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Dr. Burton L. Edelstein

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Chair , Population Oral Health

Phone: (212) ***-****  
Email: b***@***.edu
Columbia University
Herbert Irving Pavilion, 10Th Floor 161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York , New York 10032
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1922, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health pursues an agenda of research, education, and service to address the critical and complex...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MPH
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry
  • Harpur College
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • DDS
    Columbia University
  • MPH Burton Edelstein DDS MPH
  • Burton DDS MPH
  • Burton DDS
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Institute for Oral Health | Dental care conferences, oral health whitepapers, oral health care policy, 20 July 2015 [cached]
Dr. Burton Edelstein
Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH Professor of Dentistry and Health Policy & Management, Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery
Dr. Edelstein is Founding Director of Children's Dental Health Project, a Washington, D.C.-based research and advocacy organization committed to improving children's oral health and dental care.
Leadership: Board of Directors | Children's Dental Health Project, 31 Oct 2013 [cached]
Burton L. Edelstein, DDS MPH Professor of Dentistry and Health Policy & Management Columbia University
National Health Policy Forum | Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH, 15 May 2015 [cached]
Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH National Health Policy Forum | Burton Edelstein, DDS, MPH
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Professor of Dentistry and Health Policy & Management Columbia University
Burton Edelstein DDS, MPH, is president of the Children's Dental Health Project, a DC-based nonprofit policy agency committed to improving children's oral health and dental care. He is a professor of dentistry and of health policy and management at Columbia University and currently serves as a MACPAC (Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission) commissioner. After 20 years of clinical pediatric dental practice, Dr. Edelstein's career shifted to health policy when he was a 1996-1997 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow in the Office of Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, where he worked primarily on health coverage legislation. He has served the Department of Health and Human Services as an oral health consultant, chaired the U.S. Surgeon General's Workshop on Children and Oral Health, and authored the child section of the Surgeon General's Report. His research focuses on Medicaid/CHIP and on childhood oral health promotion. Dr. Edelstein is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo School of Dentistry, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Boston Children's Hospital pediatric dentistry residency program. His work has been nationally recognized by a variety of associations including those representing dental educators, students, researchers, public health practitioners, and clinicians.
Dr. Burton Edelstein, Senior ..., 29 Sept 2013 [cached]
Dr. Burton Edelstein, Senior Fellow in Public Policy and President Emeritus, Children's Dental Health Project and Professor of Dentistry and Health Policy & Management, Columbia University talked about this 'silo' effect and suggested three approaches to dealing with silos: make them harder and taller, build bridges, or take them down and build a new system.
Dr. Burton Edelstein, Ralph Fuccillo of the DentaQuest Foundation and Dr. Paul Glassman of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry discussed the evolving use of quality and accountability tools to move general health and oral health toward the "Triple Aim" (better experience of care, better health outcomes, and lower costs), along with the roles and responsibilities of advocates and government in facilitating change in quality and accountability by healthcare providers of all types.
Improving Children’s Oral Health by Crossing the Medical-Dental Divide | Connecticut Health Foundation, 30 Jan 2015 [cached]
Burton L. Edelstein, DDS, MPH (author), is professor of dental medicine and health policy & management at Columbia University Medical Center, and a senior fellow in public policy at the Children's Dental Health Project.
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