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2012 Catalog: General Courses

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DE0238: Quality Improvement

 
Date: 5/21/2013 - 5/21/2013 Course Status: Completed
Facility: WebEx Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor: Timothy Ricks Director: Suzanne Marks
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 5 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
Course Types Course Types
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:

Quality improvement in the dental environment can be challenging because of the time available to routinely monitor and improve quality of care. This course will teach participants national benchmarks for quality of dental care, the process by which to easily measure quality of dental care, and how to set and achieve dental quality goals.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Define at least three nationally recognized standards of quality dental care which can be measured.
2. Describe the quality improvement process from defining the problem to setting realistic goals to carrying out short tests to make improvements.
3. Identify at least three quality benchmarks that the participant will measure consistently in his/her clinic in an effort to improve quality of care.

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:

None

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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