Dental 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.
Meet the UT Health San Antonio hub team
Suman Challa, BDS, MSPH
Rosalie Aguilar, PhD
Sarah Dirks, DDS, MS
Jeffrey Hicks, DDS
Rochisha Singh Marwaha, BDS, MPH
Magda de la Torre, RDH, MPH
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.
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.
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.