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Oral Health Coalition : Native American Oral Health

 "Shared Responsibility" was the resounding message coming from the first-ever South Dakota Native American Oral Health Summit.   

More than 100 individuals representing six tribes, Indian Health Service, the SDDA, Delta Dental, Tribal Chairman's Health Board, State and Federal Government gathered for the South Dakota Native American Oral Health Summit in Rapid City on April 26, 2012.  Those attending the summit identified practices and resources the can be used by each Tribe to improve oral health.   We would like to thank those who had the opportunity to attend the Summit. Many have asked to view the power point presentations from this event.   

William Bailey, DDS  - Keynote 
Jan Colton, DDS - Epidemiologial Status (not available)
Carrie Mikkonen - Mobile Dental Program
Delores Star - OST Smiles Project (not available)
Scott Jones -Delta Dental Native American Oral Health Initiative (not available)



Event Benefits Children of the Sioux Falls Area

A charitable dental event hosted by the Southeastern District Dental Society provided free dental care to 109 children from the Sioux Falls area.  More than $145,000 of chartable dental care was provide by 50 area dentists and dental office staff.  An additional 50 non-clinical volunteers also helped at the event.  Major sponsors of the event include the Sioux Empire United Way, Delta Dental Foundation, Henry Schein and the South Dakota Dental Foundation.