Volume: VI, Issue: 16
October 11, 2018
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2018 TxOHC Annual Meeting

Friday, October 19, 2018

9:00 AM—3:00 PM
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Austin, TX

3401 S, N Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX 78741

You are cordially invited to attend the Texas Oral Health Coalition's annual meeting on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Austin, Texas from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Registration is open to all where 3.0 CEU's and lunch will be provided.

Presenters include Dr. Sean Boynes, DMD, MS, who will provide a 2.0 hour CE on Integration, Oral Health, and Interprofessional Practice. Dr. Boynes is the Director of Interprofessional Practice and Interim Director of Analytics and Publications for the DentaQuest Institute.

Executive Director, Ankit Sanghavi, BDS, MPH, for the Texas Health Institute (THI) is scheduled to release their first report on hospital utilization trends that includes data from 2016 and the first two quarters of 2017. Results from the analysis will be shared in a 1.0 CE entitled, "Hospital Utilization for Dental Conditions in Texas" that includes inflation-adjusted total charges, average length of stay, primary payers, and the most common diagnoses leading to admission.  The results are stratified by age, gender and race/ethnicity. 

To learn more about our speakers, course descriptions and objectives, please refer to our course pages.

Local member coalitions and organizational partners are invited to share a brief update about their advocacy efforts and provide a written handout for attendees on their local activities. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please contact Beth Stewart to reserve your time on the agenda.

Least we not forget, the drawing for the TPC Portable Dental Unit donated by Midwest Dental Equipment and Supply will be held during the annual meeting, but members must be present to win. 

We are excited to share news about our work activities this past year and celebrate our successes with you. Please don't delay in registering for this meeting to receive your complimentary member benefits.
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New Resources to Utilize!

The leading organization for pediatricians, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP),  has created a new website to help those providers educate parents about the importance of oral health.


We wanted to make sure you were aware of these wonderful new resources that were posted to the Early Childhood Knowledge and Learning Center (ECKLC). These video modules are designed to help child care consults learn how successful consultation strategies can help address children’s oral health. 


TxOHC Membership Reaps Big Rewards!

Less than one month remains to be eligible for the 2018 portable dental unit drawing.  What do you need to do to qualify? Join TxOHC as a member (or Partner Organization) for membership details, please visit

As part of the Collaborative Stakeholder Initiative between TxOHC and Midwest Dental, TxOHC members receive substantial price discounts on merchandise, capital equipment and laboratory services. For each merchandise or equipment order placed with Midwest Dental in excess of $500, your name will be added to a drawing for a free TPC Portable Unit. Eligible providers/organizations must be present during the Texas Oral Health Coalition Annual Meeting to win. 

If you, or your organization are not a member or partner, please join today and take advantage of these cost savings. 

If you would like to take advantage of this cost savings opportunity:

  1. Select your membership category here
  2. Complete your online membership agreement here
  3. Call or email Tammy Campbell, (940)687-7131 (or Lauri Cooper) to set up an account and reference you are a member of TXOHC and wish to participate in the collaborative stakeholder initiative.


Dear member of the Texas Oral Health Coalition,
You are invited to participate in a study to assess system- and provider-level characteristics that may influence obesity prevention and intervention services in the dental office. The completion of this survey will take less than 10 minutes of your time.
The study is being conducted by the Center for Energy Balance at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in collaboration with the Texas Oral Health Coalition.
Participation is voluntary and anonymous.  Please complete the online survey as soon as possible and no later than October 31st, 2018.
Start the online survey by clicking here:

Alternatively, if you have a phone device that has an app capable of reading QR codes, you may scan the QR code below, which should take you directly to the survey in a web browser
Thank you in advance for your participation in this important survey!
Beth Stewart
Executive Director
Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc.
Irene Tamí-Maury, DMD, MSc, DrPH
Fulbright Scholar (2005-2007)
Assistant Professor
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Behavioral Science - Unit 1330
Direct: 713-563-1264 | Fax: 713-794-4730

Think your Children or Grandchildren are Superstars?
We can help you make them FAMOUS!

TxOHC is in need of updated images for our perinatal brochure.  In this pdf, you may see the types of images we are looking for.  We need specific images demonstrating good and bad health habits, such as wiping your baby's gums after feeding, or a parent cleaning a pacifier in their mouth. 

If you are able to send an image, please complete this model release form and send both to Beth Stewart at as soon as possible.

Join the Oral Health Network

The Oral Health 2020 Network is putting the power for change back in the hands of people who share the same set of beliefs about every person's right to a healthy life. 

Over the last decade a national movement to improve oral and overall health and well-being has emerged from a nationwide conversation that included policymakers, providers, public health activists, and grassroots organizers. Together, we have defined a set of goals with specific and measurable targets to hit by the year 2020, and they are guiding the work of the movement. 

Network members stay personally and virtually connected through a system of continuous communication, which includes the use of a collaborative platform (Socious), in-person and virtual convenings at the local, state, regional, and national levels, and other frequent interactions to build and strengthen authentic relationships.

Join the diverse network of individuals and organizations at the local, state, and national level to ensure policy, financing, care, and community are aligned to promote oral health as an essential part of overall health and wellbeing. 
Here’s how:
  • Connect with a network member in your community or state
  • Register for our virtual community at
  • Join us at our next meeting
The diversity of experiences, knowledge and skills of network members, coupled with a shared vision and purpose, create the opportunity for greater collective impact. Only by working together in this way can we shape a world that gives all of us an equal opportunity to be healthy.

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Register with Goodshop then head on over to the pick a cause page and select Texas Oral Health Coalition (or visit the TxOHC page directly).  Once you've signed up for a nonprofit and chosen the stores you love to shop at, sit back and receive the latest coupons and offers at thousands of top retailers like Amazon, Macy’s, Target and Best Buy. You can also donate while you search using powered with the yahoo search engine.

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When shopping you can choose the Texas Oral Health Coalition to support with all of your purchases!
Many Thanks To Our Coalition Sponsors!


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