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DE0035: Expanding Oral Health Knowledge for the Dental Team

Date: 11/10/2011 - 11/10/2011 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Location: Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Douglas Kerr, Keisha Robinson, Director:
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 10 - 27 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 6.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 151); 2.00 (AGD - 157); 2.00 (AGD - 434)
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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 is not subject to the lottery. It is available to staff in the Phoenix and Tucson Areas for IHS, Tribal and Urban Indian Dental Programs.

The first session provides insight on managing the behavior of pediatric patients. Using stories of personal experiences [some of them humorous], practical advice and AAPD guidelines, Dr. Kerr attempts to teach non-pediatric dentists how to manage behavior in order to facilitate providing treatment safely and speedily. The second session will discuss the role of the Mid-level dental provider to address oral health disparities in Indian Country. The third session will cover how oral health professionals and public health dental practitioners must make fact-based, data driven and scientifically reasoned choices. Participants will be provided with an overview of epidemiology. Recommendations for finding reliable and valid data relevant to oral health will be covered and examples of epidemiological applications in oral health and public health dentistry will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this meeting, the participant will be able to:
1. Apply learned techniques to the management of pediatric patients in clinical settings.
2. Reduce anxiety and stress on all dental personnel.
3. Identify the signs of alcoholism and tobacco abuse.
4. Explain the science of epidemiology.
5. List the differences between incidence and prevalence.

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 (



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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