The purpose of the Dental Portal is to have one place where staff who work in Indian healthcare can locate essential resources to support to the operation of effective clinical and community dental programs. These resources include the Continuing Dental Education (CDE), the IHS Dental Directory, the Electronic Dental Record (EDR), the Early Childhood Caries (ECC) Collaborative, and the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HP/DP) web sites.
Items of Interest
Alternative Dental Workforce Models (PDF - 735KB)
Historically, access to dental care in IHS, tribal, and urban programs has been lower than the general U.S. population. An estimated 44.5% of persons aged 2 years and older had a dental visit in the past year in the United States, while only 28.8% of American Indians and Alaska Natives [AIAN] accessed dental care in 2014. This low access rate was despite the fewest number of dentist vacancies in the IHS in the past decade.
Dental Radiograph Recommendations Updated By The ADA Working in collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Dental Association (ADA) had issued updated recommendations for the prescription of dental radiographic examinations.