INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE COMMITTEE ON MEDICARE COVERAGE EXTENSIONS WORKSHOP ON MEDICALLY NECESSARY DENTAL CARE

May 19–20, 1999, Washington, D.C.

Agenda

Wednesday, May 19

9:00

Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Overview

Robert S.Lawrence, M.D., Committee Chair, Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health

Marilyn J.Field, Ph.D., Study Director, Institute of Medicine

Background and Logistics

Following each presentation there will be a discussion and comments by invited discussants, registered members of the audience, and the audience at large.

9:30

Remarks on Current Dental Care Issues

Current Coverage for Oral Health Care by Medicare Health Care Financing Administration

9:45

Dushanka V.Kleinman, D.D.S., M.Sc.D.

Deputy Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Caswell Evans, D.D.S., M.P.H.

Executive Editor and Project Director, Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Charles (Bud) Conklin, D.D.S.

Director, Carilion Dental Care, Roanoke, Virginia

Speaking for the Federation of Special Care Organizations in Dentistry

11:00

Review Issues of Defining “Medically Necessary Dental Care”

Alexander White, D.D.S., Dr.P.H., M.P.H., M.S., Lead Author, Commissioned Paper, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research

1:00

Care for Lymphoma or Leukemia

James A.Lipton, D.D.S., Ph.D. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

Lead Discussant: Dr. Kathryn Atchison



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