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DQA 2017: Collaboration in Quality Measurement for Improved Oral Health

The DQA recently hosted its 2017 conference at the ADA Headquarters Building in Chicago, IL. More than 130 professional leaders in dentistry from across the globe gathered to support the implementation of measurement and to promote common goals of quality improvement in oral health. It is our aim to identify brand ambassadors to outline key approaches that will chart the course for national quality measures and stakeholder collaborations.

Conference Objectives

  • Gain knowledge on the need for and the goals of measurement to support quality improvement in oral healthcare
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders and share experiences in oral-systemic health integration as a means of quality improvement.
  • Explore strategies for successfully leading and influencing healthcare improvement through measurement in dentistry
  • Examine emerging trends in quality measurement and leadership across the dental care continuum

Conference Presentations

In Pursuit of Value: The Wisconsin Story
Chris Queram
President/ CEO, Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality, Inc.

Oral Health Outcomes Success in Global Budgeting, From Output to Outcomes
Mike Shirtcliff, DMD President/CEO, Advantage Dental, The Advantage Community

QI 102: How to Improve with the Model for Improvement
Anne Clancy, Manager, Quality Assessment & Improvement

Developing and Implementing Interprofessional Oral Health Practice
Sean G. Boynes, DMD
Director of Interprofessional Practice DentaQuest Institute

Dental/Medical Integration: What does it really mean?
Dean M. Fry, DDS
Chief Dental Officer, Humana

Promoting Medical-Dental Collaboration for QI
Dan Armijo
Vice-President and Director of Health Innovations and Technical Assistance, Altarum Institute

FQHC- Early Adopters to the QI Journey
Martin Lieberman, DDS
National Network of Oral Health Access (NNOHA) Dashboard Collaborative Faculty.

Caries Risk Assessment Registry and Dashboard: Measure specification, Shared Decision Making and the Dissemination of Actionable Knowledge
Jess Ruff, DDS, MPH
Senior Vice President, Chief Professional Officer American Dental Partners

Realizing Quality Improvement in Dental Schools
Elsbeth Kalenderian, DDS, MPH, PhD.
Chair, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences at the UCSF School of Dentistry

DQA in the Evolving Landscape
Krishna Aravamudhan, BDS, MS
Director, Center for Dental Benefit, Coding and Quality ADA Practice Institute

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