P O Box 44708, Phoenix, AZ 85064

August News

23 Aug 2018 8:44 AM | Sue Barenholtz (Administrator)



As summer winds down and children head back to school, the MOLAR Board of Directors wishes everyone a smooth transition. This can be a hectic time of year and we remind you to slow down once in a while and simply enjoy the activity going on around you.
It’s easy to become comfortable in our jobs and put off obtaining additional education and job skills. But what if you could get the all of the required Continuing Education Credits and practical information that would allow you to take your dental hygiene career to the next level in just two days? And what if these two days would give you the knowledge and skills needed to fill a gap and provide dental hygiene services to populations that face barriers accessing dental care?
The Affiliated Practice Toolkit, sponsored by MOLAR Coalition, is on September 28 and 29  and is a great opportunity to learn more about job and career opportunities for AP hygienists in Arizona. Hygienists receive 16 hours of continuing education credit. Dentists are invited to attend the first day and receive 8 hours of continuing education credit. See below for details and registration information.

MOLAR is growing and adding to our board of directors and committee positions. Please consider joining us. See below for more details. 
        September 14,  2018 
            9:00 am - Noon: MOLAR EDUCATION MEETING


You've been asking for it and we are delivering. A meeting that is all about you, meeting fellow members and guests and networking with your colleagues in the field. 

PLEASE BRING GUESTS (but make sure you register them) as we will be giving away a free membership (or membership renewal). For every guest you bring, you will get a free entry into our raffle. Our agenda: 

  • Coffee and pastries
  • Learn how to volunteer for the board or committee positions and help our organization grow. 
  • Join, host or create Special Interest Groups that address your needs
  • Make new connections with our networking game
  • Your Coalition questions answered by our Board of Directors
  • For every guest you bring you get a free entry into the raffle!

 CLICK HERE to register 


Public Health Dentistry & Special Needs Dentistry FOR DENTISTS

8 Hour Continuing Education Program for Dentists
Friday, September 28, 2018 - 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Needs Dentistry: Maureen Munnelly Perry, DDS, MPA, MAEd: Dr. Perry is a Professor and Director of the Center for Advanced Oral Health at A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ASDOH).  She completed a 3 year hospital residency focused on treating patients with medically complex conditions, behavioral health issues and developmental disabilities.  Dr. Perry is a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities and is a diplomate of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry.  She is a past president of the Special Care Dental Association and serves as the United States council member for the International Association for Disability & Oral Health.

The Big Picture: Dental Public Health Dentistry: Scott Howell, DMD, MPH: Dr. Howell is an Assistant Professor at A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH).  Prior to dental school, Dr. Howell worked in portable dentistry in Michigan, going to long term care facilities, detention centers, and inner- city schools.  The work with these communities introduced him to unique methods for delivering healthcare to underserved populations.  He graduated from the dual degree, DMD/MPH program at ATSU-ASDOH in 2014.  After doing a general practice residency at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, he came back to ATSU-ASDOH to develop a teledentistry program and help expand the school’s interprofessional and education (IPE) curriculum. He is currently completing a dental public health residency at UT Health San Antonio, where he is looking at the oral health conditions of youth in detention centers and measuring the impact of a dual degree curriculum on the practice behaviors and attitudes of ATSU-ASDOH graduates.

Location: Native American Connections, 4520 N Central Avenue, Ste 640, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Registration Fees: $300, includes light breakfast, breaks and lunch. CLICK HERE to register

Affiliated Practice Tool Kit 
Don't miss our annual AP Tool Kit.  Two full days for hygienists. You will receive a 16 hour CE certificate. 

DAY 1 (also open to dentists - see above) 

•    Special Needs Dentistry by Maureen Perry 
•    The Big Picture: Public Health by Scott Howell 

DAY  2 

•    Medical Emergencies  by Kim Lovell
•    The Business of AP: Sustaining Your Dream by Michelle Gross-Panico

  • Registration & breakfast 7:30
  • Morning session 8:00 - 12:00
  • Lunch & Networking 12:00 - 1:00
  • Afternoon session 1:00 - 5:00
Registration deadline is September 15th 

CLICK HERE to register for the two day event - Fee includes a light breakfast, lunch and break refreshments. $400 for members, $440 for non members
(or join MOLAR for one year for only $35 and pay member rates - 
CLICK HERE to join)

MOLAR Coalition is growing and we need your help. We have a few open board positions as well as committee chair positions. You must be a current paid member or join the chapter to be eligible for a position. PLEASE CLICK HERE to complete a brief application form.

CLICK HERE to join the chapter. Thank you! 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Our board meets monthly, currently from 6:00 - 8:00 pm either virtually or in a central Phoenix location. We are looking for people who want to help us grow our organization. 
COMMITTEE CHAIRS: We are looking for the following committee chairs: community outreach, membership, programs, newsletter, sponsorship, marketing/pr, admin. These are grass roots opportunities for you to create and grow a committee.  


August 30, 2018, 2:00 PM CT, Silver Diamine Fluoride: Science, Practice, and Potential
Presenter: Dr. Michael Helgeson and Dr. Ryan Quock - Registration link

MOLAR Oral Health Coalition 2018 meeting Dates

There is one more meeting this year. We resume again January 11, 2019

November 9, 2018 - 
Workforce Models - Panel Discussion


A reminder of this month’s Spirit of Community donation items for September: Books to promote literacy- underserved kids

Spirit of Community Reminder:
November: Stuffed animals/ non-perishable food items Food pantries and police/fire department for traumatized children 
All above recipients also get 30 oral hygiene kits.


Copyright 2018 by MOLAR Coalition, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

MOLAR Coalition - P.O. Box 44708 , Phoenix, AZ 85064 - 480-818-2252 - info@molarcoalition.org

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