Who needs oral health care? Why? And how?

Wednesday, June 1, 2016: 8:00 AM
Skyline II (Hilton Portland)
Beverlee Cutler, DMD (Dentist, Multnomah County Health Department)
Dr. Beverlee Katz Cutler has worked in Public Health Clinics in Portland Oregon for more than 25 years. She has seen Dental care covered to the maximum (including crowns and bridges) for immigrants, and threatened with elimination for adults. She has worked through Oregon's version of dental coverage and the Affordable Care Act. Through it all, she has continued to treat whoever gets into her chair with the best dentistry possible given the changing rules of the Public Health Dentistry game. She is here to present the insights she has gained from working in a sometimes challenging but always interesting field. In this session, you will learn about the barriers to dental care faced by people experiencing homelessness and how to provide Ideal Dentistry in the face of those barriers.