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Integrated Health Promotion and Prevention: A Journey to Wellness

CE Credits: 1.5 Hour(s)
Date Course Online: January 13, 2021
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: January 13, 2024
Cost: Free; registration required
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How did we get here and where can we go to change the health outcomes of persons with disabilities? The current education of dental students is in flux to meet these challenges with new technology, integrated care and inspired passion. Understanding the policy and bias of the past that created overall and oral health disparities that exist for Adults with I/DD, Seniors and for Adults with Disability can inspire us as dentists to be advocates. Dr. Fray will discuss the leadership of the AADMD in advocating and expecting society to address these disparities in an integrated interdisciplinary shift to wellness in both policy and clinical care.


  • Recognize Overall Health and Oral Health Disparities Exist for Adults with I/DD, Seniors and for Adults with Disability.
  • State the Steps for Society to Change Disparities by A Shift to Wellness in Policy and Practice with a Shift to Caries Disease Management
  • Explain the New Models of Dental Delivery Networks that Remediate Disparities with Integrated Interprofessional Collaborative Care Models
  • List the benefits of an Integrated Assessment and Treatment through a Virtual Health Home using Health Promotion and Prevention Through Interdisciplinary Teams


David Fray DDS, MBA, 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. Dr. Fray was in private restorative and adult special needs practice and then served 18 years as a public health administrator for State Geriatric and Disability programs. 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 since 1998. 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. He is a past President of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) and current Vice President of Education for the AADMD.
Disclosure: Dr. Fray has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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