Recent Events

Recent Webinars


From the Bill to the Benefit: Expanding Medicare to Include Oral Health Care


As Congress prepares to vote on the budget reconciliation, join our panelists for a discussion of the political, legislative, and stakeholder context surrounding Medicare expansion to include dental benefits. Our subject matter experts will also examine implications of Medicare’s inclusion of oral health benefits on the health care delivery system, promotion of healthy aging, and advancement of health equity.

From Classroom to Clinic to the Global Community: Training Non-Traditional Oral Health Providers (Harvard Worldwide Week Event)


With tooth decay impacting almost half of the world’s population, we must shift our mindset from thinking we can train enough dentists to training all health care providers around oral health and its impact on overall health and wellness. Through the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH), The Office of Global and Community Health (OGCH), and other national and global stakeholders, a community of practice is rapidly growing around this mission. During this webinar, our panelists will share promising practices that use a “train the trainer” approach to prepare health care providers to address the global burden of oral disease and to promote oral and overall health.

Professor Donald B. Giddon, DMD, PhD, Annual Lecture in Behavioral Medicine and Dentistry 2021

Panel Discussion with Dr. Richard Watt–Five Lancet Commissioners Discuss Their Work

Investing More, Investing Better: Resource Reallocation Strategies for Global Oral Health Improvement


The Office of Global and Community Health presents this oral health seminar series, titled, “Investing More, Investing Better: Resource Reallocation Strategies for Global Oral Health Improvement,” featuring Stefan Listl, MS, DDS, PhD, professor, Quality and Safety of Oral Health Care, Radboud University; director of section, Translational Health Economics, Heidelberg University.


Oral Health and Sustainability: Crimson Goes Green at HSDM

The Office of Global and Community Health presents an oral health serminar series event on the topic of oral health and sustainability featuring Donna Hackley, DMD, MA, MPH Candidate, instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Office of Global and Community Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Jennifer Lee, DMD21, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Lia Sgourakes, associate director of Facilities and Operations, Harvard School of Dental Medicine; and Carrie Sylven, director of Student Affairs, Harvard School of Dental Medicine.


Primary Care and Oral Health Delivery: What Have We Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic?


Outpatient clinicians and practices across the country have had to adapt to unprecedented changes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As the pandemic continues to rage but with the prospect of vaccination on the horizon, our panelists will explore how have primary care and dental care in the U.S. changed, and what has stayed the same. Join Associate Dean Jane Barrow from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Ateev Mehrotra, Dr. Russell Phillips of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, and Chief Economist and Vice President of the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Institute Dr. Marko Vujicic as they explore the differences and similarities in each field’s adaptation to a changing healthcare landscape, and how the pandemic response will inform the future of oral health and primary care.

Access to Dental Care: How is COVID-19 Increasing Existing Disparities?


The current economic downturn due to the COVID-19 pandemic is being called ‘one the most unequal in history’, especially harming underserved communities. Moreover, the temporary closures of dental offices has played a role in further increasing barriers to care. Through this webinar, we will explore the current state of oral health disparities and the potential role of the COVID-19 pandemic in exacerbating them. We will be joined by Ms. Cheryl Fish- Parcham, Director of Access Initiatives at Families USA; Dr. Tim Ricks, Chief Dental Officer at US Public Health Service, Dr. Bob Russell. Public Health Dental Director and Chief at the Iowa Department of Public Health; and Dr. Brian Swann, Chief of Oral Health at Cambridge Health Alliance.

At the frontlines of preventive care with vaccines and testing: How will dentistry respond?


This discussion covers what it will take to enable the dental profession to fully embrace vaccinating and testing our communities and boosting public health. Dentists are highly trained health professionals who have the skills to help protect the public's health, but the current scope of practice and payer policies may not allow their participation in this important work. At a time when disease prevention and coordinated care are more important than ever, dentists have an opportunity to take on a larger role in providing primary and preventive health services for their patients and in integrating dental care with whole person care. Leading experts will guide us through the issues related to scope of practice law and payer policies as well as clinical implications for operationalizing these new services.

Many Views on Value | Society for Medical Decision Making | October 2019

In October of 2019, Sung Eun Choi, PhDpresented at the Society for Medical Decision Making's 41st annual North American meeting, "Many Views on Value," in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Choi's presentation was titled, "Impact of Treating Oral Disease on Preventing Vascular Diseases."

Interprofessional Education to Practice Summit | June 5, 2019

In June of 2019, the Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine and the Center for Integration of Primary Care and Oral Health (CIPCOH) proudly partnered to host a new summit, titled Interprofessional Education to Practice in Boston. The goal of the event was to focus on a practical approach to clinical integration of primary care and oral health and to launch a peer-to-peer learning community. The event featured speakers from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and more. A variety of speakers, panel discussions, and interactive case studies brought a dynamic approach to integrating interprofessional education in a practical and clinical setting. 

View a full recap of the summit
Event Program

  • Kenneth Wright addresses the IPE to IPP Summit
  • Summit attendees participate in an interactive case study
  • IPE to IPP Summit
  • IPE to IPP Summit
  • Hugh Silk, MD, MPH
  • IPE to IPP Summit

Event Presentations

View presentations from Interprofessional Education to Practice below:

Team Building & Organizational Change by Michaela Kerrissey, PhD, MSAssistant Professor of Management, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Behavioral Health Integration by Lindsay Hunt, MEd, Director of Health Systems Transformation, Center for Primary Care, Harvard Medical School
IPE Team Based Clinical Care for Opioid Patients by Robin Harvan, EdD, Professor of Health Sciences and Director of Health Science Programs, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University
Physician’s Perspective on Integrated Care by Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Kaiser Permanente Integrated Practice by Kenneth WrightDMD, MPH, Vice President, Dental Services, Kaiser Permanente, Chair, HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine