To advance oral health care by identifying effective and cost-efficient guidelines for treatment, access, and delivery, and to promote best practices by serving as a central resource for shared knowledge and collaboration to benefit the dental profession, dental industry, and the public they serve.
2014 IOH Conference - Join us in October!
In 2014, Institute for Oral Health is exploring key influences on the future of the dental profession such as genomics, innovative models for integrating medical and dental care for total wellness, and new approaches for benefits to personalize health care based on social, economic, and risk factors. Learn more >
Many thanks to Dr. Ron Inge
We offer our best wishes as we say goodbye to Institute for Oral Health co-founder and Executive Director, Dr. Ron Inge as he moves on to a new position. Dr. Inge helped bring the IOH to life in 2006, and has been a driving force in advancing innovation in oral health care through his work with IOH and as Dental Director at Washington Dental Service.
Our own Mary Young, RDH, MHA is now Executive Director. For over six years, Mary has guided the IOH as Director, working closely with healthcare experts nationwide to promote greater awareness and advancements in oral health care through our annual conferences, focus group research, and sponsorships.
Explore & Share on Innovation Central
Check out our online sharing resource —Innovation Central— spotlighting the latest advancements to improve oral health care. You'll find articles, videos, and whitepapers on advances shaping the future of dentistry.
We welcome you to share your innovative research and best practices. Contact us today!
Worth Reading: Book by 2012 Keynote Speaker
Clayton M. Christensen
Best-selling author and professor at Harvard Business School, Clayton Christensen, explains how "disruptive innovation" can transform the health care system.
"Healthcare becomes affordable and accessible not by hoping that current providers become cheap, but through technology to provide better care —enabling lower cost venues of care and lower cost caregivers to do more sophisticated things."
New Horizons for Oral Health
Innovations Shaping the Future
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