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DE0227: Billings Area Dental Program Managers Meeting

Date: 4/09/2013 - 4/11/2013 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Hilton Garden Inn Location: Billings, MT
Instructor: Thomas Taylor, John Zimmer Director: TRAVIS FISHER
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists
Quota: 10 - 15 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 12.00 (Total CDE); 8.00 (AGD - 070); 4.00 (AGD - 258)
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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

Dr. Zimmer's presentation will be 4 hours in length and will cover
Glass ionomer Sealants [evidence basis and outcome to expect]
Interim Therapeutic Restorations [indications, evidence, 4 sources of failure]
Treatment planning for mixed dentition [slides of radiographs; If I was your staff doc what would you recommend?]

Dr. Taylor's endo course will be 8 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. Benefits and cost savings will be presented to support development of additional online tools and courses.
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
Benefits and cost savings of online CDE
Mobile support opportunities

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

Dr. Zimmer's session:
1. List indications, expectations and technique for G I Sealants.
2. Recognize the basis of the four sources for failure of ITR.
3. Participate and support the rationale for treatment planning in the mixed dentition.

Dr. Taylor's session:
1. Make the decision of pulpal and periapical diagnosis.
2. Decide the best approach to RCT treatment.
3. Select appropriate obturations technique.

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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