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DQA 2017: Collaboration in Quality Measurement for Improved Oral Health

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 Brochure (PDF)

Conference Presentations:

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

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

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

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

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

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

FQHC- Early Adopters to the QI Journey (PPT)
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 (PPT)
Jess Ruff, DDS, MPH
Senior Vice President, Chief Professional Officer American Dental Partners

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

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


The DQA wishes to thank the American Dental Association (ADA), American Dental Education Association (ADEA), the Managed Care of North America (MCNA),  HealthPartners, the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), United Concordia (UCCI), Permanente Dental Associates (PDA), Dentistry for Children (D4C) and Delta Dental of Massachusetts for their contribution in sponsorship of this conference.