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ADA executive director to moderate virtual panel on oral health care access

Online events honor Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry, Bridge to Peace Initiative with award

September 24, 2020
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Dr. O'Loughlin
Philadelphia — American Dental Association Executive Director Kathleen T. O'Loughlin will serve as moderator of a panel on achieving safe access to oral health care and overall health through innovation and technology during a Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce and PICC Foundation virtual program.

The program, Innovation Empowering Dental and Oral Care During COVID-19, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT Sept. 30. It is the first of two virtual programs planned in place of an in-person gala to honor Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry and the Bridge to Peace Initiative with the PICC 2020 Life Sciences, Healthcare and Bio Award for advancing dental and oral care to all, especially those with disabilities.

The Bridge to Peace Initiative provides opportunities for dental professionals to reach beyond political and religious divides, using oral health as a means to improve the quality of life for people of all nationalities.

Another panel during the Sept. 30 program will discuss exploring technological gaps for dental and oral caregivers in the age of COVID-19.

The second program, scheduled for 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. EDT Oct. 21, will bring together health care experts to discuss the challenges of providing rapid COVID-19 testing technologies for oral and dental care providers. Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry and the Bridge to Peace Initiative will also receive their award during the virtual event.

Both programs are hosted with the support of Israel Economic Mission in NYC, Israel Export Institute, Temple University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Al-Quds University.

Virtual admission is free. To learn more or register, visit phillyisraelchamber.com.