Seminar - 60 Minutes
We are experiencing a changing landscape for disease determinants, a growing, aging population and a rise in non-communicable diseases; people are keeping their teeth longer, needing oral health care. This session highlights the role dental public health plays in today’s evolving global landscape. The American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) Foundation has a 13-year history of promoting workforce development through Horowitz Scholarships and Small Grants. This Q&A session with a moderator, describes the impact these awards have had on the dental public health workforce. Award recipients will respond to individual, focused questions, describing how the Foundation influenced their careers and the resulting impact to their communities. Moderated by Dr. Linda Niessen, inaugural Chair of the AAPHD Foundation, this interactive format discusses the awards programs and their contribution to the future workforce. The session promotes increased participation in Foundation opportunities and informs members about the Foundation’s work in building the field for a globalizing world.