Skip to main content

Collaboration to Achieve Oral Health Promotion

Texas Oral Health Coalition

David Fray, DDS, MBA

Friday, September 8, 2023
12:00 – 1:00 PM CT

Many dentists do not receive training in non-traditional delivery of oral health such as incremental preventive care, telehealth, collaborative behavior care and prevention-based health promotion. Without these interventions, many dentists attempt care unsuccessfully at great cost for failed appointments. Physicians, nurses and therapists frequently have limited training in oral health. Thus, they dismiss the importance of oral health to overall health and the contributions of an integrated oral health professional within a virtual health home. Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Myofunctional Therapy and Behavioral Therapy can all be accomplished virtually or in the health promotion room in a dental office to unite the collaborative health team with oral health as an included goal.

Learning Objectives:
  1. List what the allied health team needs to know about oral health disparity for adults with disabilities and the connection to overall health.
  2. Describe the Medical and Dental Collaborative Model of Care for adults with intellectual disabilities.
  3. Advocate to Improve Patient Health Outcomes and Reduce Mortality and Reduce Costs in the delivery of oral health promotion in an integrated care team.

Continuing education hours are not available for this recorded webinar. The Recording is for edification only.

Credit hours: 1.0 CEU 

Teaching Method: Live webinar lecture

Cost: Free

Edification is complimentary to all attendees and continuing dental education is free to TxOHC members. All other attendees will be charged $10.00 to receive continuing dental education for this course.

Presenter Contact Information:
David Fray:

AGD Subject Code: 750 – Special Patient Care

Image Authenticity

David Fray DDS, MBA

Dr. David Fray, a graduate of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, (DDS 1979) and Oklahoma City University (MBA 1997) completed a geriatric long-term care administrator preceptorship at the Arkansas Health Center and post-graduate training in developmental dentistry for adults at the Underwood and Lee Clinic in Louisville, KY affiliated with the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He is a past President of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and current President of the Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities. He is on the Board of the Special Care Dentistry Association (SCDA). His current educational initiatives and research are focused on interprofessional curriculum for health professionals to serve persons with disabilities in an inclusive and person-centered approach.

Dr. Fray was in private dental practice with an emphasis on adult special needs for 15 years, served as Dental Director in a Federally Qualified Health Center in Rochester NY, and has served an additional 18 years as a public health administrator for State Geriatric and Developmental Disability programs in Arkansas and Hawai’i. His public service consists of: Director of the Arkansas Health Center, Assistant Director of Mental Health Services, Director of the Developmental Disabilities Division of the Arkansas Department of Human Services; Arkansas Children’s Medical Services, Arkansas First Steps Early Intervention Program, Hawaii Department of Health, Chief of Division of Developmental Disabilities, Hawaii Neurotrauma Services, Medical and Dental Clinical Services, Home and Community Services and numerous State and Federal Committees and Boards.

He is board certified in Long-Term Care Administration, holds a master’s level Certified Healthcare Emergency Planner (CHEP certification) and is a licensed nursing home administrator for twenty three years. He is a Professor in the Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD). He leads the Interdisciplinary Education rotations in geriatric and intellectual disability electives with Baylor College of Medicine, Adult Transition Clinic and in the UTSD Special Needs Clinic. He is on the faculty of the Baylor College of Medicine and is LEND Faculty at the UTHealth McGovern School of Medicine in Houston.

Financial Disclosure

TX DD Council Logo

This work is supported by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities through a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Washington, D.C. 20201, with a 100% federal funding award totaling $6,121,860. Council efforts are those of the grantee and do not necessarily represent the official views of nor are endorsed by ACL, HHS, or the U.S. government.

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

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, Inc) and (University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth).. The (Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc.) is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. (Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. AGD ID # 34614).

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.
  • TxOHC Technology Plan

Please note TxOHC’s cancellation and refund policy.

For paid webinars, notification of cancellation must be submitted in writing 48 hours before the date of the live webinar, and a $5.00 administration fee plus online transaction fees. All refunds will be mailed after the webinar. 

Cancellations received after the 48 hours will not be refunded. All registered attendees will have access to the recording once it becomes available. If you registered, but did not attend the live webinar you may not be eligible to receive CDE.

Notification of cancellation may be emailed to info

Attendee cancellation notification is not necessary for free webinars.

TxOHC has a structured process to address participant complaints in place.  If you have a complaint about a program or course, please complete the complaint form found here.

Follow Us

Registration is open for the 2024 Texas Oral Health Conference being held in Austin, TX on August 2, 2024.