2022 American Association for Community Dental Programs (AACDP)
Annual Symposium

April 28, May 5, and May 12, 2022
12:00 p.m. ET



Session One: Thursday, April 28, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:30 ET


  • Presenters:
    • Lawrence Hill, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Executive Director, AACDP
    • Ana Karina Mascarenhas, B.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., FDS RCPS (Glasg); Chair, Oral Health Florida

Federal Panel

  • Moderator: Myron Allukian, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H.; Past President, American Association for Community Dental Programs

National Challenges Overview-Equity, COVID-19, Multi-directional Integration, Oral Health in America, Healthy People 2030, and Oral Health Coordinating Committee Strategies

  • Presenter: RADM Tim L. Ricks, D.M.D., M.P.H., FICD

Oral Health America: Challenges and Opportunities for Community Dental Programs

  • Presenter: CAPT Renée W. Joskow, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Senior Advisor to the Director, Acting Director, Office of Science Policy and Analysis, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health

What's New for You in the Centers for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS); and COVID's Impact on Equity?

  • Presenter: Natalia Chalmers, D.D.S., MH.Sc., Ph.D.; Chief Dental Officer, Office of the Administrator, CMS

Up to Date COVID-19 and Fluoridation Challenges: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Perspective

  • Presenter: Casey Hannan, M.P.H.; Acting Director, Division of Oral Health, CDC

Awards Ceremony

  • Moderator: Myron Allukian, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H.; Past President, AACDP


Session Two: Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:00 ET

Advancing Oral Health Equity Through School-Based Oral Health Programs: Community Engagement, Effective Models, and Lessons Learned


  • Shakalpi Pendurkar, D.D.S., M.P.H., FICD, FACD; Dental Health Administrator, Alameda County (California) Public Health
  • Scott Wolpin, D.M.D., Eastern Shore Rural Health System


  • Ana Karina Mascarenhas, B.D.S., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., FDS RCPS (Glasg), Professor and Associate Dean of Research and Community Health, Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
  • Matt Crespin, M.P.H., R.D.H.; Executive Director, Children’s Health Alliance of Wisconsin
  • Lisa Bozzetti, D.D.S., Dental Director, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, Beaverton, Oregon


  • Maritza C. Cabezas, D.D.S., M.P.H.; Dental Director, Oral Health Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


Session Three: Wednesday, May 12, 2022 from 12:00 to 2:00 ET

Adult Oral Health: Past, Present, and Future? Medicare, Medicaid, and the V.A. 

  • Moderator: Lawrence Hill, D.M.D., M.P.H.; Executive Director, AACDP

A U.S. Senator's Perspective

  • Invited: U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Lessons Learned: Medicare and Medicaid's Dental Past

  • Prsesenter: David Alpert, D.D.S., Director of Community Health and Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Public Health at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University

Medicare and Medicaid Today

  • Presenter: Michael Monopoli, D.M.D., M.P.H.; Vice President of Grantmaking Strategy, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health

What Are Our Options? Act Today

  • Presenter: Melissa Burroughs, Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships, Families USA



CareQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement, , Santa Clara County Dental Society, Florida Atlantic Coast Dental Hygienists' Association, Florida Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso

Past year presentations below link to the annual symposium agenda.


















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