UT Health ECHO Telementoring Sessions

Texas Oral Health Coalition

The Texas Oral Health Coalition is pleased to partner with UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston to provide continuing dental education credit for their telementoring ECHO sessions.

Please see upcoming scheduled sessions below and when registration will open for each. For additional details about UTHealth Project ECHO please visit https://txohc.org/education/.

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Geriatric oral health & The 4MS framework – “MEDICATION”
Presented by Maryam Tabrizi, DMD, MPH, CFMP and Jana Mannen, RDH, MSDH
December 8, 2020 8:30 AM – 10:00 Central
AGD Code: 750

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This session is the continuation of four series of the 4MS. This ECHO session will focus on medications, particularly opioids. Polypharmacy is a serious issue with the overall health of the elderly and oral health is not an exception. This session contains overviews on ageism, normal physiologic changes due to aging, and how to minimize prescription drugs for older adults.  

Educational Objectives:
  • Discuss the impact of Medications & Mechanisms in oral health of older adults.
  • Explain the oral complications from the most common medications older adults take.
  • Explain opioid/opioid’s misuse among older adults.

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Maryam Tabrizi, DMD, MPH, CFMP
Janna Mannen, RDH MSDH

5th Annual Hot Topics in Aging – Mouth, Mind, & Body: Oral Health for Successful Aging – UTHealth Consortium on Aging

Full-day virtual conference   *   Date: November 9, 2020   *   Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Central 

Hot Topics in Aging is an annual interprofessional continuing education conference bringing together health professionals, researchers, and community members engaged in the care of older adults. The goal of the conference is to discuss timely and relevant topics in aging in order to improve care provided to older adults in all settings. This year’s full-day Zoom conference agenda will address a range of aging-related health issues, with a special focus on oral health and its connection to overall health for older adults.
Educational Objectives:
    1.  Describe the relationship between oral health and systemic disease in older adults. 
    2.  Name 3 medications that can impact oral health of older adults
Describe the impact of dysphagia and drooling on psychological well-being of older adults
   4.  List 2 barriers for older adults to access dental care & local solutions to these barriers
   5. Describe the Age-Friendly Health System framework (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) and its relevance in the care of older adults

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Conference Schedule

Medical/Nursing Continuing Education Information

Promotional Flyer with schedule and speakers

To view or download session documents please expand this section and click on the desired documents. 

Session Handouts and Speaker Information


Speaker Name Presentation Title Conflict of Interest and Biography Image Authenticity Handouts
Maureen Beck Local AFHS Champion  
Angela Catic Oral Health & the 4Ms of an Age-Friendly Health System      Presentation Slides
Heather Cooper Impact of medications on oral health      Presentation Slides
Carmel Dyer N/A
David Fray Access to dental care: Barriers and strategies     Presentation Slides
Lindsey Heidrick Dysphagia, drooling, impact on psychological well-being       
Holly Holmes  Impact of medications on oral health      Presentation Slides
Rachel Jantea Introduction to Oral Health & Aging      
Cameron Jeter Oral health is more than clean teeth     Presentation Slides
Min Ji Kwak  Local AFHS Champion      Plenary Handout 
Ezenwa Onyema Local AFHS Champion      Plenary Handout 
Leslie Pelton IHI Age-Friendly Health System (AFHS) Initiative    

Plenary Handout 
Age-Friendly Process Walk Through
4Ms Care Description Ambulatory Form
4Ms Care Description Hospital or Nursing Home Form

Nahid Rianon Local AFHS Champion      Plenary Handout 
June Sadowsky Introduction to Oral Health & Aging | Oral healthcare: Tips for the non-dental professional     Oral healthcare: Tips for the non-dental professional
Lokesh Shahani Local AFHS Champion      Plenary Handout 
Janet Yellowitz Special dental healthcare needs of vulnerable older adult populations      Presentation Slides
Anna Zulfiqar  Impact of medications on oral health      Presentation Slides

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. 
7/1/2019 to 6/30/2021.
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 Texas Oral Health Coalition, Inc. (Provider 1) and UT Health UT School of Dentistry (Provider 2). The Texas Oral Health Coalition (Provider 1) is approved for awarding FAGD/MAGD credit. (AGD ID # 346144)


This telementoring ECHO session was made possible by Grant Number K01HP33459 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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