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Thursday August 14, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM EDT
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Glasbern Inn Lodge 
2141 Packhouse Rd
Fogelsville, PA 18051

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LVBCH Employer Forum - August 14, 2014

The Mouth is the Missing Piece:
How Dental Treatment for Chronic Disease
Can Improve Health and Save Money

You are invited to attend an educational event co-sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Business Coalition on Healthcare (LVBCH) and United Concordia Dental.  

This exclusive event will include a thought provoking presentation by Dr. James Bramson.  The session will focus on the latest science about the medical/dental connection and show results of a major study that explains how treating certain chronic disease patients who also have gum disease can save thousands of dollars annually on medical costs.
Additional information about the event is presented below.

Please RSVP by Friday, 8/1/14.

What You Will Learn 

  • The science behind the connection between oral disease and  chronic diseases
    such as diabetes, heart disease and strokes
  • How gum disease affects your overall health
  • How treating gum disease can significantly lower medical costs
  • How medical and dental insurance coverage can be integrated

Program Schedule

  8:30 am    Breakfast & Networking 
  9:00 am    Welcome & Introductions
  9:15 am    Presentation by James B. Bramson, DDS,
                     Chief Dental Officer - United Concordia Companies, Inc  

10:15 am    Break

10:30 am    Q&A with United Concordia & Employer Roundtable

11:00 am    Adjournment

Featured Speaker

Photo_Bramson_UCCI James B. Bramson, D.D.S.
Chief Dental Officer
United Concordia Companies, Inc.

James Bramson, D.D.S, chief dental officer, is responsible for providing clinical oversight of United Concordia Dental's provider network management, dental directors and dental policy, quality assurance, utilization review/grievance, and special investigations unit (SIU).  

He works closely with local offices on regulatory issues, membership development, subscriber expectations and helps develop proposals for major clients, customers, shareholders and business partners.

He has 30 years of dental industry experience, including national experience as executive director of the American Dental Association (ADA) and secretary of the ADA Foundation. Jim began his career in private practice and earned his doctorate from the University of Iowa. 


Event Sponsor 

United Concordia Dental is a leading national dental carrier that delivers high-quality, cost-effective dental programs.  Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., the company has more than six million members, a network of more than 98,700 unique dentists at 237,900 access points nationwide, an AM Best A- (Excellent) rating and is licensed in all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.  For more information about United Concordia products, visit

Registration Information

  • Cost to attend is FREE.
  • Registration Deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014
  • Space is limited, you must register to attend this event. 
  • Registrations will NOT be accepted at the door.