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Registration Now Open for the 2015 NNOHA Conference!

“Interprofessional Collaboration to Improve Oral Health Access and Outcomes”

November 15-18, 2015
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
Indianapolis, Indiana 

Keynote Speakers Announced for National Network for Oral Health Access Annual Conference!

NNOHA is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for our Annual Conference November 16th-18th,  2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Both Speakers will be addressing the plenary session on Monday morning, Novemebr 16th at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

Jim Macrae, MA, MPP, acting administrator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources Administration (HRSA).

John N. Williams, Jr. DMD, MBA, Dean of the Indiana University School of Dentistry


Registration for the 2015 NNOHA Annual Conference is now open. Join us during the day to learn the latest in safety net dental clinical and practice management innovations and enjoy all the nearby attractions in the evening. This year’s sessions include up to 24 hours of dental continuing education credits.

The conference features four days of exciting speakers, hands-on sessions, social and networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall with valuable oral health vendors and partners. Pre-session courses on Sunday, November 15th include an intensive clinical learning session, and operations courses for both new and experienced oral health leaders (pre-registration required for all sessions below):

  • Intensive Clinical Learning Session: Oral Health of the Aged and Aging: Effective Treatments for Common Conditions, Sponsored by GC America ($150 additional fee, breakfast and snack break included).
  • Fundamentals of Leading a Health Center Oral Health Program (no additional fee).
  • Reframing Leadership: A Framework for Organizational Change (a Digging Deeper session), Sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center ($50.00 additional fee, snack break included).
  • Using Health Center Dental Dashboards for Tracking, Measuring, and Improvement (a Digging Deeper session), Sponsored by Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation and Washington Dental Service Foundation ($50.00 additional fee, snack break included).

Learn more about these sessions before pre-registering.

New this year is a special course exclusively for Health Center administrators (CEOs, COOs, CFOs, and practice administrators) on dental program sustainability titled, Your Oral Health Program – Strategies for Success. Sponsored by NNOHA and our partners at DentaQuest Institute’s Safety Net Solutions (no additional course fee but registration required; registration for the NNOHA Conference encouraged).



Early Bird Rates (through October 16th): NNOHA member - $549; Non-NNOHA Member - $849

Full Price Rates (after October 16th): NNOHA member - $599; Non-NNOHA Member - $899

Please join or renew your NNOHA membership in order to take advantage of a $300 registration discount for members only. You can add your membership to your conference registration shopping cart.


Hotel Information:
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown

350 West Maryland Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225 

Room Rate: Only $149/night + tax. A link for hotel reservations will be provided upon completion of your conference registration.

For questions regarding the conference registration, please contact Luana Harris Scott, NNOHA’s Conference Planner


Your Practice's ICD-10 Transition is in Good Hands. Yours. 

It’s official: October 1, 2015 is the new ICD-10 compliance date. To help your practice with this transition, we’re excited to introduce the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Road to 10 Program at

Developed in collaboration with small practice physicians, Road to 10 provides free and actionable tools, information, and training to support your ICD-10 journey. Whether you are just getting started or have your transition underway, Road to 10 will help you navigate your path to ICD-10 compliance.

Get Started Today!

The resources available through Road to 10 will help you:

  • Understand the basics of ICD-10, the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10, and the opportunities associated with ICD-10
  • Explore common codes, primers for clinical documentation, clinical scenarios, and physician perspectives broken out by specialty
  • Create a customized action plan, personalized by specialty and practice details

To learn more about ICD-10 and the Road to 10 Program, please view this brief video introduction.

Visit  to get started. 


Developing/Implementing the Health Center's Quality Improvement Program

October 21st, 2015

9:00 am -4:00 pm

Provided by the Midwest Clinicians Network

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Health care quality and service are reflected in wide variation throughout the country.
Underuse, overuse, and sometimes misuse is prevalent and results in high cost, less
than ideal outcomes, and low patient satisfaction. A central goal of health care quality
improvement is to maintain what is good about existing services in Health Centers
while focusing on the areas that need improvement. Improving the quality of care and
utilization of services are fundamental concepts embraced in “meaningful use” criteria.
This two-part presentation ties together quality improvement program development,
implementation, and appropriate documentation of program activities. This includes the importance of maintaining current clinical and quality management policies and
procedures, systems to track and monitor ongoing and meaningful quality
improvement activities across the health center, and other activities to assure positive
system-wide performance outcomes.

Essential Learning Online Staff Training

Indiana Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Essential Learning, a leader in the field of online continuing education, to offer IPHCA providers with the opportunity to launch Elevate™ LMS – customized organizational training site. IPHCA is proud to offer this training opportunity for all our members. We offer CEs, CMEs and a variety of courses in dental, medical, clinical and general workplace skills like supervision and management.

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