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Working Together to Innovate Solutions
The Institute for Oral Health collaborates with America's leading experts in health care to gather data, insights, and potential solutions for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of dental care treatment, delivery, and policies.
IOH helps raise awareness on key oral health issues through this website, our quarterly newsletter, and by hosting focus groups and our annual national conference.
This knowledge resource is designed to benefit dental professionals, universities, employers, benefits companies, government agencies, and the public.
Ron Inge, DDS — Executive Director
As a founder of the Institute for Oral Health, Dr. Inge leads its initiatives to advance innovation in the dental profession and health care industry. He also serves as the Vice President of Professional Services and Dental Director for Washington Dental Service, where he promotes positive changes in network development, provider relations, and clinical policies.
Howard L. Bailit, DMD, PhD
Dr. Bailit is a national leader in health policy and managed care, and a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences since 1984.
Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH
Dr. Edelstein is Founding Director of Children's Dental Health Project, a Washington, D.C.-based research and advocacy organization committed to improving children's oral health and dental care.
Michael Glick, DMD
Dr. Glick has authored more than 200 journal publications, numerous book chapters, and co-edited textbooks including "Dental Management of Patients with HIV" and “Burket’s Oral Medicine: Diagnosis and Treatment" (11th ed.). More...
William Kohn, DDS
Dr. Kohn spent his early career in Alaska in both private practice and with the Indian Health Service/Public Health. He also served as dental director for the Tanana Chiefs Corp. Health Center providing services to more than 10,000 Alaskan Natives, serving Fairbanks and 26 remote villages. More...
Linda C. Niessen, DMD, MPH, MPP
At DENTSPLY, Dr. Neissen has launched innovative clinical education initiatives, oversees the Global Student Clinician Research Program and is responsible for internal and external corporate communications. Clinically, she has practiced as a geriatric dentist caring for patients residing in long term care facilities in several VA Medical Centers. More...
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