Paul Glassman

Paul Glassman

Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA is an advisor to Pew on children’s dental policy. As a nationally recognized expert in oral health care for vulnerable populations, including people with developmental disabilities and complex medical conditions, he provides professional expertise and guidance in support of Pew’s effort to improve children’s dental health.

As an independent expert, Glassman advises Pew on matters related to dental care access and emerging workforce models, as well as state and federal health policy. In particular, he provides expert guidance on the dental care system and the use of telehealth technology as a way to reach more underserved populations.

Glassman is professor of dental practice, director of community oral health, and director of the Pacific Center for Special Care at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco. As a leading authority on remote dental health technologies, he led the development of an innovative pilot called the “Virtual Dental Home,” which connects supervisors to hygienists with extra training in an effort to reach those who have difficulty accessing dental care.  He is a former president of the Special Care Dentistry Association, an international organization dedicated to improving the oral health of people with special needs. Glassman has served on many national commissions, including the Institute of Medicine's committee on Oral Health Access to Care.

Glassman received his dental degree from the University of California-San Francisco and his MBA and MA in educational and counseling psychology from the University of the Pacific.