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: 2                                           www.txohc.org                                   April 7, 2014Top
In This Issue


2014 Oral Health Summit


Geriatric Dental Symposium


Oral Health Metric Summit


Open Parachute: Pro-Fluoride Blog 


Campaign for Dental Health 


SBDE Published Rules


NOHC Registration/TxOHC Exhibits


TxOHC Resource Websites

Please support increasing oral health care education in Texas by sending your tax free donation to the Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. today.  
TxOHC is a nonprofit 501 c 3 and will issue a tax acknowledgement letter for your donation of $250 and above immediately upon receipt.

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.  

 2014 Texas
Oral Health Summit
Interprofesional 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
   2013 - 2014   Sponsors
Texas Oral Health Summit
November 6-8, 2014
Wyndham Garden Hotel
Austin, TX

2014 Summit Theme:
Interprofessional Collaboration
 Collective Impact!
Featured Events: 
"Oral Health: State of the State"
Friday Plenary
Specially Designed Symposia on:

 School-based oral health programs

Adult (elderly) oral health care
Perinatal oral health care
Opening Reception
Poster Presentations 
plus many more continuing education courses to choose from 
Call for speakers, sponsors and poster presentations.  Please see the pdf's below for details.
Registration is Open!
The Linda C. Niessen Geriatric Dentistry Symposium: Real Challenges, Practical Solutions
Proudly presents:  
Dr. Gordon J. Christensen

Friday, May 23, 2014, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Texas A&M University, Baylor College of Dentistry - Sixth Floor
Oral Health Metric Summit
The Texas Oral Health Metrics Summit, hosted by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School is scheduled for June 11, 2014
What We Collect 
How We Collect It 
How We Can Use It

Speakers include: 
Dr. Marko Vajucic, PhD
ADA, Sr. VP Health Policy Resource Center 
Dr. Kathy Phipps, DrPH
ASTDD, Data Coordinator

Please contact Dr. David P. Cappelli with questions or interest in attending. cappelli@uthscsa.edu
or 210-567-3186


New Zealand pro-fluoridation advocate Ken Perrott has a nice analytic piece on his Open Parachute web site of Paul Connett's newest scheme to provide a cherry picked view of the scientific literature to citizens seeking to "do their own research."


http://openparachute.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/cherry-picking-and-ring-fencing- the-scientific-literature/

Open Parachute is a blog addressing anti-fluoridation activities in New Zealand and elsewhere.   


Visit the redesigned

The American Academy of Pediatrics' Campaign for Dental Health has redesigned their fluoridation website.  

Also visit Texas.ILikeMyTeeth.org for our fluoridation website.


Texas State Board of Dental Examiners

The following SBDE  Rule changes were published in the March 28, 2014 Texas Register.  You have 30 days to comment from the published date. 



101.3 - regarding licensing by credentials, persons with criminal backgrounds must submit verification from the Professional Background Information Services (PBIS) within 6 months of application.

108.8 - regarding length of time dentists must retain patient records.

108.12 - NEW - defines scope of practice of dentist in treating sleep disorders, and includes CE requirements.

108.14 - NEW - concerning pediatric and special needs case management and protective stabilization.


Old 108.12.


101.1Board can take disciplinary action if licensee fails to provide information as requested by the Board.

101.5regarding staggered dental registrations


NOHC Registration is Open!!!


National Oral Health Conference
April 28 - 30, 2014
Fort Worth, Texas
The premier national meeting for dental public health!
Preconference Sessions - April 26 & 27, 2014

To view the full registration brochure 


TxOHC will be an exhibitor this year at NOHC, so please be sure and stop by and register for the daily drawings.  We look forward to seeing you there!
 Booth 22

Fluoridate Texas
Fluoride for Texas

Oral Health Resources for Older Adults

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