PA Oral Health Innovation Summit


A Working Forum to Co-Create the Future of a Sufficient and Effective Workforce

Join in our First-Ever Oral Health Workforce Innovation Summit

November 15-16 | Harrisburg, PA

Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center

Improve Oral Healthcare & Make a Change

Every child and adult deserves quality oral healthcare regardless of where they live in PA. We have an ambitious goal to assure a sufficient and effective workforce. Be part of a statewide conversation to move this agenda forward.

At the Workforce Innovation Summit:

This unique two day meeting will focus on participant interaction where conversations build on each other and lead to launching action.

  • Connect with oral health advocates, managed care organizations, dental professionals, government officials and representatives from community health foundations and healthcare industries
  • Collaborate across sectors to develop innovative approaches for everyone’s best interest
  • Explore leading-edge workforce models
  • Learn from highly regarded thought leaders in oral health
  • Launch promising, scalable model prototypes

Register Early & Save!

Register by Sept. 30 for $100, which includes all conference materials, Tuesday’s lunch and reception, and Wednesday’s breakfast and lunch.

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Event Agenda and Planned Sessions

Day 1

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8:30am | Coffee
9:00am – 5:00pm | Summit
5:00 – 6:00pm | Reception

Our first day together is a series of TED-like, short informative talks followed by small group dialogue where all participants are actively involved in making sense of the information and determining what is needed for PA. Four themes will be explored in depth.

  • The Big Shifts in Oral Health – The Changing Economics Impacting the Oral Health Workforce
  • Building a System for Successful Recruitment / Retention Focus on Dentists
  • Development & Utilization of Human Capital
  • Innovative Delivery Models

Day 2

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
8:30am | Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 3:00pm | Summit

Participants will take the shared learnings from Day 1 and make plans to launch statewide, scalable prototypes to create a sufficient and effective oral health workforce.

  • Prototyping Development
  • What’s Needed for Collective Impact
  • Taking Action

We are confident that you will gain ideas for your own setting. We also know your perspective will enrich the conversation and enable all of us to have a collective impact across the state. It’s a bold proposition, and we need your help!

A detailed agenda will follow closer to the Summit.

Hotel Accommodations

Overnight accommodations for Monday and Tuesday night are being reserved at the hotel at the special group rate of $102.95 plus tax. The deadline to make reservations is October 15, 2016.

Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center
800 East Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17112

To make reservations, call the hotel directly at 800-644-3144 or 717-561-2800. Please refer to the “Pennsylvania Coalition for Oral Health” room block when making reservations.

Contact Us

PA Coalition for Oral Health
PO Box 50
Wynnewood, PA 19096
Phone: 610-247-3360

Registration for this event is now closed. If you have any questions, please contact the PA Coalition for Oral Health!