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DH0003: Challenges for Dental Hygienists in IHS: Virtual Course Part 1

Date: 10/02/2013 - 10/02/2013 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online Location: Online
Level: Basic Audience: Hygienists
Quota: 10 - 20 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE)
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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 four session course is to give IHS Dental Hygienists the background and resources needed to provide clinical and community dental hygiene services in an IHS setting.

Part 1: Clinical Dental Hygiene Services I
This session covers procedures for standard clinical dental hygiene services that may be offered at any IHS dental clinics. There will be an emphasis on GPRA measures, quality, and public health principles.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the process of designing and evaluating a community based dental program.
2. Use IHS reports to monitor clinical dental hygiene services.
3. Describe risk based recall.

Part 1.
1. Distinguish the three current IHS dental GPRA indicators, and discuss the rationale behind each
2. Describe sealant-related issues, such as determining retention, sealing over caries and coding
3. Conduct a sealant retention study based on chart reviews

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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