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Indian Health Service
Continuing Dental Education
Course Directory

FY 2014

Indian Health Service
Division of Oral Health
Clinical Support Center
40 North Central Avenue, Suite 780
Phoenix, AZ  85004

General Information

Eligibility

Continuing Dental Education (CDE) courses are open to IHS, Tribal, Urban, and Contract dental personnel. Some courses require completion of a prerequisite course. This is noted on the Course Detail page of each catalog offering. For example, dental assistants may not enroll in the Restorative Expanded Functions-Advanced course unless they have successfully completed the Restorative Expanded Functions-Basic course.

Before Selecting Your CDE Courses

Before selecting a CDE course, you must complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with a supervisor. The IDP identifies training needs that would be most appropriate for an employee and the dental program for which he / she works. If you have not already completed an IDP with your supervisor, you can find a copy of the form by going to the Dental CDE Website at the following address:

http://www.doh.ihs.gov

To Locate the form, follow these steps:

  1. Click the "Please Login" link near the top of the page.
  2. Once you are logged in, click the "CDE” tab on the left side of the page.
  3. On the CDE website, click the "My CDE” tab on the left side of the page.
  4. Then on the right side of the “My CDE” page, click the "IndividualDevelopmentPlan.doc" link under “Forms.”
  5. Download the IDP form, print it out and complete the form with your supervisor.

Selecting Your CDE Courses

Once you have completed your IDP, you may select your courses. For the current fiscal year, you may choose a maximum of three courses by following these steps:

  1. Click the “Catalog” tab in the main navigation on the left side of the CDE website.
  2. Scroll as needed to find a course of interest.
  3. Click the Course Number to go to the Course Detail page.
  4. If this is a course that you wish to select, click the “Select Course” button.

Supervisor Approval of Your Course Selections

After you have selected all your courses, you are ready to process the selections by 1) prioritizing selections and 2) confirming priorities. Both these steps must be completed before sending the request to your supervisor. The CDE system uses the priorities you set here to register you in your most wanted course. Once you confirm your priorities, the CDE system sends an email to your supervisor requesting approval. To begin the Supervisor Approval process, click the “Request Approval” button on the right side of any Course Detail page.

Once your request is sent, you can track the status of your request using the "My CDE" page.

Help is Available

If you are using the CDE website for the first time, ask one of your co-workers or your supervisor for assistance. If you have forgotten your username or password, click on the “Forgot Password” link on the Login page. If you wish to confirm that you have made your selections correctly before the lottery, you can contact Marybeth.kinney@comcast.net for assistance. If you prefer to speak to someone by phone, call 602-364-7747 and ask your question on a voicemail. Leave your name and phone number as well as convenient times to call you.

Lottery

A computerized lottery is used to register participants into courses. This gives everyone an equal opportunity to attend at least one course. The selection period for FY 2012 is October 3, 2011 - October 31, 2011. Please be sure that your CDE supervisor has approved your selections on the website before the end date because the lottery will be run on November 1, 2011.

Results of the Lottery

An automated email will be sent to you and your supervisor with the results of the lottery. If you do not receive an email with your results, login to the website and see your results under "My CDE."

The results of the lottery will be available on www.doh.ihs.gov on November 8, 2010.

Update Your Dental Directory Listing

If you do not receive an automated email, that is an indication that your email address is listed incorrectly in the online Dental Directory. Please make corrections to the Dental Directory by following these steps:

  1. Login to the Dental Portal (http://www.doh.ihs.gov).
  2. Your Directory Listing is shown in the upper right corner of the page.
    Note: If you do not see a section entitled “Your Directory Listing”, you are not logged into the Dental Directory; please click the “Login Help” tab on the left side of the page for help logging on.
  3. Make changes to the information as needed by clicking "update your directory listing."

It is important that your email address be correct in the Dental Directory since emails may be sent to advise you of course changes, course cancellations, and course assignments.

Confirming Your Attendance

Due to the extremely high demand for CDE courses, and the need to utilize resources efficiently, confirmation or cancellation of course attendance is required. When you are registered for a course, the status on that course will read “Registered” on the “My CDE” page. You can update the “Status” of your attendance at any time by clicking on the word “Registered” and indicating “Attending” or “Not-Attending.” If you have not confirmed attendance, the message “Please Confirm Your Attendance” will appear in red under the Course Title on the “My CDE” page twelve weeks before the course is due to start. Follow these steps to confirm attendance:

  1. On the "My CDE" page, click the message “Please Confirm Your Attendance.”
  2. Select a new status from the list provided and enter an appropriate comment.
    Note: If you select "Not Attending," your space in the class will be lost and filled with the first available waitlisted individual.
  3. Click the "Submit" button to finalize the change.

The Course Director will request that you re-confirm your attendance to him / her in writing after you have received your confirmation letter. If registered participants fail to confirm their intention to attend a course at least seven (7) weeks prior to the course start date, they will lose their training opportunity. Their places in a course will be offered to people on the waiting list.

Paying Your Tuition

Tuition is not charged for dental personnel working at IHS federal programs. Tuition will be charged for dental personnel working at Tribal dental programs that have taken their Headquarter dental shares.

If you are charged tuition, then it must be paid eight (8) weeks before the start date of a course. You pay tuition by check or money order made payable as directed in the catalog and in the course confirmation letter you receive.

"In Your Clinic" and "By Request" courses have associated costs for travel, per diem, lodging, salary, and honorarium for instructors. These costs will be charged to all IHS, Tribal, and Urban dental programs. Contact the Course Director to schedule a course and negotiate fees.

Travel & Lodging Information

Course participants are responsible for confirming attendance in a course, making travel and lodging arrangements, obtaining necessary travel documents, and ensuring that clinic schedules are arranged to allow for participants' absence.

Eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks before the start of a course, the Course Director will mail out information on lodging, special instructions regarding travel, uniform of the day, and the phone number of someone to contact to answer questions.

Another way to check travel and lodging information for a course is through the CDE website. Once you go to www.doh.ihs.gov and login, go to the CDE site and click on the course for which you are registered and scroll down on the Course Detail to the travel section. Some course directors will post the course confirmation letter on the CDE website under “Course Materials” which is under “Tools.”

CDE Certificates

Course participants can view and print transcripts through the CDE system. A transcript lists the courses you have completed and the number of CDE credits earned since FY 2002. The transcript will be automatically updated when you complete courses in FY 2011.

Course participants are encouraged, upon their return to their worksite, to discuss course content with their supervisor and co-workers, and share what was learned and whether the course would be appropriate for other staff to attend.

Accreditation

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Recognized Provider. In order to receive credit, participants must attend all sessions of a course. Evening sessions or pre-course work may be scheduled at the discretion of the course instructor, and will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes. The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity. Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to Mary Beth Kinney or to ADA CERP (http://www.ada.org/goto/cerp).

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2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Dentist Courses

DD0043: Endodontic Cleaning and Shaping
Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): THOMAS TAYLOR Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 8.00 (Total CDE); 8.00 (AGD - 070)
Course Types
Summary:

Activity Overview:

This course is an E-Learning course that is divided into two parts covering the chemo and the mechanical aspects of endodontic cleaning and shaping. Part 1 covers the selection and use of chemotherapeutic agents in endodontics. Part 2 covers the proper use of conventional stainless steel hand files and nickel titanium rotary files. The hand filing section explains and demonstrates crown down technique, step back technique, negotiating narrow canals, as well as blocked and ledged canals. The rotary section covers basic principles of all rotary files and the detailed use of the analytic K3 nickel titanium file system.

Teaching Methods

This course is delivered online and includes interactive activities, lecture, and video demonstrations.

Course developed July, 2007; reviewed and updated August, 2010


Learning Objectives:

After review of this DVD and completion of the post-test the clinician will be able to:

1. Describe the principles and advantages of an ideal tapered endodontic preparation.
2. Perform a Crown Down Step Back endodontic preparation using Gates-Glidden burs, orifice shapers and standard hand files.
3. Negotiate a blocked and ledged canal.
4. Negotiate a narrow “calcified” canal.
5. Explain the basic similarities and differences between the main types of rotary file systems.
6. State the logic behind a crown down preparation using both hand and rotary files.
7. Demonstrate using the K3 rotary file system and how to safely and properly use it.
8. Apply various chemo agents used in endodontics and explain their safe and proper usage.

Prerequisites:


   Hardware/Software Requirements:

WindowsMacintosh
Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor [or equivalent]PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
128MB of RAM128MB of RAM

Operating systems and browsers
Flash Player 8 is supported on the following operating systems and browsers:

Windows
PlatformBrowser
Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows MeMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows 2000Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows XPMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows Server 2003Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later

Macintosh
PlatformBrowser
Mac OS X v.10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, or 10.4.xInternet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL for Mac OS X, Opera 6, Safari 1.x or later


Audio:

This course may contain an audio portion or soundtrack. Please turn on your speakers or use headphones.

Travel:

Payment Address:





2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Dentist Courses

DD0044: Endodontic Emergencies
Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): THOMAS TAYLOR Director: THOMAS TAYLOR
Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 8.00 (Total CDE); 8.00 (AGD - 070)
Course Types
Summary:

Activity Overview:

This course is an E-Learning, online based course that covers all aspects of an emergency endodontic visit. It is structured around the SOAP note and will walk you through developing a good patient note, performing diagnostic tests, formulating a pulpal and perapical diagnosis, and providing initial emergency treatment. At the end of the course you will be given a 10-question exam. A score of 80 or higher is needed before the CDE system can print out your course certificate.

Teaching Methods

This course is delivered online and includes interactive activities, lecture, and video demonstrations.

Course developed: July, 2007; reviewed and updated August, 2010.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

1. Write a logical and supportable SOAP note.
2. Perform a subjective patient interview.
3. Describe appropriate pulpal and periapical tests.
4. Interpret test results to justify diagnosis.
5. Formulate a pulpal and periapical diagnosis.
6. Perform a safe and effective pulpectomy.
7. State the logic and perform a partial pulpectomy.
8. Provide a patient with a “long term” initial endodontic access.
9. Minimize exposure to malpractice litigation based on poor documentation.

Prerequisites:


   Hardware/Software Requirements:

WindowsMacintosh
Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor [or equivalent]PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
128MB of RAM128MB of RAM

Operating systems and browsers
Flash Player 8 is supported on the following operating systems and browsers:

Windows
PlatformBrowser
Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows MeMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows 2000Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows XPMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows Server 2003Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later

Macintosh
PlatformBrowser
Mac OS X v.10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, or 10.4.xInternet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL for Mac OS X, Opera 6, Safari 1.x or later


Audio:

This course may contain an audio portion or soundtrack. Please turn on your speakers or use headphones.

Travel:

Payment Address:





2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Dentist Courses

DD0045: Endodontic Obturation
Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): THOMAS TAYLOR Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
Audience: Dentists Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE)
Course Types
Summary:

Activity Overview:

Before final restoration and after complete cleaning and shaping, the root canal system must be obturated. This course covers the most common and best supported techniques available today. Various techniques presented include cold lateral obturation [standard and non-standard], as well as warm vertical obturation utilizing the System B heat carrier, and a gutta percha gun. Techniques, tips, and detailed visual examples including demonstrations and 3D animations are used to explain and demonstrated these techniques.

Course developed July, 2007; reviewed and updated August, 2011.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this training you will be able to explain:
-Requirements for endodontic obturation materials
-Cold lateral standard obturation
-Cold lateral non-standard obturation
-Warm vertical system B Obturation

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of Endodontic Emergencies and Cleaning and Shaping e-learning courses.



   Hardware/Software Requirements:

WindowsMacintosh
Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor [or equivalent]PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
128MB of RAM128MB of RAM

Operating systems and browsers
Flash Player 8 is supported on the following operating systems and browsers:

Windows
PlatformBrowser
Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows MeMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows 2000Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows XPMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
Windows Server 2003Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later

Macintosh
PlatformBrowser
Mac OS X v.10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, or 10.4.xInternet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL for Mac OS X, Opera 6, Safari 1.x or later


Audio:

This course may contain an audio portion or soundtrack. Please turn on your speakers or use headphones.

Travel:

Payment Address:





2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Dentist Courses

DD0046: Online Caries Stabilization
Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): John Zimmer, ROBERT PATRICK SEWELL Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 258)
Course Types
Summary:

Caries stabilization can increase treatment options for babies and young children. Caries stabilization involves using fluoride-releasing glass ionomer for interim therapeutic restorations [ITRs], resin and glass ionomer sealants to protect pit and fissures on primary molars, fluoride varnish, and twice daily use of fluoride toothpaste at home.

YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO TAKE THIS ONLINE COURSE.

Course developed: February, 2010.

Learning Objectives:

A the end of this course, participants will be able to explain:

  • Indications for interim therapeutic restorations [ITRs], and glass ionomer sealants
  • Appropriate technique for placing ITRs and GI sealants
  • Variables that influence the success of ITRs and GI sealants
  • Behavioral management tips when working with young children
  • Oral health messages for parents and caregivers of young children
  • Strategies for follow-up and coding

  • Prerequisites:

    None



       Hardware/Software Requirements:

    WindowsMacintosh
    Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor [or equivalent]PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
    128MB of RAM128MB of RAM

    Operating systems and browsers
    Flash Player 8 is supported on the following operating systems and browsers:

    Windows
    PlatformBrowser
    Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows MeMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows 2000Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows XPMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows Server 2003Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later

    Macintosh
    PlatformBrowser
    Mac OS X v.10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, or 10.4.xInternet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL for Mac OS X, Opera 6, Safari 1.x or later



    Audio:

    This course may contain an audio portion or soundtrack. Please turn on your speakers or use headphones.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Dentist Courses

    DD0047: Literature Review Study Group December 2013
    Date(s): 12/10/2013 - 12/10/2013
    Facility: Web Ex Location: Online,
    Instructor(s): John Zimmer Director: GARY PANNABECKER
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 30 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This web based study group will meet for one hour, six times per year. At each meeting, two articles will be reviewed and the person presenting the article will be responsible for a brief review and beginning the discussion. Each specialty will have an opportunity to be represented. The study group will provide an opportunity to present evidence based research articles that support concepts of dental practice in IHS that may differ from what dentists new [or old] to IHS may have learned or experienced.

    The session on December 10 will begin with a review of an article regarding nanoleakage with affected and non-affected dentine following placement of glass ionomer material. The second article reviews practice guidelines for Molar-Incisor Hypoplasia.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of these sessions, the participant will be able to:
    1. Discuss the issues of bond strength and nanoleakage with glass ionomer on sound and caries affected dentine.
    2. List the strengths and weaknesses of the various materials available for developmental defects of enamel.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Dentist Courses

    DD0048: Oral Cancer: Early Detection Saves Lives
    Date(s): 2/12/2014 - 2/12/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Joseph Park Director: James Schaeffer
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 4 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 734)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This session is part of a series sponsored by NOHC and conducted by Video Teleconference. The course is offered to dental chiefs only. To join the meeting: http://ihs.adobeconnect.com/nohcc-de/

    Room Passcode: sunshine - join as a Guest

    The purpose of this one hour course is to five all dental staff a better understanding of oral cancer screening and detection. The course will include pictures of soft tissue lesions and descriptions of symptoms of oral cancer.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Describe clinical features and diagnosis of Oral Cancer.
    2. List the most common pre-malignant lesions.
    3. Differentiate common red and white lesions.

    Prerequisites:

    For dentists only.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Hygienist Courses

    DH0001: Sealant Literature Review Discussion
    Date(s): 5/14/2014 - 5/14/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Ayana Blagrove Director: JUANITA SIMPSON
    Audience: Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 3 - 30 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 257)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The course is designed to discuss the current literature review on pit and fissure sealant and the application to Indian Health Services oral health prevention. The course is open to all IHS Dental Hygienists and recommended team members who place pit and fissure sealants.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Discuss current literature on pit and fissure sealants.
    2. Explain the effects of at least two different types of fissure sealants used in caries prevention in children’s permanent dentition.
    3. Apply evidence-based pit and fissure sealant to current dental prevention programs.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Hygienist Courses

    DH0002: Introduction to Risk Management
    Date(s): 8/13/2014 - 8/13/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): PATRICK BLAHUT Director: JUANITA SIMPSON
    Audience: Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 3 - 30 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 555)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The course is designed to introduce basic principles of risk management by discussing high risk patients, high risk situations, and high risk clinical procedures..

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Identify high risk patients associated with possible malpractice claims.
    2. List high risk clinical situations associated with possible malpractice claims.
    3. Name high risk procedures associated with possible malpractice claims.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Assistant Courses

    DA0001: Restorative Functions- Basic
    Date(s): By Request
    Facility: In Your Clinic Location:
    Instructor(s): Terry Haney Director: Terry Haney
    Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 6 - 8 students Tuition: Negotiated
    Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is offered by request "in your clinic." It is suggested that the Chief of the dental clinic contact Dr. Haney directly by email at haney@sisna.com. Costs will be negotiated between the instructor and the facility where the course is taught.

    The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of restorative materials used in operative dentistry. Technical background information is presented in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Class I, II, V amalgam restorations, Class III, and V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Both written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants who have limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. Additionally, it is limited to those clinics where the ratio of dentists to dental assistants allows the practice of expanded restorative functions. If the newly acquired skills are to become fully developed, the assistant must be able to return to his/her clinic and work with their dentist for a recommended period of 6 months. This follow-up is required in order to complete the course and receive a certificate.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe tooth morphology and structure.
    2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
    3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and unacceptable restoration.

    Prerequisites:

    Completion of the online Restorative Expanded Functions-Basic Prerequisite course.


    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Costs will be negotiated between the instructor and the facility where the course is taught.



    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Assistant Courses

    DA0002: Restorative Functions-Advanced
    Date(s): By Request
    Facility: In Your Clinic Location:
    Instructor(s): Terry Haney Director: Terry Haney
    Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
    Quota: 6 - 8 students Tuition: Negotiated
    Hours: 28.00 (Total CDE); 28.00 (DANB Clinical)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is offered by request "in your clinic." It is suggested that the Chief of the dental clinic contact Dr. Haney directly by email at haney@sisna.com. Costs will be negotiated between the instructor and the facility where the course is taught.

    This course is a continuation of the “Basic Expanded Functions” course, which is a prerequisite.
    All five-cavity classifications/preparations will be covered in lecture and laboratory exercises, including amalgam and composite restorations. Lectures will review and update course participants on dental restorative materials including a discussion of bonding agents. Laboratory exercises will be performed on typodonts beginning with conservative preparations and working up to and including cusp-protected amalgam and incisal angle composite resin restorations. Also, participants will be introduced to the basics of occlusion. The course will require that the participant perform 5 cusp-protecting amalgams [CPAs] and 5 class IV composite restorations back in their clinical setting before receiving her/his certificate.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
    2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
    3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
    4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

    Prerequisites:

    1. Certificate from the Basic Expanded Functions course.
    2. Completion of the online Restorative Expanded Functions-Basic Prerequisite course.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Costs will be negotiated between the instructor and the facility where the course is taught.



    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Assistant Courses

    DA0046: Essentials of Radiology
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): ERMA CASUSE, MARIE MONTIN Director: ERMA CASUSE
    Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 20 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 8.00 (Total CDE)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is offered via through Adobe Connect Recordings. Each module will cover a particular aspect of radiology. After you register for the course you'll be able to access the Course Modules through this course page, accessed through your MyCDE area.


    Course Modules


    Paralleling Tech. Part 1, [2 hrs.]

    Paralleling Tech. Part 2, [2 hrs.]


    The first and second sessions of this course are designed to offer both untrained and experienced dental assistants an opportunity to learn, update and improve their paralleling technique to increase the diagnostic value of radiographs. During these sessions participants will explore paralleling technique; terminology, film and positioning indicator device [PID] placement, trouble shoot and correct errors. Participants can expect pre-course communication and assignments.



    Bitewing Technique [2 hrs.]

    The third session is designed to offer both untrained and experienced dental assistants an opportunity to learn, update and improve their technique so bitewings will have diagnostic value. During this session participants will explore bitewing techniques; terminology, criteria for premolar and molar bitewings, head position, use of tabs and film holder, film placement, open contacts. Participants can expect pre-course communication and assignments.



    Radiological Protection, [2 hrs.]

    The last session of the course is Radiological Protection and is designed to offer both untrained and experienced dental assistants an opportunity to learn and update their radiological protection knowledge and skills in the clinic. During this session participants will examine their radiological protection practices for staff and patients: compliance with radiology certification, terminology, proper use of lead protective devices, effective use of barriers and distance, dosimeter, report adjustments or repairs of x-ray machines. Participants can expect pre-course communication and assignments.

    Learning Objectives:

    Parallelling Technique Part I and II
    Upon completion of these sessions, participants will be able to:

    1. Explain the basic principle of paralleling technique.
    2. State the advantages of using the paralleling technique.
    3. Differentia between the horizontal and vertical angulation.
    4. Demonstrate the paralleling technique when exposing radiographs.
    5. Identify and correct errors that affect the quality of radiographs when using the paralleling technique.


    Bitewing Technique
    Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
    1. Explain the purpose and use of a bitewing radiograph.
    2. Describe the criteria for premolar and molar bitewings.
    3. Differentia between horizontal and vertical angulation.
    4. Identify and correct technique errors.
    5. Expose and develop bitewings with diagnostic value.


    Radiological Protection
    Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:
    1. State the importance of radiation safety.
    2. Avoid unnecessary exposures.
    3. Wear and store dosimeter properly.
    4. Demonstrate how to properly use and store lead apron.
    5. Report equipment for adjustments or repairs.




    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Assistant Courses

    DA0047: Dental Assisting Concepts and Practice [DACP] Part I
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY, ERMA CASUSE Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 11.00 (Total CDE); 11.00 (DANB Clinical)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Effective dental assistants possess a core set of knowledge and skills. For individuals who are new to dental assisting and are trained on-the-job it is critical to have a curriculum they can follow to become competent. For more experienced dental assistants, it is important to have a curriculum to review concepts and learn new techniques that have been recently developed.

    The purpose of DAC&P is to offer a curriculum that can be taken by on-the-job trainees who need to develop basic dental assisting competencies or more experienced dental assistants who want to renew their skill set. DAC&P Part I includes: Infection Control, Tooth Dental Anatomy, Universal Numbering System, Moisture Control, Tofflemire Matrix Band and Wedge, and Dental Dam.

    Participation in DACP requires a local dental program to make a commitment to:

  • Schedule a specific time each month for staff development.
  • Purchase of supplemental textbooks.
  • Arrange use of computer with Internet access, and with a printer.
  • Designate an individual who is able to support training, assess skill development, and provide oversight of individuals’ progress toward achieving learning competencies.

  • Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this course, a participant will be able to:
    •   Create a safe environment to prevent or reduce the risk of disease transmission to patients and dental staff.
    •   Correctly and easily identify parts and surfaces of teeth.
    •   Correctly and easily identify teeth by using universal numbering system.
    •   Correctly and easily identify different methods to control moisture in the oral environment.
    •   Correctly and easily identify components and purpose of Tofflemire, matrix band and wedge.
    •   Correctly assemble, place, and remove Tofflemire and matrix band without assistance.
    •   Identify, explain purpose of dental dam items and materials.
    •   Safely and appropriately place and remove a dental dam.

    Prerequisites:

    None.

    Course developed February, 2010.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Assistant Courses

    DA1000: Radiological Health and Safety Examination
    Date(s): 10/1/2011 - 10/31/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 10000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 0.00 (Total CDE)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    There is no need to "Register" for this course. Simply login to the CDE and use the links provided on the Course Page to review the "Radiology Study Guide" and then Click on "Take the exam" in the "Instructions" section on the Course Detail page to receive credit.

    According to PL 97-35, the initial certification of competency in Dental Radiology involves two components:
    1. Written Evaluation: "A criterion-reference test designed to measure knowledge and functional capability essential for making diagnostically acceptable radiographic surveys with minimal risk to the patient and the operator."
    2. Clinical Evaluation: "The written examination is supplemented as necessary with a clinical examination." Demonstration of clinical proficiency means meeting the minimum standards in Infection control, radiology protection, quality of radiographs and presentation of radiographs.

    The radiology certification process is intended to be accomplished at the dental auxiliarys facility under the guidance of the supervising dentist.
    Dental auxiliaries who are currently certified by the Dental Assisting National Board [DANB] or hold a State radiology certificate, are exempt from taking the written evaluation.

    Learning Objectives:

    This course is the online version of the written exam.
    Upon successful completion [a grade of 70 percent or higher] on the online exam and the completion of the clinical portion of the radiology certification process, the dental auxiliary will receive a certificate of competency in radiology.

    To complete the online clinical portion of the radiology exam process, the supervisor must enter the clinical evaluations online in the dental directory. Go to the Assistants listing in the directory and use the drop down menu under their name to select "Add Radiology Clinical Eval" which will present the evaluation entering screen.

    Prerequisites:

    It is recommended that dental auxiliaries study the IHS Radiological Health and Safety workbook. The study guide includes information on radiological protection, quality of radiographs, radiograpic and processing techniques, presentation of radiographs, infection control and special radiological techniques. Additionally, the study guide includes a glossary, certification requirements, technical quality of care standards, and clinical criteria of evaluation. The study guide also includes self-evaluation quizes.

    An electronic version of the study guide with self-evaluation quizes can be found on the dental portal www.doh.ihs.gov under the Clinic tab. Scroll down the menu under the Clinic tab and click on Radiology.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Assistant Courses

    DA1020: Restorative Expanded Functions - Basic Prerequisites
    Date(s): 10/1/2011 - 9/30/2013
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): ERMA CASUSE, SANDRA ARETINO Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 9.00 (Total CDE); 9.00 (DANB Clinical)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Dental assistants must have a core set of knowledge and skills before registering for the Expanded Functions-Basic Restorative course. The core set of knowledge and skills include: dental terminology; placing and removing a Tofflemire matrix band and wedge, preparing, placing and removing a dental dam; and setting up for Class I, Class II, and Class V amalgams, and Class III and Class V composite restorations.

    This online course consists of pre-tests, learning activities, post-tests and demonstrations for each lesson in the four modules. To complete this course, dental assistants must earn a score of 80 percent or better on each post-test, and certify competency by demonstrating skills and knowledge to their supervisor. Upon successful completion of all four modules in this course, dental assistants will be able to register for the EF-Basic Restorative Course.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
    •Identify parts and surfaces of teeth.
    •Use universal numbering system.
    •Define tooth anatomy terms.
    •Describe the caries process and identify cavity classifications.
    •Place and remove Tofflemire retainer, matrix band, and wedge.
    •Place and remove a dental dam.
    •Set up instruments and materials for amalgam restorations.
    •Set up instruments and materials for composite restorations.

    Prerequisites:

    None.
    Course developed January, 2010.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    Assistant Courses

    DA1021: Periodontal Expanded Functions - Basic Prerequisites
    Date(s): 11/1/2011 - 9/30/2012
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): TODD SMITH Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Clinical)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    Dental assistants must have basic knowledge about periodontal disease before attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course. The basic knowledge includes: what makes oral hygiene instruction effective; how to modify patient behavior to improve compliance with oral hygiene regimens; predisposing factors that relate to motivation to act or change; how antimicrobials work, and their use in preventing and treating periodontal diseases.

    This online course consists of pre-tests, learning activities, and post-tests in the two modules. To complete this course, dental assistants must earn a score of 80 percent or better on each post-test. Upon successful completion of the two modules in this course, dental assistants will be able to register for the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    •   Distinguish between effective and ineffective oral hygiene instruction.
    •   Discuss methods about how to modify patient behavior to improve compliance with oral hygiene regimens.
    •   Explain how predisposing factors relate to patient motivation to act or change behaviors.
    •   Clarify how antimicrobials work and their use in preventing and treating periodontal diseases.

    Prerequisites:

    None.
    Course developed January, 2011.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0003: Teaching and Learning Online
    Date(s): 12/2/2013 - 12/13/2013
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY HOLLISTER Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 20 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 7.00 (Total CDE); 7.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course will provide basic training for IHS staff who offer continuing dental education courses in a distance education [DE] format. The majority of IHS continuing education courses are taught by clinical staff. Many courses have been taught over long period, and ongoing evaluation and modifications have made most of these courses effective. Therefore IHS has a strong cadre of instructors with excellent content knowledge and willingness to teach courses. However, few of these instructors have experience in distance teaching. The purpose of this course is to give IHS staff the tools needed to teach CDE in distance or blended formats.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this course participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss the role of cognitive learning theories in distance education.
    2. List the benefits of various teaching tools in classroom and distance education.
    3. Facilitate learning in a distance education course


    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0284: GPRA Best Practices
    Date(s): 11/13/2013 - 11/13/2013
    Facility: Nashville Area Office Location: Nashville, TN
    Instructor(s): Holly VanHoozen Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Assistants, Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 151)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This session is part of a regular series of CE courses offered only to the staff of the Nashville Area. In this session, panelists will describe programs that have demonstrated increases in the three dental GPRA measures. Each panelist will highlight strategies that have increased access to care, topical fluoride applications, or sealants.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:
    1. Describe open access as a strategy to increase access to dental services.
    2. Explain required documentation for sealants related to GPRA measures.
    3. Describe a community based fluoride program in a CHS only tribal facility.

    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0290: Brush up on the Basics: HIV and Oral Health
    Date(s): 11/20/2013 - 11/20/2013
    Facility: Adobe Connect Location:
    Instructor(s): Phuu Han Director: Sarah Shoffstall
    Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This session is a webinar via Adobe Connect for the IHS NOHC. The purpose of this course is to give IHS Dental providers a better understanding of the various oral manifestations and oral diseases commonly seen in HIV/AIDS and how the dental providers can involve in the detection, treatment and prevention of HIV infection.

    The session is scheduled for 11/20/2013. To join meeting: http://ihs.adobeconnect.com/nohcc-de/

    Room Passcode: sunshine

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Discuss the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in the American Indian/Native American population.
    2. Identify the various oral manifestations in HIV/AIDS patients.
    3. Provide necessary oral health assessments and treatments to HIV/AIDS patients as part of the health care team.

    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0294: How to Apply Fluoride Varnish
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Bonnie Bruerd Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 2500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    You must be logged in to the CDE site to access this course. This one-hour course, How to Apply fluoride Varnish, was developed as a collaboration between the Indian Health Service [IHS] and the IHS Head Start Program. This course will provide an overview of Early Childhood Caries and describe its impact among American Indian and Alaska Native children. Participants will learn how to provide an oral health risk assessment, how to apply fluoride varnish, and key messages for families to prevent ECC.

    Course developed January, 2010.

    Learning Objectives:

    After completing this course, participants will be able to:


    1. Describe Early Childhood Caries [ECC]
    2. List two ways to prevent ECC.
    3. Recognize the various stages of ECC.
    4. Discuss the benefits of topical fluoride.
    5. List the 5 steps to applying fluoride varnish.
    6. Demonstrate the appropriate application of fluoride varnish.
    7. List one key message for families to prevent ECC.

    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0295: Special Care: An Oral Health Professionals Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 10000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (DANB Clinical); 4.00 (AGD - 750)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This series of five modules is designed to provide oral health
    professionals with information to help ensure that young children with
    special health care needs have access to health promotion and disease
    prevention services that address their unique oral health needs in a
    comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based manner. Four CE
    credits through IHS are available to dentists, dental hygienists, and
    dental assistants.


    • Module 1: An Overview of Children with Special Health Care Needs and Oral Health
    • Module 2: Providing Optimal Oral Health Care
    • Module 3: Oral Health Supervision
    • Module 4: Prevention of Oral Disease
    • Module 5: Behavior Guidance

    To register for the course, click on the link www.mchoralhealth.org/SpecialCare and follow the directions to start the course.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this course, participants will be able to be:
    1. Aware and responsive to the oral health unique requirements for young children with special health care needs.
    2. Develop family-centered preventive programs for young children with special health care needs.
    3. Proficient in managing oral health behaviors for young children with special health care needs.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Course developed September, 2006; reviewed August, 2011.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0296: CDE: Fluoride Varnishes
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This course presents an overview of fluoride varnishes. It is appropriate for dental and other health professionals who would like to learn the theory and application of fluoride varnishes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this online course, the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss the advantages of fluoride varnishes over other methods of fluoride exposure.
    2. Explain the indications and contraindications to applying fluoride varnish.
    3. Teach non-dental health providers how to apply fluoride varnish.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Developed February, 2010.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0297: Online Dental Public Health
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This course presents an overview of the principles of dental public health.

    Learning Objectives:

    This course will enable you to:

    • Define Dental Public Health
    • List examples of dental public health
    • Describe components of dental public health
    Prerequisites:

    None

    Course developed October, 2009.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0298: Domestic Violence: A Professional Response
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Barbara Gerbert Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 156)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    There is no need to "Register" for this course. Simply login to the CDE and Click on the link to take the ONLINE COURSE in the Additional Info section on the Course Detail page to receive credit.

    Activity Overview:

    Domestic violence is a health care problem of epidemic proportions. Oral health providers are in a pivotal position for identifying head, face, and neck injuries typical of domestic violence or child abuse. To raise awareness about this public health issue, the IHS, Division of Oral Health worked with Barbara Gabbert, PhD at the University of California San Francisco, Dental School. Dr. Gabbert developed the AVDR [Ask, Validate, Document, and Refer] program, and IHS, Division of Oral Health incorporated the AVDR DVD into this course.

    Teaching Methods

    This course is delivered online and includes interactive activities, lecture, and video demonstrations.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this course you will be able to:
    •   Define domestic violence
    •   Describe the prevalence of domestic violence
    •   Recognize common physical indicators of abuse
    •   Apply 4 step intervention with dental patients who present with signs of domestic violence

    Prerequisites:

    Course developed January, 2007; reviewed December, 2010.


       Hardware/Software Requirements:

    WindowsMacintosh
    Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor [or equivalent]PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
    128MB of RAM128MB of RAM

    Operating systems and browsers
    Flash Player 8 is supported on the following operating systems and browsers:

    Windows
    PlatformBrowser
    Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows MeMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows 2000Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows XPMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows Server 2003Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later

    Macintosh
    PlatformBrowser
    Mac OS X v.10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, or 10.4.xInternet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL for Mac OS X, Opera 6, Safari 1.x or later


    Audio:

    This course may contain an audio portion or soundtrack. Please turn on your speakers or use headphones.

    Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, acknowledges permission from the University of California, San Francisco Dental School to include the AVDR DVD [Copyright © 2005 The Regents of the University of California. All Rights Reserved] in this CDE course. Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this DVD and its documentation for educational, research and non-profit purposes, without fee, and without a written agreement is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice, this paragraph and the following three paragraphs appear in all copies.

    • Permission to incorporate this DVD into commercial products may be obtained by contacting the University of California [Joel Kirschbaum, Director, Office of Technology Management, University of California, 185 Berry Street, Suite 4603, San Francisco, CA 94107, Telephone: [415] 353-4472, joel.kirschbaum@ucsf.edu.
    • This DVD and documentation are copyrighted by The Regents of the University of California. The DVD and documentation are supplied "as is", without any accompanying services from the University of California. The University of California does not warrant that the operation of the program will be uninterrupted or error-free. The end-user understands that the program was developed for research purposes and is advised not to rely exclusively on the program for any reason.
    • In no event shall the University of California be liable to any party for direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including lost profits, arising out of the use of this DVD and its documentation, even if the University of California has been advised of the possibility of such damage. The University of California specifically disclaims any warranties, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The DVD provided hereunder is on an "as is" basis, and the University of California has no obligations to provide maintenance, support, updates, enhancements, or modifications.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0299: From Policy to Practice : OSAP’s Interactive Guide to the CDC Guidelines
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 10.00 (Total CDE); 10.00 (DANB Clinical); 10.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    There is no need to "Register" for this course. Simply login to the CDE and Click on the link to take the ONLINE COURSE in the Additional Info section on the Course Detail page to receive credit.

    The OSAP online program uses a variety of methods to help dental professionals learn how to implement the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings. Appropriately, the program setting is a dental practice. The dental team – a dentist, a dental assistant, an infection control coordinator, and a dental hygienist – take turns presenting OSHA regulations and the CDC Guidelines, reinforcing the message that infection control and safety is a team effort and is everyones responsibility.

    Checklists, flowcharts, and demonstrations illustrate complex concepts to increase understanding of the principles of infection control and safety and show how to apply them in practice. Self-evaluation quizzes are interspersed throughout and can be used as a tool to determine an individuals understanding of the Guidelines and to identify policies and practices that may need updating. OSAPs Interactive Guide to the CDC Guidelines can be used as a stand-alone program or can supplement other infection control courses.


    Teaching Methods

    The format of the Interactive Guide to the CDC Guidelines is based on the adult learning theory that recognizes people have different styles of learning and that the different styles play a significant role in retention. Participants can read the content and, if interested, conduct further research on specific topics by referring to the resource list. Audio narration is available for those who prefer to learn by listening. For visual learners, the OSAP program contains photographs, illustrations, and diagrams. For those who like to engage with course content, the program is highly interactive. A glossary provides definitions and phrases used within the course, and a readily available help screen assists with course navigation.



    The programs modular format provides the learner with options. Users can go through the course from beginning to end, or access the course map and menu and choose specific infection control topics.



    Learning Objectives:

    There are seven modules in the course. Each module has specific learning objectives.
    Module 1: Introduction

    • Navigate through the modules
    • Understand the features of the course

    Module 2: The Importance of Infection Control
    • List the components of the infection transmission process
    • Explain the importance of infection control.
    • Describe the four principles of infection control

    Module 3: Take Action to Stay Healthy
    • Identify personnel health elements of an infection control program
    • Explain why immunizations are important and what immunizations are needed for staff
    • Identify infectious diseases that require work restrictions and describe the CDC recommended work restrictions
    • Explain the use of different types of hand hygiene methods, and determine appropriate hand hygiene practices
    • Describe the difference between irritant and allergic contact dermatitis, and latex allergy
    • Identify products that contain latex and give an example of an alternative non-latex product.

    Module 4: Avoid Contact with Blood and Body Fluids
    • Identify bloodborne pathogens found in dentistry.
    • Explain the difference between universal precautions and standard precautions.
    • Define administrative controls and give an example.
    • Define engineering controls and give an example.
    • Name the components of personal protective equipment [PPE], and explain why and when PPE should be used.
    • Define work practice controls and give an example.
    • Explain exposure prevention and postexposure management.


    Module 5: Make Objects Safe for Use, Limit Contamination
  • Classify types of patient-care items.
  • Define single-use or disposable items.
  • Describe the sequence of steps in instrument processing.
  • Differentiate the various methods and equipment of sterilization.
  • Identify the methods of monitoring sterilization and what to do if there is a sterilization failure.
  • Explain the potential of contamination in dental handpieces, and other devices attached to air and water lines.
  • Compare environmental infection control methods.
  • Describe appropriate disposal procedures for regulated and non-regulated medical waste.
  • Identify methods of maintaining and monitoring dental water quality.
  • Explain the precautions to follow during a boil water advisory.

    Module 6: Special Considerations
    • Explain infection control for radiology procedures .
    • Explain the potential for infection from parenteral medications and how to prevent it.
    • Explain appropriate infection control to use during oral surgery procedures.
    • Describe infection control procedures for biopsy specimens.
    • Describe infection control procedures for extracted teeth.
    • Describe infection control for laboratory procedures.
    • Describe appropriate infection control procedures to use with patients with tuberculosis.


    Module 7: Program Evaluation
    • At the end of this module you will be able to:
    • Explain why evaluation of an infection control program is essential.
    • Describe evaluation activities that can assess the effectiveness of an infection control program.
    • Discuss how the results of evaluation activities can be used to improve an infection control program.


    Continuing Dental Education [CDE] Credit Information:

    To receive CDE credit, you must view the entire course, pass the quiz, and complete a course evaluation. You will be able to print a letter documenting successful completion.



    Faculty:

    OSAP is the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures. Founded in 1984, the non-profit association is dentistrys premier resource for infection control and safety information. Through its publications, courses, website, and worldwide collaborations, OSAP and the tax-exempt OSAP Foundation support education, research, service, and policy development to promote safety and the control of infectious diseases in dental healthcare settings worldwide.



    Disclosure Statements:

    Planning committee members and faculty for this course have completed the disclosure process and have indicated they have no significant financial relationships or affiliations with any product or commercial manufacturer that might constitute a conflict of interest.



    Audio:

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  • Prerequisites:

    None.

    Course developed August, 2005; reviewed July, 2008 and January, 2011.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0300: PANDA
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 155)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    There is no need to "Register" for this course. Simply login to the CDE and Click on the link to take the ONLINE COURSE in the Additional Info section on the Course Detail page and then complete the post test and survey to receive credit.

    Activity Overview:

    The Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness [PANDA] is a program to address the lack of child abuse and neglect reporting by dental professionals. The educational program includes the history of family violence in our society, clinical examples of confirmed abuse and neglect, and discussions of legal and liability issues involved in family violence interventions.

    Teaching Methods

    This course is delivered online and includes PowerPoint slides with narration.

    Course developed March, 2007; reviewed February, 2010.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Identify average age of abused children
    • Define the factors that contribute to abuse
    • List warning signs of abuse
    • Name the most common dental injury reported in cases of child abuse.
    • Discuss the most appropriate time to report suspected child abuse


    Faculty:

    The Missouri coalition known as P.A.N.D.A [Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Through Dental Awareness] was created to address a lack of reporting by dental professionals of suspected child abuse and neglect. P.A.N.D.As educational programs include a history of family violence in our society, clinical examples of confirmed child abuse and neglect, and discussions of legal liability issues involved in reporting child maltreatment. Programs now extend beyond dental audiences to include physicians, nurses, teachers, child care workers, and anyone interested in preventing family violence.

    Prerequisites:

    Hardware/Software Requirements:

    WindowsMacintosh
    Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor [or equivalent]PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
    128MB of RAM128MB of RAM

    Operating systems and browsers
    Flash Player 8 is supported on the following operating systems and browsers:

    Windows
    PlatformBrowser
    Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows MeMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows 2000Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows XPMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows Server 2003Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later

    Macintosh
    PlatformBrowser
    Mac OS X v.10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, or 10.4.xInternet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL for Mac OS X, Opera 6, Safari 1.x or later


    Audio:

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

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    DE0302: Infection Control Review
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY, ERMA CASUSE Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    The goal of infection control is to create a safe environment to prevent or reduce the risk of disease transmission to patients and dental staff. Having trained staff who know how to do this becomes a critical part of any infection control program. This course is appropriate as an annual review of infection control procedures and practices for all dental providers.

    Teaching Methods

    This course is delivered online including narration and interactive activities.



    Course developed September, 2008; reviewed February, 2011.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this course you will be able to:

    • Explain the importance of infection control
    • Describe the four principles of infection control
    • Discuss practices to reduce or prevent the risk of disease transmission


    Continuing Dental Education [CDE] Credit Information:


    To receive CDE credit, you must view the entire course, pass the quiz with a score of 80 or higher, and complete a course evaluation. You will be able to print a letter documenting successful completion.

    Prerequisites:


       Hardware/Software Requirements:

    WindowsMacintosh
    Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor [or equivalent]PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
    128MB of RAM128MB of RAM

    Operating systems and browsers
    Flash Player 8 is supported on the following operating systems and browsers:

    Windows
    PlatformBrowser
    Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows MeMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows 2000Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows XPMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows Server 2003Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later

    Macintosh
    PlatformBrowser
    Mac OS X v.10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, or 10.4.xInternet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL for Mac OS X, Opera 6, Safari 1.x or later



    Audio:


    This course may contain an audio portion or soundtrack. Please turn on your speakers or use headphones.

    Faculty:


    Mary Beth Kinney, RDH, MPH, EdD was the lead author of the first CDC Infection Control Risk File, and coordinated the development of From Policy to Practice: OSAP’s Interactive Guide to the CDC Guidelines.


    Erma J. Casuse, CDA is the IHS Coordinator for Dental Assisting Education. She has over 15 years of experience teaching infection control to dental staff, and assessing infection control practices in dental programs.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

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    DE0303: Building Relationships with Clients
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    You want to be effective with every client, but sometimes it feels like you are not only ineffective, you might even be bothersome. This training will help you improve your communication skills. You will learn to listen better, hear what your client is really saying, and therefore know what kind of information will really help them. Plus, you’ll get to test the techniques presented, so the next time you meet with your client, you’ll be ready to listen and be heard.
    The training consists of two interviews, a coaching session on basic communication skills and a discussion of these skills, a short quiz and a practice session to gain experience.

    Course developed February, 2008; reviewed March, 2011.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this training, you will be able to:


    • Identify six techniques important in building relationships with clients to enhance lifestyle change
    • Apply the six techniques in a simulated counseling session
    • Describe one change you can make in your practice as a result of completing this training

    Prerequisites:

    You must have a computer with internet access and a browser such as Internet Explorer. You must also have Flash 8 Player installed on your computer to watch the videos. Click on the "Flash" link in the bottom navigation menu to install the player, if necessary. If you have trouble viewing any of these video trainings, contact us for alternate viewing options at talee.roberts@ihs.gov.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0304: Handling Workplace Conflicts
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): THOMAS TAYLOR Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    Conflicts happen. You probably experience them every day. They don’t have to be uncomfortable, and they don’t have to escalate. This training will help you see that in every conflict there is an opportunity to find common ground, and come together to achieve goals. By learning these solid conflict resolution skills, the thought of facing conflict will no longer be anxiety-producing. This training will give you the knowledge and experience so you can deal confidently with conflicts no matter how large or small.
    The training consists of two phone calls, a discussion of conflict resolution skills, a short quiz and an evaluation.

    It is the policy of the Indian Health Service [IHS], Division of Oral Health [DOH], that faculty/presenters disclose any significant financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the activity. The IHS, DOH also requires faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigational use [not yet approved for any purpose] of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

    Course developed February, 2008; reviewed March, 2011.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this training, you will be able to:


    • Identify the four levels of conflict communication.
    • Apply skills that enhance the four levels of conflict communication
    • Describe the two goals of conflict resolution
    • Describe one change you can make in your practice as a result of completing this training.

    Prerequisites:

    You must have a computer with internet access and a browser such as Internet Explorer. You must also have Flash 8 Player installed on your computer to watch the videos. Click on the "Flash" link in the bottom navigation menu to install the player, if necessary. If you have trouble viewing any of these video trainings, contact us for alternate viewing options at talee.roberts@ihs.gov

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0305: Making Your Meetings Work
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): THOMAS TAYLOR Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This training presents ways to make your large meetings or conferences and small staff meetings more interesting and effective. Meetings that provide opportunities for participants to interact and network with each other and provide information on the latest developments in diabetes care can enhance overall patient care. Our goal is to enliven meetings that can too often become routine and boring. Information is included on how to facilitate a variety of techniques during your meetings such as panel discussions; brainstorming, role playing and others. We encourage you to experiment with alternative ways of setting up your meetings. In this way, you will enhance the contributions of everyone and make life a lot more interesting at work.

    Course developed February, 2008; reviewed March, 2011.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this training, you will be able to:


    • Identify the principles of planning creative meetings.
    • Describe five techniques that encourage interaction and networking among participants.
    • Compare and contrast the goals of small and large meetings and the five techniques.
    • Discuss the role of the facilitator in small and large meetings and the five techniques.

    Prerequisites:

    You must have a computer with internet access and a browser such as Internet Explorer. You must also have Flash 8 Player installed on your computer to watch the videos. Click on the "Flash" link in the bottom navigation menu to install the player, if necessary. If you have trouble viewing any of these video trainings, contact us for alternate viewing options at talee.roberts@ihs.gov

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

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    DE0306: Problem Solving Among Co-Workers
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): THOMAS TAYLOR Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    Whether working with clients or colleagues, having good problem-solving skills enhance collaboration and team work. Working together as a team can enhance work satisfaction, increase productivity, provide support and improve personal connections. Instead of trying to solve problems once they have occurred, problem-solving models provide a framework to tackle problems as they arise. In this training, you will see a problem unfolding and have the opportunity to view and practice problem-solving skills.
    The training consists of a series of short videos with quiz questions and coaching on problem solving skills, a short quiz and an evaluation.

    Course developed February, 2008; reviewed March, 2011.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this training, you will be able to:

    • Identify the steps in problem solving
    • Apply skills that enhance problem solving
    • Describe related communication skills that enhance problem solving [i.e., listening skills, nonverbal communication, questioning and reflection]
    • Describe one change you can make in your practice as a result of completing this training

    Prerequisites:

    You must have a computer with internet access and a browser such as Internet Explorer. You must also have Flash 8 Player installed on your computer to watch the videos. Click on the "Flash" link in the bottom navigation menu to install the player, if necessary. If you have trouble viewing any of these video trainings, contact us for alternate viewing options at talee.roberts@ihs.gov

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0307: Promoting Oral Health in AI/AN Communities
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Bonnie Bruerd, Kathy Phipps Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 4.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This course provides an overview of prevention strategies to improve oral health both in the dental clinic and in American Indian/Alaska Native communities. The course discusses the importance of prevention and describes best practices to prevent dental caries and periodontal diseases in all age groups.

    Course developed February, 2010.

    Learning Objectives:

    After completing this online course, participants will be able to:

    1. List three ways to provide topical fluoride.
    2. Discuss the effectiveness of sealants in AI/AN communities.
    3. Describe an effective protocol for fluoride varnish for children 9-24 months of age.
    4. List two negative effects of drinking pop.
    5. List the steps for providing a toothbrush prophylaxis.
    6. Discuss the effects of tobacco use and diabetes on periodontal disease.
    7. List three ways that you can get involved in oral health in your community.
    8. Describe two ways to improve the effectiveness of oral health education.

    Prerequisites:


       Hardware/Software Requirements:

    WindowsMacintosh
    Intel Pentium II 450MHz or faster processor [or equivalent]PowerPC G3 500MHz or faster processor
    128MB of RAM128MB of RAM

    Operating systems and browsers
    Flash Player 8 is supported on the following operating systems and browsers:

    Windows
    PlatformBrowser
    Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows MeMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows 2000Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows XPMicrosoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later
    Windows Server 2003Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL 9, Opera 7.11 or later

    Macintosh
    PlatformBrowser
    Mac OS X v.10.1.x, 10.2.x, 10.3.x, or 10.4.xInternet Explorer 5.2, Firefox 1.x, Mozilla 1.x, Netscape 7.x or later, AOL for Mac OS X, Opera 6, Safari 1.x or later



    Audio:


    This course may contain an audio portion or soundtrack. Please turn on your speakers or use headphones.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0308: Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Darci Graves, Guadalupe Pacheco, Ann Kenny Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 12.00 (Total CDE); 12.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 12.00 (AGD - 142)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    In the wake of recent disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and the Homeland Security Presidential Directive [HSPD-21], emergency preparedness and disaster and crisis response have gained national recognition and significance. This course is designed to equip disaster and crisis volunteers and personnel with the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate services to diverse communities during all phases of disaster. The course is grounded in the Office of Minority Health's [OMH] CLAS Standards, which are grouped into three themes: Culturally Competent Care, Language Access Services, and Organizational Supports.

    Course developed September, 2008; reviewed August, 2011; scheduled for review December, 2012.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss issues related to cultural competency in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
    2. Identify strategies to promote self-awareness about attitudes, beliefs, biases, and behaviors that may influence the disaster services they provide.
    3. Devise strategies to enhance skills toward the provision of culturally and linguistically competent care in disaster situations.
    4. Demonstrate the advantages of the adoption of the CLAS Standards as appropriate in their emergency services.

    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0309: Chemical Dependencies: Alcoholism
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Debby Kurtz-Weidinger Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 5.00 (Total CDE); 5.00 (DANB Clinical); 5.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This online course presents current information regarding alcoholism and fetal alcohol syndrome, as well as the dental management of patients affected by alcoholism. This interactive program includes a presentation of information on specific topics followed by practice in the form of multiple-choice and true/false questions. This format provides you with immediate feedback to reinforce key learning concepts for different topics, and prepare you for the final quiz.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

    1. Define alcoholism and its effects on different body systems.
    3. Discuss contraindications of medciations for the alcoholic patient.
    4. Identify considerations when treating patients with alcohol problems.
    5. Describe fetal alcohol syndrome [FAS] and fetal alcohol effect [FAE].
    6. List considerations when treating patients with FAS/FAE.
    7. Explain the purpose and components of CAGE questionnaire.

    Prerequisites:

    None.

    Course developed February, 2011.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

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    DE0310: The Carious Process and Intervention
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY, Bridget Swanberg-Austin, Raymond Lala, JEANINE TUCKER, SUZANNE EBERLING Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 730)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This course reviews the carious process and etiology. It also covers various strategies commonly used for both caries prevention and control. It also presents appropriate combinations of strategies for patients in various risk categories. Supplemental reading is suggested at the end of the course.

    Course developed July, 2009; reviewed August, 2011.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
    1. Discuss dental caries risk assessment and the IHS risk categories.
    2. Explain the various factors that place some patients at greater risk of developing dental caries.
    3. Describe how the concept of caries management might be used to improve access to dental care.

    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0311: Dental Myths
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY, Bridget Swanberg-Austin, Raymond Lala, JEANINE TUCKER, SUZANNE EBERLING Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 730)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This course covers treatment assumptions made with conventional caries management. It explains the risks of restorative treatment and the impact of examiner variation on patient care. Supplemental reading is suggested at the end of the course.

    Course developed July, 2009; reviewed August, 2011.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
    1. List the treatment perspectives of conventional caries management.
    2. Describe what could lead to variability in diagnosis and treatment planning.
    3. Identify the risks of restorative intervention.
    4. Contrast caries treatment choices between the conventional and medical models.

    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

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    DE0312: Examination, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Recall
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY, Bridget Swanberg-Austin, Raymond Lala, JEANINE TUCKER, SUZANNE EBERLING Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (DANB Clinical); 4.00 (AGD - 730)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This course covers exam and diagnosis, treatment planning and recall. It focuses on the concept of a risk-based medical model to manage dental caries. It is an evidence based approach to preventive and restorative procedures that considers both the clinician’s judgment and available resources. Recommendations and regimens listed are supported by current professional, refereed literature. The model is a clinical approach which addresses treatment planning and delivery of oral health care services for the individual and family. Supplemental reading is suggested at the end of the course.

    Course developed July, 2009; reviewed August, 2011.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
    1. Describe how to examine for and diagnose dental caries.
    2. Place patients in appropriate risk categories based on exam findings and modifiers.
    3. Develop a prioritized treatment plan that includes an appropriate recall interval.

    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

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    DE0313: Caries Risk Program Evaluation
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): JEANINE TUCKER, Bridget Swanberg-Austin, Raymond Lala, MARY BETH KINNEY, SUZANNE EBERLING Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 730)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This course provides two basic reasons for evaluating a caries risk program: 1] are doing it right and 2] does it work. If you are not doing the right things, you can’t possibly tell if a particular program is working or not. Supplemental reading is suggested at the end of the course.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    1. Discuss why program evaluation is important.
    2. Identify what outcomes will be measured in your program and how they will be measured.
    3. Describe the importance of coding standardization and the need to apply codes in a consistent and appropriate manner.

    Prerequisites:

    None.
    Course developed January, 2001. Revised January, 2004. Revised January, 2010.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

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    DE0314: Introduction to Caries Diagnosis, Risk Assessment and Management
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): JEANINE TUCKER, Bridget Swanberg-Austin, Raymond Lala, MARY BETH KINNEY, SUZANNE EBERLING Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 730)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This course showcases a risk based approach for the management of dental caries. It includes basic information on caries diagnosis, risk assessment and treatment planning. Supplemental reading is suggested at the end of the course.

    Course developed January, 2001.
    Revised January, 2004
    Revised January, 2010

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
    1. Discuss dental caries risk assessment and the IHS risk categories.
    2. Describe the various factors that place some patients at greater risk of developing dental care.
    3. Explain how the concept of caries management might be used to improve access to dental care.

    Prerequisites:

    None

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

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    DE0315: Update on Nutrition and Chronic Kidney Disease
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Theresa Kuracina Director: Wendy Sandoval
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 5000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 750)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This online training includes a brief review of the functions of the kidneys, discussion of, identification and monitoring of CKD and describes new tools from the National Kidney Disease Education Program that can be used for patient education. Key concepts in nutrition assessment, management and diet recommendations for dialysis will be reviewed. Supporting documentation for this course is contained in CSC File 5536 and File 5660.



    This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the ADA CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures. None of the faculty/presenters for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigational pharmaceutical products or medical devices. The educational objectives, content and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

    Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to marybeth.kinney@comcast.net or to ADA CERP at http://www.ada.org/goto/cerp.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Incorporate suggested guidelines for identifying and monitoring CKD into clinical practice.
    2. Describe new tools from the National Kidney Disease Education Program to enhance patient education.
    3. Incorporate key concepts in nutrition assessment, management and treatment into clinical practice.
    4. Briefly review diet recommendations for dialysis.

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    2014 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

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    DE0316: Managing Chronic Kidney Disease
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Andrew Narva Director: Wendy Sandoval
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 750)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This online training will discuss the guidelines to address progression and co-morbidities which affect chronic kidney disease [CKD] outcomes. Current adherence to the guidelines, models for improving outcomes and opportunities for intervention will be described. Supporting documentation for this course is contained in CSC File 5554. Renewal of the course is File 5776. File to be replaced by 5849.

    This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the ADA CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures. None of the faculty/presenters for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigational pharmaceutical products or medical devices. The educational objectives, content and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

    Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to marybeth.kinney@comcast.net or to ADA CERP at http://www.ada.org/goto/cerp.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Integrate the standards of care for patients with CKD into their clinical practice.
    2. Evaluate key tests for identifying and monitoring CKD.
    3. Formulate a strategy for improving CKD outcomes in the primary care setting.
    4. Determine indications for referral to nephrology.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0317: Exercise and Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in Diabetes and Prediabetes
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Andrew Narva Director: Wendy Sandoval
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 750)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This online training will discuss the guidelines for physical activity and cardiometabolic risk reduction in diabetes and prediabetes. The current recommendations for weight loss and managing diabetes and prediabetes will also be discussed. Supporting documentation for this course is contained in CSC File 5504.

    This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the ADA CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures. None of the faculty/presenters for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigational pharmaceutical products or medical devices. The educational objectives, content and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

    Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to marybeth.kinney@comcast.net or to ADA CERP at http://www.ada.org/goto/cerp.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Summarize evidence-based literature related to physical activity and diabetes and cardiometabolic disease.
    2. Advise patients at risk for diabetes and those who have diabetes.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0318: Public Health Issues in Periodontics
    Date(s): 11/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): TODD SMITH Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 490)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This course showcases a risk based approach for the management of periodontal diseases. It includes basic information on periodontal detection, diagnosis, risk assessment, treatment planning, and prognosis.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Diagnose periodontal diseases.
    2. List 4 major risk factors that place patients at greater risk of developing periodontitis.
    3. Discriminate between teeth with guarded and hopeless prognoses.
    4. Explain how the concept of risk assessment and periodontal management might be used to improve access to dental care.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

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    DE0327: Local Anesthesia Update and Review of Techniques for Dentists and Hygienists
    Date(s): 1/17/2014 - 1/17/2014
    Facility: OU College of Dentistry Location: Oklahoma City, OK
    Instructor(s): Jane Grey Director: Melissa Reese
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 50 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 7.00 (Total CDE); 7.00 (AGD - 132)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of this course is to provide IHS, Tribal, and Urban Dentists and Dental Hygienists a better understanding of the chemical properties and toxicity of common local anesthetics, as well as provide a hands-on refresher for local anesthetic administration technique[s].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Identify potential medication interactions with common local anesthetics.
    2. Recognize the chemical properties and side effects associated with common local anesthetics.
    3. Demonstrate proper administration technique for common anesthetic blocks and infiltrations.

    Prerequisites:

    Must hold a current, valid license to administer local anesthesia.

    Travel:

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    DE0332: Phoenix and Tucson Areas IHS, Tribal and Urban Dental Programs Meeting
    Date(s): 1/30/2014 - 1/30/2014
    Facility: Native Health Location: Phoenix, AZ
    Instructor(s): Elmer Myron, Stephanie Caler, Eugene Livar Director: Alyssa York
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 50 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 6.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (AGD - 148); 3.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of this 1 day course is to give IHS, Tribal, and Urban Dental Programs a better understanding of chemical dependency and updated infectious disease prevention in the dental clinical setting.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Define addiction and explain the recovery process.
    2. Utilize substance abuse knowledge to encourage and inspire Native American individuals and families.
    3. Relate recent healthcare-associated infection investigations related to dental practices.
    4. List general and dental specific infection control information and resources available.
    5. Explain the basic concepts of blood borne pathogens and how they affect human health.
    6. Discuss the OSHA blood borne pathogens regulation 1910.1030 and know why it is Important.
    7. Evaluate a dental facility for hazards and determine methods for controlling those hazards.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

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    DE0333: Albuquerque-Nashville Oral HP/DP Collaborative [January]
    Date(s): 1/8/2014 - 1/8/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 80 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Six programs, two from the Albuquerque Area and four from the Nashville Area, will gather to discuss their oral health promotion/disease prevention proposals, share ideas on how to carry out these projects, and share success stories.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. List the components of a SMART objective.
    2. Describe at least one of the six proposals funded through the ABQ/NAS Oral HP/DP program.
    3. Identify ways to increase access to care in their clinic.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0334: Albuquerque-Nashville Oral HP/DP Collaborative [February]
    Date(s): 2/12/2014 - 2/12/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 80 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Six programs, two from the Albuquerque Area and four from the Nashville Area, will gather to discuss their oral health promotion/disease prevention proposals, share ideas on how to carry out these projects, and share success stories.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. List the components of a SMART objective.
    2. Describe at least one of the six proposals funded through the ABQ/NAS Oral HP/DP program.
    3. Identify ways to increase access to care in their clinic.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0335: Albuquerque-Nashville Oral HP/DP Collaborative [March]
    Date(s): 3/19/2014 - 3/19/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 80 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Six programs, two from the Albuquerque Area and four from the Nashville Area, will gather to discuss their oral health promotion/disease prevention proposals, share ideas on how to carry out these projects, and share success stories.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. List the components of a SMART objective.
    2. Describe at least one of the six proposals funded through the ABQ/NAS Oral HP/DP program.
    3. Identify ways to increase access to care in their clinic.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0336: Albuquerque-Nashville Oral HP/DP Collaborative [April]
    Date(s): 4/9/2014 - 4/9/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 80 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Six programs, two from the Albuquerque Area and four from the Nashville Area, will gather to discuss their oral health promotion/disease prevention proposals, share ideas on how to carry out these projects, and share success stories.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. List the components of a SMART objective.
    2. Describe at least one of the six proposals funded through the ABQ/NAS Oral HP/DP program.
    3. Identify ways to increase access to care in their clinic.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0337: Albuquerque-Nashville Oral HP/DP Collaborative [May]
    Date(s): 5/8/2014 - 5/8/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 80 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Six programs, two from the Albuquerque Area and four from the Nashville Area, will gather to discuss their oral health promotion/disease prevention proposals, share ideas on how to carry out these projects, and share success stories.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. List the components of a SMART objective.
    2. Describe at least one of the six proposals funded through the ABQ/NAS Oral HP/DP program.
    3. Identify ways to increase access to care in their clinic.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0338: Albuquerque-Nashville Oral HP/DP Collaborative [June]
    Date(s): 6/4/2014 - 6/4/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 80 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Six programs, two from the Albuquerque Area and four from the Nashville Area, will gather to discuss their oral health promotion/disease prevention proposals, share ideas on how to carry out these projects, and share success stories.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. List the components of a SMART objective.
    2. Describe at least one of the six proposals funded through the ABQ/NAS Oral HP/DP program.
    3. Identify ways to increase access to care in their clinic.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0347: Broken Dental Appointment Prevention: Challenges and Possible Solutions
    Date(s): 2/13/2014 - 2/13/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Alyssa York, Glenda Tovar Director: Alyssa York
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 50 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 557)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of the one hour session is to provide potential solutions regarding broken dental appointments among the Indian Health Service, Tribal and Urban [I/T/U] dental programs.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Relate broken appointment solutions to their clinical practice.
    2. Identify ways to communicate with patients the importance of keeping their dental appointments.
    3. Employ relevant messages for patient education.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0351: Conducting a Nitrous Oxide Evaluation in a Dental Environment
    Date(s): 10/1/2013 - 10/1/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Danny Walters Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 132)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of this one hour webinar course is to give IHS dental staff a review of nitrous oxide use in the denetal setting. The course will include history, mechanism of action, protocols, and an update on recent developments with delivery systems.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Administer nitrous oxide and monitor vital signs.
    2. Identify and manage nitrous oxide emergencies.
    3. Explain the mechanism of action and identify signs of efficacy.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0352: Cultural-Focused Tobacco Control Efforts
    Date(s): 12/12/2013 - 12/12/2013
    Facility: Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Location: Ada, OK
    Instructor(s): Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 158)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    See File 5767 for all supporting documentation.

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0353: Dental Staff Development - Infection Control Update
    Date(s): 2/10/2014 - 2/11/2014
    Facility: Uintah/Ouray Service Unit Location: Fort Duchesne, UT
    Instructor(s): ERMA CASUSE Director: ERMA CASUSE
    Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 15 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 8.00 (Total CDE); 8.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is available only to dental staff at Fort Duchesne. This 8 hour course will provide an Infection Control [IC] Update and review present IC practices. Participants will identify and discuss ways to improve IC practices.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Evaluate current IC practices and make necessary changes.
    2. Increase awareness of new and improved IC practices.
    3. Recognize the impact of working as a team to implement new IC practices.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0354: Infection Control Update
    Date(s): 2/26/2014 - 2/27/2014
    Facility: San Carlos Service Unit Location: San Carlos, AZ
    Instructor(s): ERMA CASUSE Director: ERMA CASUSE
    Audience: Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 15 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 8.00 (Total CDE); 8.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is available only to dental staff at San Carlos Service Unit. This 8 hour course will provide an Infection Control [IC] Update and review present IC practices. Participants will identify and discuss ways to improve IC practices.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Evaluate current IC practices and make necessary changes.
    2. Increase awareness of new and improved IC practices.
    3. Recognize the impact of working as a team to implement new IC practices.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0359: Billings Area Dental Study Club March
    Date(s): 3/11/2014 - 3/11/2014
    Facility: via phone Location: Billings, MT
    Instructor(s): THOMAS TAYLOR, Robert Schroth Director: GARY PANNABECKER
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 10 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 0.50 (AGD - 132); 0.50 (AGD - 430)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Dr. Taylor's presentation: Present journal article "Taking the Pain Out of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics: Current Thoughts and Treatment Options to Help Patients Achieve Profound Anesthesia" by Colleagues for Excellence American Association of Endodontists.

    Dr. Schroth's presentation: Seminar discussion on a recent article "Developmental enamel defects in the primary dentition: aetiology and clinical management: by Salanitri and Seow.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this session, the pariticipant will be able to:
    Dr. Taylor:
    1. Discuss why some people do not obtain adequate anesthesia.
    2. List misconceptions about inferior alveolar nerve blocks.
    3. Compare and contrast techniques to improve anesthesia and patient comfort.

    Dr. Schroth:
    1. Review the aetiology of developmental defects of enamel.
    2. Propose recommendations for the clinical management of affected teeth.
    3. List the clinical complications of developmental defects of enamel.

    Prerequisites:

    DDS or DMD

    Travel:

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    DE0361: AIDC Dental Study Group March 2014
    Date(s): 3/12/2014 - 3/12/2014
    Facility: AIDC Conference Room Location: Albuquerque, NM
    Instructor(s): DARLENE SORRELL Director: Suzanne Marks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 6 - 12 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.50 (Total CDE); 1.50 (AGD - 182)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The AIDC Dental Study Group will meet in the AIDC Conference Room for 1.5 hours every 2 months [9 hours/year]. The group will consist of AIDC dentists and dental hygienists. Continuing dental education will be provided by the study group participants in one of the following formats:
    1. Journal article presentations
    2. Clinical case presentations
    3. Dental seminars
    4. Guest speaker presentations
    The purpose of this session is to discuss how to diagnose and treat temporomandibular joint pain. The participants will learn about splint therapy. TMJ patient handouts will be reviewed and discussed.

    It is the policy of the Indian Health Service [IHS], Division of Oral Health [DOH], that faculty/presenters disclose any significant financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the activity. The IHS, DOH also requires faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigational use [not yet approved for any purpose] of pharmaceutical products and medical devices.

    This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the ADA CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures. None of the faculty/presenters for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigational pharmaceutical products or medical devices. The educational objectives, content and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

    Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to marybeth.kinney@comcast.net or to ADA CERP at http://www.ada.org/goto/cerp.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Discuss the treatment options for TMJ pain.
    2. Analyze how to use splint therapy to evaluate jaw position and joint status.
    3. List the clinical characteristics of referred pain radiating from the TMJ.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0362: EDR Training and Implementation in IHS
    Date(s): 12/3/2013 - 12/11/2013
    Facility: Browning Hospital Dental Clinic Location: Browning, MT
    Instructor(s): Susan Lukins, Lisa Green Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 40.00 (Total CDE); 40.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 40.00 (AGD - 561)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Our trainees are provided a presentation, along with hands-on use, of the Clinical Applications and the Electronic Appointment Scheduler in the Dentrix Enterprise electronic dental record [EDR]. This course of instruction is presented on site for a full five days. An additional two days are spent together with the trainer during “Go Live” following the initial five days. At this time, the EDR is put to work with active patients in the dental clinic, with the trainer there to assist the Doctors and Staff Members as they use the software.

    We will instruct the Dental Chief, Staff Dentists, and the entire Team, respective to position, on how to:
    1. Setup the Clinic in Dentrix Enterprise [includes Password Security settings and assigned rights for a Login/Password for each Provider and Staff Member].
    2. Enter existing treatment, treatment planned procedures, and completed treatment procedures in the Patient Chart.
    3. Enter Perio Charting of pocket depths, recession, etc.
    4. Complete and Approve Clinical Notes for each patient’s visit to the clinic.
    5. Appoint and Re-Appoint patients for needed treatment.
    6. Use scanning hardware and the Dentrix Enterprise Document Center to electronically store all paperwork.
    7. Set-up and monitor a Recall system for ongoing patient care.
    8. Use the DXOne reporting module for collection of statistical data for various Reporting needs.
    9. If applicable, use Dentrix Image, digital x-ray software that is the Dentrix Enterprise solution for acquiring, manipulating, and storing digital images.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Effectively chart patient conditions, along with planned and completed treatment, in an electronic format.
    2. Write, approve, and store Clinical Notes electronically.
    3. Produce, manipulate, and store digital images [if applicable to the clinic].
    4. Enter and archive Patient Appointments electronically.
    5. Track and contact Patients for treatment planned, and for regular hygiene care needed.
    6. Use Dentrix Enterprise to go completely chartless/paperless when desired.
    7. Retrieve, schedule, manage, and maintain statistical data at will.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0365: New Mexico Health Resources 20th Annual Health Provider Retreat
    Date(s): 6/21/2013 - 6/22/2013
    Facility: Sagebrush Inn & Conference Center Location: Taos, NM
    Instructor(s): Douglas Young, Jed Jacobson, Gary Cuttrell, Diane Brunson, David Pump, Benjamin Tingey, Martin Guerrero, Joseph Matthews, Howard Rhoads, Maureen Small, Peter Jensen, Britt Catron Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Assistants, Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 7 - 15 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 13.50 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 148); 2.00 (AGD - 149); 1.00 (AGD - 490); 1.00 (AGD - 690); 2.00 (AGD - 730); 1.00 (AGD - 550); 1.00 (AGD - 016); 1.00 (AGD - 258); 1.00 (AGD - 132); 1.00 (AGD - 310); 1.50 (AGD - 180)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Please contact Kris Barela at Kris@nmhr.org for information regarding registration. This is a New Mexico specific continuing education conference designed as a retention initiative for health professionals practicing in rural and underserved areas of the state. The conference will address a wide variety of interests to medical, dental and health administrative professionals working in New Mexico. As a result of attending the conference, the participants will have a greater knowledge of topics related to their clinical practices and administrative activities.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this meeting, the participant have a greater knowledge of topics related to their clinical practices and administrative activities. Individual objectives for each session are on file.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0366: Helping People Become Successful in Pursuing Tobacco-Free Living
    Date(s): 2/11/2014 - 2/11/2014
    Facility: TBD Location:
    Instructor(s): Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 158)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    See File 5842 for all details.

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0367: Babies R Us: Make 2014 Count!
    Date(s): 5/21/2014 - 5/21/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks, Bonnie Bruerd Director: Bonnie Bruerd
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 258)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of this 1 hour NOHC call is to provide dental staff across the IHS with an update of the IHS’ performance in the IHS Early Childhood Caries Collaborative and to help prepare them for the fifth and final year of this initiative.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Define the overall goal and objectives of the IHS Early Childhood Caries Collaborative.
    2. Explain the importance of early access to dental care as it relates to the prevalence of ECC in your Area.
    3. Describe at least one recognized best practice in improving access to care, dental sealants, fluoride applications, and interim therapeutic restorations in 0-5 year-old AI/AN children.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0373: EDR Training and Implementation in IHS
    Date(s): 3/5/2014 - 3/11/2014
    Facility: Fallon Tribal Health Center Location: Fallon, NV
    Instructor(s): Lisa Harris Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 40.00 (Total CDE); 40.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 40.00 (AGD - 561)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Our trainees are provided a presentation, along with hands-on use, of the Clinical Applications and the Electronic Appointment Scheduler in the Dentrix Enterprise electronic dental record [EDR]. This course of instruction is presented on site for a full five days. An additional two days are spent together with the trainer during “Go Live” following the initial five days. At this time, the EDR is put to work with active patients in the dental clinic, with the trainer there to assist the Doctors and Staff Members as they use the software.

    We will instruct the Dental Chief, Staff Dentists, and the entire Team, respective to position, on how to:
    1. Setup the Clinic in Dentrix Enterprise [includes Password Security settings and assigned rights for a Login/Password for each Provider and Staff Member].
    2. Enter existing treatment, treatment planned procedures, and completed treatment procedures in the Patient Chart.
    3. Enter Perio Charting of pocket depths, recession, etc.
    4. Complete and Approve Clinical Notes for each patient’s visit to the clinic.
    5. Appoint and Re-Appoint patients for needed treatment.
    6. Use scanning hardware and the Dentrix Enterprise Document Center to electronically store all paperwork.
    7. Set-up and monitor a Recall system for ongoing patient care.
    8. Use the DXOne reporting module for collection of statistical data for various Reporting needs.
    9. If applicable, use Dentrix Image, digital x-ray software that is the Dentrix Enterprise solution for acquiring, manipulating, and storing digital images.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Effectively chart patient conditions, along with planned and completed treatment, in an electronic format.
    2. Write, approve, and store Clinical Notes electronically.
    3. Produce, manipulate, and store digital images [if applicable to the clinic].
    4. Enter and archive Patient Appointments electronically.
    5. Track and contact Patients for treatment planned, and for regular hygiene care needed.
    6. Use Dentrix Enterprise to go completely chartless/paperless when desired.
    7. Retrieve, schedule, manage, and maintain statistical data at will.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0375: EDR Training and Implementation in IHS
    Date(s): 2/25/2014 - 3/5/2014
    Facility: Ponca Hills Health and Wellness Location: Norfolk, NE
    Instructor(s): Cindy Abreu Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 40.00 (Total CDE); 40.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 40.00 (AGD - 561)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Our trainees are provided a presentation, along with hands-on use, of the Clinical Applications and the Electronic Appointment Scheduler in the Dentrix Enterprise electronic dental record [EDR]. This course of instruction is presented on site for a full five days. An additional two days are spent together with the trainer during “Go Live” following the initial five days. At this time, the EDR is put to work with active patients in the dental clinic, with the trainer there to assist the Doctors and Staff Members as they use the software.

    We will instruct the Dental Chief, Staff Dentists, and the entire Team, respective to position, on how to:
    1. Setup the Clinic in Dentrix Enterprise [includes Password Security settings and assigned rights for a Login/Password for each Provider and Staff Member].
    2. Enter existing treatment, treatment planned procedures, and completed treatment procedures in the Patient Chart.
    3. Enter Perio Charting of pocket depths, recession, etc.
    4. Complete and Approve Clinical Notes for each patient’s visit to the clinic.
    5. Appoint and Re-Appoint patients for needed treatment.
    6. Use scanning hardware and the Dentrix Enterprise Document Center to electronically store all paperwork.
    7. Set-up and monitor a Recall system for ongoing patient care.
    8. Use the DXOne reporting module for collection of statistical data for various Reporting needs.
    9. If applicable, use Dentrix Image, digital x-ray software that is the Dentrix Enterprise solution for acquiring, manipulating, and storing digital images.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Effectively chart patient conditions, along with planned and completed treatment, in an electronic format.
    2. Write, approve, and store Clinical Notes electronically.
    3. Produce, manipulate, and store digital images [if applicable to the clinic].
    4. Enter and archive Patient Appointments electronically.
    5. Track and contact Patients for treatment planned, and for regular hygiene care needed.
    6. Use Dentrix Enterprise to go completely chartless/paperless when desired.
    7. Retrieve, schedule, manage, and maintain statistical data at will.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0377: EDR Training and Implementation in IHS
    Date(s): 1/22/2014 - 1/28/2014
    Facility: Kyle Dental Clinic Location: Kyle, SD
    Instructor(s): Ginger Roberts Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 40.00 (Total CDE); 40.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 40.00 (AGD - 561)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Our trainees are provided a presentation, along with hands-on use, of the Clinical Applications and the Electronic Appointment Scheduler in the Dentrix Enterprise electronic dental record [EDR]. This course of instruction is presented on site for a full five days. An additional two days are spent together with the trainer during “Go Live” following the initial five days. At this time, the EDR is put to work with active patients in the dental clinic, with the trainer there to assist the Doctors and Staff Members as they use the software.

    We will instruct the Dental Chief, Staff Dentists, and the entire Team, respective to position, on how to:
    1. Setup the Clinic in Dentrix Enterprise [includes Password Security settings and assigned rights for a Login/Password for each Provider and Staff Member].
    2. Enter existing treatment, treatment planned procedures, and completed treatment procedures in the Patient Chart.
    3. Enter Perio Charting of pocket depths, recession, etc.
    4. Complete and Approve Clinical Notes for each patient’s visit to the clinic.
    5. Appoint and Re-Appoint patients for needed treatment.
    6. Use scanning hardware and the Dentrix Enterprise Document Center to electronically store all paperwork.
    7. Set-up and monitor a Recall system for ongoing patient care.
    8. Use the DXOne reporting module for collection of statistical data for various Reporting needs.
    9. If applicable, use Dentrix Image, digital x-ray software that is the Dentrix Enterprise solution for acquiring, manipulating, and storing digital images.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Effectively chart patient conditions, along with planned and completed treatment, in an electronic format.
    2. Write, approve, and store Clinical Notes electronically.
    3. Produce, manipulate, and store digital images [if applicable to the clinic].
    4. Enter and archive Patient Appointments electronically.
    5. Track and contact Patients for treatment planned, and for regular hygiene care needed.
    6. Use Dentrix Enterprise to go completely chartless/paperless when desired.
    7. Retrieve, schedule, manage, and maintain statistical data at will.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0381: Electronic Dental Record [EDR] Supplemental Training
    Date(s): 1/6/2014 - 1/8/2014
    Facility: Blackfeet Dental Clinic Location: Browning, MT
    Instructor(s): Lisa Green, Susan Lukins Director: GARY PANNABECKER
    Audience: Assistants, Support Staff, Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 8 - 20 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 20.00 (Total CDE); 20.00 (AGD - 561)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:


    This three-day course is offered for participants who work at a site using the IHS/EDR. The fact that this will be a group of peers learning together will enhance the effectiveness of the seminar as information is shared. Topics to be covered include:
    • Review of Setup: Appointment Book, Family File, Insurance
    • Understanding Letter Merge and Creating Custom Letters
    • Understanding DXOne Reports: Creating IHS Report Template and Scheduled Processing
    • Review of Patient Chart/Perio Charting
    • Creating and Using Custom Clinical Note Templates [version 5.0 upgrade]
    • Understanding and Utilizing the features of the Treatment Planner [version 5.0 upgrade]

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

    1. List the basic modules of Dentrix that they have had an introduction to through initial onsite training.
    2. Identify the new features from the recent 5.0 upgrade, including hands-on practice creating Clinical Note Templates and new treatment cases in the Treatment Planner.
    3. Use the new features of 6.0 and Windows Add-in.

    Prerequisites:

    Site must be using the IHS/EDR, Version 4.0

    Travel:

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    DE0384: Probiotics in Dentistry
    Date(s): 4/23/2014 - 4/23/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Joseph Park Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 80 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 016)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of this one hour course is to give all dental staff an overview of Probiotics and its clinical applications in medicine and possible uses in dentistry.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Define “Probiotics”.
    2. Describe the benefits and potential risks of probiotics in dentistry.
    3. Examine potential mechanisms of probiotic bacteria and their effects in the oral cavity.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0387: ITCA Summer 2014 Dental Conference
    Date(s): 6/10/2014 - 6/12/2014
    Facility: Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore Location: Phoenix, AZ
    Instructor(s): James Osaki, HESHMAT MORTAZAVI, DANIEL HUBER, Carolyn Holman, Lori Aguilar, Maureen Romer, Alyssa York, Danielle Gilliam, Eugene Livar, D. Kent Towsley, David Harmatz, Jessie Atencio, Don Altman, David Rolf Director: Alyssa York
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 50 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 28.00 (Total CDE); 4.50 (AGD - 149); 0.50 (AGD - 257); 4.50 (AGD - 148); 1.50 (AGD - 142); 3.00 (AGD - 158); 1.50 (AGD - 314); 3.00 (AGD - 490); 3.00 (AGD - 550); 2.00 (AGD - 552); 3.00 (AGD - 750); 1.50 (AGD - 754)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The primary purpose of this three day training is to provide all participants with an opportunity to receive continuing dental education credits and training courses relevant to their needs. Dental Chiefs and dental staff from the Phoenix and Tucson Service Areas Indian Health Service, Tribal and Urban will be provided with the following courses: IHS ECC BSS Oral Health Survey, Dental Ethics, Occupational Safety and Health Best Practices and Guidance of Instrument Sterilization, Oral Health Care and Autism, Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, Tobacco Cessation, Caries Interventions, Infectious Diseases, Periodontics, Dental Caries, Diabetes in Special Populations , Safety and Health Standards of Bloodborne Pathogens, Maxillofacial Trauma, Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Clinic Quality Improvement Planning, Developing and Implementing Community-Based Dental Prevention Programs and Revenue Cycle- Dental Billing and Coding.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this conference, the participant will be able to:
    1. Cite the objectives of the ECC Collaboration.
    2. Discuss alternative strategies to decrease caries rates.
    3. Review tips on treating young children.
    4. Describe the role of Arizona Department of Health Services [ADHS] in the dental community.
    5. List ADHS resources available to the dental community.
    6. Identify current instrument sterilization guidelines and resources.
    7. Identify the types of diabetes.
    8. Identify the complications most commonly seen with diabetes.
    9. List ATLS principles.
    10. Explain Maxillofacial Trauma principles from a dentists point of view.
    11. Treat simple maxillofacial trauma.
    12. Explain the Revenue Cycle.
    13. State the bloodborne pathogen standard.
    14. Successfully implement a BBP program within your office.
    15. List the upcoming and current standards applicable to your office according to the OSHA Standards.
    16. Recognize common medical emergencies.
    17. Cite their pathophysiology.
    18. List Basic Treatment modalities.
    19. Define common terminology related to ethics.
    20. Distinguish between the terms ‘ethics’, ‘morals’, and ‘laws’.
    21. Describe various methods of ethical reflection.
    22. Explain that untreated periodontal diseases are associated with a number of systemic diseases and syndemics, due to the role of local oral infection, bacteremia and inflammation that amplifies systemic inflammation and acts as modifiers of systemic disease.
    23. Describe the biofilm infection and chronic inflammatory etiologies associated with chronic periodontitis and dental caries and describe the pathophysiology that links oral infections and inflammation with systemic diseases and conditions such as: diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, bacterial endocarditis, pregnancy complications, ventilator-associated nosocomial pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis and colon cancer.
    24. Clinically apply definitive risk-based and evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches for periodontal diseases that will help improve your patient’s oral and overall health and wellbeing.
    25. Identify at least three relevant community partners and three resources through program assessment.
    26. Identify two types of relevant dental prevention programs for their communities.
    27. Implement simple program evaluation such as sealant retention and community feedback and develop a simple community evaluation plan.
    28. Identify oral and systemic effects of tobacco use.
    29. Perform a brief intervention, using Ask, Advise, Refer.
    30. Refer to the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline.
    31. Describe the strengths and deficits associated with autism spectrum disorders and how these behaviors can impact appropriate oral health care at home and in the dental office.
    32. Explain three or more issues and solutions for the provision of oral health care for individuals on the autism spectrum in the dental office and home setting.
    33. Explain how a behavioral approach can be utilized to support a positive dental office visit.

    Prerequisites:

    Phoenix and Tucson area staff only.

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    DE0393: Diabetes Mellitus
    Date(s): 2/19/2014 - 2/19/2014
    Facility: Shiprock Dental Clinic Location: Shiprock, NM
    Instructor(s): Richard Champany, Kim Mohs Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 754)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    All supporting documentation is on file at CSC File 5789.

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

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    DE0399: IHS Dental Study Club June 2014
    Date(s): 6/10/2014 - 6/10/2014
    Facility: via phone Location: Billings, MT
    Instructor(s): TODD SMITH, Robert Schroth Director: GARY PANNABECKER
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 30 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 0.50 (AGD - 257); 0.50 (AGD - 490)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Dr. Smith's presentation: Discuss the article in JAMA December 18, 2013 “The Effect of Nonsurgical Periodontal Therapy on Hemoglobin A1C levels in persons with Type 2 diabetes and chronic periodontitis”authored by Engebretson, et al.
    Dr. Schroth's presentation: Discuss the recent article “Prenatal Vitamin D and Dental Caries in Infants” by Schroth, et al, 2014.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this session, the pariticipant will be able to:
    Dr. Smith:
    1. Review the findings of the Engebretson article.
    2. Recognize how it fits into existing clinical trials on the same subject.

    Dr. Schroth:
    1. Discuss the prevalence of Vit D deficiency during pregnancy.
    2. Explain the prevalence of Early Childhood Caries in infants.
    3. Review the association between prenatal Vit D levels and caries in infants.

    Prerequisites:

    DDS or DMD.
    Review of the assigned articles.

    Travel:

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    DE0401: Managing Progressive CKD in People with Diabetes
    Date(s): 4/28/2014 - 5/1/2015
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Andrew Narva Director: Wendy Sandoval
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 750)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This online training will discuss the guidelines to address progression and co-morbidities which affect chronic kidney disease [CKD] outcomes. Current adherence to the guidelines, models for improving outcomes and opportunities for intervention will be described. Supporting documentation for this course is contained in CSC File 5849.

    This course has been planned and implemented in accordance with the ADA CERP Recognition Standards and Procedures. None of the faculty/presenters for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigational pharmaceutical products or medical devices. The educational objectives, content and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

    Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to marybeth.kinney@comcast.net or to ADA CERP at http://www.ada.org/goto/cerp.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Integrate the standards of care for patients with CKD into their clinical practice.
    2. Evaluate key tests for identifying and monitoring CKD.
    3. Formulate a strategy for improving CKD outcomes in the primary care setting.
    4. Determine indications for referral to nephrology.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0405: 2014 National Combined Councils Meeting
    Date(s): 6/23/2014 - 6/26/2014
    Facility: Talking Stick Resort Location: Scottsdale, AZ
    Instructor(s): Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 40 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 5.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (AGD - 149); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    CSC File number 5861. All supporting documentation on file with CSC.

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0413: Oral Surgery-When to Treat and When to Refer
    Date(s): 8/13/2014 - 8/13/2014
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Jeffrey Stuart Director: Joseph Park
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 310)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of this 1 hour course is to give all dental staff an overview of Oral Surgery factors to consider when deciding whether to treat a patient or refer to specialist.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Name the Oral Surgery referral types and options.
    2. List patient case selection factors.
    3. Describe Oral Surgical clinical techniques/options as discussed.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0414: Update on the Funny Bugs on Navajo
    Date(s): 5/7/2014 - 5/7/2014
    Facility: Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Health Center Location: Bloomfield, NM
    Instructor(s): Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This session is part of CSC File 5812.

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

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    DE0415: Psychoactive Drugs: The Pharmocology of Addiction
    Date(s): 5/14/2014 - 5/14/2014
    Facility: Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Health Center Location: Bloomfield, NM
    Instructor(s): Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 016)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This session is part of CSC File 5812.

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

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    DE0416: Pediatric Asthma
    Date(s): 7/3/2013 - 7/3/2013
    Facility: San Xavier Conference Center Location: Sells, AZ
    Instructor(s): Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 3 - 7 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 754)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This session is part of a series of meetings sponsored by/for the Sells facility staff. CSC has all documents on File 5796.

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0417: HIV Telemedicine
    Date(s): 9/4/2013 - 9/4/2013
    Facility: San Xavier Conference Center Location: Sells, AZ
    Instructor(s): Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 3 - 7 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 754)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This session is part of a series of meetings sponsored by/for the Sells facility staff. CSC has all documents on File 5796.

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

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    DE0420: EDR Training and Implementation in IHS
    Date(s): 6/3/2014 - 6/10/2014
    Facility: Kanakanak Dental Clinic Location: Dillingham, AK
    Instructor(s): Lisa Green, Susan Lukins Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: TBD Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 40.00 (Total CDE); 40.00 (AGD - 561)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Our trainees are provided a presentation, along with hands-on use, of the Clinical Applications and the Electronic Appointment Scheduler in the Dentrix Enterprise electronic dental record [EDR]. This course of instruction is presented on site for a full five days. An additional two days are spent together with the trainer during “Go Live” following the initial five days. At this time, the EDR is put to work with active patients in the dental clinic, with the trainer there to assist the Doctors and Staff Members as they use the software.

    We will instruct the Dental Chief, Staff Dentists, and the entire Team, respective to position, on how to:
    1. Setup the Clinic in Dentrix Enterprise [includes Password Security settings and assigned rights for a Login/Password for each Provider and Staff Member].
    2. Enter existing treatment, treatment planned procedures, and completed treatment procedures in the Patient Chart.
    3. Enter Perio Charting of pocket depths, recession, etc.
    4. Complete and Approve Clinical Notes for each patient’s visit to the clinic.
    5. Appoint and Re-Appoint patients for needed treatment.
    6. Use scanning hardware and the Dentrix Enterprise Document Center to electronically store all paperwork.
    7. Set-up and monitor a Recall system for ongoing patient care.
    8. Use the DXOne reporting module for collection of statistical data for various Reporting needs.
    9. If applicable, use Dentrix Image, digital x-ray software that is the Dentrix Enterprise solution for acquiring, manipulating, and storing digital images.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
    1. Effectively chart patient conditions, along with planned and completed treatment, in an electronic format.
    2. Write, approve, and store Clinical Notes electronically.
    3. Produce, manipulate, and store digital images [if applicable to the clinic].
    4. Enter and archive Patient Appointments electronically.
    5. Track and contact Patients for treatment planned, and for regular hygiene care needed.
    6. Use Dentrix Enterprise to go completely chartless/paperless when desired.
    7. Retrieve, schedule, manage, and maintain statistical data at will.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address: