Texas Oral Health Coalition
It shall be the mission of the Texas Oral Health Coalition to promote oral health across the lifespan. The purpose of the coalition is to promote optimal oral health for all Texans through a statewide partnership.
   Volume: 1, Issue: 10                                 www.txohc.org                       October 22, 2013Top
In This Issue

Oral Health Summit Deadlines


TxOHC Announces Nominees for 2014 Board of Directors


TxOHC announces formal MOU with OHA Wisdom Tooth Project


Call for Summit Poster Presentations and Table Top Clinics


Coalition Building Workshop


NOHC Save the Date   

In order to bring you quality speakers, TxOHC is currently seeking sponsorship from corporations, organizations, groups or individuals for the 2013 Oral Health Summit.  

Please see the attached  Sponsor Prospectus to see the benefits offered for speaker or summit sponsorship. 
TxOHC is a nonprofit 501 c 3 making your contribution tax deductible.   Contact Beth Stewart for more details.

A new website dedicated to community water fluoridation in Texas.  Find out your county information here.
Two Minutes for 
Oral Health  
Visit Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives to find fun tips and cartoons for encouraging kids to take care of their teeth.  

2013 Oral Health Summit
Linking Interprofessionals Together To Achieve Optimal Health

November 22-23, 2013
Austin, TX


  • Elder Dental Care
  • Oral Health Literacy
  • Medical/Dental Collaboration
Committee members will be meeting in person Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

TxOHC is proud to join the American Academy of Pediatrics national Campaign for Dental Health

National Oral Health Conference
April 28-30, 2014 
 Fort Worth, Texas
Watch here for further details 
over the next few months!

 2013 Texas Oral Health Summit 

Early Bird Registration Ends November 8, 2013
Hotel Room Block Deadline is 
November 2, 2013
Linking Interprofessionals Together to
Achieve Optimal Health 
 November 22-23, 2013 

With over 12 CEU's and 14 courses to choose from we are pleased to offer a wide array of speakers and topics this year that will benefit every member of the health care team.  
Staff members as well as health practitioners are sure to gain valuable information during this 2-day conference.  
Attendees will be able to learn about medical/dental integration from Dr. Sean Boynes, DMD, MS on Saturday.

Friday, attendees will learn about Motivational Interviewing and how to enhance patient engagement by soliciting information and engaging in a direct conversation about change and ambivalence by Erin Espinosa, PhD.   

For those interested in regional/local coalition building, DentaQuest Foundation is sponsoring proven experts to provide advice on how your regional coalition can make the greatest impact. 
All Summit attendees are invited to join the Board of Directors and special guest Matt Bond from DentaQuest Foundation for a special dinner meeting and reception starting at 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 21, 2013.  
Please check the Special Event box for Thursday night on your registration form if you will be joining us for dinner.
Friday offers something new with the introduction of Table Top Clinics and Poster Presentations during the Exhibitor's Networking Reception where attendees can enjoy hors de oeuvres, a cash bar and lots of networking.  Monetary  awards will be awarded to the top three winners.  Open to educators, practitioners and students.
Make plans now to join us in Austin for this unique opportunity to strengthen your professional skills, enhance your practice and improve the health of your community. 

Holiday Inn Austin Midtown  
6000 Middle Fiskville Road  
Austin, Texas 78752


TxOHC Announces Nominees for 

2014  Board of Directors


From:   Nominating Committee  

              Nancy V. Cline, RDH, MPH

              Cathy Blunck, RDH

              Whitney Payne, DDS, MPH


Re:  Nominating Committee Report 2013-2014


The Texas Oral Health Coalition Nominating Committee has selected the candidates listed below for nomination to the 2013-2014 Board of Directors.  The Board shall be composed of the elected Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer who serve terms of two

 years and six (6) Directors who serve terms of one year.  The Immediate Past Chairperson shall serve as an

unelected ex-officio member of the Board for one term of two years.  Per our Bylaws, a minimum of three Board members shall be dentists or dental hygienists.


Members will have the opportunity to nominate candidates from the floor at the annual general membership meeting , Friday,November 22, 2013. 


The Nominating Committee presents the following candidates:


Officers:  (automatic/all beginning the second year of their term)

Chairperson:  Beth Stewart, RDH

Vice Chairperson:  Sharon Dickinson, CDA, RDA

Secretary:  Angela Barnes, DDS

Treasurer:  Shirley Miranda, BDS



Cathy Blunck, RDH

Nancy Cline, RDH, MPH

Sarah Dirks, DDS

Michelle Landrum, RDH, MEd

Christina Murphey, RN, PhD

Daniel Snare, CEO


Ex-Officio Member:   (automatic)

Immediate Past Chair:  Rex Law, DDS 


TxOHC Signs 
Memorandum of Understanding 
with Oral Health America
Oct. 4, 2013


The Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. is pleased to announce their partnership with Oral Health America (OHA) to bring local/state information and oral health resources to OHA's Wisdom Tooth Project web portal called ToothWisdom.org, an online tool to connect and educate older adults and their caregivers to care and resources in their community.


We invite everyone to visit the Texas State Page at

 http://www.toothwisdom.org/care/state/texas and take advantage of the oral health resources to improve your health or the health of an older adult in your life.

In conjunction with the launch of the ToothWisdom.org web portal Oral Health America has re-released its
State of Decay report examining oral healthcare delivery and public health factors impacting the oral health of older adults. Find out how your state fares at www.toothwisdom.org/action.  
  Call for Poster Presentations and Table Top Clinics

Awards to the Top 3 Winners

Application Deadline November 1, 2013


TxOHC is currently accepting applications for poster presentations or Table Top Clinics from students, educators, practitioners, or anyone interested in sharing their research.  


The Scientific Program Committee will consider the following categories for Table Top Clinic and Poster Presentations: 

  • Science and/or clinical research
  • Clinical applications, techniques or tips
  • Laboratory applications, techniques or tips


 Examples might be presentations on oral-systemic health; medical/dental practice issues, current research, health practice innovations and role development.

  • Please see the Guidelines for additional information.  
  • No abstract is required.
  • Monetary Cash Prizes will be awarded to the top three presentations selected by the TxOHC Scientific Program Committee.  

Secure your place by completing the application form today.  If you should have any questions, please contact Beth Stewart at B.Stewart@txohc.org    


Interested in building or revitalizing your local Coalition?  

Attend the summit Saturday, November 23, 2013 and hear Karlene Ketola, MHSA, CAE, Executive Director, Michigan Oral Health Coalition and Maureen Kirkwood, Director of Health Initiatives, First Steps Kent discuss how to advance local leaders for national impact.

This presentation will guide attendees through the coalition-building process and how to foster networks of innovation, advocacy and leadership from the state to local oral health coalitions. 


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