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Dr. Paul Glassman to Present and Moderate Panels at IOM Access Workshop in San Francisco

Dr. Paul Glassman will serve as a speaker and panel moderator for the IOM Access Workshop.

July  22, 2011

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry faculty member Dr. Paul Glassman will serve as a speaker and panel moderator at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Oral Health Access to Services Dissemination Workshop on August 4 in San Francisco. The IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council.

The workshop will focus on a report recently issued by IOM, "Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations."

Glassman, a professor of dental practice and director of Community Oral Health at the Dugoni School of Dentistry, served as a member on the IOM Committee on Oral Health Access to Services that produced the report. It describes the situation faced by millions of Americans who are not receiving needed dental care services because of "persistent and systemic" barriers that limit their access to oral health care.

To remove these barriers, which disproportionately affect children, seniors, minorities and other vulnerable populations, the report recommends changing funding and reimbursement for dental care; expanding the oral health work force by training doctors, nurses and other non-dental professionals to recognize risk for oral diseases; and revamping regulatory, educational and administrative processes.

The August 4 Dissemination Workshop will focus on the state of oral health in California; implications at the local, state and federal level; and next steps for California. Glassman will serve as both a speaker and panel moderator for this workshop.

Registration for the workshop is now open and all members of the Dugoni School of Dentistry community and other stakeholders are welcome to attend. The event will be held at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco's Union Square neighborhood from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Category Type: Dental Issues and Research, Special Events

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