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DE0225: 2023 IHS Dental Updates Conference: "Emerging from the Pandemic" [Register AND reserve room before June 9th]

Date: 7/24/2023 - 7/27/2023
Course Status: Available
Facility: Sheraton Grand Hotel Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN
Level: Review
Audience: DHA, Assistants, Dentists, Hygienists
Quota: 100 - 350 students
Tuition: $250.00
Hours: 48.00 (Total CDE); 48.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 070); 4.00 (AGD - 130); 2.00 (AGD - 144); 2.00 (AGD - 148); 3.00 (AGD - 149); 1.50 (AGD - 200); 1.00 (AGD - 310); 1.00 (AGD - 370); 5.00 (AGD - 430); 3.00 (AGD - 490); 7.00 (AGD - 550); 2.00 (AGD - 670); 8.00 (AGD - 730); 6.50 (AGD - 770)
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SUMMARY: This biennial conference is designed to provide IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, dental therapists] with evidence-based clinical practice continuing dental education as well as allow them to network with other oral health providers.

AGENDA: The agenda for this meeting will be sent out via the IHS Dental Listserv, the IHS Dental Chiefs Listserv, the IHS Dental Hygienists Listserv, through Area Dental Officers, and through the Dental Support Centers. If you need instructions on how to join the listserv, please e-mail Any updates to the agenda will also be sent through the listservs.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required for this meeting so that we can accurately set up the conference plenary and breakout session rooms. Please register by June 9, 2023. Registration includes [1] selecting this course, [2] your supervisor approving your attendance in the CDE system, and [3] if working in a tribal program, submitting your tuition payment [read below].

TUITION: Tuition is required for all dental staff attending from tribal programs that have taken their IHS Headquarters dental shares. If you are unsure if that applies to you or not, please check with your Area Dental Officer. Tuition must be paid in advance by July 1, 2023 using the IHS Tuition Payment Form [e-mail if you cannot find the form]. Tuition is $250 per person. Attendees owing tuition will be invoiced on or about May 1st and again on or about June 1st; it is your responsibility to forward those invoices to your finance departments if necessary. Tuition receipts will be e-mailed to participants within 2 weeks after the conference ends.

TRANSPORTATION: Attendees are encouraged to share transportation to and from the airport. Taxi/Uber/Lyft prices vary, but generally about $30 from the Nashville International Airport to downtown Nashville [about 10 miles].

HOTEL: The Sheraton Grand is located in the heart of downtown Nashville, within walking distance of more than 75 restaurants and entertainment options. The hotel features 482 guestrooms and 30,000 square feet of meeting space. Book your room by June 9, 2023 by going to The group room rate is $207 per night plus 15.25 and $2.50 per night tax. Self-parking is available at a cost at the hotel, or you can find nearby public parking at a lower cost. Room service is available and there is an on-site restaurant. Other amenities include a fitness center, business center, and on-site bar/lounge. There is complimentary wireless internet in the guest room and meeting rooms, 15 mbps, up to 3 devices. The room block is only for July 23-27 [checkout on 28th].

LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO? Nashville's downtown is bustling each night with multiple honky tonks! During the week of Updates, the Maypop Music & Arts Festival will take place just a few miles north of Nashville [see]. On July 28th, if you want to stay after Updates is over, Nissan Stadium [just across the river from downtown] is having the George Strait/Chris Stapleton concert. You can also visit the original Grand Ole Opry, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Johnny Cash Museum, the Frist Art Museum, all within walking distance of the hotel. Or catch a taxi and visit The Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson, or The Parthenon, a replica of the real Parthenon. Just don't forget to return to the Updates meeting after you enjoy Nashville!!!

Learning Objectives:

Individual sessions have learning objectives included in the conference program.

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.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

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


Participants must be dental staff of IHS, tribal, or IHS-funded urban dental programs; spouses, pets, and other family members are not allowed to attend sessions. Pre-registration by June 9, 2023 is required - no on-site registration is available. Registration is only available online through the IHS CDE Portal [must have CDE account to register].

Tuition Payment Information:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.

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.