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DE0387: ITCA Summer 2014 Dental Conference

Date: 6/10/2014 - 6/12/2014 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore Location: Phoenix, AZ
Instructor: Eugene Livar, Danielle Gilliam, Alyssa York, D. Kent Towsley, David Harmatz, Jessie Atencio, James Osaki, Don Altman, Lori Aguilar, David Rolf, HESHMAT MORTAZAVI, Carolyn Holman, Maureen Romer, DANIEL HUBER Director: Alyssa York
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 50 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 28.00 (Total CDE); 1.50 (AGD - 142); 4.50 (AGD - 148); 4.50 (AGD - 149); 3.00 (AGD - 158); 0.50 (AGD - 257); 1.50 (AGD - 314); 3.00 (AGD - 490); 3.00 (AGD - 550); 2.00 (AGD - 552); 3.00 (AGD - 750); 1.50 (AGD - 754)
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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 primary purpose of this three day training is to provide all participants with an opportunity to receive continuing dental education credits and training courses relevant to their needs. Dental Chiefs and dental staff from the Phoenix and Tucson Service Areas Indian Health Service, Tribal and Urban will be provided with the following courses: IHS ECC BSS Oral Health Survey, Dental Ethics, Occupational Safety and Health Best Practices and Guidance of Instrument Sterilization, Oral Health Care and Autism, Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office, Tobacco Cessation, Caries Interventions, Infectious Diseases, Periodontics, Dental Caries, Diabetes in Special Populations , Safety and Health Standards of Bloodborne Pathogens, Maxillofacial Trauma, Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Clinic Quality Improvement Planning, Developing and Implementing Community-Based Dental Prevention Programs and Revenue Cycle- Dental Billing and Coding.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this conference, the participant will be able to:
1. Cite the objectives of the ECC Collaboration.
2. Discuss alternative strategies to decrease caries rates.
3. Review tips on treating young children.
4. Describe the role of Arizona Department of Health Services [ADHS] in the dental community.
5. List ADHS resources available to the dental community.
6. Identify current instrument sterilization guidelines and resources.
7. Identify the types of diabetes.
8. Identify the complications most commonly seen with diabetes.
9. List ATLS principles.
10. Explain Maxillofacial Trauma principles from a dentists point of view.
11. Treat simple maxillofacial trauma.
12. Explain the Revenue Cycle.
13. State the bloodborne pathogen standard.
14. Successfully implement a BBP program within your office.
15. List the upcoming and current standards applicable to your office according to the OSHA Standards.
16. Recognize common medical emergencies.
17. Cite their pathophysiology.
18. List Basic Treatment modalities.
19. Define common terminology related to ethics.
20. Distinguish between the terms ‘ethics’, ‘morals’, and ‘laws’.
21. Describe various methods of ethical reflection.
22. Explain that untreated periodontal diseases are associated with a number of systemic diseases and syndemics, due to the role of local oral infection, bacteremia and inflammation that amplifies systemic inflammation and acts as modifiers of systemic disease.
23. Describe the biofilm infection and chronic inflammatory etiologies associated with chronic periodontitis and dental caries and describe the pathophysiology that links oral infections and inflammation with systemic diseases and conditions such as: diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, bacterial endocarditis, pregnancy complications, ventilator-associated nosocomial pneumonia, rheumatoid arthritis and colon cancer.
24. Clinically apply definitive risk-based and evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches for periodontal diseases that will help improve your patient’s oral and overall health and wellbeing.
25. Identify at least three relevant community partners and three resources through program assessment.
26. Identify two types of relevant dental prevention programs for their communities.
27. Implement simple program evaluation such as sealant retention and community feedback and develop a simple community evaluation plan.
28. Identify oral and systemic effects of tobacco use.
29. Perform a brief intervention, using Ask, Advise, Refer.
30. Refer to the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline.
31. Describe the strengths and deficits associated with autism spectrum disorders and how these behaviors can impact appropriate oral health care at home and in the dental office.
32. Explain three or more issues and solutions for the provision of oral health care for individuals on the autism spectrum in the dental office and home setting.
33. Explain how a behavioral approach can be utilized to support a positive dental office visit.

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 (


Phoenix and Tucson area staff only.

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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