Leadership Forums

  • Speaker from 2018 Leadership Forum

    Advocating for Oral & Medical Health Care Integration


Leadership Forums convene thought leaders and influencers from academia, health care and business to promote innovation in oral health care education and delivery.


2018 Leadership Forum - Quality, Value and Innovation in Integrated Health Care

September 27 & 28, 2018
Joseph Martin Conference Center
Boston, MA

This two-day forum will include presentations and panel discussions about innovations in the education, delivery and funding of oral health care.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Donald Berwick, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

We are excited to have Donald Berwick, MD, MPP, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement as the 2018 Forum keynote speaker. A pediatrician by background, Dr. Berwick is also former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and has served on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and on the staffs of Boston's Children's Hospital Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Learn more about Dr. Berwick.

2016 Leadership Forum - Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth is 2.0

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  • Poster session at forum

The 2016 Leadership Forum, “Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth is 2.0”, was hosted by Harvard School of Dental Medicine on October 31–November 1, 2016. The two-day event expanded on the theme of connecting oral health to overall health to achieve better patient outcomes and lower costs. Both days offered informative speakers, thought-provoking panel discussions, and opportunities to connect with like-minded colleagues.

Agenda topics looked at integration from all angles — its effect on health in the workplace, in a clinical setting and as a public policy issue. Faculty from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health presented a vision for “An Integrated Practice of the Future” and academic studies that make the case for integration.

A highlight was the keynote “What Integrating Oral Health and Medicine Means to Business and Employers” delivered by Marleece Barber, MD, MSPH, Chief Medical Officer, Lockheed/Martin. Barber and other industry experts provided insights into the cost of inaction.

Download a PDF of the program
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2014 Leadership Forum - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Economic Imperative of Oral Health

The Harvard School of Dental Medicine was founded with the philosophy that dentistry is a branch of medicine. This thinking is reflected in its mission to foster a community of global leaders dedicated to improving human health by integrating dentistry and medicine in education, research, delivery systems and patient care.

Consistent with its mission, the school hosted its sixth Leadership Forum in October 2014 with the theme: “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The Economic Imperative of Oral Health.” The event brought together leaders outside the dental community, including insurers, business leaders, economists, and public health experts, to explore the costly impact of poor oral health care on overall health especially chronic disease.

The vision to form the Harvard Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine was realized at this forum. Watch the video for event highlights.

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