At the frontlines of preventive care with vaccines and testing: How will dentistry respond?


Monday, October 5, 2020, 12:00pm to 1:00pm



The HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine Presents


At the Frontlines of Preventive Care with Vaccines and Testing: How will dentistry respond?


German Gallucci, DMD

Raymond J. and Elva Pomfret Nagle Associate Professor of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences

Chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Biomaterials Sciences

Harvard School of Dental Medicine


When: Monday, October 5, 2020

Location: ZOOM

Register for the webinar here.

The HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine invites you to a discussion of what it will take to enable the dental profession to fully embrace vaccinating and testing our communities and boosting public health. Dentists are highly trained health professionals who have the skills to help protect the public's health, but the current scope of practice and payer policies may not allow their participation in this important work. At a time when disease prevention and coordinated care are more important than ever, dentists have an opportunity to take on a larger role in providing primary and preventive health services for their patients and in integrating dental care with whole person care. Leading experts will guide us through the issues related to scope of practice law and payer policies as well as clinical implications for operationalizing these new services.