Improving Oral Health for Older Adults Symposium | American Dental Association

From Policy to Chairside: Improving Oral Healthcare of the Aging Population

2022 Symposium

Friday, August 26, 2022
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM CST
6.0 Continuing Education (CE) Hours (Pending)

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Hybrid event held at the ADA Headquarters, Chicago, IL and live streaming via Zoom

When it comes to treating the older adult population, there are vast considerations to keep in mind. From public policy perspectives to impactful chairside application of treatment modalities, this symposium will engage attendees on a number of fronts. This event will reach dental professionals across various experience, interest, and practice environments for an opportunity to engage in a common purpose to serve this unique segment of patients.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this symposium, attendees should be able to:
  1. Discuss and inform healthcare colleagues how the dental profession is preparing to treat the growing population of older adults.
  2. Identify the correlation between oral health and systemic disease.
  3. Describe how various issues create barriers to access to dental care for older Americans.
Linda Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP
Professor and Founding Dean, College of Dental Medicine, and Vice Provost, Oral Health Affairs, Kansas City University

Renee Joskow, DDS, MPH, FAGD
Senior Advisor to the NIDCR Director, Acting Director, Office of Science Policy and Analysis, NIDCR

Stephen Shuman, DDS, MS, FGSA
Professor, Director, Oral Health Services for Older Adults Program, University of Minnesota, Chair, Oral Health Workgroup, Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Eric Wahlstrom, MPH
Senior Project Manager, Discern Health

Satheesh Elangovan BDS, DSc, DMSc
Professor of Periodontics, University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Pharmacy

Olivia Urquhart, MPH
ADA Science and Research Institute

Joel Napenas, DDS
Director, Oral Medicine Residency Training Program, Dept. of Oral Medicine, Atrium Health, NC

Richard Dest, DDS
CEO and Founder, Senior Dental Care

Lyubov Slashcheva, DDS, MS, FABSCD, DABDPH, FICD
Research Team Lead, Apple Tree Dental (based in Mounds View, MN)

Michael Reed, DDS, FAGD, FASGD, Diplomate ABSCD
Director, Mobile Dental Care

Susan Hyde, DDS, MPH, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Preventive & Restorative Dental Science School of Dentistry, UCSF

Karen Raju, BDS, MPH, DPH-C
Associate Specialist, Division of Oral Epidemiology and Dental Public Health, Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, UCSF

Christie-Michele Hogue, DDS, AGSF
Founder and CEO Mouth Mirrors, LLC

Carlos Smith, DDS, M.Div
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Director of Ethics Curriculum, Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Event Contact
Please contact Felicia Bloom at with any questions regarding this event.