Thursday-Friday, November 1-2, 2018

Thursday, November 1st
12:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Registration opens at 12:00 pm.

Friday, November 2nd
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Registration opens at 7:00 am.

Click HERE to visit our CONFERENCE PAGE for complete event information.

Registration Fees:

General Two-Day Pass - $225.00 
Student - $100.00 (With Student ID)
One-Day Pass - $125.00 
Student One-Day Pass - $50.00

Hilton DoubleTree Hotel

1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, Oregon 97232

Call to make your hotel room reservation: 503-281-6111

*Remember to ask about our discounted room block
($149 Standard Queen/$169 Premium Double Queen or King)

There will also be discounted parking for our event! ($3/Day, $10/night)

For more information

Oregon Oral Health Coalition
(971) 224-1038

2018 OrOHC Conference Partners

If you are intersted in partnering with OrOHC for our 2018 conference, please email Caroline Freeman at 


This statewide conference is the premier dental and oral public health event for organizations, medical and dental providers, businesses, public health workers, and local communities partnering together to build a stronger, healthier Oregon.

2018 OrOHC Conference Presenters:

Marko Vujicic, PhD
Chief Economist and Vice President of the Health Policy Institute at the American Dental Association (ADA)
Our Dental Care System is Stuck, and Here is What To Do About It

Mary Otto
Health Care Journalist and Author
Teeth: The Story of Beauty, Inequality and the Struggle for Oral Health in America

Patrick Allen
Director of the Oregon Health Authority
Oral Health and Oregon Health Authority

Jeremy Horst, DDS, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, San Francisco
Non-Invasive Treatment of Cavities with Silver Diamine Fluoride, Smart & Hall Crowns

Frank A Franklin II, PhD, JD
Principal Epidemiologist & Director, Community Epidemiology Services, Multnomah County Health Department
Health Equity/Oral Health as a Social Justice Issue

Barry Taylor, DMD, FAGD, FACD, CDE
Assistant Professor in Restorative Dentistry at the OHSU School of Dentistry
Oral Health and Marijuana; What We Know From the Evidence

Paul Schmitz
Author of Everyone Leads: Building Leadership From the Community Up
Everyone Leads: Building Leadership From the Community Up

Sandra DeVita, RDH, RN, BSN
Clinical Faculty at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Advocating for Improved Oral Health in the Hospital Setting

Kelli Swanson Jaecks, RDH, MA
Owner and Founder, Kelli Jaecks Verbal Impact
Body on Fire: Understanding Inflammation's Role in Oral/Systemic Connections

Jeff Hummel, MD, MPH
Medical Director for Health Informatics, Qualis Health
Measuring Clinical Outcomes for Oral Health Integration

Bobak Amir Ghaheri, MD
Otolaryngologist, The Oregon Clinic
A Modern Approach to Tongue Tie and Lip Tie

Tera Bianchi, MSW
Project Director, Dental Access Project
Grassroots Organizing and Including Authentic Community Voice

Dana Hargunani, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer of the Oregon Health Authority
Oral Health and Oregon Health Authority

Francis Walsh, MPH
Program Manager, The LA Trust for Children's Health
Socious: Connect, Align, and Take Action With The OH2020 Network

Teri Pettersen, MD
Oregon Psychiatric Access Line ABout Kids (OPAL-K) and Collaborative Problem Solving
The Importance of Trauma Informed Care in a Dental Setting

Ariel Singer, MPH
Partnerships & Innovation Director, Oregon Primary Care Association
Listening for Health: Motivational Interviewing and the Power of Partnership

Edward Feil, PhD
Educational Psychologist and ORI Senior Research Scientist
Promoting the Dental Health of Young Children with Multimedia Parent Education and Support: BeReady2Smile

Annette Leong
Oral Health Educator
Promoting the Dental Health of Young Children with Multimedia Parent Education and Support: BeReady2Smile

Amanda Wheeler-Kay
Healthcare/Community Interpreter
How to Use Interpreters in the Dental Appointment/Services Setting

Jane Grover, DDS
Director, Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention, American Dental Association
Oral Health Workforce