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Registration Now Open: Dental Quality Alliance Conference, May 17-18

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Registration is open for the 2019 Dental Quality Alliance Conference for dentists looking to strengthen their understanding of quality measurement within dentistry by educating themselves about opportunities for system-wide improvement.

The conference, named Pathway to Improvement and offering 10 hours of continuing education credit, is scheduled for May 17-18 at ADA Headquarters in Chicago.

Highlights include a keynote presentation from Michelle Schreiber, director of the quality measurement and value-based incentives group for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, as well as second keynote from Marko Vujicic, Ph.D., chief economist and vice president, ADA Health Policy Institute, and a panel on systems improvement moderated by Dr. Jim Crall of the University of California, Los Angeles division of public health and community dentistry.  

"Quality improvement should be taken seriously by all dentists and this conference will identify ways in how we — including patients — can all benefit from measures to assess quality that can be implemented in the clinical environment,” said Dr. Marie Schweinebraten, chair of the Dental Quality Alliance education committee.

The Dental Quality Alliance was established by the ADA to develop performance measures for oral health care. The DQA is an organization of major stakeholders in oral health care delivery who use a collaborative approach to develop oral health care measures. The mission of the DQA is to advance performance measurement as a means to improve oral health, patient care and safety through a consensus-building process, according to the DQA’s website. 

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