February 24, 2022 at 7:30pm via Zoom
Presented by: Debora Texeira, D.D.S.(Foreign Trained), MEd.
Oral Health Systems Administrator / 802 Smiles Network Coordinator
Vermont Department of Health
Division of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
Free for everyone. Close Registration 2/24/22 4pm.
About Debora Texeira, D.D.S.(Foreign Trained), MEd.
Debora Teixeira received a degree in Dentistry from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and a Master of Education focusing on Adult Education and Public Health from the University of Vermont. Prior to relocating to the United States, she worked for 12 years as a Public Health Dentist for the São Paulo State Health Department, providing dental care and oral health education primarily to underserved children and adults in community health centers and public schools. In addition, Debora has worked in private practice and taught Oral Diagnosis to first-year dental students. Currently, Debora works for the Vermont Department of Health, where she serves as the Oral Health Systems Administrator and as the 802 Smiles Network of School Dental Health Programs Coordinator.
This presentation will include an overview of the Dental Public Health initiatives currently underway at the Vermont Department of Health’s Oral Health Program, such as Community Water Fluoridation, Surveillance activities, and the 802 Smiles Network of School Dental Health Programs. Emphasis will be placed on opportunities for Dental Hygienists to collaborate with our program, contributing for fulfilling our mission “to reduce the burden of oral disease for all Vermonters.”