Terry Batliner, a native of Denver, Colorado, is a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He is currently the Associate Director for the Center for Native Oral Health Research at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus.
Terry is also the owner of Sage Dental Care in Lafayette, Colorado, where he practices dentistry. Terry has served in many roles through his 30 year career. He has managed hospitals and health systems in the Indian Health Service and Veterans Administration.
He has designed dental insurance products for Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Delta Dental, and he has served on the faculty of the Schools of Dental Medicine at Harvard and CU. For the past four years, Terry has been a member of the national leadership team for the Oral Health Project sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In this work, he and his colleagues strive to improve access to oral health for people living in rural areas, inner cities, and reservation communities.