The intent of the Virtual Learning Community Program WebEx Series is to establish a quarterly forum through which IHS, Tribal, and Urban [I/T/U] dental program staff are able to increase awareness and knowledge about the Indian Health Service [IHS] Early Childhood Caries Collaborative[ECCC] and to reduce ECC by 25 in 0-5 year-old American Indian and Alaska Native [AI/AN] children by September 30, 2015. ECC is defined as the presence of one or more decayed, missing [due to decay], or filled teeth in a child under 71 months of age. In the 2010 Survey of 0-5 Year-old AI/AN Children, 1 out of 5 one year-olds and 3 out of 4 five year-olds have experienced tooth decay [caries]. 62 of 2-5 year-old AI/AN children have experienced dental caries, compared to only 28 in the general U.S. population.
Upon completion of this series of WebEx sessions, you will be able to: 1. List preventive and early intervention objectives of the ECCC. 2. Discuss effective ways to contact and engage medical and community partners to become working members of the ECCC. 3. Describe the importance of evaluating ECCC goals. 4. Identify how ECCC outcomes will be measured. 5. Justify the importance of coding standardization and the rationale to apply codes in a consistent and appropriate manner. 6. Create and implement best practices to increase and sustain access to dental care in 0-5 year-old AI/AN children. 7. Create and implement best practices to increase the number of sealants applied to 0-5 year-old AI/AN children. 8. Create and implement best practices to increase the number of topical fluoride applied to 0-5 year-old AI/AN children. 9. Create and implement best practices increase the number of Interim Therapeutic Restorations [ITRs] [also known as “Mighty Mouth Fillings”] in 0-5 year-old AI/AN children.
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).
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.