Using a Quality Improvement Approach to Improve Oral Health Outcomes

CE Credits
1 hour

All dental teams want to provide better care and a better experience for their patients. Not all teams, however, know how to use the quality improvement methods and tools that lead to those positive changes.

In this webinar, a collaboration between CareQuest Institute and the National Network for Oral Health Access, our expert panel will share an introduction to quality improvement for dental practices. They’ll spotlight simple and effective tools that any team can use to improve health outcomes in their local setting. In addition, two Federally Qualified Health Centers will discuss their quality improvement initiatives focused on caries prevention and medical-dental integration.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the value of using quality improvement methods in a dental setting.
  • Discuss how to use quality improvement methods to improve patient health outcomes in a dental setting.
  • Summarize how two Federally Qualified Health Centers implemented quality improvement initiatives focused on dental sealants and medical-dental integration.

Moderator & Presenter

Candace Hsu Owen, RDH, MS, MPH, Education Director, National Network for Oral Health Access


Janine Burkhardt, DMD, MPH, FAGD, Dental Director, Project HOME

Ramona English, DMD, Chief Dental Officer, Petaluma Health Center

An Nguyen, DDS, MPH, Chief Dental Officer, Clinica Family Health

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.