Texas Oral Health Coalition
It shall be the mission of the Texas Oral Health Coalition to promote oral health across the lifespan by advocating for optimal oral health for all Texans through statewide partnerships.
   Volume: 2, Issue: 10                                          www.txohc.org                          September 11, 2014Top
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Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Online Course


Call for Poster Presentations


Oral Health Summit


Nominations are Open 


TDHA Survey 

Donate now to support your statewide oral health coalition

Learn what TxOHC advocates for to help improve the oral health for all Texans   

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A 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.  
Registration Open!
 2014 Texas
Oral Health Summit
Interprofessional Collaboration
Collective Impact
November 6-8, 2014  
Wyndham Garden, Austin, TX

TxOHC is pleased to partner with 
Oral Health America's 
Wisdom Tooth Project
Find help to connect older adults and their caregivers to local care and education about the oral health issues they face, the importance of continuing prevention as we age, and the overall impact of oral health on overall health. 

TxOHC is proud to join the American Academy of Pediatrics National Campaign for Dental Health
 2014   GOLD Sponsors
Proud Sponsors of the 2014 Keynote Speaker, Brian Souza

CDHP Fluoridation Handout



In remembrance of all who died, those that were injured, and the emergency response crews who answered the call that fateful day.......

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

 The first MOOC on Interprofessional Collaborative Practice will be released world-wide on September 15, 2014.  Here are the details:


Collaboration and Communication in Healthcare: Principles of Interprofessional Practice
A five-week course beginning September 15

Overview:  This course, hosted by the University of California, San Francisco, aims to introduce health professions learners to the fundamental principles and skills for effective interprofessional collaborative practice.  Each of the five online modules will be two hours and include short lectures, readings and interactive exercises. 


Available through Coursera at https://www.coursera.org/course/interprofessional


 Call for Poster Presentations


Applications are open to students, professional health providers, educators, or anyone else that would like to present information on their oral health program, project or research during the 2014 Texas Oral Health Summit.

Presentations and Judging will be:
Thursday, November 6, 2014
4:30 to 6:30 PM

Areas of Interest Are:
  • Basic science and/or clinical research
  • Clinical applications, techniques or tips
  • Laboratory applications, techniques or tips
  • Community oral health programs or grant projects
There was a strong demand from summit attendees last year to learn about other oral health programs that exist across Texas.  We highly encourage anyone that operates a community, school-based, or faith-based, preventive or comprehensive oral health program to share information on your program's objectives.

Monetary awards will be provided to the top three presentations.
  • 1st Place -  $500
  • 2nd Place - $250
  • 3rd Place -  $100
Deadline for application submissions is October 16, 2014

Interprofessional Collaboration
Collective Impact!


Register soon to secure your seat and hotel room for the 2014 Texas Oral Health Summit.

Join us November 6-8, 2014 for Texas' premier public health event where you are sure to enjoy this fun, fast and informative event.

Earn up to 18 CEU's at one event.
Friday Plenary 
"Oral Health: State of the State"
Thursday and Saturday
Specially designed symposia and a variety of educational courses that focus on:
  • Interprofessional collaboration,
  • Maternal child oral health issues,
  • Adult or elderly oral health care, and 
  • School-based oral health programs.
Relax and Unwind 
at the 
Exhibitor's Opening Reception
Where Attendees Can Enjoy 
Networking and Poster Presentations 

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 Texas Oral Health Summit, please visit the Corporate Sponsorship Page, or download the Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus here.

It is not too early! 

Election of the 2015 TxOHC Board of Directors will take place at the General Membership Meeting of TxOHC on Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Oral Health Summit.  It is not too early to be thinking about running for office or nominating someone else for office.

We will be electing the following officers for two year terms:  Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.  Board officer nominees must be members in good standing of the TxOHC for one year prior to nomination.  In addition, we will elect six Directors for terms of one year.  Nominees for director positions must be members in good standing of the TxOHC for a minimum of ninety days prior to election.

If you are interested in running for these positions, or have questions about the duties and responsibilities, please contact Nancy Cline, Chair, Board Governance Committee.  830-833-5770 or

Survey for Texas Hygienists


The Texas Dental Hygienists' Association would like all hygienists in Texas to please complete the linked survey below by September 19, 2014 in order to help determine the direction and future of their profession in Texas.


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