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DE0122: Oklahoma City Area Annual Dental Conference

Date: 6/13/2012 - 6/15/2012 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Renaissance Hotel Location: Tulsa, OK
Instructor: Timothy Ricks, Anthony Likes, Miguel Gonzalez-Ascar, Kerry Robertson, Judy Bendit, Ruth Reed, Daniel Trebus, Glen Houston, Donna Brogan, Kevin Roberts-Field, Roy Stevens, Rebecca Eastham, Lorinda Schrammel, Jill Hutchinson Director: Melissa Reese
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 5 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 26.00 (Total CDE); 1.50 (AGD - 142); 5.00 (AGD - 149); 4.50 (AGD - 258); 1.50 (AGD - 314); 1.50 (AGD - 490); 1.50 (AGD - 550); 3.00 (AGD - 730); 1.50 (AGD - 750); 6.00 (AGD - 770)
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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

The purpose of this three-day conference is to provide IHS, Tribal and Urban dental personnel the opportunity to earn Continuing Education credits in a variety of areas, including direct clinical issues, patient care and service, and time management practices. Sessions will include clinical data analysis, personnel training, and problem solving.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of these sessions, the participant will be able to:
The IHS Early Childhood Caries Collaborative – Two Years Later [Ricks]
1. Define early childhood caries and discuss the prevalence of this disease in the Indian Health Service and your Area.
2. Identify best practices nationally and in each respective Area that improve access to care, sealants, fluoride varnish applications by medical and dental teams, and ITRs.
3. Identify key medical and community partners and how dental can collaborate with these partners on the ECC Initiative.

Community Outreach Program Presentation [Likes]
1. List the components of a successful community outreach program.
2. Identify sources for collaborations within the community.
3. Recognize the equipment needed for school-based sealant programs.

Oral and Systemic Links in the Dental Practice [Gonzalez-Ascar]
1. Identify systemic conditions linked to periodontal health.
2. Describe different health complications contributing to alterations in dental treatment.
3. Define the oral-systemic connection.

Improving Patient Service [Robertson]
1. Define “quality patient service.”
2. Explain how to apply customer/patient service tips to the “real life” dental setting.
3. Identify areas of weakness in individual customer service.

Can You Really Manage Time? [Schrammel]
1. Identify the right things to be doing and develop plans for doing them.
2. Take control of things that can derail productivity.
3. Discuss ways to prioritize your daily agenda.
4. Network with others to discuss workplace challenges and potential solutions.

The Challenge is Caries Control [Bendit]
1. Review and discuss the traditional preventive therapies and why we are improving these processes.
2. Identify all of the key factors on the CAMBRA assessment form that drives our treatment decisions.
3. Recognize those clients who will be classified as low, medium and high or extreme high risk for caries.
4. Differentiate among all new product technologies that offer claims for remineralization and desensitization with focus on their benefits, limitations and applications.
5. Justify better treatment choices with association to factors of risk, compliance, dietary and pH interactions.
6. Design an effective practice model whereby everyone holds a significant role in patient therapy.

Decision Making Process for Tooth Retention or Extraction of Periodontally Involved Teeth [Reed]
1. List factors to be evaluated when deciding to retain or extract a tooth.
2. Identify the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal abscesses of a number of etiologies.
3. Recognize potential therapeutic interventions in managing the periodontal patient.

Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma Management [Trebus]
1. Explain basic concepts of dealing with facial trauma.
2. Identify treatment options for facial fractures.
3. List instances in which you would refer a patient out for treatment.

Why Doesn’t Everyone Think Just Like Me? [Schrammel]

1. Discover your own personal thinking style.
2. Discuss the four thinking styles and the associated behaviors with each style.
3. Understand the value that each thinking style brings to a work group or family.

Saving and Rejuvenating Enamel [Hutchinson]
1. Identify risk factors for dental caries.
2. List ways to remineralize enamel.
3. Discuss the importance of saliva assessment.

10 Most Common Oral Lesions [Houston]
1. Recognize the most common oral lesions.
2. Understand the etiology behind each by clinical manifestations.
3. Provide a differential diagnosis through a practical approach to recognition, diagnosis and management of clinical problems.

Seeking to Understand: Historical Trauma [Roberts-Field]
1. Determine their personal and departments’ cultural competency level.
2. Discuss how historical trauma and intergenerational grief affects them personally and their patients.
3. Apply this knowledge to providing better care for their patients.

Eat, Drink and Be Wary
1. Discuss the implications of four common herbal supplements as they relate to oral health.
2. Explore the benefits of consuming whole foods vs. the current American diet
3. Integrate basic nutritional counseling skills into patient treatment

Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office [Stevens]
1. Appreciate the most common medical urgencies and emergencies associated with dental practice.
2. List simple steps to recognize and prevent many such medical emergencies by careful patient selection and pre-operative evaluation.
3. Explain management protocol s for the most common medical emergencies.
4. Discuss the need for a team approach to medical emergency management and understand common roles for each dental team member.

Provider Burnout [Eastham]
1. Define “provider burnout.”
2. List symptoms associated with burnout.
3. Identify methods to prevent and cope with provider burnout.

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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