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Ruth S. Goldblatt, D.M.D., F.A.G.D., F.A.S.G.D., D.A.B.S.C.D.

Clinical Associate Professor, Craniofacial Sciences
Academic Office Location:
Craniofacial Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3910
Phone: 860-679-4829
Fax: 860-679-1342
Email: goldblatt@uchc.edu

Urban Service Track

UConn Center on Aging

B.S.Adelphi UniversityBiology
D.M.D.University of Connecticut School of Dental MedicineDentistry

Post-Graduate Training
FellowshipSpecial Care Dental AssociationAmerican Society for Geriatric Dentistry
OtherSpecial Care Dental AssociationAmerican Board of Special Care Dentistry
FellowshipAcademy of General Dentistry
ResidencySt. Frances Hospital and Medical CenterGeneral Practice Residency

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Top Dentist AwardHartford Magazine
Howard I. Mark Advocate for Oral Health AwardConnecticut Oral Health Initiative
Top Dentist AwardHartford Magazine
Educational Achievement AwardThe American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
Distinguished Practitioner in the Dental AcademyNational Academies of Practice
FellowInternational College of Dentists
Inducted into Phi Chi ChapterOmicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
FellowPierre Fouchard Academy
I have clinical interests in improving oral health access and information to underserved populations especially older adults. I also am involved and interested in the inter-professional approach to oral health care in all its forms.
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Annual Session Program Planning Committee Special Care Dental AssociationEducation CommitteeMemberExternalNational20142015
Geriatrics Council Special Care Dental AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationVice ChairExternalNational20142016
ADA representative for Choosing American Dental Association Wisely CampaignProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational20142014
Alternate ADA representative Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (CAPIR)Professional and Technical Advisory Committee of The Joint CommissionAdvisory CommitteeMemberExternalNational20142016
2014-2019 Good Oral Health: a bi-level Intervention to Improve Older Adult Oral Health funded by NIH 1U01DE024168-01 Susan Reisine PI 8/1/2014-7/31/2019 $4,164,313 15%2014-2017 Geriatric Outreach and Training with Care ( GOT CARE!) Nurse Education Practice Quality Retention HRSA funded $1.4 million Interprofessional Training grant .09 %2011-2013 Changing Oral Health Norms and Hygiene Practices among Vulnerable Older Adults funded by NIH. Susan Reisine PI $592,509 9/1/2011-8/31/2013 10%2010-2013 Building collaborative research infrastructure to reduce oral health disparities in older adults funded by NIH. Susan Reisine PI. $1 million 15%2009 $1000 Alliance of the ADA Senior Smiles Grant Program for development of materials to enhance oral health of older adults2008 500 Senior Smile Kits from Alliance of the ADA to be distributed during primary health care week by Urban Health Scholars2007-2008 OPEN WIDE for Older Adults Primary Author of curriculum to train non-dental providers in oral health for older adults $30,000 DPH Office of Oral Health2008-2011 Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) M.B. Bruder PI Role: Discipline Coordinator 10% Effort2002-07 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pipeline Profession and Practice: Community Based Dental Education, R. L. MacNeil (PI), $1.3 million, 5% effort.

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