Improving Oral Health Access to Services for Hispanics
through Workforce Diversity
Maria Rosa Watson, DDS, MS, DrPH
Sarita Arteaga, DMD, MAGD
SYMPOSIUM PANEL C PRESENTATION
This panel will explore the issues related to the current dental care delivery system and the improvement of Hispanic representation in the dental workforce. In addition, this panel will also explore examples from medicine related to the administration and the management of the health car e delivery system, and how these may be used in dentistry for continuous improvement and to optimize our health care delivery system. Lastly we will review and discuss strategies for recruiting future Hispanic dental leaders/ providers into the dental Workforce, using examples from other fields.
1. To describe the current dental care delivery system within the US and International models.
2. To assess workforce models currently used in medicine and clarify feasibility for use in the dental workforce.
3. To construct strategies for recruitment of Hispanic providers into the dental workforce.
4. To understand potential solutions for the concerns surrounding workforce diversity and how collaborative efforts can be achieved.
|Caswell Evans, DDS, MPH||UIC College of Dentistry|
|Lew Lampiris, DDS, MPH||American Dental Association|
|Guadalupe Pacheco||HHS Office of Minority Health|
|Steven Geiermann, DDS||American Dental Association|
|Karen Burgess, MBA||American Dental Association|
|Darryl Pendleton, DMD||UIC College of Dentistry|
|Lois Cohen, PhD||NIDCR National Institutes of Health|
|Alejandra Valencia, DDS, MPH, MS||Chicago Community Oral Health Forum|
|Karlene Ketola, MHSA||Michigan Oral Health Coalition|
|Astha Singhal, BDS, MPH||University of Iowa|
|Mitsuko Ikeda, MA||National Network for Oral Health Access|
|Angela Walker||Summer Medical and Dental Education Programs|
|Adriana Segura, DDS, MS||UTHSC-San Antonio Dental School|
|Manual Cordero, DDS, MAGD||Private Practice|
|Maritza Morell, DDS, MS, MPH||Children’s Hospital – Boston|