Community-Based Clinical: Enhancing Dental Student Rotations

Community-Based Clinical Education: Enhancing Dental Student Rotations at CHCs

May 31, 2023
TIME:  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific)

California Primary Care Association (CPCA) has partnered with the California Dental Association (CDA) Foundation to provide a learning opportunity for community health centers (CHCs) on leveraging the Community-Based Clinical Education (CBCE) model to enhance dental student rotations at CHCs. During this 60-minute webinar, representatives from the University of the Pacific (UOP) and Western University will describe their CBCE program and how they partner with CHCs to provide dental students experience in a community clinic setting. Attendees will also hear from San Mateo Medical Center and Wesley Health Centers, who will share their experience partnering with the dental school CBCE programs, promising practices on how to leverage as workforce recruitment strategy and increase access to oral health care.


  • Learn about how to leverage funding and create innovative partnerships to advance the dental workforce; and,
  • Identify benefits from the perspective of an FQHC and a predoctoral dental institution, including best practices.


  • Tooka Zokaie, Senior Health Policy Analyst, California Dental Association
  • Marisa K. Watanabe, DDS, MS, Professor and Associate Dean for Community Partnerships and Access to Care Western University of Health Sciences - College of Dental Medicine
  • Ana R. Ortiz, DDS, Chief Dental Officer, JWCH Institute, Inc./Wesley Health Centers
  • Michelle Brady, Assistant Professor and Interprofessional Education Coordinator, University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry,
  • Mariam Hashoush, DDS, Supervising Dentist, San Mateo Medical Center

There is no fee for this webinar as it is intended to be a vehicle for California's Health Centers to learn about the California Dental Association Foundation’s grant opportunity to enhance health center capacity to implement community-based clinical dental student rotations at their sites.

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5/31/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online Via Zoom

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