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DD0036: Advanced Endodontic Education for IHS Dentists and Residents

Date: 7/18/2013 - 7/19/2013 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Sitka Dental Clinic Location: Sitka, AK
Instructor: Thomas Taylor Director: Thomas Taylor
Level: Advanced Audience: Dentists
Quota: 5 - 8 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 16.00 (Total CDE); 16.00 (AGD - 070)
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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

This course will be 16 hours in length and cover online resources and tools that support general dentists in the field. Particular emphasis will be placed on utilizing existing opportunities to take advantage of IHS specific online resources to improve and standardize endodontic care. Morning lectures followed by afternoon patient care for each day at each facility. Additional pre-requisites to be completed prior to course.

Topics to be covered:
-Review of endodontic diagnosis
-Discussion of rotary vs. hand file cleaning and shaping
-Pros and cons of warm vertical and cold lateral obturation
-Proper radiographic technique for endodontics
-Emergency treatment of traumatic dental injuries
-Overview of regenerative endodontics
-Hands on patient care applying principles learned
-Benefits and cost savings of online CDE and tele-consultation
-Mobile support opportunities

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Work through a decision tree to develop a pulpal and perapical diagnosis.
2. Determine best approach to clean and shape a variety of root canals.
3. Select proper obturation technique for given situation.
4. Control radiographic angle to allow proper view of roots.
5. Access and use IHS Traumatic Dental Injuries web site.
6. List advancements in regenerative endodontics.
7. Appreciate changes in our ability to offer CDE and tools and alternative methods of delivering them.

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 IHS CDE Coordinator or to ADA CERP (


IHS Emergency Endodontics, IHS Endodontic Cleaning and Shaping, and IHS Endodontic Obturation
online courses to be completed and a passing score obtained before July 15, 2013.

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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