Advantage Dental Summer Meeting 2013: Keynote, Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH


June 20, 2013 - Advantage Dental is pleased to announce Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH as keynote speaker at the annual Summer Meeting on July 26th at the Eagle Crest® Resort in Redmond, OR. Dr. Edelstein is Professor of Dentistry and Health Policy at Columbia University where he chairs the Section of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the College of Dental Medicine. He is also Senior Fellow in Public Policy and President Emeritus and Founder of the DC-based Children’s Dental Health Project (CDHP), a nonprofit policy organization that advances the oral health interests of children and their families. He has participated in four Institute of Medicine projects, testified before Congress five times on dental care for children, and provided support to GAO’s dental studies. Dr. Edelstein’s academic and consulting contributions focus on public policies that affect children’s oral health and their access to care.

The Advantage Dental Annual Summer Meeting is the event to attend for dental health professionals in Oregon. Held at the beautiful Eagle Crest® Resort in Redmond, OR it provides an opportunity for Dentists and their staff to earn needed continuing education credits, network with piers and meet the Advantage Dental staff and vendors. For the past 15 years the event has grown in attendance and praise. Attendees are invited to attend the Advantage Smiles for Kids charity dinner and live auction; which is included as part of the registration fee. For more information about the event and registration, please visit the web site at

Advantage Dental was founded in 1994 by a group of dentists from Roseburg, Oregon, concerned with the lack of access to dental care in rural Oregon. The model they created addressed this concern as-well-as the need for affordable and effective dental insurance to groups of all sizes throughout Oregon. Advantage Dental currently has almost 200,000 recipients with OHP coverage. Advantage Dental’s clinics and contracted dentists are located strategically throughout Oregon to serve the un- and under insured population. It is geographically the largest and numerically the second largest Dental Care Organization in the State of Oregon. Currently, Advantage Dental has over 322 owners; 24 Advantage Dental Clinics; more than 50 employees located at the Advantage Dental Headquarters in Central Oregon and over 350 statewide. Advantage Dental also serves as the exclusive dental network for PacificSource Health Plans.

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