The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
The curriculum provides oral health professionals [dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants] with information to 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. Module titles are as follows:  An Overview of Children with Special Health Care Needs and Oral Health,  Providing Optimal Oral Health Care,  Oral Health Supervision,  Prevention of Oral Disease, and  Behavior Management.
The Web-based curriculum was prepared by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center at Georgetown University and designed by the Center for Advanced Distance Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Curriculum content was adapted from the Planning Guide for Dental Professionals Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs, prepared by the University of Southern California, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Development of the planning guide and the CE course was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
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.
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).
Course developed September, 2006; reviewed August, 2011.
Tuition Payment Information:
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.