Livestream from ASA: National Summit on Oral Health and National Survey on Aging

2 min
March 21, 2018


We’re unveiling a major national survey with NORC at the University of Chicago that reveals the hopes, fears and attitudes of aging in America across five age groups and explores what really matters to individuals for healthcare, social services, quality of life and caregiving.

We’re also taking a look back over the past year with the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center through our collaborative partnerships to explore lessons learned and best practices for enabling a community-based system of coordinated and comprehensive care for seniors which includes oral health.

Follow @WestHealth to be a part of the #successfulaging conversation at #AiA17.

National Summit on Oral Health: Integrating Dental, Health and Wellness to Improve Seniors’ Health

Tuesday, March 21st | 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. CST


  • – Shelley Lyford, President and CEO, West Health
  • – Tim Lash, Chief Strategy Officer, West Health
  • – Zia Agha, MD, Chief Medical Officer, West Health
  • – Paul Downey, President and CEO, Serving Seniors
  • – Karen Becerra, DDS, MPH, CEO and Dental Director, Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center
  • – Bill Scanlon, PhD, Senior Consultant, Health Policy


National Survey Unveils Perspectives and Implications on Aging Policies and Practices Across the Decades

Wednesday, March 22nd | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. CST


  • – Carol Raphael, Former Board Chair, AARP
  • – Zia Agha, MD, Chief Medical Officer, West Health
  • – Louise Hawkley, PhD, MA, Senior Research Scientist, NORC
  • – Juli Vizza, Producer, Nine To Ninety documentary
  • – Roger Kissin, President, Communication Partners & Associates


Shelley Lyford
CEO, Chair & Trustee, Gary and Mary West Foundation
CEO & Chair, West Health Institute
Timothy Lash
President, Gary and Mary West Foundation
President, West Health Institute
President & Chair, West Health Policy Center
Zia Agha Headshot
Zia Agha, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Gary and Mary West Foundation
Chief Medical Officer, West Health Institute