2020 Oral Health Awareness Forum

Conducted by the
Oklahoma Oral Health Coalition
in cooperation with
Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation


Friday, August 21, 2020

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Oklahoma History Center 
800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Driving Directions 

More Information

Contact OOHC officers for more details:

Marsha Beatty, BS, MPH
Asst. Professor of Research
OU College of Dentistry
405-271-4919 ext. 46238

Vice Chair
Julie Seward, RDH, MEd
Public Health Specialist
Southern Plains Tribal Health Board

Terrisa Singleton, BSBA, MHHSA
Delta Dentla of Oklahoma Foundation

Conducted by

Oklahoma Oral Health Coalition

in cooperation with

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation

2020 Oral Health Awareness Forum    

Save the Date!

The 2020 Oral Health Awareness Forum has been rescheduled for Friday, August 21, 2020, at the Oklahoma History Center.

Forum registration will open in July.

If you registered for the Forum originally scheduled for March, you will receive email updates as plans develop. You will need to re-register for the August Forum.


When compared to the nation’s performance on 13 key oral health indicators, Oklahoma scores a D.

oral health report card Why? What are the barriers to oral wellness in Oklahoma and how can we overcome them?

These questions and more will be explored at the 2020 Oklahoma Oral Health Awareness Forum. This statewide event brings together dental, medical and public health professionals, oral health safety net organizations, policymakers, funders and other individuals invested in the health of Oklahomans.

The Forum will feature:

  • An overview of the Oklahoma Oral Health Report Card
  • Recognition of the essential role of the oral health safety net and the organizations comprising it
  • Facilitated discussion groups examining the oral health challenges faced by various populations and exploring potential solutions
  • Time for networking

The Forum is offered free of charge to attendees,
but pre-registration is required and seating is limited.

Discussion Group Session

Attendees will break out into discussion groups to examine the access to dental care challenges faced by various populations, and to begin exploring potential solutions for those challenges. Upon registration, attendees will choose one of the following discussion groups:

  • Children
  • Working Age Adults
  • Special Populations (seniors, veterans, homeless, pregnant women, special needs, etc.)
  • Rural Oklahoma

The following topics will be discussed in each group:

  • Existing Strengths and Challenges
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Inter-disciplinary Opportunities
  • Workforce Development  / Professional Education
  • Community Outreach / Patient Education

Conducted by

Oklahoma Oral Health Coalition

in cooperation with

Delta Dental of Oklahoma Foundation