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Progress & Innovation for the Oral Health of the Underserved Populations

Progress & Innovation for the Oral Health of the Underserved Populations

Progress & Innovation for the Oral Health of the Underserved Populations

Dr. Sarita Arteaga DMD, MA, MAGD
Dr. Sarita Arteaga DMD, MA, MAGD
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

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Launch date: 06 Mar 2017
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Last updated: 07 Mar 2017

Reference: 169708

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This symposium will present the data collected from roundtable discussions throughout the US. These discussions included dental school deans, students, researchers, industry leaders, organized dentistry leaders and impassioned oral health care providers. The discussions focused on innovative opportunities to meet the needs of underserved communities, children, the elderly and special needs patients both here in the US and globally.

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Objectives
The role of dental Industry and other key leaders on reducing the disparity of caries in the underserved populations. Suggestions to augment the pipelines for recruitment of underrepresented individuals into careers in dentistry How including race and ethnicity in the Healthy People 2020 can help with those objectives. Strategies when discussing healthcare globally and abroad. How public health organizations and dentistry can collaborate to help reduce the disparities existent in the geriatric population. About new workforce models implemented in this digital age. About educational gaps to address access to care in underserved populations
Dr. Sarita Arteaga DMD, MA, MAGD

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Dr. Sarita Arteaga DMD, MA, MAGD
on behalf of Colgate Oral Health Network

Dr. Ivan Lugo, DMD, MBA, has extensive experience as an academic social entrepreneur, and a thought leader for designing strategic sustainable solutions to increase the health access, awareness and overall well-being of high risk populations. Prior to private practice and consulting, he held positions as faculty, Chair, and dean during his seventeen-year tenure at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. his advocacy led to working with local, state, and national stakeholders to integrate Community-Based Dental Education service-learning programs into dental education curriculum. As Principal Investigator of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pipeline, Profession and Practice grant, his efforts initiated several city-wide private-public partnerships and clinical access points in inner city Philadelphia and rural Pennsylvania; including the first school-based dental clinic in partnership with the Philadelphia School District. Dr. Lugo is past-president of the Hispanic Dental Association, and from 1996 to 2006, led the Philadelphia Department of Public Health Dental Division. He serves on the boards of the Academy of General Dentistry Foundation, Hispanic Dental Association Foundation (Vice-Chair), Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry, American Dental Assistants Association Foundation, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Pennsylvania Advisory Board of Health, NYC Oral Health Task Force, and the Shils Entrepreneurial Education Fund. Dr. Lugo has also been selected for fellowship of the American and International College of Dentistry. In 2010, he joined the Professional Oral Health organization at The Procter & Gamble Co. where he led the North America and Puerto Rico Professional and Scientific Relations organization until 2015. He has spearheaded multiple private-public partnerships to inform company and national policy on consumer-based research initiatives utilizing evidence-based preventive programs to drive education, access to care and eliminate oral health disease through sustainable models that highlight the important role good oral health can play in achieving whole body wellness. In 2016, Dr. Lugo decided to focus on his next venture and started his own healthcare strategy and design company and is currently working with clients globally and enjoying learning the thriving international entrepreneurial ecosystem. Dr. Lugo earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Syracuse University, a DMD from the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center, and a MBA from the Temple University Fox School of Business in Philadelphia. He received his graduate certificate degree in consulting and coaching for change from Oxford University, in the UK and HEC Paris, where his training was grounded in the practical applications of harnessing the power of collaboration and innovation to bring about needed large systems design change in the U.S. Heathcare System.Dr. Arteaga is a graduate from New York University’s Washington Square University College with a B.A. degree in Biology. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, she received a D.M.D. degree and then completed a General Practice Residency at Bronx Municipal/Albert Einstein Hospital in the Bronx, New York. Returning to Connecticut, Sarita was an associate in private dental practice. She has been teaching and seeing patients at the UCONN Health since 1995 and has been promoted to Associate Dean for Students. In the Department of Craniofacial Sciences, she is a course director for the Esthetic Dentistry course, Operative Dentistry I course and teaches in Operative Dentistry II, III and IV, as well as the Fixed Prosthodontics pre-clinical course and clinic coverage for students in the third and fourth year dental school classes. She attained a Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry, and is a member of numerous dental associations, including the Hispanic Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, National Dental Association, and American Dental Education Association. Sarita is the Past-President for the Hispanic Dental Association (2008-2009) and currently serves as the President of the H.D.A. Foundation She is a faculty advisor for the Student National Dental Association/Hispanic Student Dental Association at the University of Connecticut School Dental Medicine. She also serves on the Admissions Committee. Dr. Arteaga takes an active community role, performing screenings at the Head Start program in Meriden, the Special Olympics, Migrant Farmworkers Clinic and the South Park Inn Homeless Shelter in Hartford. Sarita recently completed a M.A. degree in Counseling from Liberty University.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program ( ADA CERP)
  • 1.00 Credits
  • Academy of General Dentistry (PACE)
  • 1.00 Hours

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