Mike Plunkett, DDS, MPH

Dr. Mike Plunkett

Mike Plunkett is Associate Director for Strategy and Business Development for Permanente Dental Associates (PDA), which partners with Kaiser Foundation Health Plan to form the Kaiser Permanente (KP) Dental Program. In his role Dr. Plunkett works closely with the PDA leadership team to develop and drive strategic initiates around systems integration, care model innovation, and business partnerships. He also maintains an active clinical practice with a focus on Oral Surgery. Dr. Plunkett has an appointment as Assistant Professor of Community Dentistry at Oregon Health and Sciences University where he directs a course series in Health Care Systems and lectures on a range of topics in Dental Practice Management. 

Dr. Plunkett previously held the role of Senior Director for Dental Care Delivery for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest where he oversaw Operations, Quality and Service. Prior to joining the Kaiser Permanente dental program, Dr. Plunkett served as Dental Director for CareOregon Inc., which operates both medical and dental health plans, and provides service and support for five statewide Coordinated Care Organizations. 

Dr. Plunkett's executive appointments within the Oregon Health Authority have included the Oregon Public Health Advisory Board, Health Evidence and Review Commission, and Medicaid Advisory Committee. He currently serves on the board of multiple Portland-based non-profit organizations whose work is focused on population health equity and addressing the social determinants of disease.