Director in Altarum’s Center for Healthy Women and Children group. She leads federal, state, and privately-funded quality improvement projects focused on medical and dental providers in Michigan, California, and Arkansas.Ms. DeLandsheer supported Altarum’s launch of a first-of-its-kind statewide oral health monitoring system, Michigan’s Dental Registry (MiDR). Ms. DeLandsheer currently leads the implementation of the SmileConnect CME Arkansas program funded by Delta Dental of Arkansas, the Michigan’s Dental Registry (MiDR) Maintenance project funded by Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the perinatal and WIC expansion analysis for MiDR funded by philanthropic foundations and MDHHS. Ms. DeLandsheer holds a Master of Science degree in Health Education and her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan.
Aaron Todd serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Iowa Primary Care Association, a membership organization supporting and advocating on behalf of Iowa’s fourteen community health centers and the 216,000+ patients they serve annually, and two sister companies: INConcertCare, focused on health information technology and data analytics, and IowaHealth+, a clinically integrated network owned by Iowa’s community health centers. Previously, Aaron worked for the Iowa Legislature, leading research and negotiations on health and human services policy and budget decisions on behalf of the Senate Majority. Aaron earned a Master in Public Policy from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University. Aaron is currently pursuing a Master of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College.
Viveka Rydell-Anderson came to the US in 1989, received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall), her B.A. with honors from UCLA, and completed the Stanford Business School’s Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders in 2008. She worked for eight years as a litigator with Bingham McCutchen, and Coblentz Patch, Duffy & Bass in San Francisco. She is a Professor of Law at Empire Law School, serves on the Master of Legal Studies (MLS) Advisory Committee, and was a 2016 Aspen Institute Health Scholar. Recruited by the PDI Board of Directors in 2006 to bring their dream of a non-profit surgery center to reality, she took PDI from start-up to a dependable resource for patients from 33 Northern California counties. She negotiated better insurance contracts, secured a special exemption from Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and promotes health equity on the local, state and national level.
J. Michael Metts, DO, pediatrician, MercyOne Des Moines, Iowa
Michael Metts DO FAAP FACOP is a primary care pediatrician for MercyOne Pediatric Care Clinic in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. He served as the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Specialty Medicine at Des Moines University from 2003-2015 and has over 10 years of experience as a Pediatric Hospitalist before returning to primary care medicine in 2015. He is active in Cavity Free Iowa, a medical-dental initiative, launched in 2017, focused on early oral health care and prevention of early childhood caries. His focus has been to educate primary care physicians about the importance of oral health in the care of their patients.
David Asprey currently serves as Associate Dean for Medical Education and Professional Programs at the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. In addition, he is Professor and Chair of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies and Services. He holds secondary appointments in the department of Pediatrics and in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Sciences. He currently co-chairs the Interprofessional Education at Iowa Steering Committee. His academic background includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa Physician Assistant Program, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Technology and a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Iowa.
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Conference opening
9:20 -10:20 am Opening Keynote Speaker: Statement of the challenge
- Bruce Donoff, DMD, MD, Dean of the School of Dental Medicine and Walter C. Guralnick Distinguished Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
10:20 – 10:45 am Networking and Break
10:45 -11:45 am Overcoming our History: the challenges of integration panel
- Kamyar Nasseh, PhD, Health Economist, Health Policy Institute, American Dental Association
- Bob Russell, DDS, MPH, MPA, CPM, FACD, Dental Director & Bureau Chief, Oral and Health Delivery Systems Bureau, Iowa Department of Public Health
- Aaron Todd, MPP, Chief Executive Officer, Primary Care Association of Iowa
12:00 – 12:40 pm Lunch and Networking
12:40 – 1:00 pm
- Marygrace Elson, MD, MME, FACOG, President, Iowa Medical Society
- Nathan Hehr, DDS, Iowa Dental Association, President-Elect
1:00 – 1:45 pm Iowa-based Innovation
David Johnsen, DDS, MS, Dean, College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics, Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Iowa
- David Asprey, PhD, PA-C, Associate Dean for Medical Education and Professional Programs, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa
1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Lessons to consider from a stand-alone Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) model
- Viveka Rydell-Anderson, Esq., CEO, PDI Surgery Center
2:30 – 3:45 pm A Path Forward: recommendations for future direction panel
- Amanda DeLandsheer, MHSE, Project Director, Altarum
- Jane Barrow, MS, executive director of the Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine, associate dean for Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
- Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, Co-Principal Investigator and Site PI for Center for Integration ofPrimary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH), Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School
- J. Michael Metts, DO, pediatrician, MercyOne Des Moines, Iowa
4:00 pm Closing
4:00 – 5:00 pm Networking reception
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, ADA Category 2-A Credit, and Nursing Contact Hours. The course has been approved by the Iowa Dental Board Continuing Education Advisory Committee for 5.0 continuing education hours.
Continuing Education Credit information
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and The Harkin Institute at Drake University. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 5.0 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Nurses: Des Moines University continuing education is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 5.0 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
- Other Healthcare Professionals: This live activity is designated for a maximum of 5.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.