Dr. Jessica Stilley-Mallah, a member of the ADA Council on Dental Benefit Programs, affirms that oral care is essential, especially in this year of unpredictable change.
Dr. Stilley-Mallah will be a panelist for Oct. 16's Evening Session. The panel, sponsored by EdgeDental Specialties, is scheduled for 5:30-6 p.m. CDT and is worth 0.5 continuing education credits.
The panel will seek to answer the questions:
• What does “essential” really mean?
• Is oral health really considered essential in state and federal health policy?
• Given that U.S. health care reform will continue to be a major political issue going forward, how is the ADA proactively approaching this issue of oral health being essential?
Marko Vujicic, PhD, chief economist and vice president of the ADA Health Policy Institute, will moderate the panel. The panelists are Dr. Darwin Hayes, state dental director, New Jersey; Dr. Lisa Simon, M.D., physician, dentist and researcher at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine; and Dr. Stilley-Mallah.