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: 12                                                                November 24, 2014 
In This Issue


TxOHC Board of Directors


2014 Oral Health Summit 


2014 Oral Health Champion Award


2014  Poster Presentation Winners 


November is Family Caregiver Recognition Month 


2014 Summit Sponsors and Exhibitors 

Donate now to support your statewide oral health coalition

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

Share the latest news in this e-brief with your friends and colleagues. 

A website dedicated to community water fluoridation in Texas. 
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.  
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
Special Thanks To 
For sponsoring our
2014 Keynote Speaker, Brian Souza

CDHP Fluoridation Handout



TxOHC Announces
2014-2015 Board of Directors 


Chair: Erik Harrington, DDS, PhD
Vice-Chair: Sharon Dickinson, CDA, CDPMA
Secretary: Pam Myers, RDH
Treasurer: McHenry Lee, DDS
Immediate Past Chair: Beth Stewart, RDH

Cathy Blunck, RDH
David Cappelli, DMD, MPH, PhD
Nancy Cline, RDH, MPH
Michelle Landrum, RDH, MEd
Christina Murphey, RN, PhD

Sherdeana Owens, DDS, MPA

2014 Texas Oral Health Summit  


Evaluations must be completed by  
November 30, 2014. 
Online Evaluation Instructions

PDF's of the available course slides may be found on the TxOHC website History Page.

Oral Health Champion Award 

Sarah Dirks, DDS

to our
2014 Texas Oral Health Summit
Poster Presentation Winners  


First Place: Helena Tapias-Perdignon, DDS, MS
Oral Health Status of Independent Older Adults in Texas: Results From Four Different Settings

Second Place: Magda de la Torre, RDH, MPH
Barriers to Accessing Dental Care Along the Texas-Mexico Border

Third Place: Christina Horton, RDH
Creating Healthy Communities Through Collaboration

Thank you to all the Poster Presenters who participated.

November is Family Caregiver Recognition Month


Providing care for a family member who is older or who has a disability can be a stressful and time-intensive responsibility. Because of the stress of their role, family caregivers develop chronic health problems at nearly twice the rate of non-caregivers, and up to 70 percent experience depression and anxiety.

Caregivers need a break, often called respite. This short-term, temporary care lets them rest, recharge and come back refreshed.

In light of the valuable contribution family caregivers make, Gov. Rick Perry has declared November as Family Caregivers Month in Texas. The Texas Department on Aging and Disability Services (DADS) and Texas Respite Coalition (TRC) echo this important and timely proclamation honoring caregivers throughout the state for their commitment and dedication to vulnerable Texans.

To read the proclamation, and to learn more about the important role family caregivers play, click here.

The Lifespan Respite Care Program (LRCP), which was created in 2009 by the 81st Texas Legislature,  enhances and expands the coordination and availability of respite services for family caregivers.The TRC works in coordination with DADS to support the Lifespan Respite Care Program and promote the development of quality respite and crisis care programs in Texas.

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to our  

2014 Summit Sponsors

and Exhibitors  


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