The South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA) and the South Carolina Oral Health Coalition (SCOHACC) have established an award to honor a dentist for excellence in providing care to and advocacy for individuals with special health care needs. This award which began in 2007 is co-sponsored by Specialized Care Company, and nominations are accepted through the Division of Oral Health. It is named for Dr. Salinas who dedicated his academic career to the service of individuals with special healthcare needs and their families.
Recognize a South Carolina dentist serving patients with special health care needs by nominating them for the 12th Annual Carlos Salinas Award. The nominee must be a dentist licensed to practice dentistry in the State of South Carolina, and nominations can be submitted by anyone in the community other than the provider. Deadline for nomination letter receipt (or postmark) is June 28 ,2019. Follow this link to learn more about submission details and past recipients.
17th Annual Oral Health Forum: Making a Difference…Expanding the View of Oral Health
Over 95 stakeholders from across the state gathered to look at the current status of oral health in our state, highlight current programs and explore new ideas and initiatives. The event featured a keynote address from Dr. Robert Lustig who challenged attendees to dig dip into the nutritional impact of sugar on oral health and overall health.
Below are the presentations from this year’s Oral Health Forum:
The State of Oral Health in SC – Dr. Ray Lala
Bureau of Community Nutrition Services – Sylvia Davis
Diabetes-Nutrition and Oral Health – Michele James
Nutrition and Oral Health – Dr. Ray Lala
“Behavior IS Communication!” -My Mother’ s Story – Kathy Bradley
Chronic Disease Connection to Oral Health – Alicia Johnston
Medical-Dental Integration and Third Party Payer – Amy Miller
Partnering with Help Me Grow SC to Promote Healthy Child Development – Lorraine Cragen-Sullivan