Connecting to the Community: A Provider’s Work Beyond the Dental Chair 

CE Credits
1 hour

How can dental professionals go beyond their clinical practice and engage with the broader community?

In "Connecting to the Community: A Provider’s Work Beyond the Dental Chair,” a collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of a holistic "360-degree health" approach that focuses on the social drivers of health and benefits patients. Featuring case studies and expert insights, the 60-minute webinar will equip attendees with strategies on how to implement social care coordination into their practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the concept of social care coordination and its relevance in modern dental practices.
  • Differentiate between traditional dental practice workflows and those integrating social care coordination.
  • Propose strategies for adapting social care coordination methodologies from FQHCs to private practices.
  • Evaluate the importance of a dental provider's role in the broader community.

Moderator & Presenter

Kaz Rafia, DDS, MBA, MPH, Chief Health Equity Officer, Executive Vice President, CareQuest Institute for Oral Health


Chelsea Fosse, DMD, MPH, Director, Research and Policy Center, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Alayna Schoblaske, DMD, Dental Director, La Clinica

This webinar will be recorded.




CareQuest Institute for Oral Health 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. CareQuest Institute for Oral Health designates this activity for 1 continuing education credit.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) by CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

All participating instructors in this program have disclosed that they do not have the following financial arrangement or affiliation with the listed persons or entity(ies) offering financial support, products, and/or services mentioned or related to the content of this program/activity.