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DQA 2015: The Roles of Quality Measurement

The Dental Quality Alliance (DQA) hosted a 2015 Conference titled The Roles of Quality Measurement at the ADA Headquarters Building in Chicago, IL. This conference trained 130 thought and opinion leaders in dentistry who commit to promoting the implementation of measurement to pursue common goals of quality improvement in oral health.

Conference Objectives

  • Gain knowledge on the need for and the goals of measurement to support quality improvement in oral healthcare 
  • Review the roles of various dental sectors in quality measurement
  • Examine emerging trends in quality measurement and leadership across the dental care continuum
  • Develop strategies for successfully leading and influencing healthcare improvement through measurement in dentistry

Speaker Presentations


Man Wai Ng - Quality Improvement Efforts in Oral Healthcare (PDF)

Marko Vujicic - Health Care Reform and Quality (Oral Presentation)


Eli Schwarz - Educators' Role in Quality Measurement (PDF)

Jesley Ruff - Practitioners' Role in Quality Measurement (PDF)

Shaju Puthussery - Payers' Role in Quality Measurement (PDF)

Stacey Chazin - Health Policy in Oral Healthcare (PDF)

Krishna Aravamudhan - Current Efforts in Quality Measurement & the DQA (PDF)


Patrick Finnerty - The New Dental Environment (PDF)

John Snyder - Quality Measurement Models (PDF)

Mark Antman - Current Quality Measurement Priorities & Challenges in the Medical Environment (PDF)


Heiko Spallek - Dissemination and Implementation - Routine Practice (Medical) (PDF)

David Schirmer - Being a Quality Measurement Ambassador (PDF)

Conference Schedule

Review the lineup by downloading the 2015 DQA Conference schedule (PDF).

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