DENT ECHO imageDental Education Network for Texas (DENT) ECHO

The DENT ECHO supports and educates primary oral health care providers in the delivery of quality and effective dental care for patients across the state of Texas by facilitating an engaging dialogue between subject matter experts and Texas dental care providers.

This interactive, peer-to-peer oral health learning community will help providers:

  • Share evidence-based knowledge and best system-based practices
  • Broaden skills in order to expand access to care for rural and underserved populations
  • Network and provide an open forum for exchanging knowledge and sharing experiences
  • Build capacity, support and educate rural providers, systems and care teams
  • Provide opportunities to earn CEUs while learning from community partners and field experts alike

Join this growing community of oral health professionals to discuss challenging cases and solutions with colleagues in dentistry while learning about the latest developments from the field.

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Meet the UT Health San Antonio hub team

Suman Challa, BDS, MSPH

Suman Challa, BDS, MSPH

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Sohini Dhar, DDS, MPH

Rochisha Singh Marwaha, BDS, MPH

Rochisha Singh Marwaha, BDS, MPH

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Yashashri Urankar, BDS, MPH

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Kathleen Weeks, MBA, LNHA

Session resources and recordings

Please check back often for new content. See our full list of didactic recordings here.

Session 21: July 18, 2024

Presentation topic: Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF): The Silver Lining in Dental Care

Presenters: Dr. Shirley Lewis, BDS, CAGS, MScD and Dr. Hala Shakir, BDS, MPH, DPH

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Session 20: May 16, 2024

Presentation topic: Treating Kids vs. Adults with HIV

Presenters: Dr. Cara B. Gonzales, DDS, PhD

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Session 19: March 21, 2024

Presentation topic: Today I am Treating a Person who has Autism – A Social Story about Autism for Dental Professionals

Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Farrell, DDS, DABSCD and Dr. Claudia I Contreras, DDS

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Session 18: January 18, 2024

Presentation topic: Factors to Keep in mind when seeking a Medical Recommendation

Presenters: Dr. Narayanan Sreenivasan, BDS, DDS, MDS and Dr. Carlos Landaeta, DDS

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Session 17: November 16, 2023

Presentation topic: Dental Extractions in Patients on Anticoagulation Therapy

Presenters: Dr. M. Andrea Bordoy, D.D.S.

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Session 16: September 21, 2023

Presentation topic: Pediatric Dental Care in Uninsured Patients: Exploring Alternative Treatment Options

Presenters: Dr. Stanislaus Dyda, DDS and Dr. Claudia I. Contreras, DDS

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Session 15: July 20, 2023

Presentation topic: Opioid Addiction and Pain Management in Dentistry

Presenter: Dr. Rochisha Singh Marwaha, BDS, MPH, Diplomate ABDPH

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Session 14: May 18, 2023

Session summary: Presentation topic: Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders

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Session 13: March 9, 2023

Session summary: Presentation topic: CariesCare International Practice Guide: the modern patient-focused approach to caries management pathways

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Session 12: January 19, 2023

Session summary: Presentation topic: Exploring Dental Opportunities in Underserved Areas

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Resources shared during the session:
– HRSA – Health Workforce Connector »
– CCMIS – Agencies of U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps »

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Session 11: November 17, 2022

Session summary: Presentation topic: Common Oral Pathology Lesions and Oral Cancer

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Session 10: September 22, 2022

Session summary: Presentation topic: Full Mouth Reconstruction in Prosthodontics

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Session 9: July 21, 2022

Session summary: Presentation topic: Partial Caries Removal: The Science and Practice

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Session 8: May 26, 2022

Session summary: Presentation topic: Managing the Diabetes Patient: An Oral Surgeon’s Perspective

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Session 7: March 17, 2022

Session summary: Presentation topic: Managing the Diabetes Patient in the Dental office

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Session 6: January 20, 2022

Session summary: Presentation topic: American Academy of Periodontics (AAP) 2018 Classification Made Easier

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Session 5: November 18, 2021

Session summary: The session will describe the Management and Prevention of Peri-implant diseases.

Session 4: September 16, 2021

Session summary: The session described the use of anesthesia and analgesia in the dental practice and cover the main reasons for anesthesia failure in the clinic. Mechanisms of action for the most commonly used analgesics were discussed. Guidance on how to formulate a flexible prescription plan for post-operative pain management was also provided.

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Session 3: June 15, 2021

Session summary: In the third session of the DENT ECHO featured didactics on Integrating Dental and Medical Health Care by Dr. Luis Yepes, DDS. This was followed by a case presentation and discussion with Carlos Escobar, DDS AEGD resident at UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry.

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Session 2: May 20, 2021

Session summary: In the second session of the DENT ECHO, Rodney Stokley, DDS presented on Dental Care for Pregnant Women and Dr. Arealle Frank presented a case on managing a pregnant patient.

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Session 1: April 15, 2021

Session summary: In this inaugural session of the DENT ECHO, Sarah Dirks, DDS presented on Geriatric Dentistry Management, with discussion by Jeffrey Hicks, DDS, and the ECHO hub team about best options for managing complex patients.

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Articles referenced in Dr. Dirk’s presentation » 

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