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DE0115: ITCA Dental Conference

Date: 6/18/2012 - 6/21/2012 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Wild Horse Pass Hotel Location: Chandler, AZ
Instructor: Alyssa York, Jennifer Harte, Danielle Gilliam, James Osaki, TODD SMITH, RaNee Tuscano, Carolyn Holman, Hamid Afshari, Maureen Romer, Keisha Robinson, PATRICK BLAHUT, Scott Josephson, Launi Andrews, Timothy Ricks, MARY WILLIARD, Douglas Kerr, Douglas Benting, Richard Chaet, Michael Thompson, Mike Lanzieri, Julia Wacloff Director: Alyssa York
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 10 - 60 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 43.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (AGD - 070); 3.00 (AGD - 132); 1.50 (AGD - 142); 3.00 (AGD - 148); 4.50 (AGD - 149); 3.00 (AGD - 151); 1.50 (AGD - 157); 0.50 (AGD - 158); 3.00 (AGD - 250); 1.50 (AGD - 258); 3.00 (AGD - 310); 3.00 (AGD - 430); 1.50 (AGD - 490); 1.50 (AGD - 555); 1.50 (AGD - 557); 3.00 (AGD - 690); 4.50 (AGD - 754)
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The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

Registration for this course is being handled by Alyssa York. She can be reached at The 2012 dental conference will include current and relevant oral health topics related to dental prevention, malpractice, diabetes, ECC, pediatrics, endodontics, periodontics, billing and docing, dental hygiene, and substance abuse.

Learning Objectives:

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

Dental Infection and Control Update
1. Describe prevention strategies for occupational exposures.
2. Discuss the need for prompt medical evaluation following an occupational exposure incident.
3. Describe hand hygiene, disinfection, and instrument processing procedures.

American Diabetes Association

1. Articulate the epidemiology of diabetes.
2. Identify signs and symptoms of diabetes.
3. Recognize dental symptoms and complications.

Diabetes and Periodontitis
1. Describe the latest research on the two-way relationship between perio and diabetes.
2. Describe dnetal treatment modifications for people with diabetes.
3. List components of the diabetic protocol.

Dental Alveolar Surgery for the General Dentist
1. Evaluate patient for surgery.
2. Discuss aseptic technique.

Cleaning & Disinfecting Environmental Surfaces
1. Describe the importance of environmental infection control.
2. Discuss methods to prevent environmental surface contamination.
3. Describe various classifications of disinfectant products.

Oral Health in Early Childhood
1. Discuss three messages for chilc care providers and parents on why deciduous teeth matter.
2. Explain the transmission of bacteria and its rold in the aries process.
3. Explain the purpose and benefits of serving snacks at regularly scheduled times.

Tobacco Cessation
1. Employ the “Ask, Advise, Refer” system in their practice
2. Refer tobacco using patients for free help in quitting
3. Use the AZ Smokers’ Helpline quit fax.

Common Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office
1. Explain management of common medical emergencies in the dental office.
2. List recommended available pharmaceutical agents in an emergency kit.

Epidemiology 101

1. Differentiate health care and public health.
2. Define epidemiology.
3. Identify common health indicators used by oral health professionals.

The Medically Complex Dental Patient

1. List the best practices for managing dental patients with chronic medical conditions.
2. Explain the current published guidelines regarding antibiotic prophylaxis for patients with prosthetic joint replacement.

HP/DP Proposal Writing
1. Determine what types of interventions and service to include in a HP/DP program awards proposal.
2. Apply the guidelines upon writing and sumitting the proposal.
3. Identify the criterion the reviewers will be looking for when reviewing the HP/DP proposal.

Common Use for Lasers and Techniques for Implants
1. Explain different applications for laser technology in general practice.
2. List the benefits of using a laser for the procedures.

Prevention: The Oral Cavity

1. Incorporate new ideas for delivering scientific information in simple terms.
2. Use tools and terms to facilitate guidance, communication, and activities that foster effective patient/provider relationships.
3. List fresh ideas to empower patients to become a part of the dental team.

ECC Update
1. Define early childhood caries and discuss the prevalence of this disease in the IHS and your Area.
2. Identify best practices that improve access to care, sealants, fluoride varnish applications by medical and dental teams and ITRs.
3. List key medical and community partners and how dental can collaborate with these partners on the ECC initiative.

How to Numb the Tooth
1. Explain techniques and pharmacology of local anesthetic agents.
2. Incorporate new techniques to better manage intra-operative pain and to reduce anxiety in dental patients.

Ill effects of Substance Abuse
1. Identify the signs of alcoholism.
2. List the clinical signs of nicotine abuse.
3. Explain methamphetamine abuse using street names.

Alaska's Dental Health Aides
1. Explain the DHAT scope of practice.
2. List the parameters of supervision of dental therapists.

Risk Management
1. List five prerequisites for a successful malpractice claim.
2. State the most common two clinical situations that lead to malpractice claims.

Pediatric Dentistry
1. Expain methods of dealing with behavioral challenges with pediatric patients.
2. Improve pediatric treatment planning.

Are All Implants Created Equal?
1. Evaluate how the design of the dental implant its three-dimensional position influences the restoration and post-treatment maintenance differently for single ‘teeth’ vs. an edentulous span.
2. Evaluate a rationale for screw-retained restorations vs. cement-retained restorations with indications and potential concerns for each design related to post-treatment maintenance.
3. List resources [websites & research] to aid in the evaluation and decision making process.

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 (



Tuition Payment Information:

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.

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