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2009 Focus Group #1: Defining Quality in Oral Health Care

January 22-23, 2009 - Tampa, Florida

As part of our collaborative research related to our 2009 theme on Defining Quality in Oral Health Care, in January the Institute for Oral Health hosted the first of two focus groups with leading authorities to identify critical issues in dental care quality and important trends impacting access, delivery and treatment protocols.

Group discussion focused on the following issues:

  • Quality Care – A Payer’s Perspective (Delta Dental)
  • Using Outcomes in Oral Health Quality Assessment
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Perspective on Quality
  • Data Models for Measuring & Improving Quality

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Panel of Experts

Led by IOH Executive Director, Dr. Ron Inge, the forum discussion included:

  • Jim Bader, DDS, MPH
    Research Professor, Operative Dentistry, University of North Carolina School of Dentistry
  • Robert Compton, DDS
    Chief Dental Officer, Delta Dental of Massachusetts
  • Conan Davis, DMD, MPH
    Chief Dental Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Amanda Twiss
    President, Outcome Concepts Systems, Inc. (Benchmarking Data and Solutions for Healthcare)