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DE0023: Promoting Oral Health in AI/AN Communities

 
Date: 10/01/2011 - 9/30/2012 Course Status: Available
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor: Bonnie Bruerd, Kathy Phipps Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 4.00 (AGD - 258)
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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
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.

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).

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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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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