Membership Matters - December 2017 - 15

ADVOCACY
IN ACTION

Oregon Action for
Dental Health -
Listening and Learning
WHILE THE FACTORS PREVENTING
PEOPLE FROM GOING TO THE DENTIST
are varied and complex, everyone needs
good dental health. To help meet that
need, the ODA is committed to improving
access across the state to ensure that all
Oregonians have access to a high-quality,
licensed provider regardless of their race,
income or where they live.
To improve oral health across the state,
we must first have a better understanding
of the unique challenges each diverse
community faces. The ODA continues
its outreach to Oregon's nine federally
recognized tribes, with the goal of
listening and learning about the needs of
these communities.
In September, ODA staff met with dental
clinic staff and Tribal Council Member

Gloria Ingle at the Siletz Tribal Community
Health Clinic, located between Corvallis and
Newport. The Siletz dental clinic is led by
Dental Director Jeremy Vistica, DMD, and
Gordon Stanger, DDS.
The following week, ODA staff traveled
south to visit the Cow Creek Tribal Clinic
located just off of I-5 in Canyonville. The Cow
Creek Tribal Clinic does not yet have a dental
clinic on-site, but they hope to incorporate
dental care in the future.
The ODA appreciates the time of all the
staff we met with who carefully outlined the
unique dental needs of tribal populations.
Both clinics are beautiful and true assets
to their communities. The ODA hopes that
these meetings are the first of a long and
productive relationship, furthering the oral
health of all Oregonians.

Pictured are the Siletz Tribal Dental Clinic Staff (in alphabetical order): Teresa Carpenter, RDH; Bobbi Foley, CDA; Gloria Ingle - Tribal
Council, Confederated Tribes of Siletz; Alison Noble, RDH; Misty Reed, CDA; Gordon Stanger, DDS; and Jeremy Vistica, DMD.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Membership Matters - December 2017

From the Editor
New Members, Board Highlights
Events and Education
ODA Member Benefit of the Month: UPS
Compliance Corner: Requesting Patient Records
Advocacy in Action: Oregon Action for Dental Health — Listening and Learning
Through the Loupes: Peer Review Council Spotlight
Dr. Rickland Asai Sees Oregon as a National Leader
OHSU Considering Changes to Curriculum Based on Shifts in Dentistry
High School Programs Attract Next Generation of Oral Health Professionals
Airway Trumps Occlusion, Periodontics, Decay and Everything
Dental Foundation of Oregon: The Tooth Taxi Visits the Community Transitional School
Index of Advertisers
Membership Matters - December 2017 - intro
Membership Matters - December 2017 - cover1
Membership Matters - December 2017 - cover2
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 3
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 4
Membership Matters - December 2017 - From the Editor
Membership Matters - December 2017 - New Members, Board Highlights
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 7
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 8
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 9
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 10
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Events and Education
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 12
Membership Matters - December 2017 - ODA Member Benefit of the Month: UPS
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Compliance Corner: Requesting Patient Records
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Advocacy in Action: Oregon Action for Dental Health — Listening and Learning
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 16
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Through the Loupes: Peer Review Council Spotlight
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 18
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Dr. Rickland Asai Sees Oregon as a National Leader
Membership Matters - December 2017 - OHSU Considering Changes to Curriculum Based on Shifts in Dentistry
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 21
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 22
Membership Matters - December 2017 - High School Programs Attract Next Generation of Oral Health Professionals
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Airway Trumps Occlusion, Periodontics, Decay and Everything
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 25
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Dental Foundation of Oregon: The Tooth Taxi Visits the Community Transitional School
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 27
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 28
Membership Matters - December 2017 - 29
Membership Matters - December 2017 - Index of Advertisers
Membership Matters - December 2017 - cover3
Membership Matters - December 2017 - cover4
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