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Education and Training Committee
Chair: Dr. Howard Cowen, University of iowa College of Dentistry
Vice Chair:  Abby Less, Iowa Department of Public Health

Committee Focus:        
Develop and promote awareness, education, and training opportunities for oral health professionals, the direct care workforce and those providing care and support for older adults

Coordination and Outreach Committee
Chair: Tracy Rodgers, Iowa Department of Public Health
Vice Chair: RaeAnn Herrick, I-SmileTM Silver Coordinator, Lee County
Committee Focus:        
Provide outreach to the public and stakeholders about the importance of optimal oral health and support strategies that coordinate access to care

Program Policy and Reimbursement Committee
Chair: Sue Hyland, Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association
Vice Chair:  Mary Kelly, Oral Health Connections
Committee Focus:         
Stay actively engaged in legislative and policy activities related to oral health care and aging, and explore innovative payment models




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