ADEA Symposium "Three Levels of Oral Health Providers: Oral Physician, Dentist and Dental Therapist"


Monday, March 20, 2017, 1:30pm to 3:00pm


The Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, Rm: LBCC - S-7

Can you train oral health care providers to provide both dental care and limited primary medical care? Is this a desirable path for dentistry? What services would these dentists provide? What health outcomes could be achieved? This symposium explores the possible future of this idea, including the concept of three levels of training: medically competent oral physicians; technically proficient dentists with less medical expertise; and mid-level providers. You will engage in debate with thought-leaders in dentistry and dental education about this possible future direction for dentistry.


Leon A. Assael, DMD
University of Minnesota School of Dentistry

Bruce Donoff, MD, DMD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Christian S. Stohler, DMD
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

Brian J. Swann, DDS
Harvard School of Dental Medicine