Project ECHO

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Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry learning community model (PDLCM) is to provide patient case-based information to pediatric dentists practicing in rural communities. Community providers will get expert knowledge in a virtual learning network with the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry. Curriculum is designed to expand expertise in assessing and treating behavioral and emotional health conditions and school settings for ages 0 to 18.

Echo Topics for Case Based Learning and Discussion include:

  • Caries Risk Assessment
  • Fluoride
  • Dental Treatment for Patients with Special Health Care Needs
  • Frenectomies 
  • Hypomineralization and Aesthetic Concerns 
  • Syndromes You May Actually See 
  • Vital Pulp Therapy 
  • Dental Trauma  
  • Vaping
  • Human Papilloma Virus  

ECHO Sessions

The Pediatric Dentistry ECHO is hosted on the Zoom video conferencing platform. It is held on the 4th Friday of each month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST.


You may register to attend the sessions at

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UMMC School of Dentistry ECHO Session Schedule

4/22/2022Caries Risk Assessment
7/22/2022Dental Treatment for Patients with Special Health Care Needs
9/23/2022Hypomineralization and Aesthetic Concerns 
10/28/2022Syndromes You May Actually See
1/27/2023Vital Pulp Therapy 
2/24/2023Dental Trauma
4/28/2023Human Papilloma Virus

Pediatric Dentistry ECHO HUB TEAM

  • Sreenivas Koka, DDS, MS, PhD, MBA, Dean of the School of Dentistry
  • Elizabeth O. Carr, RDH, DHA, MAADH, Professor and Chair, Dental Hygiene Department
  • Sara Jane McCrary, DMD, Chair & Interim Program Director 
  • Teresa Perkins, DMD, MMSc, Professor

Free CME Credit Available

The Division of Continuing Health Education at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is accredited by AGME, AMA category 1. CME credits will be offered at no cost to you.

Contact Us

La’Kitha Hughes at or Deangela Ivory at

Resources Cited

Peer-Assisted Learning in Dental Students’ Patient Case Evaluations: An Assessment of Reciprocal Learning

Tobie Jones & Asma Taha (2021): Interprofessional peer-led learning in oral health training, Journal of Interprofessional Care, DOI: 10.1080/13561820.2021.1903406

 Project Echo Pediatric Dentistry is funded by HRSA.