Oral Health America’s Webinar Series

Oral Health America's Webinar Series consists of monthly webinars to provide technical assistance and to create a forum for programs to share information about best practices and innovative projects. We offer webinars for both our Smiles Across America and Wisdom Tooth Project programs.

Upcoming Webinars

July 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM Central
Implementing a Clinical Quality Evaluation System in Your Oral Health Program

This webinar will provide attendees with insight regarding best practices for instituting a quality evaluation system within their respective clinical oral health programs. Attendees will learn about the process for designing, implementing, and evaluating a clinical quality assessment program. Additionally, attendees will learn about the three principal types of data that are collected during the clinical quality assessment process and will be able to select or develop appropriate metrics to evaluate their own programs.

Intended Audience: Dentists and Hygienists; Clinical Managers; FQHC Managers; State Oral Health Program Directors; School-Based Health Center Managers; Health Plan and 3rd-Party Payer Staff; Grants Management Staff; Grant Writers.

Presenters: Pierre M. Cartier, DMD, MPH

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the process for planning, implementing, and evaluating a clinical quality evaluation program in an oral healthcare environment.
  2. Identify three principal data categories collected during the clinical quality evaluation processes.
  3. Discuss the importance of collecting and analyzing population health data.
  4. Identify key process evaluation metrics that might be incorporated into a clinical program’s evaluation process.

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August 30, 2018 at 2:00 PM Central
Silver Diamine Fluoride: Science, Practice, and Potential

Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), recently FDA approved, can arrest carious lesions without the need for anesthesia or excavation. SDF can stabilize a tooth as part of a continuum of care to restore form and function with a variety of dental restorative materials. SDF offers a disease management and minimally invasive approach of value for patients whose dental treatment options are limited by co-morbidities, ability to tolerate invasive procedures, financial circumstances, or other access to care barriers. Dr. Ryan Quock is professor and vice chair of the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.  Dr. Quock’s scholarly interests include the practical aspects of caries management including fluoride therapies and the conservative surgical treatment of dental caries.  Apple Tree Dental has implemented the use of SDF in its outpatient clinics and, with funding from the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, in long-term care facilities. This session will provide an overview of the science, current research, and describe Apple Tree’s practical experiences in the use of SDF with children, older adults, people with special needs and other patients.

Intended Audience: Dentists and Hygienists; Clinical Managers; FQHC Managers; State Oral Health Program Directors; School-Based Health Center Managers; Health Plan and 3rd-Party Payer Staff; Grants Management Staff; Grant Writers.

Presenters: Dr. Michael Helgeson and Dr. Ryan Quock

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the proposed mechanism of action for silver diamine fluoride (SDF).
  2. Understand the practical ramifications of applying SDF and restoration of SDF treated teeth.
  3. Discuss the incorporation of SDF into daily practice with patients with special needs and other high-caries risk populations.

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