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DE0326: USPHS Quarterly CDE Webinar: COVID-19 and the USPHS Dental Response [Recorded Webinar]

Date: 10/01/2022 - 9/30/2023
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists
Quota: 5 - 200 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
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   Beginning with the first case early in 2020, the U.S. and the world have faced the global pandemic of COVID-19. Close to 100,000 deaths worldwide and over 1 million cases by early April 2020, this pandemic has resulted in depletion of personal protective equipment globally, impacted the economies of the world significantly, and has dominated news. In the U.S., in an effort to mitigate the spread of the novel corona virus, the federal government has recommended the postponement of elective dental procedures. This one-hour quarterly USPHS webinar will focus on the federal response as it pertains to dentistry for the COVID-19 crisis. This webinar is open to dentists in USPHS agencies [IHS, BOP, USCG, IHSC, CDC, NIDCR, FDA, HRSA].

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the guidance from the White House Task Force related to dental and COVID-19;
2. List two key concepts from the CDC Division of Oral Health guidance related to COVID-19; and
3. List at least one HHS agency's guidance specific to dental programs and COVID-19.

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


This webinar is open to dentists [Commissioned Corps, Civil Service, and tribal] in USPHS agencies [IHS, BOP, USCG, IHSC, CDC, NIDCR, FDA, HRSA], and to Commissioned Corps dental hygienists only.

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.