Oral Health During COVID
Recorded on Feb. 3, 2021

Primary care delivery has been dramatically altered by COVID-19, worldwide. Primary care in-person visits were nearly eliminated in most countries during shelter-in-place periods, with variable movement to telemedicine, and variable abilities of patients to engage in virtual care. This series will cover relevant topics in today's primary care landscape.   

The recording below of our webinar dives into the topic of Oral Health during COVID.



Lisa Simon, MD, DMD

lisa_simonLisa Simon, MD, DMD is a Fellow in Oral Health and Medicine Integration at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and a resident in the Internal Medicine Residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She received her dental degree cum laude with honors in global and community health from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and her medical degree magna cum laude with honors in a special field from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Simon has been honored with numerous awards for her dedication to the underserved. She has been a part of numerous efforts to enhance oral health integration. She was a core team member for the Nurse Practitioner-Dentist Model for Primary Care, and led an initiative to integrate a dental hygienist into the hospital care team for patients with diabetes at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA

Myechia Minter JordanDr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, MD, MBA is President and CEO for the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Catalyst Institute. In this role, she oversees the DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement and Impact Group, leading research and grantmaking activities focused on improving oral health, integrating oral health and overall health through medical/dental collaborations, moving toward a value-based payment model, and guiding a growing research and data portfolio.

Caswell A. Evans, Jr., DDS, MPH

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Caswell A. Evans, Jr., D.D.S., M.P.H., is an Emeritus Professor and past Associate Dean of Prevention and Public Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry, and faculty member at the UIC School of Public Health. He is currently an appointed member of the Chicago Board of Health and served two terms on the Illinois Board of Health. Previously he was the Executive Editor and Project Director for Oral Health in America: A Report of the U.S. Surgeon General, released in 2000. For the prior twelve years, Dr. Evans was Director of Public Health Programs and Services, for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and was a member of NAM Committee on Improving Access to Oral Health Care for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations. He served a term as co-chair of the NAM’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education. Dr. Evans is a Past President of the American Public Health Association, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the American Board of Dental Public Health, and the Institute of Medicine of Chicago. He was also honored with the Champion of Prevention Award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Evans was recognized with John W. Knutson Distinguished Service Award in Dental Public Health by the Oral Health Section of the American Public Health Association. He also received the Gies Award for excellence in dental education from the American Dental Education Association Gies Foundation. Most importantly he is an avid fly fisher and fly tier.


Taylor Weilnau

Taylor_WeilnauTaylor Weilnau is a Research Assistant for the Center. In this role, Taylor supports the Center’s research and evaluation programs. In May 2014, Taylor graduated from Dickinson College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Prior to joining the center, Taylor worked as a Research Assistant at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine of Obstetrics and Gynecology. There she supported and conducted research looking at high risk complications of pregnancy such as preeclampsia and preterm birth, as well as supported research work in the Fetal Cardiac Intervention program. It was during her time at Brigham and Women’s that Taylor discovered her passion for preventative care and clinical evaluation.

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