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Continuing Dental Education

Collaborative Healthcare for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities – a live webinar

David Fray DDS MBA

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

Dental professionals are expected to care for patients with different needs and abilities across the lifespan. Dentists will learn how to meet the treatment needs for persons with intellectual disabilities in a collaborative incremental care model. We will review effective practice management strategies for successful delivery of treatment in a health team approach. The principles of collaborative care patient management, oral health prevention and necessary accommodations across the lifespan are emphasized.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, participants will:

  • Recognize the fundamentals of dental evaluation, treatment planning, and management of patients with intellectual disability in a disability friendly environment.
  • Perform an inter-disciplinary oral and overall health team assessment of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) that exhibit challenging behaviors.
  • Recognize the inter-professional interaction with physicians, behavioral specialists, nurses and therapists in collaborative care planning and treatment sequencing for adults with I/DD.
  • Discuss the behavioral challenges detrimental to oral health and strategies with families of people with intellectual disabilities.


Dr. David FrayDr. David Fray graduated with a DDS from UTSD Houston in 1979 and received his MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare administration from Oklahoma City University in 1997. Dr. Fray as a professor at UTHealth School of Dentistry, Department of General Practice and Dental Public Health teaches Special Needs, Geriatrics and Practice Management. He served for 16 years as a public health administrator in two States as Developmental Disabilities Director after 15 years of a private dental practice with an emphasis on geriatric and adult special needs care. He is board certified in Long-Term Care from the National Association of Boards and is a licensed Long-Term Care Administrator. He is a Past President of the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) currently serving as Vice President of Education on the AADMD Board. Dr. Fray serves as a board member of the Special Care Dentistry Academy of Dentistry for Persons with Disabilities. His area of research and teaching focuses upon community-based prevention and systems change to eliminate oral health disparities for vulnerable populations through Interprofessional Collaborative care models.

Course Logistics

Monday, September 19, 2022

Online Webinar

The Dental Professional

5:00pm – 7:00pm Pacific Standard time


2 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and Oregon Health Sciences University.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.