More About Gita

Gita has ten years of public health experience providing both leadership and dental services to Medicaid members, veterans, and tribal communities. She holds multiple dental directorships; two of which involve Oregon’s unique coordinated care model, which helps to improve healthcare outcomes using cost-effective, evidence-based care coordination. She also serves as the Chief Dental Officer for DenScore (, a start-up focused on providing dental education to consumers.

Her recent focus has been on understanding the impacts of dental policy on oral health equity and dental recruitment challenges in rural locations. She graduated with a B.S. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University. She then received her Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a general practice residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

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