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DE0501: IHS Monthly EDR Series: Introduction to MiPACS [Recorded Webinar]

Date: 10/01/2022 - 9/30/2023
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Support Staff, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 1 - 250 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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Presentation Summary:

This course introduces the MiPACS image management system for IHS dental clinics. The session provides an overview of the MiPACS system, advantages of DICOM compliance and compatibility with medical PACS system, and describes the process for conversion of image ‘files’ created under another radiology or image creation sourced program to MiPACS.

IHS Presentation Overview
1.   MiPACS Overview
a.   What is MiPACS?
b.   Capabilities
c.   Benefits

2.   Demonstration of MiPACS
a.   How to capture images
b.   Basic tools for adjusting images
i.   Brightness/Contrast
ii.   Remounting templates
iii.   Advanced filters

c.   Tips and overview of the system
i.   Presentation Overview – comparing images
ii.   Comparing series
iii.   What is the MiPACS Storage Server?
iv.   What systems MiPACS integrates with
v.   Who is using MiPACS?

3.   Converting from Dexis to MiPACS
a.   Overview of the process
b.   Cost range estimate
c.   Who to contact for more information

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

1. Identify 3 main benefits of the MiPACS image management system in an IHS dental environment.
2. Describe the functionality of the most commonly used tools within the MiPACS Dental Enterprise Viewer.
3. Describe the process to convert from another image management system to MiPACS

Speaker / Presenter:

Melanie Johnston — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Phillip Edwards — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

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 should be end users of the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

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.