American Institute of Dental Public Health (AIDPH)

2019 Annual Colloquium

Registration for the annual colloquium hosted by the American Institute for Dental Public Health (AIDPH) is now open. This year, the theme will be "Evolving the Dental Public Health Landscape: Interprofessional Practice and Value-Based Care." The colloquium will convene in San Antonio, TX on January 24 and 25, 2019. While a final agenda will be posted closer to the event, the preliminary times are as follows: Thursday, January 24th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday, January 25th, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Planning partners include the American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD) and DentaQuest. Funding for this event is sponsored by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Speakers will include: 

  • Elizabeth Mertz, PhD: The Healthforce Center at UCSF School of Dentistry
  • Mark Doherty, DMD, MPH, CCHP: DentaQuestPartnership for Oral Health Advancement
  • Sean Boynes, DMD, MS: DentaQuestPartnership for Oral Health Advancement
  • Patricia Braun, MD, MPH, FAAP: University of Colorado, Anchutz Medical Campus
  • Matt Salo: National Association of Medicaid Directors
  • John Snyder, DMD: Kaiser Permanente
  • Mike Plunkett, DMD, MPH: Permanente Dental Associates
  • Evelyn Ireland, CAE: National Association of Dental Plans
  • Jeff Chaffin, DDS, MPH, MHA, MBA: Delta Dental of Iowa
  • Mary Foley, RDH, MPH: Medicaid-CHIP State Dental Association

The AIDPH promotes public health scholarship to dental public health practitioners, dental public health advanced education students and residents through themed annual colloquia focusing on emerging topics. Nationally recognized speakers present research and educational initiatives for innovative public health applications. This conference is designed for dental public health specialists, dentists, dental hygienists, health researchers, dental/health educators and anyone interested in public health. Dental public health residents are provided unique networking opportunities with speakers, attendees, and other residents. Panels and group discussions interwoven throughout the conference allow for shared ideas and collective impact. The colloquium is designed to encourage forward-thinking and interactive discussion in an interprofessional environment.

Registration Information
Click here to register for the colloquium. Registration fees can be paid by check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Purchase orders and cash will not be accepted. Direct registration questions to the AAPHD National Office at 217-529-6941 or via email at [email protected]

Registration fee includes all conference materials, Thursday and Friday breakfasts, Thursday lunch, and all breaks.

Early Registration (through January 7, 2019)* $100.00
Regular Registration (January 8-20, 2019)* $150.00
Late/Onsite Registration (January 21-25, 2019)* $200.00

No registration fee is charged to dental public health residents and residency directors. 

*To qualify for the early registration rate, online registration must be completed by 11:59 p.m. CST, January 8, 2019.
*To qualify for the regular registration rate, online registration must be completed by 11:59 p.m. CST, January 20, 2019.
*All online registrations completed on or after January 21, 2019, will be at the Late registration rate. No exceptions.

We cannot guarantee meals for LATE and ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS.

Cancellation and Refund Policies
All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing and received in the AIDPH office no later than 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday, January 7, 2019, via email to Annaliese Cothron at [email protected] and acknowledged in writing by an AIDPH staff member. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted. 

Cancellations received on or before January 7, 2019, will be refunded minus a 20% administrative fee. Cancellations received January 8, 2019, or later will not be refunded. 

Refunds are processed four weeks after the Conference ends. “NO SHOWS” WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL REGISTRATION FEE. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Lodging Information - Update
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Colloquium will now be at the J.W. Marriott Texas Hill Country Resort. A block of rooms has been secured at the JW Marriott at the GSA rate of $126 per night with tax. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis prior to January 2, 2019. Reservations can be made once you have completed your conference registration. You will receive a link in your conference registration confirmation that will direct you to make your reservation. Please note: You must be registered to attend the conference before a reservation can be made. Also, there is a $25 resort fee and taxes attached to the rate, which includes a number of amenities.

Continuing Education
The American Association of Public Health Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 

The 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at 

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 Association of Public Health Dentistry and the American Institute of Dental Public Health. 

Conference participants can earn continuing education hours. To receive continuing education credit, participants must check in at the conference, attend the sessions, and complete the required evaluation forms. Participants submitting required evaluation forms will receive verification stating credits earned upon completion of all requirements as instructed by each accrediting institution. 

The current term of acceptance extends from 11/1/18 through 12/31/22. Provider ID# 214686 

All participating faculty, planners, and providers are expected to disclose to the conference planners and audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with:

  1. the manufacturer of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation, and 
  2. any commercial supporters of the activity.