Oral Health Member Interest Group

Established: December 2014

Join the Oral Health MIG Community

Visit the Rural Health online community and click on "Join Group" to connect with other AAFP members who share your professional interests.

NOTE: As a first-time visitor, you will be asked to affirm a Code of Conduct prior to community access.

Increase awareness of oral health resources for AAFP members so that they might serve their patients better and improve their overall wellness when you join the Oral Health Member Interest Group (MIG). Provide AAFP members with oral health resources that can be used with patients at point of care.

Objectives

  • Inform AAFP members about oral health issues and their impact on overall health
  • Increase awareness of oral health resources for AAFP members so that they might serve their patients better and improve their overall wellness
  • Offer oral health updates to the AAFP leadership based on the group's expertise in oral health topics
  • Assist the AAFP in membership recruitment and retention of family physicians who are interested in the promotion of oral health

Long-term Goals

  • Increase awareness among AAFP members of oral health issues across a patient's lifespan, from prenatal to geriatric
  • Provide AAFP members with oral health resources (e.g. Smiles for Life, American Academy of Pediatrics oral health state champions, etc.) that can be used with patients at point of care
  • Serve as experts to AAFP members on all topics that affect oral health
  • Act as a catalyst for engaging AAFP members who have an interest in oral health via an annual meeting, listserv, and other forms of networking

Leadership

Chair: Hugh Silk, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Vice Chair: Wanda Gonsalves, MD

Secretary: Karlynn Sievers, MD

Overseen By: Commission on Health of the Public and Science

Join the Oral Health MIG Community

Visit the Rural Health online community and click on "Join Group" to connect with other AAFP members who share your professional interests.

NOTE: As a first-time visitor, you will be asked to affirm a Code of Conduct prior to community access.

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Questions?

Contact MIG support:

Email mig@aafp.org »

Get the Member Interest Group Information Guide

Download the Group Information Guide for more details about Member Interest Group (MIG) officers, funding, maintenance of MIGs, commission oversight, and more.

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Questions?

Contact MIG support:

Email mig@aafp.org »

Get the Member Interest Group Information Guide

Download the Group Information Guide for more details about Member Interest Group (MIG) officers, funding, maintenance of MIGs, commission oversight, and more.