Supporting Dental Health Care Coordination for Individuals Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
Event Description

Oral health care coordination for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid can face several challenges, including coverage complexity, provider shortages, and disparities in dental health access. The webinar will articulate the dental care needs of dually eligible individuals and highlight promising practices for health plans and providers to meet those needs. Speakers will share strategies to support benefits and dental service coordination in a complex health care delivery landscape while addressing underlying dental health equity challenges facing the dually eligible population.


  • Natalia Chalmers, DDS, MHSc, PhD, Chief Dental Officer, CMS
  • Carolyn Brown, DDS, Dental Director, and Marisa Cardarelli, MPH, Dental Benefits Manager, Health Plan of San Mateo
  • Jessica Serman, RN, Assistant Director of Clinical Services, Upper Peninsula Health Plan
  • Michael J. Helgeson, DDS, Chief Executive Officer, Apple Tree Dental
  • An individual with lived experience or caregiver panelist
  • Facilitator - Michael Windsor Johnson, DDS, MPH, Rear Admiral, Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Dental Officer, U.S. Public Health Service, National Chief Dentist, Federal Bureau of Prisons
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