Virginia Oral Health Coalition

Excellent Oral Health for ALL Virginians

Executive Vice President of the Medical Society of Virginia, Rufus Phillips, and VDA President, Dr. Terry Dickinson





2012 Oral Health Summit

Improving Oral Health through Collective Impact 


Over 200 dental and medical providers, representatives from academic health centers, public policy, insurance and philanthropy gathered today at Beyond Teeth: The Integral Relationship between Oral Health

and Overall Health.  


In his opening remarks, DentaQuest Foundation President

Ralph Fucillo

Ralph Fucillo urged the use of collective impact to influence change. Dr. Marjorie Jeffcoat, a renowned periodontal researcher, Dr. Alice Horowitz, an expert in health literacy, an interdisciplinary panel and other thought leaders reinforced the idea that interprofessional collaboration can improve oral health through education, open communication and cross-disciplinary care. 


All of the presentations from the Summit will be available on the Coalition's website next week. 

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