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2014 Catalog: General Courses

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DE0312: Examination, Diagnosis, Treatment Planning and Recall

Date: 11/01/2013 - 10/01/2014 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor: MARY BETH KINNEY, Bridget Swanberg-Austin, Raymond Lala, JEANINE TUCKER, SUZANNE EBERLING Director: MARY BETH KINNEY
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (DANB Clinical); 4.00 (AGD - 730)
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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 covers exam and diagnosis, treatment planning and recall. It focuses on the concept of a risk-based medical model to manage dental caries. It is an evidence-based approach to preventive and restorative procedures that considers both the clinician’s judgment and available resources. Recommendations and regimens listed are supported by current professional, refereed literature. The model is a clinical approach which addresses treatment planning and delivery of oral health care services for the individual and family. Supplemental reading is suggested at the end of the course.

Course developed July 2009. Course reviewed August 2011. Course updated February 2014.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe how to examine for and diagnose dental caries.
2. Place patients in appropriate risk categories based on exam findings and modifiers.
3. Develop a prioritized treatment plan that includes an appropriate recall interval.

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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