Dr. Zachary Brian is Director of the North Carolina Oral Health Collaborative. A passionate advocate for oral health equity and access, Dr. Brian recently served as a Dental Director leading initiatives for a Federally Qualified Health Center in New Haven, Connecticut in partnership with Yale University. Prior to this role, Dr. Brian served in Indian Health Service as Site Director for a tribal dental clinic in Michigan.

Dr. Brian has spent both his clinical and administrative career in public health, and is particularly interested in issues surrounding health equity, access, integration, collaboration, and care delivery. Committed to community outreach and partnerships, Dr. Brian is a sought-after speaker on dental-medical integration, oral health equity and systems change, teledentistry, as well as the oral-systemic connection. Leveraging community-based partnerships, Dr. Brian oversaw the expansion of school-based oral health programs, implemented integrative protocols, and secured funding to increase access to diagnostic technologies for underserved population groups.

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