ANNUAL REPORT JUNE 2015 - JUNE 2016
ANNUAL REPORT OUTLINE
CENTER FOR ORAL HEALTH CONTACT INFORMATION HEADQUARTERS MAILING ADDRESS 309 East Second Street Pomona, CA 91766-1854 HEADQUARTERS OFFICE LOCATION 100 W 2nd Street Chase Building,2nd Floor Pomona, CA 91766-1854
WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIRPERSON & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
INNOVATION & EDUCATION
ADVOCACY & RESEARCH
PARTNERS, COLLABORATORS & SUPPORTS
SACRAMENTO OFFICE LOCATION 9521 Folsom Blvd. suite R 1 A Sacramento, CA 95827 PAGE |3
WHO WE ARE
For its first 25 years, the Center for Oral Health was located in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, in 2012, COH relocated its headquarters to Southern California as a result of an affiliation agreement with Western University of Health Sciences. This milestone affiliation has offered a unique opportunity to support common goals of bringing together expertise in education,advanced care and research, and provided unparalleled opportunities for oral health care innovation and improved access to care. This association has strengthened COHs presence in Southern California and has allowed the organization to more efficiently respond to the needs of more vulnerable populations COH has continued to increase opportunities to build stronger strategic partnershi ps with academia and researchers to better advance the State of California's oral health agenda.
MISSION To improve oral health, especially of vulnerable populations, through innovation, research, education, and advocacy.
VISION The Center for Oral Health (COH) is a non-profit organization that for over 30 years has been dedicated to advancing an evidence-based oral health agenda through public health research, public education, and innovative demonstration projects. COH is recognized as a think tank and incubator that works through community partnerships to promote a comprehensive, integrated approach to the delivery of health care services. Center for Oral Health provides an independent voice to advance oral health knowledge, inform public policy and inspire better healthcare delivery practices.
Oral Health for All
HISTORY COH was founded in 1985 under the name, Dental Health Foundation. Since its inception, COH has provided leadershi p in advocacy, education and public policy. For 30 years, the Center for Oral Health has developed oral health assessments, promoted dental disease prevention through community-based strategies, encouraged the integration of oral health and primary health care, and improved access to care for under-served populations. 4|PAGE
WHAT WE DO INNOVATION
Center for Oral Health is focused on the development of innovative,cost effective and equitable community-based solutions to improve access to oral health care and reduce disparities in access to health. Through innovation, Center for Oral Health has become a leader in oral health care delivery outside of traditional delivery models. For example, our Early Smiles Programs provides care where the need is, changing the Access To Care paradigm.
Center for Oral Health plays a key role in the development of public health surveillance methods for documenting the oral health status, especially of traditionally underserved communities. Our Approach to documenting oral health status has been based on Needs Assessment and Basic Screening Survey methodologies.
EDUCATION Advancing knowledge about oral health with the purpose of improving health outcomes requires the engagement of a broad spectrum of health professions. Center for Oral Health provides various platforms for dissemination of knowledge and provides educational opportunities for health professionals through an annual symposium, healthcare interprofessional education seminars and wed-based seminars.
COH Oral Health Needs Assessment reports in 1996 and 2006 were part of the impetus to advance community water fluoridation and improve school-based preventive services in California. More recently, an ongoing work to document the oral healthcare needs among older adults has helped initiate discussions for Medicare to include dental benefits,which Medicare has excluded since its inception.
ADVOCACY Recognized as a thought leader in the field of public oral health and an independent voice that represents the public's best interests, COH serves as a trusted source of scientific knowledge for oral health policies. Policy makers,public health officials, foundations, regulators, and dental plan administrators have acknowledged the work of COH. The organization is a key source for the most current information as well as research data on oral health status,access to care solutions, and upstream preventive services. COH is a respected source for evidencebased recommendations in public policy and institutional policies. PAGE |7
A WORD FROM OUR LEADERS
which today result in inability to adequately provide access,ensure quality,and restrain costs. Harnessing the power of new knowledge and innovation will lead to new, responsive,and fair delivery models. Our work aims at advancing a more equitable healthcare system: a timely, efficient, effective, and patient-centered one; one that provides equal access for all.
Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH Board Chairperson
` Conrado E. Barzaga, MD Executive Director
A state of optimal health cannot be accomplished without good oral health. This belief is still at the core of the Center for Oral Health,some 30 years after it inspired its founders in 1985. Much has changed in public health and healthcare since COH's pioneering efforts to raise awareness about oral health. New research findings have strengthened the notion of the mouth-body connection; enhanced and new technologies have elevated the quality of oral health care; information technology and the advent of electronic health records enable dental and medical professionals to work together; dental and medical education are undergoing profound transformations; and improving the healthcare delivery system has become a national priority. These advances have allowed most Americans to access some of the best quality dental care services in the world; yet many Americans still live with poor oral health. Disparities in access to oral health remains one of the most striking expressions of inequities in the U.S., where vulnerable and traditionally underserved communities lack access to basic dental care.
The Center for Oral Health continues to impact three critical dimensions of our health care system: - Improving access to care and how people experience care; - Improving the health of populations; and, - Reducing the cost of health care These models are explored within the context of a system change. COH relies on the energy and wisdom of diverse communities: the reci pients of care; healthcare providers; school districts; county, state and federal government agencies, and private sector stakeholders including private foundations and for-profit private sectors. Our collective work combines the strengths of different stakeholders to make our value proposition stronger. Our success depends on the leadershi p and relentless work of the staff and directors of The Center for Oral Health. Everyone in our team is fully committed to our strategy and targets,and we will continue to deliver excellent performance. Sincerely,
New delivery and publicly funded finance models are needed to address this profound disparity - New models that will effectively address the dysfunctions of the existing systems, 8|PAGE
FUNDERS & PARTNERS PARTNERSHIP HIGHLIGHT: LA TRUST Since its inception in 1991,The L.A. Trust for Children's Health (The L.A. Trust)- a nonprofit organization that has convened, led, and shaped health and wellness programs at the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) schools, including the creation of 14 school-based Wellness Centers that provide full primary care medical services to students and their families. COH continues to support and contribute to the mission of The LA Trust.
LA TRUST'S DISTRICT WIDE ORAL HEALTH INITIATIVE FOR LAUSD Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among American children. Tooth decay leads to poor academic performance, as well as missed work days and trouble finding a job. The L.A. Trust's Oral Health Initiative works to address this crucial issue in three areas: Providing community-wide oral health education, providing direct preventive care and early intervention on school campuses, and linking all elementary school campuses to restorative care. In collaboration with The LA Trust, Center for Oral Health has coordinated dental assessment events for over 800 children in Murchison and Evergreen Elementary School. In addition, over 2,000 encounters of comprehensive dental services have been performed on children at these schools.
LA TRUST'S TOOTH FAIRY CONVENTION FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AWARENESS Organized by The L.A. Trust, the Center for Oral Health joined forces to partici pate in the annual Tooth Fairy Convention in which hundreds of community members could partake. The fun event offered free dental screenings, oral health education, insurance enrollment navigation, healthy foods, fun, prizes, celebrity appearances, and music.
SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITY CENTER FOR ORAL HEALTH 30TH ANNIVERSARY GALA Uplifting, inspirational and celebratory, Center for Oral Health's 30th Anniversary Gala was much more than an elegant gathering; it brought together extraordinary foundation, corporate, policy and academia leaders who are making real change and embracing the opportunities and challenges of the next 30 years. The Gala promoted oral health and elevated its visibility amongst healthcare and advocacy organizations. Moreover, the Center for Oral Health's 30th Anniversary Gala was part of our strategic initiative to engage the wider healthcare community in increasing oral health knowledge and achieving optimal health outcomes. In addition to celebrating 30 years of oral health service, the Gala recognized the contributions of outstanding oral health leaders and honored four professionals whose vision and contributions have improved access to oral health care. COH 30TH ANNIVERSARY HONOREES Stanley Bergman President and CEO at Henry Schein, Inc. Dr. Amir Neshat President and CEO at LIBERTY Dental Plan Steven Friedrichsen Dean, Western University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine Dr. Stephen Thorne Pacific Dental Services 12|PAGE
INNOVATION & EDUCATION ORAL HEALTH SYMPOSIA
3rd Annual Oral Health Symposium, Oral Health and Quality of Life Among Older Adults: A Multidisciplinary and Inter-professional Perspectiveâ€? This educational Symposium focused on disseminating the latest knowledge about oral health among the older adult population in the context of how it affects their quality of life. The Symposium publicized and promoted oral health integration in caring for older adults,shared latest research findings related to the co-morbidities among seniors,effectiveness of integrated care and new approaches to dental care delivery for this population. COH's Annual Symposia are part of our strategic initiative to engage the wider healthcare community in increasing their oral health knowledge to achieve optimal health outcomes. Our Symposia are focused on finding experts to disseminate the latest advances in scientific knowledge and promising practices that improve the capacity of community partners to provide access to coordinated, quality, oral health care. Our overarching goal is to improve patient and population health.
INNOVATION & EDUCATION ORAL HEALTH SYMPOSIA 2016 Share & Learn Symposium
By fostering community engagement and cultivating networks, the Center for Oral Health in collaboration with Oral Health America organized a Share & Learn Symposium on Strengthening California's Oral Health Coalitions. With The Oral Health Action Coalition- Inland Empire (OACH-IE's) initiatives in mind, the event focused on building a healthy and productive oral health coalition within the state of California. The symposium took place on the campus of Western University on Thursday April 7th, 2016, with approximately 70 partici pants. The audience included mostly dentists, hygienists, nurses, oral health providers and oral health coalition members. The share & learn symposium created an environment that allowed for innovative ideas to be shared, advice to be implemented and experiences to be learned. It also gave partici pants the opportunity to network and share resources with key oral health professionals.
INNOVATION & EDUCATION SCHOOL BASED COMPREHENSIVE ORAL HEALTH CENTERS Initially funded by a grant from The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), COH developed a model to promote successful integration of comprehensive oral health care into an existing School Based Health Center (SBHC), focused primarily on early childhood and elementary/middle-school aged children. The program currently operates in two locations within the Los Angeles Unified School District that have approximately 2000 students combined: Murchison Street Elementary School and Evergreen Avenue Elementary School. Our Impact-School Based Comprehensive Oral Health Centers The burden of oral disease among children can have a direct,negative effect on their ability to succeed in school. Children and adolescents experiencing pain are distracted and unable to concentrate on schoolwork. Poor oral health has also been related to decreased school performance,poor social relationshi ps,and less success later in life. With COH's presence in the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD),we help quell the negative outcomes that result from dental pain. We also promote awareness,especially of parents of these students with prevalent of dental disease and its detrimental effects with academic outcomes and quality of life. In the advent of an expanding patient base,we have been able to see an influx of over 250 new patients in the year,providing more than $37,000 worth of charitable and comprehensive dental work. LAUSD is a partner in organizing COH's annual Fluoride,Varnish & Oral Health Screening events. In conjunction to the comprehensive dental care provided,we 18|PAGE
QUOTE FROM DENTAL DIRECTOR '' The Center for Oral Health has made a communal impact to the two school based oral health centers in East Los Angeles. We hope to serve not only these schools, but also the surrounding community more and more in years to come.''â€œ Elmer Hilo, DMD Dental Director
screen at these schools,provide fluoride varnish,and oral hygiene instruction. In 2016,we screened close to 700 patients! The real significance of these events comes from the fact that COH can serve as a referral source for dental care. COH's work at these schools helps its leaders understand treatment urgency as a whole and promotes awareness of parents regarding the dental needs of their children. COH plans to expand to other Early Education Centers to continue impacting schools and surrounding communities,so that the dental needs of the children are addressed and that access to dental care is present for all that need it.
DIAGNOSTIC & PREVENTATIVE SERVICES
162 DENTAL SEALANTS
700 ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION
INNOVATION & EDUCATION EARLY SMILES SACRAMENTO Center for Oral Health has developed an innovative program that is aimed at improving oral health outcomes in Sacramento County. The program delivers preventive oral health care at non-traditional sites, reaching out to families where they live, work, and play to deliver oral care, education, and navigation. The program targets the youngest and most vulnerable children in the county. This program works with families and children in kindergarten thru sixth grade within five school districts. The program assesses the oral health needs among underserved children, provides preventive oral health care, and connects children to a dental home. The Early Smiles Sacramento model promises to bring significant improvements to children and families that depend on Denti-Cal Geographic Managed Care for their dental care needs. We are proud to partner with California's three dental plans LIBERTY Dental Plan, Health Net, and Access Dental - to strengthen the oral health infrastructure in Sacramento, California.
INNOVATION & EDUCATION EARLY SMILES SAN BERNARDINO At the Center for Oral Health we believe that parents are a child's first teacher in life and play a significant role in maintaining his or her overall health. Providing oral health education to mothers and families is essential to teaching children healthy habits and preventing early childhood tooth decay. With all of the challenges that new parents face, they may not think much about the link between their child's oral health and overall health. In fact, an understanding of oral hygiene can help parents prevent tooth decay the single most common chronic childhood disease in America and create a lifetime of healthy habits for their child. Through the support of First 5 San Bernardino, the Early Smiles San Bernardino program has partnered with various organizations and clinics to effectively reach and educate parents of high risk children. This oral health education begins with prenatal education and the establishment of a dental home by the time the child is 12 months of age. The emphasis is on how the oral health of the mother affects both the infant's future oral health and the child's overall health. In fact, some studies show that periodontal disease has been linked to preterm labor. During this time, pregnant women are evaluated for cavities, poor oral hygiene, gingivitis, loose teeth and diet. The Early Smiles San Bernardino oral health education continues after the child is born,taking place at Well-Child Visits,school-based programs,nutritional sites and Family Resource Centers. Partici pating families become familiar with their child's dental and oral health milestones,and are educated on best practices in caring for their child's new teeth. The goal of the program is to support parents that are wellversed and proactive in their child's oral health care and ensure no child is without a dental home. 22|PAGE
COH'S COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN THIS INITIATIVE INCLUDE:
OUR IMPACT Provided 2,500 parents with oral health education Connected over 2,500 children and pregnant women with dental homes Provide over 5,000 children with dental screenings and preventative dental services Brought oral health services to over 100 sites within the county of San Bernardino PAGE |23
INNOVATION & EDUCATION ORAL HEALTH NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR OLDER ADULTS IN CALIFORNIA
ISMAN-FINE ORAL HEALTH LEADERSHIP FELLOWS PROGRAM
By 2030,1 in 5 Californians will be aged 65 or older and increasingly diverse in terms of race/ethnicity, financial resources, and living conditions. In contrast to the growing awareness in children's oral health needs, the oral health needs of older adults have received relatively little attention. To provide the information needed to make sound policy and health delivery decisions regarding the oral health of this rapidly growing population, the Center for Oral Health, with the support from the California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness), the Archstone Foundation, and Delta Dental of California is developing the first documentation of the oral health care needs of older adults in California.
Thirty years ago, a renaissance of dental public health activity began in California. While many of the early advocates and leaders remain in the field today, many of our leaders are, or will be, retiring soon. This antici pated egress will result in the loss of many key experts whose institutional memory makes them among the most knowledgeable about the unique aspects of advancing a people-centered oral health agenda that ensures equal access to oral health services, regardless of individual or community status. The oral health community in California needs to cultivate new leaders to re-energize the field and replace the long-time knowledgeable experts and advocates. Therefore, to help develop emerging oral health leaders in California, Center for Oral Health has established the Isman-Fine Oral Health Leadershi p Fellows Program.
- 38% of those surveyed had no natural teeth (edentulous).
- Overall, 42% had untreated decay, 37% had root fragments (teeth broken at the gum line) and 8% had teeth that were obviously mobile.
- Of the edentulous partici pants,17% reported having no upper denture, 22% had no lower denture and 17% had neither upper lower denture. - Of those with teeth,14% had posterior contacts on both sides of the mouth, leaving 54% with no posterior contacts at all.
- 54% had no obvious need for dental care, 32% were in need of early dental care, and an alarming 14% were in need of urgent dental care because of pain or infection.
Named after Robert Isman, DDS, MPH and Jared Fine, DDS, MPH, the Isman-Fine Oral Health Leadershi p Fellows Program is a one-year interdisci plinary, mentored fellowshi p program focused on health-related community service and leadershi p development. First reci pients of the Isman-Fine fellowshi p were Dr. Bahar Amanzadeh and Dr. Tracy Finlayson.
ADVOCACY & RESEARCH ORAL HEALTH SURVEILLANCE/WORKFORCE ANALYSIS
Thus far, the following five goals have been identified:
On February 26,2015,Center for Oral Health and Dr. Elizabeth Mertz gave a presentation to the Dental Board of California's Access to Care Committee. The presentation addressed the context for workforce data and policy development, including five case studies on how data can serve different policy and constituency needs, examples of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data analytics, and recommendations on next steps.
- To reduce the burden of dental disease among vulnerable populations (especially children, pregnant women, and older adults) by promoting healthy habits and population based interventions (assisting communities to take action) - To enhance community-clinical linkages (to reduce dental disease in infants,children,pregnant women people with diabetes,and older adults) - To strengthen infrastructure, capacity and payment systems to support healthy habits, population-based programs and community-clinical linkages for improving preventive and early treatment services - To develop and implement a statewide surveillance system - To develop education and information dissemination systems to inform the public, providers, and decision-makers. This work is ongoing and is expected to be finalized by mid 2017. COH's 2017 Annual Symposium is planned to be the official venue to unveil the State Oral Health Plan.
During this presentation, an overview of the California's current was presented, including a spatial and statistical analysis overview demonstrating the uneven distribution of dentists and access to Medicaid providers. Additionally, two databases (from the California Department of Consumer Affairs and The Dental Board of California) were compared via geographic information system (GIS) data analytics that exemplified the usefulness of high-quality data. COH continues to work with the Dental Board of California, conducting state-wide research to strategically improve access to care in California.
THE CALIFORNIA ORAL HEALTH PLAN The Center for Oral Health is a key partner in the development of the State Oral Health Plan. Recently appointed California State Dental Director,Dr. Jayanth (Jay) Kumar,is focusing on the development of a State Oral Health Plan; to which COH contributes with data and knowledge. Through this work, COH has ensured that the goals of the State Oral Health plan align with the work supported by the DentaQuest Foundation. 26|PAGE
ADVOCACY & RESEARCH SHAPING MEDICAID DENTAL (DENTI-CAL) BENEFITS
THE ORAL HEALTH ACTION CALIFORNIA (OHAC)
Center for Oral Health presented at two hearings of the California Legislature's Little Hoover Commission (an independent,bi partisan research body of Legislature) on the State's Medicaid program. COH also met with members of the Commission and released a policy brief on this subject. Center for Oral Health presented data, highlighted the pervasive inequities that affect Denti-Cal beneficiaries, and submitted policy recommendations.
In 2001 Center for Oral Health and California Primary Care Association (CPCA) Launched Oral Health Action California (OHAC),formerly known as Oral Health Access Council. OHAC is a multi-lateral,non-partisan effort directed toward improving the oral health status of the state's traditionally underserved and vulnerable populations.
DENTAQUEST FOUNDATION CALIFORNIA GRASSROOTS GRANTEES In 2015,COH hosted a convening with DentaQuest California Grassroots grantees. This was the first of a series of meetings,to help grantees gain a shared understanding of Oral Health (OH) 2020 network members' working within the State of California. Currently,the group is working on completing an inventory of activities that influence achieving OH 2020 goals and continues to work towards identifying ways to support from each other to achieve project goals.
THE ORAL HEALTH ACTION COALITION INLAND EMPIRE (OHAC-IE) Home to nearly 5 million people,the Inland Empire suffers from great disparities in access to oral health care. A community needs assessment identified access to oral health as a critical issue that required organized efforts and actions to change the existing systems of care and strengthen the capacity of the community to address these needs. Community representatives recommended Kaiser Permanente and the Center for Oral Health to lead this effort. Over 60 organizations have joined the efforts and are developing an action plan to address the identified needs. 28|PAGE
OHAC PROFILE With a membershi p of over 65 consortia and associations representing a diversity of oral health stakeholders,OHAC is California's most broad-based and unified voice for oral health. OHAC is an action-oriented organization whose members are committed to accomplishing the work necessary to promote systematic change. OHAC acknowledges that oral health is essential to overall health. It supports policies that increase access to oral health services,eliminate barriers to care, and prevent oral disease. OHAC's goals are to increase the public's awareness of California's oral health needs, identify the measures needed to address them effectively, and reduce oral health disparities. THE ROLE OF COH WITH OHAC As a founder of OHAC,COH plays a major role in the organization. COH coconvenes and manages OHAC with CPCA,and retains a permanent position on the steering committee.
APPROACHING MILESTONES BIG BEAR VIRTUAL DENTAL HOME Access to care is a well-documented challenge in many communities, especially in rural areas. Moreover, it is nationally recognized that within the U.S. health care system, there are rapidly increasing costs and disparities in access to oral care and that is particularly more prevalent in rural areas. Therefore, in 2016, COH signed an affiliation agreement with the Bear Valley Community Healthcare District, to open a new Dental Rural Health Clinic. COH will focus on the Medi-Cal population, but will be open to see anyone in the community. This strategy fits with COH's goals to improve access to care, improve the health of populations, and reduce the cost of health care. What makes this project even more special is the introduction of a new and unique system of delivering oral health care that will accomplish these tasks. In one such way, we are endorsing the Virtual Dental Home model, created by the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and lead by Dr. Paul Glassman, Director of Community Oral Health, and Director of the Pacific Center for Special Care at University of the Pacific.
ACADEMIC AFFILIATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND (UNE) Center for Oral Health has developed an academic affiliation with The University of New England College of Dental Medicine. This affiliation will facilitate two D-4 students' externshi ps within our school-based clinics, where they will be exposed to operating a comprehensive dental care clinic in a school site. This partnershi p will allow COH to better tend to the required dental needs of the population, while simultaneously exposing students to a community that will be representative of what they may experience coming out of school. The UNE students will also work in a rural health clinic located in big bear and will partici pate in both COH public health and public policy research activities. The first cohort is expected to start in February of 2017. 30|PAGE
KAISER PERMANENTE Center for Oral Health has entered into an agreement with Kaiser Permanente to provide medically necessary dental services to patients awaiting cardiac surgery. This Is a significant milestone for Center for Oral Health, because it allows COH to fulfill its strategic initiative of providing inter-professional services to vulnerable populations.
FISCAL REPORTING FINANCIAL OVERVIEW FOR THE YEAR ENDED JUNE 30TH, 2016 Center for Oral Health was incorporated in 1985 as a nonprofit corporation under the laws of the state of California to provide workshops, education, and consulting to dental healthcare providers and the general public. The revenue of COH consists primarily of grants from the state, local agencies, and donations.” EXPENSES
Goal 1: Create Innova+ve, Cost-‐eﬀec+ve, Pa+ent-‐Centered Oral Health Care Solu+ons
Goal 3: Collaborate with Major Stakeholders as their Trusted Source of Oral Health Exper?se
COH Mission: To Improve Oral Health, especially of vulnerable popula?ons, through Innova?on, Research, Educa?on & Advocacy
PROGRAM SERVICES MANAGEMENT & GENERAL TOTAL EXPENSES
$1,338,559 $380,091 $1,718,650
$945,473 $355,422 $1,300,895
$1,374,532 $24,391 = $380,979 $219 $1,780,121
$1,006,885 $24,895 $5,605 $183,151 $770 $1,221,306
REVENUES & PUBLIC SUPPORT GRANT SALES CONTRIBUTIONS INTEREST INCOME OTHER INCOME TOTAL EXPENSES
Goal 2: Engage the wider healthcare community to increase their oral health knowledge to achieve opAmum health outcomes
TOTAL ASSETS VS. LIABILITIES
Figure 1. Center for Oral Health-‐ Mission and Strategic Goals
Center for Oral Health -‐ Strategic Plan -‐ 2013 -‐2016
NET ASSETS (END OF YEAR)
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LEADERSHIP BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH Board Chairperson Dean, A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Mesa, AZ
STAFF Barbara Vartanian Head of Pacific Dental Services Foundation Pacific Dental Services Irvine, CA
Conrado E. Barzaga, MD Executive Director Center for Oral Health Pomona,CA
Joseph L. Colaneri, PHD Director of Public Affairs Foley & Lardner LLP Los Angeles, CA
Maritza Cabezas, DDS, MPH Board Vice-Chairperson Director, Oral Health Program Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Amir Neshat,DDS Los Angeles, CA President & CEO Liberty Dental Plan Ariane Terlet, DDS Irvine,CA Board Secretary Chief Dental Officer Kathleen Titus La Clnica de La Raza Area Director for Community Dental & Oakland, CA Public Health Henry Schein Randy J. Friedman, MBA Sacramento, CA Board Treasurer President and CEO Bernard S. Weintraub, REHS, MPH Sogno Group, LLC Retired Alameda, CA Member of the California Senior Legislature Los Angeles, CA 34|PAGE
Jared I. Fine, DDS, MPH Dental Health Administrator Alameda County Public Health Department Dana C. Hughes, DrPh Adjunct Professor Dept. of Family and Community Medicine University of California,San Francisco John A. Kotick, JD The Kotick Network Los Angeles, CA
Conrado E. Barzaga, MD Executive Director
Kathleen Ford, RDH Early Smiles Sacramento
Suzanne Balderas, RDH Early Smiles San Bernardino
Elmer Hilo, DMD Dental Director
Mira Yang, RDH Early Smiles Sacramento
Jennifer Henry, RDH Early Smiles San Bernardino & Big Bear VDH
Sahiti Bhaskara, BDS, MPH Director of Public Policy Research
Rosie Silva Dental Administrative Assistant
Tiffany Turner, MBA, MPH Senior Program Manager Jessica Woods, RDH Senior Program Manager
Vanessa Montano, RDH Oral Health Needs Assessment for Older Adults
Rachel Cavalli, RDH Program Manager Jennifer Jackson Data & Outreach Specialist
Jennifer Nowotney, RDH Early Smiles San Bernardino Laura Perez, RDH Early Smiles San Bernardino
Andrea Sequeira Program Associate Alicia Elizalde, RDA Data & Outreach Specialist Kristina Flores, RDA School Based Program
Partners & Collaborators/Support Access Dental Plan Alameda County Department of Public Health California Dental Association California Department of Health Care Services California Primary Care Association California School Boards Association Children Now The Children's Partnershi p
Western University of Health SciencesCollege of Dental Medicine
National Institutes of Health
AltaMed Health Services
Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors (ASTDD)
California Dental Hygienistsâ€™ Association
Lakeside Medical Group
County of Alameda
Regal Medical Group ADOC Medical Group
California Dental Association Foundation The Gas Company Latino Consultants The California Endowment The California Wellness Foundation
Pacific Dental Services
El Monte City School District
First 5 Association of California
Monterey Park Hospital
First 5 LA
Liberty Dental Plan
First 5 San Bernardino
Los Angeles Unified School District
First 5 Alameda
Medical Products Laboratories
Oral Health Access Council (OHAC)
United States Health Resources and Services Administration
Eisner Pediatric and Family Medical Center
Pomona Unified School District University of California,San Francisco University of the Pacific School of Dentistry 36|PAGE
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Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Trust for Children's Health Oral Health America Oral Health Solutions
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COH's current workings, upcoming projects, and impact on our community.