Volume: 3, Issue: 10                                           www.txohc.org                 September  18, 2015
In This Issue

Right column:
  • Medicaid Benefit Proposals
  • TxOHC Nominations
  • Summit Registration
  • Smiles for Life Oral Health App 
Left column:
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Employment Opportunities for Dentists, Dental Assistants and a Front Office Manager

 
TxOHC Career Center is pleased to post four (4) new employment opportunities currently available for Dentists, Dental Assistants, and a Front Office Manager

Community Dental Care has multiple full-time and part-time positions opened in Corpus Christi and Abilene. Please visit http://txohc.org/Employment.html
for details regarding position requirements and their benefits package.
The November ballot will ask San Marcos voters to amend the City Charter to prohibit adding fluoride to the municipal water supply.
        
PROPOSITION NO. 1
Amending the San Marcos City Charter to add a separate section relating to fluoridation of the San Marcos municipal water supply to read as follows:  "The City of San Marcos shall not add, or direct or require its agents to add fluoride in the form of hydrofluorosilicic acid, hexafluorosilicic acid, or sodium silicofluoride to the San Marcos municipal water supply;"

Ask all your friends, family and colleagues in San Marcos to help get the word out to 

 

VOTE 
NO 
  on Proposition 1!

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Please feel free to copy and distribute this flyer.


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Texas Oral Health Champion


The Texas Oral Health Coalition's Board of Directors are now accepting nominations for outstanding individuals and/or organizations who are dedicated to improving oral health in Texas.

This is an excellent opportunity to show someone how much their work is appreciated. Award winners will be honored during the annual meeting at the Oral Health Summit, Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Omni Colonnade in San Antonio.

 

All nominations must be submitted by: Monday, September 21st at 5:00 p.m. CDT.

 

General Information/Instructions
  1. Please nominate only one individual or organization. Awards are designed to recognize contributions that far exceed that of the normal course of duty. 
  2. No endorsement letters may be attached to nomination .
  3. Please complete the online Oral Health Champion nomination form here.
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Love to write and possess a strong desire to share something about oral health with others?
  
Please consider becoming a guest contributor on our
new blog. 
 
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Submitting Medicaid Medical or Dental Benefit Proposals 

What an Opportunity!!!
 
If you would like to submit a proposal for a Medicaid medical or dental benefit, please complete the  topic nomination form and submit it with supporting documentation to 
 Nominations 
It is not too early!

Election of the 2016 TxOHC Board of Directors will take place at the General Membership Meeting of TxOHC on Friday, November 6, 2015 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 a Chairperson Elect and six Directors.  The Chairperson Elect nominees must have been members in good standing of the TxOHC for one year prior to nomination.  Nominees for Director positions must have been 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, want to nominate someone or have questions about the duties and responsibilities of these positions, please contact Nancy Cline, Chair, Board Governance Committee.  830-833-5770 or nvchome@gmail.com
2015 Texas Oral Health Summit
"Strengthening the Network"

Online REGISTRATION is Open!

What are the Top Five (5) Reasons to attend the 2015 Texas Oral Health Summit?

Attendees will LEARN . . .
  1. How to achieve sustainable behavior change to improve health through motivational interviewing.
  2. How to utilize TELEDENTISTRY in underserved communities and populations.
  3. How to integrate HEENOT not just HEENT, putting the mouth back in exams!
  4. How to incorporate oral health EDUCATION AND PREVENTION into primary care.
  5. Why ORAL HEALTH is so important to your patient's OVERALL HEALTH.
Plan now to join your friends and colleagues for the Texas Oral Health Coalition's premier public health education event November 5-7, 2015 at the Omni Colonnade Hotel in San Antonio.

For additional information regarding course topics, speakers and objectives, please visit
www.txohc.org/oral-health-summit.html.
 
 
Poster Presentations:
In an effort to increase participation for this event,  presenters do not have to be registered for the summit.  Please read the Poster Presentation Guidelines and            Application  for complete details and  send in your application soon to secure your place and an opportunity to win a monetary award.  
 
Opening Reception:
Join us Thursday, November 5th, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. to relax and unwind with colleagues during this fun-filled opening reception. Enjoy light hors d' oeuvres  at the Opening Reception, while you bid on those "must have" items donated by TxOHC members and friends during the Silent Auction. Money raised during this event go to support the infrastructure of our valuable coalition.   
 
Silent Auction Donations:
Donate something you would enjoy or reach out to a local company for a donation to help promote their brand.  Donating products or services are a nice way to share brands you like with other health providers, while supporting the Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc., our favorite 501c3 nonprofit.
 
Please complete the donation form and submit to   Beth Stewart
  by October 5, 2015.

Reserve your room at the Omni Colonnade now to take advantage of room block pricing.   
Reserve your room here or by calling1-800-THE-OMNI and asking for the 2015 Texas Oral Health Summit room block. 
New Oral Health App
for
Health Care Providers

Smiles for Life (SFL) 
is
p roud to present a new Oral Health App, available 
free on both iOS and A nd
roid
platforms . This reference tool is designed to assist health care providers in formulating real-time diagnoses for oral conditions.
Clinicians select an algorithm based on the presenting concern of the patient or physical exam finding and the decision tool presents a series of questions to help formulate a list of potential diagnoses, with triage and treatment suggestions. Practical advice helps clinicians provide the best care for patients. This App also includes an interactive version of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) caries risk-assessment tool and an extensive photo gallery of tooth and oral soft tissue findings.
The App can be downloaded by accessing the mobile page on our website at:   www.smilesforlifeoralhealth.org/apps.html ,   or by scanning the following QR code:
        
You can also visit the Apple or Google Play Store and search for the App using the following phrase: Smiles for Life Oral Health.
A healthy mouth is central to overall health and well-being and oral diseases are among the most common, chronic conditions patients face today. Despite the high prevalence of oral diseases, primary care providers are often minimally trained in evaluation, diagnosis, management, and triage of oral conditions. Smiles for Life is the nation's only comprehensive oral health curriculum specifically designed for primary care clinicians. Developed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Oral Health, this curriculum is designed to enhance the role of primary care clinicians in the promotion of oral health for all age groups through the development and dissemination of high-quality educational resources.
Eight online and downloadable modules covering oral health across the life span are available on our website for Continuing Education Credit for many types of health care providers at: 

SAVE THE DATE


for   the 2015 
Texas Oral Health Summit

November 5-7, 2015

REGISTER NOW!