Valley Health Team Members Attend National Network for Oral Health Access Conference

[Huntington, West Virginia] December 6, 2023 — Four members of Valley Health’s Dentistry team attended the National Network for Oral Health Access Conference (NNOHA) in Denver, Colorado, in early November: Dr. Andrea Kelly, DDS, Dental Director; Dr. Daniel Brody, DMD; Dr. Vince Powell, DMD; and Ryan Brady, RDH, Dental Program Manager. This year’s conference was entitled “Building a Culture of Resilience”.

Dr. Andrea Kelly, DDS, Dental Director at Valley Health, shared her experience attending the National Network for Oral Health Access Conference, stating, “I attended courses and particularly enjoyed the class on Silver Diamine and using Fugi glass Ionomer. This has allowed me to return this service to treat my patients and do more conservative dental restorations.” Dr. Kelly’s dedication to continuing education and adopting new techniques and treatments is a testament to Valley Health’s commitment to providing the best possible care to their patients.

Dr. Brody has attended the NNOHA conference for more than 30 years. This year, he conducted a round table discussion on “Opioids and Pain Management” and moderated the “Teledentistry Symposium.” Dr. Brody is excited to take what he learned into action, saying, “The Valley Health Dentistry team looks forward to implementing a relationship with WVU School of Dentistry to provide our patients with synchronous and asynchronous consults with dental specialists located at the dental school.” 

Dr. Powell attended courses on treating patients with special needs, managing post-surgical complications, and advanced endodontics. Ryan Brady attended leadership and health center oversight seminars, which covered topics and skills that he plans to utilize in his new role as Dental Program Manager.

“We strongly believe that investing in the education and training of our dental providers is paramount to providing high-quality dental care to our patients. Sending dental providers to the NNOHA conference was a valuable investment in improving their techniques and skills, ultimately leading to better care for our patients. We are committed to providing the best possible care and will continue to support our providers in their professional development.” – Steve Shattls, CEO and President of Valley Health Systems, Inc. 

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