Oral Health: An Evidence and Data-Driven Approach to Achieve Better Health, Equity, and Fiscal Responsibility (LIVE ONLY)
**This program is live stream only and will not be recorded**
Dr. Natalia Chalmers holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Research from Duke Medical University and a Certificate in Drug Development and Regulatory Science from the University of California San Francisco School of Pharmacy. Her research has translated into action, improving oral care and advocating for the role health policy can play across the lifespan—particularly when it embraces dental well-being as a facet of care for the whole person.
Dr. Chalmers completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Faculty of Dental Medicine of the Medical University of Sofia, a residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and a Ph.D. in oral microbiology from the Graduate Partnerships Program of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health, Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Forsyth Institute/Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Clinical Research Fellowship at the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institutes of Health (NIDCR/NIH).
Dr. Chalmers is a board-certified pediatric dentist, oral health policy expert, and public health advocate who brings more than 20 years of clinical, research, industry, and regulatory experience to CMS as Chief Dental Officer. Previously, Dr. Chalmers served as a Dental Officer at the US Food and Drug Administration.
Disclosure: Dr. Chalmers has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Chalmers will share the CMS vision and discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the use of dental care, as well as future oral health challenges and opportunities.
- Discuss the trends in access to dental care
- Describe the science of oral-systemic interrelationship
- Describe the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on Medicaid/CHIP dental services utilization
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