Ask The Docs About Prenatal Health

Texas Oral Health Coalition
TxOHC has collaborated with Cook Children’s to provide CDE on their Ask The Docs About Prenatal Health Webinar Series.

Bridging the gap between medical and dental providers to improve oral health, overall health and well-being of pregnant teens and women.

Upcoming Webinars

Maternal Depression: Signs, Facts & Resources

May 24, 2022 l 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Presenters: Kia Carter, M.D.; Lisa M. Elliott, PhD.; Helen Thomas, LCSW, PMH-C

Credit hours: 1.0 CDE
Teaching Method: Live webinar lecture
Cost: Free
AGD Subject Code: 130 Electives

Course Description

Be a part of the conversation to explore why bridging the gap between dental and medical providers is crucial for improving ALL areas of health – including mental health — for mom and baby before, during and after pregnancy.   The mental health of the mother is a key indication of the baby’s future health.

The Texas Department of State Health Services – Oral Health Improvement Program (OHIP) and the Children’s Oral Health Coalition have partnered to host a series of “Ask the Docs”.  The series is for dentists, ob-gyns, other prenatal medical providers, dental hygienists, nurses, and social workers interested in improving access to care for pregnant teens and women.

Learning Objectives 

  • Describe the connection between mental health, oral health and overall health
  • Recognize depression and the role dental and medical providers play
  • Assess maternal mental health
  • Identify where to go for resources

Speakers

Kia Carter, M.D.
Psychiatrist Cook Children’s

Currently practice Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, focused on emergent and crisis stabilization care with ER, Inpatient and Consultative areas of service. Previous speaking engagement on Suicidal Prevention and Awareness, COVID 19 Impact on Children’s MentalHealth and Advocacy for Children’s Mental Health.

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Financial Disclosure


Lisa ElliottLisa M. Elliott, PhD.
Psychologist Cook Children’s

Lisa M. Elliott, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist/neuropsychologist and clinic manager for Cook Children’s Behavioral Health Clinic in Denton. She also serves as an onsite post-doctoral fellowship supervisor. Dr. Elliott obtained her BBA from Wichita State University and was a human resources director prior to pursuing her doctorate. Dr. Elliott earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Texas in 1989.

Dr. Elliott specializes in psychological and neuropsychological testing, as well as psychotherapy. Areas of specialties include:

    • Depression and mood disorders
    • Anxiety
    • Trauma
    • Learning disabilities
    • Autism spectrum disorders
    • Neurodevelopmental/neurocognitive disorders

Dr. Elliott served as the chair for the Wellness Alliance for Total Children’s Health which is led by Cook Children’s Center for Children’s Health for four years. Currently, Dr. Elliott is the Chair of the United Way Denton County Behavioral Health Leadership Team, as well as serving as a Co-Chair for the DCBHLT Child and Family Workgroup.

Dr. Elliott is a frequently requested speaker for Cook Childrens Medical Center. Dr. Elliott is passionate about educating children/teens, young adults, parents and other professionals on topics that impact their lives including:

    • Neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental Disorders
    • Learning disabilities
    • ADHD
    • Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Bullying
    • Trauma
    • Anxiety Stress management
    • Depression/Mood Disorders
    • Suicide Awareness & Self-harm
    • Parenting, Relationships and Self Esteem

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Helen ThomasHelen Thomas, LCSW, PMH-C
Clinical Therapist Cook Children’s

As a LCSW, I spent 17 years in private practice serving a variety of clients with an emphasis in trauma recovery. At Cook Children’s Medical Center, I have been a Clinical Therapist in Oncology/Hematology and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Clinical Therapists at CookChildren’s provide crisis intervention, assessment and supportive counseling for our patients and their caregivers.

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Who Do You Call:  Making the Referral Connection

September 28, 2022 l 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. CT

Presenters: Monica Anderson, DDS; Patricia Braun, MD

Credit hours: 1.0 CDE
Teaching Method: Live webinar lecture
Cost: Free
AGD Subject Code: 130 Electives

Course Description

Did you know teens and women are not getting the dental care they need during pregnancy?

Be a part of the conversation to explore why making the referral connection between dental and medical providers is crucial for improving the health of mom and baby before, during and after pregnancy.

The Texas Department of State Health Services – Oral Health Improvement Program (OHIP) and the Children’s Oral Health Coalition have partnered to host a series of Ask the Docs.  Through education, networking and building of relationships, Ask the Docs brings medical and dental experts together to have meaningful conversations, provide accurate information, address common barriers to care, and identify opportunities for care coordination.

Learning Objectives 

In our upcoming topic, we will discuss how medical and dental providers can:

  • Identify when to refer pregnant people to a medical or dental provider
  • Establish referral workflow (who, what, when, how)
  • Create a referral list, formal collaborations and networks
  • Recognize ways to improve the referral process (designated person, info to include, follow-up, track and support patients)

Speakers



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) through the joint program provider approval of the (Texas Oral Health Coalition) and the (Cook Children’s Children’s Oral Health Coalition (COHC). The (Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc.) is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. (Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. AGD ID # 34614).

Texas Oral Health Coalition
Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit.
Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. 
7/1/2021 to 6/30/2024.
Provider ID# 346144


Technical Specifications

  • Zoom supports the latest release of these browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. 
  • Supported operating systems and system requirements for PC, Mac, and Linux.
  • Webinar registration is required, you will need to complete registration and use the link to join the webinar. Registrants will receive their own link via email and from that link will be able to join the meeting by Zoom desktop client or browser,   or download the Zoom desktop client or mobile app.
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Self-Instructional Technical Specifications

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