Dental Integration Conference Draws Healthcare Community To Eugene

Nov. 10, 2014 – How does dental fit in coordinated care? Oregon dentists, healthcare providers and medical professionals unite for knowledge and networking at CCO Oregon’s 2014 Dental Integration Conference on Nov. 18, 2014, at Lane Community College’s Center for Meeting and Learning in Eugene, Ore.

"... I believe dental health is a vital piece of holistic health care that is often financially inaccessable to the populations that need it most. Through this conference, I hope to gain insight on dental resources available to low income populations and how to further integrate dental health into my personal practice," says Alicia McAuliffe, student at OHSU School of Nursing.

The 2014 Dental Integration Conference features two keynote presentations, an ‘Oregon Perspective’ session, interactive roundtable and a dental panel discussion. Highlights include:

Featured Keynote: “Innovative Approaches”
Dr. David Gesko, DDS - Dental Director and Senior Vice President at HealthPartners 

Oregon Perspective: “State of Oral Health in Oregon”
Shanie Mason, MPH, CHES - Oral Health Program Manager at Oregon Health Authority’s Public Health Center For Prevention and Health Promotion 

Closing Keynote: “Oral Public Health Disparities” 
Dr. Jeremy Horst, DDS, PhD – Postdoctoral Fellow at University of California San Francisco’s DeRisi Lab, and Dentist at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry 

Featured keynote speaker David S. Gesko, DDS, is the Dental Director and Senior Vice President for HealthPartners–an integrated health system with insurance and medical-dental care services–based in Minnesota. Before HealthPartners, Dr. Gesko was the Associate Dental Director for Kaiser Permanente or Permanente Dental Associates in Portland, Ore., for 20 years. He currently holds a seat on the advisory panel for the Institute for Oral Health, chairs the Institute for Oral and Systemic Health, and serves as a board member for the Minnesota Board of Dentistry.

“Dental care is an integral part of our overall health as Oregonians,” says Ben Hoyne, Executive Director of CCO Oregon. “Coordinated Care Organizations and transformational health advocates  are approaching health collaboratively–whether physical, behavioral or oral.”

To register, visit CCO Oregon Members and event exhibitors receive complimentary admission packages. For more information, contact [email protected].



CCO Oregon is a non-profit member association that aims to be shaped by and to serve all  stakeholders that touch coordinated care in Oregon. Our purpose is to support the delivery of  exceptional care at reduced costs while promoting the health and wellbeing of Oregonians.

For more information contact Kyle Kavas at 503-451-0226

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