2009 Focus Group #2: Best Practices and Metrics in Oral Health
March 19-20, 2009 - Phoenix, Arizona
Continuing our collaborative research for our 2009 theme on Defining Quality in Oral Health Care, the Institute for Oral Health hosted a second focus group with the nation's leading experts to explore best practices for measuring quality and effectiveness in dental care access, delivery and treatment protocols.
Group discussion topics included:
- HealthPartners dental data tracking system for evidenced-based care and integration with medical data
- Permanente's performance mgmt system and process metrics for determining quality
- Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare (AAAHC) accreditation as it relates to dental metrics and best practices
- VA Office of Dentistry's Oral Health Quality initiative for evidenced-based care and prevention
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Panel of Experts
Led by IOH Executive Director, Dr. Ron Inge, the forum discussion included:
- Craig Amundson, DDS
Chief Operating Officer, HealthPartners, Inc.
- David Gesko, DDS
Dental Director and Senior Vice President, HealthPartners, Inc.
- Judith Jones, DDS, MPH
Professor and Chair, Dept of General Dentistry, Boston University School of Dental Medicine and Associate Professor of Health Services in the School of Public Health
- Ken Sadler, DDS
President and Administrative Director, Winston-Salem Dental Care
- John Snyder, DMD
Dental Director and CEO, Permanente Dental Associates
- Dr. Tim Ward, DDS
Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Dentistry, Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington DC