Marjorie Woods, BS, DDS
Director of Oral Diagnosis
University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry
Dr. Marjorie Andrews Woods (DDS) is a tenured professor who is Director of the Division of Oral Diagnosis at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Dentistry, Department of Diagnostic Sciences. Dr. Marjorie Woods has received residency certificates in General Practice and Geriatric Dentistry. Before becoming a dentist, she obtained a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene. Dr. Woods has an impressive list of honors and awards. Additionally, she has participated in research efforts resulting in several publications. Dr. Woods has been very active in community engagement efforts in Tennessee, and she was a 2013 Public Service Award Winner at UTHSC.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Anyone who has ever lived through a toothache and/or painful gums or has had a family member with similar oral health complaints understands that the level of dental care received can significantly impact one's oral-systemic and oral-mental health outcomes. Conversely, mental and systemic health issues can have a significant impact on one's oral health as well. Significantly, oral health is intertwined and/or bidirectional with systemic and mental health. The oral-systemic and oral-mental interconnectedness is often overlooked within the Quadruple Aim for oral value-based care by healthcare…