2024 National Medicaid|Medicare|CHIP
Oral Health Symposium

May 5-7, 2024

Conference Venue

Belle Haven Country Club

6023 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22307

(703) 329-1448

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Host Hotel

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The Alexandrian Hotel

480 King Street
Old Town Alexandria, Virginia 22314

(703) 549-6080

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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the American Dental Association and the Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association. The American Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The American Dental Association designates this activity for 11.5 credit hours continuing education credits.

Event Calendar

Sunday, May 5, 2024

2024 MSDA National Symposium

Start Date: 5/5/2024 3:00 PM EDT
End Date: 5/7/2024 3:00 PM EDT

DC  United States 

Organization Name: MSDA

Mary Foley
Email: Mfoley@medicaiddental.org
Phone: (508) 322-0557

2024 MSDA National Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP Oral Health Symposium
May 5-7, 2024
Embracing Innovation: Strategies Medicaid Programs are Using to Improve Administration, 
Access and Oral Health Equity

11 Continuing Education Credits 

2024 Symposium Program and Agenda

Conference Venue

Belle Haven Country Club
6023 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA
2024 Symposium Registration Fees
      Membership Type             Registration Fee          Registration Fee After March 1st
State Member $665.00 $725.00
Associate Member $665.00 $725.00
Corporate RT Member $1,375.00 $1,575.00
Students $150.00 $200.00
Non-Members / Public $1,550.00 $1,675.00

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Vendors Click Here to View Sponsorship 
State Members Click Here for Invitation Letter

Host Hotel

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The Alexandrian Hotel
480 King Street
Old Town Alexandria, VA

Pre-Symposium Events ~ Sunday, May 5, 2024
Time Event Location Sponsor
8:30 Board Meeting The Alexandrian Hotel: 
Room: Landmark
3:00 Annual Business Meeting The Alexandrian Hotel: 
Room: Rosemont
Opening Reception-20th Anniversary


The Alexandrian Hotel: Courtyard

Symposium Agenda ~ Monday, May 6, 2024
8:15 Bus leaves from the Alexandrian Hotel for Belle Haven Country Club 
8:30 Continental Breakfast—Networking—Exhibits  
Time Session  Speaker                              Sponsor
9:00   Welcome
  • Healther Miller, President
  • Mary Foley, Executive Director
9:15 1
Keynote Address
  • Natalia I. Chalmers, DDS, MHSC, PHD
  • CMS Chief Dental Officer, Office of the Administrator
  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Platinum Plus++
Technological Breakthroughs for Advancing Program Administration
10:00 2
Medicaid Administration: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Craig Kasten, SKYGEN
Platinum Plus++
10:30   Break ~ Networking ~ Exhibits
10:45 3 Member Enrollment
  • Shahram Shamloo, DMD, Pennsylvania Medicaid
  • Joe Glinka, Highmark WholeCare
  • Robert Thielan, DMD, Highmark WholeCare
Delta Dental of South Dakota
11:45   Lunch ~ Networking ~ Exhibits Platinum
Delta Dental Foundation
1:00 4 Network Development
  • Jennifer Irvine, Nebraska, Medicaid
  • John Schaak, SKYGEN
  • Amanda Fahrendorf, Missouri Medicaid
Delta Dental of Iowa
2:00 5 Care Coordination and Management
  • Adrianna Alcala-Beshara, California Medicaid
  • Michele Kohler, DDS, Delta Dental of Michigan
Smile America Partners
3:00   Break ~ Networking ~ Exhibits
3:15 6 Utilization Review, Prior Approvals, Grievances and Appeals
  • Sam Zwetchkenbaum, Rhode Island Medicaid
  • Chris Balaban, Overjet
  • Jerry Caudill, Avesis
Delta Dental of Arkansas
4:30   Adjourn  
4:45   Bus departs for Library of Congress  
20th Anniversary Reception/Dinner: Library of Congress
Platinum Plus+
                                                                        Day 2~ Tuesday, May 7, 2024

7:15 Bus leaves for Belle Haven
7:30 Continental Breakfast—Networking—Exhibits       
  • Health Miller, President
  • Mary Foley, Executive Director
8:10 7 Integrated Healthcare,  Access and Oral Health Equity
  • David DePorter, DDS, Centene
  • Michael Grover, Centene
  • Pamela Wolfe, Mississippi Medicaid
  • Bertha Williams, Mississippi Medicaid
9:15 8
Changing Landscape: DSOs and School-Based Healthcare 
  • Steve Higginbotham, Smile America Partners
  • Mike Shirtcliff, DDS
  • Mark Doherty, DMD, CAMOHS
10:00   Break ~ Networking ~ Exhibits
10:15 9 Evidence Update: Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Margherita Fontana, DDS, PhD, UMI
  • Brian Novy, DDS
  • Kevin Thomas, Elevate Oral Care
  • Jonny Norris, DDS
BT Capital Group
11:30 10 DC Policy Update
  • Ralph Fuccillo, Santa Fe Group
Elevate Oral Care
12:00   Lunch ~ Networking ~ Exhibits
1:00   Adjourn
1:15   State Members: Bus to US Department of Health and Human Services, DC


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 5/6/2024 10:00 AM

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