2022 Catalog: General Courses
DE0279: USPHS Quarterly CDE Webinar: Community Water Fluoridation-Facts vs. Myths [RECORDED WEBINAR]
Many research studies have proven the safety and benefits of fluoride. For 70 years, people in the United States have benefited from drinking water with fluoride, leading to better dental health. By preventing cavities, community water fluoridation has been shown to save money for families and for the US health care system. Community water fluoridation is recommended by nearly all public health, medical, and dental organizations. It is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control, the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, US Public Health Service, and World Health Organization.
This quarterly webinar for USPHS dentists is available live from 1:00 - 2:00 ET, and a recorded version will also be available afterwards.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Understand what happens when community water fluoridation ends.
2. Cite research as to why fluoride is safe, and
3. Describe dental fluorosis.
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.
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at CCEPR.ada.org
Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.
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.