Date(s) - May 12, 2020
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815
Taking the Bite Out of California’s Tooth Decay
3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price
5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, Core
We are honored to bring Dr. Jay Kumar (our very own SDDS member!) to this GM to discuss the status of oral health and future oral health strategies for our state. Dr. Kumar will provide practitioners with an understanding of the state oral health planning process and the roadmap it provides for improving oral health in California.
- To understand the magnitude of oral health problems in California
- To discuss the objectives and strategies of the California Oral Health Plan
- To describe the role practitioners can play in implementing the strategies
Jayanth Kumar, DDS; California State Dental Director:
Dr. Kumar was appointed to the position of State Dental Director, California Department of Public Health by Governor Jerry Brown in August 2015. Dr. Kumar is a board-certified specialist in dental public health and a former director and president of the American Board of Dental Public Health. Before joining the California Department of Public Health, he was state dental director in New York where he held multiple positions.
He has served as a consultant to many national and international organizations including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research, NIH, Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the American Dental Association (ADA), Health Canada, and the National Academies’ National Research Council (NRC).
He led the efforts in California to develop the California Oral Health Plan. He is currently engaged in implementing the 2016 Tobacco Tax Oral Health Initiative and assisting the California Department of Health Care Services in implementing the Medical 2020 Dental Transformation Initiative.
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