PROHmotion Symposium

PROHmotion Zoom recording

The NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management presented the PROHmotion Symposium (Policy & Research in Oral Health: Moving Forward) in webinar format on Friday, June 11, 2021. PROHmotion brought together experts in the fields of health policy, education, research, leadership, and advocacy to discuss how these fields intersect and explored actions to advance the profession’s ability to fulfill the responsibilities it has for the overall well-being of the public.

The Zoom recording of the event is available by clicking on the image above.





Welcome & Greetings

10:00 am ET

Charles N. Bertolami
Herman Robert Fox Dean, NYU College of Dentistry

Andrew Hamilton
President, NYU

Richard W. Valachovic
Director, NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management

Michael P. O'Connor
Executive Vice Dean, NYU College of Dentistry
Co-Director, NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management

Keynote Address  

10:25 am ET

Rena D’Souza
Director, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)


Keynote Address  

10:50 am ET

Cheryl Healton
Dean, NYU School of Global Public Health


Panel I

11:15 am ET

Developing a National Agenda for Oral Health Policy and Management

  • Moderator:
    Richard W. Valachovic
    Director, NYU Dentistry Center for Oral Health Policy and Management

  • Panelists:
    • Michael Alfano
      Founding Member and Immediate Past President, The Santa Fe Group
    • Sherry Glied
      Dean, NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
    • Marco Damiani
      Chief Executive Officer, AHRC New York City
    • Edward Salsberg
      Senior Research Scientist, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

Panel II

12:10 pm ET

Leadership Challenges in Dental Education and Organized Dentistry

  • Moderator:
    Michael P. O'Connor
    Executive Vice Dean, NYU Dentistry

  • Panelists:
    • Leo Rouse
      President, American College of Dentists
    • Richard Niederman
      Professor and Chair, Dept. of Epidemiology & Health Promotion, NYU Dentistry
    • Pamela Zarkowski
      Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Detroit Mercy
    • Michael Baer
      Partner, IsaacsonMiller

Panel III

1:05 pm ET

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Future of Dental Practice, Education, and Research

  • Moderator:
    Robert Glickman

    Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Hospital Relations;
    Professor and Chair, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery; NYU Dentistry

  • Panelists:
    • Cecile A. Feldman
      Dean, Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
    • Marko Vujicic
      Chief Economist and Vice President, ADA Health Policy Institute
    • Lily Garcia
      Dean and Professor of Dental Medicine, UNLV School of Dental Medicine
    • Christopher Fox
      CEO, International and American Associations for Dental Research

Panel IV

2:00 pm ET

Collaborating Across Borders to Enhance Access to Dental Care

  • Moderator:
    Stanley M. Bergman

    Chairman & CEO, Henry Schein, Inc.

  • Panelists:
    • Heiko Spallek
      Head of School and Dean, University of Sydney School of Dentistry
    • Corrado Paganelli
      Dean, University of Brescia Dental School, Italy
    • Pamela Alston
      President, National Dental Association
    • Gbenga Ogedegbe
      Dr. Adolph and Margaret Berger Professor of Medicine and Population Health, Institute for Excellence in Health Equity (IEHE), NYU Langone Health

Closing Remarks

2:55 pm ET

Dean Charles N. Bertolami, Rick Valachovic, and Michael O’Connor