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Sonoma County Leaders in Action: Prevention and Integration in Oral Health

Published:  July 19, 2018

Sonoma County Department of Health Services is proud to present an inter-professional conference for medical and dental providers, public health professionals, educators, and community representatives.


WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2018, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. Check-in with complimentary breakfast buffet opens at 7:30 am.

WHERE: Vintner's Inn, 4350 Barnes Road, Santa Rosa

WHO: Health providers, educators, community stakeholders, and all who are interested in public health

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Following this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Increase fluoride varnish application at medical appointments
  • Include oral health in anticipatory guidance with medical patients, including referral to a dental home
  • Accurately identify non-traumatic dental conditions in emergency department visits
  • Advocate for adoption of evidence-based oral health prevention and management to promote health equity


Jay Kumar, DDS, MPH, California State Dental Director, provides the keynote address on California’s leadership in advancing community oral health.

Other Presentations:

  • Promoting the Public’s Oral Health in Sonoma County - A Case Study in Local Collaboration Kim Caldewey, PA, MPH
  • History of Community Water Fluoridation in California - A Health Equity Imperative Ernest Newbrun, DMD, PhD
  • Pediatric ED Visits for Preventable Dental Conditions - Improving Surveillance through Accurate Identification Brent Lin, DMD
  • Oral Health Literacy - What You Can Do to Boost Skills Among the Patients, Families, and Communities You Serve Alice Horowitz, PhD
  • Integrating Oral Health in Medical Settings - A Pairing Whose Time Has Come Jeff Miller, MD FAAP
  • The Power of Fluoride - All Levels of the Socio-Ecological Model of Prevention Howard Pollick, BDS, MPH
  • Treating Cavities Without Needles or Drills - Silver Diamine Fluoride and More, Jeremy Horst, DDS, PhD

Continuing Education Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint providership of the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC) and the Sonoma County Department of Health Services. HOAC is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

HOAC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education.

There are no prerequisites for this activity.

This complimentary conference is supported by the California Department of Public Health’s Oral Health Program.