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Dental Quality Alliance seeks ambassador applicants

There's still time to apply to be an ambassador for the Dental Quality Alliance.

The DQA wants to find, develop and mentor around 100 leaders nationwide, transforming them into dental quality ambassadors to promote quality improvement and educate the dental community. The DQA will hold a conference at ADA Headquarters June 28-29 to train these ambassadors and give them the tools they need to promote quality measurement.

Through an application process, the DQA aims to select a broad and diverse group of people who have the ability to impact priority and underserved populations across the country with significant health care disparities. To apply and to see a preliminary agenda, visit www.ada.org/8138.aspx.

The deadline for applications is May 1. Attendees are eligible to earn up to 11 continuing education credits. The DQA received a grant (R13HS021842) from the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to host the conference, titled Improving Dental Quality Through Measurement. United Concordia Dental is also sponsoring the conference as a part of their continued commitment to improving oral health, the company said.

The DQA, formed in 2008 through a request from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, comprises multiple stakeholders from across the oral health community who are committed to development of consensus-based quality measures. For more information, visit ADA.org/dqa.