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The World of Organized Dentistry: A Conversation with Dr. Alayna Schoblaske

In this episode of Jaw Talk, host Dr. Tiffany Lamberton chats with the inspiring Dr. Alayna Schoblaske, a trailblazing dental director at La Clinica in Southern Oregon. Dr. Schoblaske, a passionate advocate for health equity and patient education, brings her rich experiences, including an honor-filled graduation from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry and a formative General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Washington, DC. Her contributions as an Editor for the Oregon Dental Association and active roles in the American Dental Association and Oregon Health Authority epitomize her commitment to shaping the future of dentistry.

The episode offers an insightful exploration of Dr. Schoblaske’s approach to organized dentistry, her motivations for encouraging new dentists to join the ADA, and her perspectives on the importance of benefits and the role of women in the dental field. This episode of Jaw Talk is not just a deep dive into dental care but also a testament to the power of dedication and the impact of visionary professionals in healthcare.

We talk about:

  • [00:00] Intro
  • [01:59] Dr. Schoblaske’s passion for dentistry
  • [03:41] Organized dentistry
  • [07:58] The call to action: why new dentists should join the ADA
  • [12:36] Uncovering the hidden value of ADA benefits
  • [15:16] The importance of fluoridated water
  • [19:28] Trailblazing women in the dental profession
  • [27:03] Dental education today
  • [29:20] Service learning in underserved areas
  • [33:04] Student loans and finding support
  • [36:39] Dr. Schoblaske’s 2024 plans 

Mentions

  1. National Health Service Corps (NHSC): https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/
  2. Oregon Dental Association: https://www.oregondental.org/
  3. American Dental Education Association:https://www.adea.org/
  4. Oregon Dental Conference: https://www.oregondental.org/meetings-events/oregon-dental-conference
  5. American Dental Association (ADA): https://www.ada.org/
  6. National Dental Association:https://ndaonline.org/
  7. Hispanic Dental Association: https://www.hdassoc.org/
  8. National Network for Oral Health Access: https://www.nnoha.org/

9. Academy of General Dentistry: https://www.agd.org/

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