Dental-Related Emergency Department Use in Texas: An Analysis of Outpatient Data

Emergency department use for dental-related issues is an emerging topic in dental public health. Following the methodology established by the American Dental Association Health Policy Insitute and the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, The Repository of Oral Health Data for Evaluation and Outcomes (ROHDEO) analyzed outpatient hospital billing data for prevalence of dental-related emergency department visits in Texas. This presentation will review the associated cost, analysis by county, and how Texas compares to available national data. Additional opportunities for visualizing ED data will be explored.

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August 22, 2018

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About the Speaker(s)

Annaliese is a Biostatistician at UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Mississippi State University, specializing in Experimental Psychology with a theme in Applied Statistics. In her present position, she coordinates data collection and evaluation for Miles of Smiles-Laredo and also manages database development and administration for SmilesMaker©, a direct data entry program used in school-based oral health programs. She teaches as a core instructor in the Dental Public Residency Program and coordinates the Texas Repository of Oral Health Data for Evaluation and Outcomes (ROHDEO). Annaliese is currently serving as part of the founding executive leadership team for the American Institute for Dental Public Health. Ms. Cothron is an active member and leader within several national professional organizations, including serving as Secretary of the Dental Informatics Section of the American Dental Education Association and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Consortium for Oral Health Research and Informatics (COHRI). Prior to joining UT Health San Antonio, she helped create the Mississippi Tobacco Data Workgroup in the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University, focusing on health policy initiatives, tobacco susceptibility and cessation research, and administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey for the state of Mississippi.