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CAPHD 2018 Conference
Universalism and Oral Health Care:
Local Solutions to a Global Problem
September 21 & 22, 2018
Vancouver, British Columbia
CAPHD 2018 Conference - Universalism and Oral Health Care: Local Solutions to a Global Problem - Canadian Association of Public Health ...


FRIDAY: 7 credit hours SATURDAY: 7 credit hours FULL CONFERENCE & AGM: 15 credit


  Across the world, those that bear the greatest burden of oral disease tend to be members of
  socially and economically marginalized groups, and are generally the least likely to be able to
  afford care. In Canada, local initiatives aimed at benefiting the underserved are believed to
  eliminate or reduce affordability as a barrier to care and, as such, reduce associated inequities
  in oral health. The 2018 Canadian Association for Public Health Dentistry Annual Conference
  will encourage dialogue and promote discussions around locally-driven oral health care
  initiatives that aim to optimize universal access to care. The conference will give delegates the
  opportunity to listen to world-renowned speakers, attend oral presentations showcasing the
  best in dental public health research and initiatives across Canada, appraise poster
  presentations highlighting some of Canada's best local and national dental public health
  activities, and participate in a number of conference workshops.

  The conference committee welcomes you to experience the West Coast vibe and its mild
  weather! Home of the White Caps, BC Lions and the Canucks, Vancouver is a vibrant, eclectic
  and friendly seaport city, surrounded by mountains and parks. It is one of the Canada’s densest
  and ethnically diverse cities, with a thriving art (remember to visit the Emily Carr University pf
  Art + Design) and theatre scenes, local cafes, outdoors adventures, and its unique
  neighbourhoods. The Vancouver Art Gallery, steps away for the CAPHD 2108 Conference
  venue at Robson Square, is known for its works by regional, national and international artists,
  while the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia houses preeminent
  First Nations collections. The Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park will transport you to a
  greenland inside the city, while the seawall will let you soak up the sun at the seashore. Come
  and explore Vancouver this September 2018!

                      Dr. Mario Brondani, CAPHD President and Conference Committee Chair
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Time                Friday September 22, 2017

7:30 - 8:30AM       Registration and Coffee, Poster set-up

                    (Foyer C300/HSBC Hall)

8:30 - 8:45AM       Welcome and Opening Remarks: Dr. Mario Brondani, CAPHD,

                    Opening Prayer by First Nation Health Authority Elder (C300 Theatre)

8:45 - 9:15AM       Why Disease Doesn’t Always Respond to Treatment: The Solution Lies in

                    Community Action Dr. Mary J McCullum, Manitoba Senator (C300 Theatre)

9:15 - 10:15AM      Scientific Session I (C300 Theatre) 4 presenters to be announced

10:15 - 10:30AM     Networking and Nutrition Break (C300 Foyer)

10:30 - 11:30AM     Keynote Speaker I: Dr. Burton Edelstein (C300 Theatre)

11:30AM - 12:00PM   Dr. James Leake Student Bursary Abstracts (C300 Theatre)

                    2 presentations to be announced

12:00 - 12:30PM     Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future: Dr. Robert Schroth (C300 Theatre)

12:30 - 1:30PM      Lunch (C300 Foyer) and Poster Presentations (HSBC Hall)

1:30 - 2:30PM       Keynote Speaker II: Universalism, Public Health and the NHS- Reflections

                    From Across the World Dr. Richard Watt (C300 Theatre)

2:30 - 3:30PM       Scientific Session II: 4 presenters to be announced (C300 Theatre)

3:30 - 3:45PM       Networking and Nutrition Break (C300 Foyer)

3:45 - 5:00PM       Panel Discussion: Community Clinics and Access to Care- Local Solutions

                    (C300 Theatre)
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Time                Saturday September 23, 2017

8:00 - 8:30AM       Registration, Breakfast & Opening Remarks by Dr. Mario Brondani, CAPHD

                    (C300 Foyer and Theatre)

8:30 - 9:20AM       Equip and Health Equity Principles- Cultural Safety, Trauma and Violence

                    Informed Care (C300 Theatre)

                    Dr. Bruce Wallace and Dr. Colleen Varcoe

9:20 -10:20AM       Scientific Session III (C300 Theatre) 4 presenters to be announced

10:20 - 10:30AM     Networking and Nutrition Break (C300 Foyer)

10:30AM - 11:00AM   Updates from the Office of the Chief Dental Officer (C300 Theatre)

                    Dr. James Taylor

11:00AM - 12:20PM   Universal Oral Health for First Nations in BC- What Does Culture Have to

                    do with it? (C300 Theatre)

                    Mr. Joe Gallagher, Ms. Carol Yakiwchuck

12:20AM - 1:15PM    Lunch with Poster Presentations (C300 Foyer)

1:15 - 2:00PM       Children’s Oral Health Initiative- Access to Care and Children

                    (C300 Theatre)

                    Dr. Kavita Mathu-Muju

2:00 - 3:00PM       Scientific Session IV- (C300 Theatre) 4 presenters to be announced

3:00 - 3:15PM       Networking and Nutrition Break (C300 Foyer)

3:15 - 5:00PM       CAPHD Annual General Meeting (C300 Theatre)
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Why Disease Doesn’t Always                      Mary Jane McCallum is a citizen of the Barren
                                                Lands First Nation in Brochet, Manitoba. She
Respond to Treatment: The Solution
                                                attended the Guy Hill Residential School in
Lies in Community Action                        The Pas for 11 years. She started her work as
                                                a dental assistant in 1973, attained her Dental
                                                Nursing Diploma in 1977, her Dental Therapy
                     Dr. Mary J McCullum,
                                                Diploma in 1979 and her Doctor of Dental
                                                Medicine in 1990. She worked as an
                                                Assistant Professor supervising 4th year
                      Dr. McCallum received     dental students as well as providing dental
                      her diploma of Dental     treatment in Churchill in the first year after
                      Nursing from the          graduating. She moved on to provide dental
                      Wescana Institute of      care in all the northern nursing stations that
                      Applied Arts and          have a clinical set-up as well as some of the
                      Sciences (WIAAS) in       southern health centres for the majority of the
Regina Saskatchewan in 1977. She received       past 27 years. She worked as the Regional
her diploma from the School of Dental           Dental Officer from 1996 - 2000 for the
Therapy which was located in Fort Smith,        province of Manitoba.
NWT in 1979. The dental therapy program
had introduced a 6 week short course for
                                                Dr. McCallum has spoken on many occasions
dental nurses who were then educated and
                                                to different groups throughout Manitoba
trained to work on adults. She graduated
                                                and Saskatchewan about the residential
with her DMD from the Faculty of Dentistry at
                                                school experience. She became a Canadian
the University of Manitoba in 1990.
                                                Senator on Dec. 2, 2017.

Mary Jane McCallum and her husband Ron
Phillips, have two daughters Courtenay and
Keeley Phillips. Mary Jane and her
family have just reunited with her son who
she had given up for adoption in 1975.
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Universalism and Oral Health Care:                                           Dr. Burton Edelstein,
Possible or Impossibly Contradictory?                                        DDS, BA, MPH
                                                                             Columbia University
Universalism” -- defined as concern for others                               Mailman School of Public
without regard to national, tribal, or other                                 Health
allegiances – suggests that oral health care                                 Burton L. Edelstein DDS
needs to be equally accessible to all. This                                  MPH is Professor of
principle is central to dental public health ideals                          Dental Medicine and
and practice yet may be inherently contradictory      Health Policy & Management at the Columbia
because dental care cannot be successfully            University Irving Medical Center and Chair,
delivered “without regard” for individual             Population Oral Health at the Columbia
identities that express themselves as social and      University College of Dental Medicine in New
behavioral health determinants. Local solutions       York City. He is Founding Chair Emeritus and
have traditionally focused on alternative             Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Children's
workforce, payment, and delivery sites for the        Dental Health Project ( in
poor that raise concerns of “second tier”             Washington DC. A Board certified pediatric
dentistry. Local solutions, instead, need to be       dentist, Edelstein has advanced the interests of
focused on triage, risk reduction, and disease        underserved and socially-disadvantaged
management because these consider each                children and their families as a clinician, US
person holistically thereby being both Universal      Senate staffer, US federal consultant and
and individualized without risk of compromise.        Commissioner, child advocate, policy activist,
One such local solution for early childhood           entrepreneur, administrator, and researcher. A
caries management, “MySmileBuddy,” will be            graduate of Binghamton University, University of
offered as an example of both universalism and        Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Harvard
individualization in dental public health practice    Chan School of Public Health and The
                                                      Children's Hospital Boston, his work has been
                                                      recognized by multiple professional, advocacy
                                                      and academic groups.


                                                                          Dr. Robert Schroth,
                                                                          Robert J Schroth DMD,
                                                                          MSc, PhD
                                                                          Dr. Robert Schroth (DMD
                                                                          MSc PhD) is an Associate
                                                                          Professor in the
                                                                          Department of Preventive
                                                                          Dental Science (College
                                                                          of Dentistry) and the
                                                  Departments of Pediatrics & Child Health and
Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future
                                                  Community Health Sciences (College of
                                                  Medicine) at the University of Manitoba. He is
Dr. Robert Schroth will present the activities
                                                  also a research scientist at the Children’s
from the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future
                                                  Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Dr.
Canada-US chapter, and well as recognize past
                                                  Schroth is a dental clinician-scientist, practicing
recipients from ACFF Canada US
                                                  out of two inner city community-based dental
interprofessional grants.
                                                  clinics in Winnipeg. His research focuses on
                                                  early childhood oral health and the
Key points to be discussed:
                                                  epidemiology of Early Childhood Caries (ECC)
                                                  in at-risk populations particularly among
• What is the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future
                                                  Indigenous children. Some of his work has
(ACFF), special focus on ACFF Canada-US
                                                  examined the role of prenatal factors, including
                                                  vitamin D levels, on the oral health of infants
• The extent of the Canada burden of
                                                  and preschool children. His research has also
dental caries
                                                  documented associations between ECC and
• ACFF Canada-US Inter-professional grants
                                                  poor nutritional status. He also co-facilitates an
application 2018-2019
                                                  early childhood oral health promotion and ECC
• ACFF-CAPHD Scholarship 2020 ( 1st recipient
                                                  prevention project in Manitoba, Healthy Smile
in 2018)
                                                  Happy Child, which uses community
• Invite to celebrate every year World Cavity
                                                  development principles to promote oral health,
Free Future Day
                                                  and includes program evaluation and research.
• What are the next steps required in joining
to progress towards a cavity-free future?


Unviersalism, Public Health and the                                         Dr. Richard Watt, BDS,
                                                                            MSc, PhD, FFPH
NHS-Reflections From Across the
                                                                            University College
Pond.                                                                       London, Department of
Health care systems around the world are                                    Epidemiology and
                                                                            Public Health
under increasing pressure to meet the needs
                                                                            Chair in Dental Public
of their populations, address health
                                                                            Health, UCL
inequalities and provide high quality care, all                             Director of Research
within tightly restrained budgets. This                                     and Development,
presentation will reflect on recent experiences                             CNWL
from the UK on how dental services can
respond to these challenges. A major focus of
                                                     Professor. Chair and Honorary Consultant in
the presentation will be to consider universal
                                                     Dental Public Health. NIHR Senior Investigator.
health coverage (UHC) and its implications for
                                                     Director of Research, Development &
oral health and dentistry. The World Health
                                                     Innovation, CNWL Research Department of
Organisation is heavily promoting UHC as an
                                                     Epidemiology & Public Health. University
important policy shift for health care systems.
                                                     College of London.
What does UHC mean for dentistry in terms of
population coverage, range of clinical/
preventive services provided and out-of-
pocket expenditure? This presentation will also
consider the principles of proportionate
universalism as a key policy option to address
oral health inequalities. It is very apparent that
current policy approaches to improving dental
access and addressing oral health inequalities
have largely failed. New more radical
approaches are needed. Hopefully this
presentation will provoke discussion, debate
and ultimately action.


Local Solutions to a Global Problem
Panellists are community clinic front line workers, advocates and managers
who are trendsetters in their respective fields locally, and will respond to the
keynote speakers, the James Leake and ACFF awardees, and the scientific
sessions presenters on the issue of access to oral health care to all. They will
bring a breadth of experiences to encourage an open dialogue on the issue of
universal access to oral health care locally and in Canada while sharing
information about the role that their community clinics play in providing oral
health care to underserved populations.


• Ms. Linda Ferris, Coordinator

Victoria Cool Aid Society

• Mr. Stephen Leary, Executive Director

Strathcona Health

• Ms. Jeannie Villanueva, Dental Office Administrator

MidMain Community Heath Centre

• Mrs. Maria Botero, Dental Program Manager

Reach Community Health Centre

• Melinda Markey, Director – Human and Social Development

Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver


Equip and Health Equity Principles- Cultural      drug overdose emergency in BC as he co-leads
Safety, Trauma and Violence Informed Care         several research initiatives including analysis of
                                                  the implementation and impacts of the novel
Equip and health equity - cultural safety,
                                                  overdose prevention sites established in
trauma and violence informed care, harm
                                                  Victoria BC. Also, he is the principal investigator
reduction related to providing dental care to
                                                  of a CIHR funded project “Closing the health
vulnerable populations. EQUIP Health Care is
                                                  equity gap: Implementing health equity in harm
a broader program of research that consists
                                                  reduction responses to the opioid overdose
of various projects focused on specific care
                                                  crisis” in which he collaborates with AIDS
areas – like Primary Health Care and
                                                  Vancouver Island, Society of Living Illicit Drug
Emergency Departments. EQUIP Health Care
                                                  Users (SOLID), and Victoria Cool Aid Society to
brings together an interdisciplinary team of
                                                  explore the implementation of health equity in
researchers and knowledge users from:
                                                  harm reduction – or equity-based harm
nursing, medicine, population and public
                                                  reduction. Bruce teaches in both the graduate
health, community health sciences, and
                                                  and undergraduate program, currently
information and media studies, and leaders in
                                                  teaching policy and research courses.
Indigenous health, women’s health, and
emergency and primary health care. We can
present the concepts and end with linking                            Dr. Colleen Varcoe, RN,
people to the KTE resources developed and                            BSN, MEd, MSN, PhD
the upcoming online modules, links below.
                                                                      Professor at School of
                   Dr. Bruce Wallace, BA,                             Nursing at UBC. She is the
                   MSW, PhD                                           Nominated Principal
                                                                      Investigator for EQUIP
                   Assistant Professor, School                        Emergency and her
                   of Social Work at University                       research focuses on
                   of Victoria. His research      women’s health with an emphasis on violence
                   focuses on poverty, health     and inequity and the culture of health care,
                   and equity where he brings     with aims to promote ethical practice and
                   over twenty years of           policy in the context of violence and inequity.
                   experiences with non-profit    Colleen is committed to creating more just
agencies, often collaborating with consumer-      and ethical health care while examining how
led agencies focused on poverty,                  the inequities of ethnicity, class, place and
homelessness, health, mental health and           ability are central to violence against women.
substance use. He is a Collaborating Scientist    She is especially interested in advancing
with the Canadian Institute on Substance Use      ethical healthcare policy and practice. Her
Research and Co-Chair of the Pacific Housing      various research projects converge to
Research Network (PHRN). Bruce’s recent           enhance practice and policy in the context of
research has been responsive to the illegal       violence and inequity.


The New Office of the Chief Dental                                      Dr. James C. Taylor, DMD,
Officer (OCDO) Mandate: Still Upstream,                                 MA Chief Dental Officer of
Integrated & Evidence-Based                                             Canada

Earlier this year, the OCDO had approved its                            Following his retirement as
first official Mandate since becoming a part of                         CDO of the Canadian
the Public Health Agency of Canada in 2012. Its                         Armed Forces, James was
core elements are as follows:                                           appointed as the CDO of
                                                                        Canada in the Public
MANDATE                                            Health Agency of Canada. His role in the
                                                   Federal Health Portfolio and indeed across the
To advance population level oral health
                                                   federal government is to work with key public
through health promotion, disease prevention
                                                   and non-public elements of the Canadian
and professional/technical guidance with an
                                                   health community, and indeed our global
emphasis on vulnerable populations.
                                                   counterparts, to improve the oral health of
KEY ACTIVITY AREAS                                 Canadians and particularly that of our most
                                                   vulnerable populations; he also works to foster
Oral Health Leadership- Working with partners
                                                   the awareness of oral health as a key factor in
and stakeholders nationally and internationally
                                                   general health. Among other service roles in
to identify emerging issues, advise, facilitate,
                                                   the international oral health community, James
convene and build consensus.
                                                   currently serves as the Secretary of the FDI
Oral Health Evidence- Working with partners        World Dental Federation Section of CDOs &
and stakeholders to identify data and              Dental Public Health, as a member of the
knowledge gaps, inform and support oral            steering committee for the Network for
health surveillance and research, and develop      Canadian Oral Health Research; as a member
and disseminate analysis.                          of the Standards Council of Canada delegation
                                                   to the ISO Technical Committee 106 on
Oral Health Integration- Working with partners
                                                   Dentistry, as the Chair of the Public Service
and stockholders to integrate oral health
                                                   Dental Care Plan Board of Management (PSAC
knowledge into health policies and programs.
                                                   Component), and as a reviewer for the
The Chief Dental Officer (CDO) will discuss this   Canadian Journal of Public Health.
Mandate, and the current OCDO activities that
are driven by it.


Universal Oral Health for First Nations            positions at universities, colleges, institutes,
                                                   associations, and regulatory bodies. Her
in BC- What’s Culture Got to Do with
                                                   leadership roles include: director, chairperson
It?                                                and president of the Canadian Dental
In May 2011, BC First Nations leadership           Hygienists Association; Governor, National
came together and collectively made the            Dental Hygiene Certification Board; member
largest self-determination decision made in        on national and regional steering committees;
the province of BC - to take control over their    and Regional Clinical Advisor in Canada for
own health and wellness. Creation of the           Special Olympics’ oral health program.
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), a first
of its kind in Canada, is an institution created   Along with a number of awards accolades
by First Nations people for First Nations          received throughout her career, Carol is most
people. Working to change 'the system' from        proud of being honoured recently with the
sickness to wellness, the FNHA champions a         Golisano Leadership Award (2016) and the
holistic view of health and wellness that          University of Manitoba’s School of Dental
acknowledges and includes an individual’s          Hygiene 2017 Alumni of Distinction Award.
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-
being. These are intrinsically linked to an                             Mr. Joe Gallagher, CEO
individual’s connections and relationships                              First Nation Health
with family, community, culture, and land.                              Authority
Join the First Nations Health Authority in a                            Joe Gallagher, Kwunuhmen,
discussion on how this applies through an                               is Coast Salish, of Tla'amin
oral health lens – learning of the current state                        First Nations and serves as
of equity as a result of colonialization and                            the Chief Executive Officer
striving for the way forward through a First                            for the FNHA. Over the
Nations approach.                                                       past decade, Mr. Gallagher
                                                   was a lead in the formation of a new health
                                                   governance partnership between BC First
                  Ms. Carol Yakiwchuk,             Nations, the province of BC, and the
                  DipDH, BScDHyg, MHS, RDH         government of Canada which included the
                  Manager, Oral Health, FNHA       negotiation of the successful transfer of federal
                                                   health services to BC First Nations control. This
                   In January 2016, Carol          work, a first for Canada, led to the formation of
                   Yakiwchuk joined the FNHA       the FNHA, a wellness organization driven by
                   as its Manager, Oral Health.    the First Nations holistic and traditional
                   Her passion is empowering       perspective of health and wellness. A senior
                   First Nations people via a      leader in health for the past 10 years, Joe
                  leading wellness-based, oral     brings over 25 years' experience in community
health program.                                    development, intergovernmental affairs and
                                                   negotiations. Throughout his career, Joe has
Carol has held project and dental hygiene          worked with all levels of government, First
management, consulting, and educational            Nations communities and organizations in both


The Children’s Oral Health Initiative                                   Dr. Kavita Mathu-Muju,
for Indigenous Children and                                             DMD, MPH, FRCD(C).
                                                                        Assistant Professor,
                                                                        Pediatric Dentistry,
                                                                        Faculty of Dentistry,
This presentation will:
                                                                        University of British
  1   Describe the Children’s Oral Health                               Columbia, Vancouver,
      Initiative (COHI), a community-based                              BC.
      oral health prevention program
      initiated by the federal government in      Dr. Mathu-Muju obtained her DMD at the
      2004 to enhance access to preventive        University of Manitoba in 1993. She
      dental services for children living in      subsequently matriculated in the pediatric
      rural and remote First Nations and Inuit    dentistry graduate program at the School of
      communities.                                Dentistry, University of North Carolina –
  2   Explore the personal experiences and        Chapel Hill. Her research has focused
      opinions of COHI from the perspective       predominantly on issues of access to oral
      of First Nations families whose children    health care for children from marginalized
      had enrolled in the program.                segments of society: economically
  3   Investigate the effect of community         disadvantaged children, children with special
      health workers in the COHI in               health care needs (CSHCN) and children
      improving access to preventive dental       living in First Nations and Inuit (FN/I)
      services for children.                      communities.

                               CAPHD Annual General Meeting:
                                     Saturday September 22, 2018

          The annual general meeting is an opportunity for members of the CAPHD to learn
           more about what the association’s board and volunteers have been working on
             over the past year and to provide input into the future direction of CAPHD.

                                To become a member of CAPHD visit:



Conference Venue:
University of British Columbia, Robson Square Campus

Address: 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7


Sky Train:

Hotel Accommodations:


Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Preferred rates for CAPHD delegates.
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                                                          (SEPTEMBER 21-22)

                                               EARLY BIRD RATE |      REGULAR RATE         EARLY RATE        | REGULAR RATE
                                               (Until Aug. 1)                              (Until Aug.1)

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