Collaborative Healthcare for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities
An ACDE Series Webinar

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 Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

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

Meet the Speaker: David Fray DDS, MBA

David Fray DDS, MBA 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.

Registration Information

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Lecture
  • 2 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $69

Hosting University

  • University of Florida Continuing Dental Education
  • CE email:

Zoom Webinar

Monday, September 19, 2022

8PM (EST), 7PM (CST), 5PM (PST)
Course# 22

WEBINAR CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds will be issued to registrants who cancel their registration no later than 48 hours before the course starting date/time. A 50% refund will be issued to registrants who cancel 48-24 hours before the course starting date/time. No refunds will be issued for registrants who does not login to the webinar or who cancels within 24 hours of the course starting date/time. Participants may phone the Continuing Education office to cancel, but a written request which includes the name and phone number of the person who paid for the course must be received by our office before a refund can be processed. This request can be emailed to