Oral Health ECHO

High Risk OB – Rural (CROWN)

Oral Health Providers Gain Expertise

Oral Health ECHO supports and educates primary oral health care providers in the delivery of quality and effective dental care for patients across the state of Missouri by engaging in dialogue between an expert panel of professionals and Missouri dental care providers.


Why An Oral Health ECHO?

A number of national studies have shown an increase in dental-related emergency department (ED) visits in recent years. In Missouri alone, there was a 350 percent increase in ED visit rates between 1994 and 2014.

The Oral Health ECHO Will Help Dental Providers:

  • Keep patient care local when appropriate
  • Share evidence-based knowledge and best system-based practices
  • Provide a safe and nurturing open forum for exchanging knowledge and sharing experiences
  • Empower, support and educate rural providers, systems and care teams

Who Should Join?

  • FQHC providers
  • General dentists
  • Dental hygienists
  • Dental assistants
  • Fourth-year dental students
  • School nurses
  • Pediatricians
  • Urgent care providers

What Does Oral Health ECHO Offer?

  • No cost for participating sites or individuals
  • Collaboration, support and ongoing learning with experts and other physicians
  • Better care for patients in their home community

How Does It Work?

  • Join an online video conference once per month
  • Discuss and share:
    • Clinical case presentations
    • A brief education presentation by an expert in oral health care

Topics for Case-based Learning and Discussion:

  • Bacteria infectious endocarditis prophylaxis (BIE)
  • Determination of restorability
  • Diagnosis of pain
  • Trauma
  • Oral ulcers
  • Silver diamine fluoride
  • Implant restorations and maintenance
  • Anesthesia techniques for “Hot” teeth

Meet the Expert Team

Nathan Suter, DDS, General Dentist, COMTREA Health Center/Green Leaf Dental Care

Craig Hollander, DDS, MS, Associate Professor, Saint Louis University Pediatric Dental Graduate Program & Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

Gerard Krueger, DDS, MS, FACP, Prosthodontist, Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health – A.T. Still University

Romana Muller, MSDH, RDH, Dental Hygienist, Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health – A.T. Still University

Eric Wombwell, PharmD, BCIDP, Pharmacist, UMKC – School of Pharmacy

Richard Vargo, DMD, DABOMP, FAAOM, Pathologist, Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health – A.T. Still University