Oral Health & the Opioid Epidemic

8/29/2019 1:00pm, EST

Duration: 1 hour

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Recent Webinars

Past webinar videos are available to watch on-demand.

Measurement: It's How We Know
Aired: 3/28/2019

We all collect and report a lot of data, but how do we know if our patients are getting healthier? Without a system to understand the health of the patients we treat, it can be difficult to see the fruits of our labors. During this webinar, the DentaQuest Partnership will discuss how we’ve applied Quality Improvement and measurement to caries management, and how your dental practice can begin implementing some of these strategies to help monitor outcomes among your patient population. 

Learning objectives

After this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of why measurement matters
  • Recognize how quality improvement tactics and skills can be used within their dental practice

Presenter: Cindy Hannon, MSW, Measurement Systems Director, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement

Interprofessional Practice
Aired: 4/25/2019

During this webinar participants will learn about the DentaQuest Partnership’s approach to interprofessional practice and the MORE Care (Medical Oral Expanded Care) program. MORE Care is an initiative of the DentaQuest Partnership focused on providing primary and secondary preventive oral health services to underserved populations in primary care medical offices, as well as testing optimal patient-centered referral systems between primary care and dental care teams.

Participants will also hear about MORE Care efforts in Pennsylvania and primary care clinics’ experience with integration and coordination of oral health care. The presenter will discuss themes that developed, lessons learned, and some key facilitators and challenges.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar participants will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of interprofessional practice as it relates to the integration of oral health and primary care. 
  • Identify facilitators and challenges associated with integrating oral health into primary care. 


  • Kelli Ohrenberger, MA, Manager of Interprofessional Practice, DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
  • Kelly Braun, RDH, MSDH, Dental Delivery Systems Coordinator, Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
Oral Health & the Social Determinants
Aired: 5/30/2019

During this webinar the DentaQuest Partnership provides an overview of social determinants of health (SDOH) as they relate to oral health and discuss how we incorporate SDOH into the work we do as a grantmaking organization. Several DentaQuest Partnership grantees also discuss how this work has come to life on the national, state and local levels.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Describe social determinants of health as they relate to oral health.
  • Describe how providers, community based organizations, and other local, state, and national partners can use a social determinants of health lens to address health disparities.
  • Identify potential strategies that can be implemented to address social determinants of health on the national, state, and local levels.


  • Michael (Parrish) Ravelli, BA, Grants and Programs Associate, DentaQuest Partnership
  • Cherry L. Houston, PhD, MPH, RN, President/CEO, Critical Learning Systems, Inc.
  • Alejandra Valencia, DDS, MPH, MS, Director, Oral Health Forum
  • Jennifer Dangremond, MA, Grants Manager, Native American Connections
The Value of Oral Health
Aired: 6/27/2019

During this webinar, Dr. Sean Boynes, Executive Director of Person-Centered Care at the DentaQuest Partnership discusses the changing oral health care landscape, how we are defining value in oral health and strategies to achieve person-centered care.

Learning Objectives
After this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Understand how healthcare and oral health care are changing
  • Develop a basic understanding of value options in oral health
  • Identify potential strategies for achieving person-centered care

Presenter: Dr. Sean Boynes, Executive Director, Person-Centered Care, DentaQuest Partnership

Teledentistry - Closing Gaps in Oral Health
Aired: 7/25/2019

This webinar explores the ability of teledentistry to close gaps in oral health by increasing access and facilitating person-centered care. A panel of presenters provide an overview of their teledentistry models and share both challenges and successes.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Recognize teledentistry as a means of increasing access and facilitating person-centered care,
  • Identify components of different teledentistry models that might be successful in their respective state, and
  • Describe policy issues that would have to be addressed in some states to take advantage of the benefits of teledentistry.


  • Paul Glassman, DDS, MA, MBA, Assistant Dean for Research at the College of Dental Medicine at California Northstate University and Professor Emeritus at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni, School of Dentistry in San Francisco
  • William Bailey, DDS, MPH, Delta Dental Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Caries Prevention and the Director of the Center for Oral Disease Prevention and Population Health Research, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
  • Sharity Ludwig, EPDH, MS, Director of Clinical Innovations, Advantage Dental from DentaQuest