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Public Policy Center Receives Renewal Funding from CareQuest Institute for Oral Health

The Patient-Centered Dental Home project, housed at the UI Public Policy Center, has been underway for several years with the goal of defining a patient-centered dental home model of care and quality measurement framework that facilitates dental care quality measurement and improvement across multiple care settings as well as medical-dental integration. Initial project phases focused on developing the definition and conceptual framework for a patient-centered dental home, and we recently released an online PCDH Clearinghouse of approximately 500 oral health quality measures and standards.

The project was recently awarded $185,000 in renewal funding, which will support completing development of the PCDH framework and beginning the implementation stage by developing PCDH measure sets and laying the groundwork for pilot implementation. This critical phase of the project creates the bridge from the conceptual framework development to actual implementation.

Julie Reynolds, assistant professor in Preventive and Community Dentistry, and Pete Damiano, director of the Public Policy Center and the Bernstein Professor in Dentistry are co-PIs on the project.

Aline Petrin

Aline Petrin Featured in AADOCR Spotlight

The American Association for Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Research (AADOCR) has been conducting member spotlight interviews, and the AADOCR has highlighted several Iowa-affiliated faculty and staff members. Over the next several weeks, the DSB Weekly will highlight these spotlights. This week's is Aline Petrin, assistant professor in the Department of Orthodontics. An excerpt is below.

"AADOCR: You have been selected as a mentee for the 2021-22 class of the AADOCR Mentoring an Inclusive Network for a Diverse Workforce of the Future (AADOCR MIND the Future), congratulations! What motived you to apply for this program? 
Petrin: I am honored to be selected as a mentee for the 2021-22 class. As a junior faculty, I believe that the program will provide me the mentorship and training to focus on my short- and long-term career goals by giving me the support to develop into an independent researcher. Plus, this mentoring network will be important to my progression to achieve tenure by the development of a high-quality funded program as an independent scientist."


Jain A, Schollmeyer A, Peter T, Xie XJ, Anamali S. Survival analysis of crown margin repair: A retrospective study in a dental school setting. J Am Dent Assoc. 2021 Dec 29:S0002-8177(21)00547-X. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2021.08.012. PMID: 34973706.

Morio KA, Sternowski RH, Brogden KA. Dataset of endodontic microorganisms killed at 265 nm wavelength by an ultraviolet C light emitting diode in root canals of extracted, instrumented teeth. Data Brief. 2021 Dec 23;40:107750. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2021.107750. PMID: 35024392; PMCID: PMC8724968.


January 18, Unity/Human Rights Week Presentation: Ana N. López-Fuentes, "A Diverse Pathway to Leadership: a story of resilience, inspiration and courage," via Zoom and in-person in Galagan B and C, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

January 19, Unity/Human Rights Week Presentation: Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, "Disabusing Disabilities," via Zoom and in-person in Galagan B and C, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

January 20, Unity/Human Rights Week Presentation: Becky Hackett-Leas, "Addressing Oral Health Barriers in Iowa and Johnson County," via Zoom and in-person in Galagan B and C, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

January 20, CE Course: Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification, Perio Conference Room S483, Registration CLOSED, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

January 21, Alumni Reception at the 2022 Rocky Mountain Dental Convention, Maggiano's Little Italy at the Denver Pavilions Amarone Room, Denver, CO, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

January 27, CE Course: Basic Life Support (BLS) Recertification, Perio Conference Room S483, 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

February 11, CE Live Distance Course: Decision Making for Digital Dentistry and Clinical Assessment, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

February 25, Alumni Reception at the 2022 Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting, Intercontinental Hotel, Chicago, IL, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.


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