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DE0003: Prevention Essentials

Date: 2/06/2012 - 3/02/2012 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online Location: Online
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 5 - 10 students Tuition: $250.00
Hours: 16.00 (Total CDE); 16.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 16.00 (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

This course gives an overview of how to design, conduct, and evaluate an oral health prevention program. The concepts in this course may be applied to either clinic based or community based programs. In this course you will learn the Problem, Objectives, Activities, Resources, Evaluation [POARE] model that the Indian Health Service [IHS] recommends for designing prevention programs. Using this model, dental team members will be able to plan effective prevention programs and monitor those programs to make sure they work. Any member of the dental team will benefit from this course.

This course will be done over a four week period and is completely online. Each participant will use local information to plan a prevention program that will work in his/her clinic or community.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe each element of the POARE model.
2. Write Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time Bound [SMART] objectives.
3. Identify at least one evidence based prevention activity for an oral health issue.
4. Explain the difference between qualitative and quantitative evaluation.

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:

Please Make Checks Payable To: USET, Inc.

c/o Tammy Fowler

711 Stewarts Ferry Pike

Nashville, TN 37214

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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