Agenda for AADR-sponsored conference “Toward a Diagnosis Driven Profession 2016”

Researchers from Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and The University of Sydney, Faculty of Dentistry have been planning with support from the IADR Global HQ staff, Practice Management Information Corporation (PMIC) and Delta Dental a conference about the adoption of standardized diagnostic terminologies (DxTMs) by dental professionals to improve oral health.


Time Event
8:00 – 8:30 am Check In
8:30 – 8:45 am Welcome Address
Paul Krebsbach
8:45 – 9:30 am Keynote
James Cimino
9:30 – 10:30 am Session 1
Panel Discussion on Terminologies: Reference terminologies, interface terminologies – roles and how they complement each other
Vimla Patel, Dave Preble, Bedirhan Ustun, Daniella Meeker
10:30 – 11:00 am Break
11:00 – 11:45 am Session 2
EHR User Interface and use of DxTMs
Jan Horsky, John Halamka, Muhammad Walji
11:45 – 12:30 pm Session 3
Diagnostic documentation and impact on quality of patient care
Khalid Moidu, Lyle McClellan, Joel White
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 pm Session 4
Implication of widespread diagnostic term implementation for insurance companies
Bill Kohn, Mary Lee Conicella, Adele Towers
2:45 – 4:00 pm Breakout sessions – EHR vendors, Payors, Providers, Professional Organizations, Students
4:00 – 4:15 pm Break
4:15 – 4:50 pm Closing Remarks
Lynn Mouden
4:50- 5:00 pm Summary and Post-Survey

Please join us in shaping the future of diagnostic terminology in dentistry, its usability in the EHR, and in discussing the roles of ICD, SNODENT and DDS, the diagnostic terminologies increasingly utilized by dentists globally.

Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT) – Add to Calendar

JW Marriott Platinum Ballroom C – 900 West Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015 – View Map


Stay tuned to learn here at the DIOC blog more about the conference.

We are looking forward to see you in Los Angeles,
Elsbeth and Heiko

Elsbeth Kalenderian, DDS, MPH, PhD, Chair, Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Chief of Quality, Harvard Dental Center, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Heiko Spallek, DMD, PhD, MSBA, Professor and Pro-Dean, The University of Sydney, Faculty of Dentistry