FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            Connecticut Department of Public Health

September 10, 2008                                 Contact: William Gerrish

                                                                 (860) 509-7270 


TO:                              News Departments/Reporters


WHAT:                       The conference will provide an update to the 2007-2012 CT State Oral Health Improvement Plan, raise awareness of current oral health issues, provide an update on the CT Office of Oral Health programs and activities and engage stakeholders to implement plan and activities.   


 WHEN:                      Thursday, September 11, 2008

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


WHERE:                     Crowne Plaza Hotel

                                    100 Berlin Road

Cromwell, CT  06416


WHO:                         Speakers:

        • Department of Public Health Section Chief Dr. Ardell Wilson
        • Steven Lepowsky, DDS, Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Education and Patient Care, UCHC School of Dental Medicine
        • Joanna Douglass, BDS, DDS, Associate Professor, UCHC School of Dental Medicine


Human Service and health care providers, daycare providers, administrators, advocates, policy makers, funders, school personnel and anyone interested in oral health issues and populations affected by them will also be in attendance.