Access to care

The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry is pleased to offer the "Speaker's Bureau Guide" as an annual resource. It is designed to help you identify subjects and speakers for continuing education programs. This guide was developed because several of you as leaders in the dental community requested help with planning continuing education programs.

You may wish to review the subjects and speakers with your planning committee or contact the speakers directly. All of the individuals in this guide have identified interest in presenting continuing education programs throughout the region. However, since speaker availability and your program needs vary, please contact the speaker several months before your course date to set up all the arrangements.

All course and financial arrangements are made directly with the speaker.

  • Dental Health Workforce - A variety of issues, including supply and demand, distribution problems (particularly in rural areas,) dual careers in dentistry (spouses both have careers,) the ramifications for recruiting dentists, and the needs and expectations of newly graduated dentists.
  • Access to Care - Access to care, especially as a function of the workforce. Recruiting dentists to rural communities.

Dr. Born can present either formal or informal lectures and can speak from 45 minutes to 3 hours--depending upon the needs of the client.

Workshops on recruiting dentists to rural communities can be developed for small groups (20 to 30 individuals.) These workshops involve educating clients about the dental profession, the needs and expectations of newly graduated dentists, dual career issues, as well as strategies and plans for recruitment.

Workforce lectures would also be of interest to all dental providers.

  • Cultural Competency in Health Care - 30-minute to 2-hour lectures
  • Dental Therapy - 30-minute to 2-hour lectures
  • Oral Health Care Access -Includes issues of health care disparities. One- to two-hour lectures

Dr. Self's lectures would be of interest to the entire dental team.