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DE0433: IHS Dental Study Club September 2014

Date: 9/09/2014 - 9/09/2014 Course Status: Completed
Facility: via phone Location: Billings, MT
Instructor: Matthew Brunson, Nathan Mork Director: GARY PANNABECKER
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists
Quota: 5 - 30 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 0.50 (AGD - 070); 0.50 (AGD - 148)
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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

30 minutes of the call will be on the topic of Persistent pathogens on patient dental impressions and gypsum casts [Dr. Mork] and 30 minutes will be on the fundamentals of irrigation [Dr. Brunson].

Dr. Mork's presentation: The purpose of this course is to review the importance of proper disinfection of dental impressions. We will review a research article that demonstrates the existence of infectious microorganisms on patient -derived impressions and gypsum casts. We will review infection control policies and procedures to adequately disinfect impressions and dental appliances, to reduce the risk of cross-contamination of opportunistic pathogens.

Dr. Brunson's presentation:
The purpose of this course/discussion is to review the fundamentals of endodontic irrigation and how it relates to etiology of endodontic disease.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, the pariticipant will be able to:
Dr. Mork:
1. Identify infectious microorganisms that may exist on patient-derived dental impressions and gypsum casts.
2. Describe importance of adequately disinfecting all patient-derived impressions and appliances, e.g., complete dentures, before processing for lab work.
3. Apply effective infection control practices to properly disinfect dental impressions and other patient-derived appliances, e.g., complete dentures.

Dr. Brunson:
1. Cite references from endodontic literature
2. Distinguish between positive and negative pressure irrigation.
3. Employ reational irrigation techniques in clinical situations.

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 (


Review of the assigned articles.

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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