June 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 3:00p.m.

SC Hospital Association
1000 Center Point Road Columbia, SC 29210


Keynote Speaker

The South Carolina Oral Health Coalition is thrilled to announce our Keynote speaker for the 17th Annual Oral Health Forum! Dr. Robert H. Lustig, Professor of Pediatrics & Director of the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Program at University of California San Francisco, and New York Times Best-Selling Author of “Fat Chance: Beating the Odds Against Sugar, Processed Food, Obesity, and Disease“.

Dr. Lustig’s presentation, Making a Difference: Sugar Policy Decisions and the Impact on Obesity, Diabetes and Dental Diseases will offer valuable insight into an issue that greatly impacts our state. The Coalition would like to express sincere appreciation to the SC Dental Association for their support in bringing Dr. Lustig to South Carolina. To learn more about Dr. Robert Lustig, click here.


7:45-8:30 Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30-8:40  Welcome and Overview of the Day
8:40-8:50 Opening Remarks 
  Director of Public Health-Interim
8:50-9:15 The State of Oral Health in SC
9:15-10:15 Keynote: Making a Difference: Sugar Policy Decisions and
  the Impact on Obesity, Diabetes and Dental Diseases
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Panel Discussion The Common Denominator: 
  Nutrition, Obesity, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Oral Health
11:45-12:45 Breakout Sessions
  In their own words…The Impact of the Rural Oral Health
  Advancement and Delivery Systems (ROADS) Project
  Behavior IS Communication! – My Mother’s Story
  The Chronic Disease Connection to Oral Health
12:45-2:00 Celebration Lunch
  • Salinas Award 2019
  • Community Water Fluoridation Awards
  • Special Recognitions
2:15-2:45  On the Horizon: New and Growing Initiatives to Improve Oral Health
  Medical-Dental Integration and the Third Party Payer 
  Blue Cross Blue Shield SC
  Coming Together to Improve and Expand Community
  Water Fluoridation
2:45-3:00 Wrap up/Conclusion/Door Prizes

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