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DE0054: Portland Area Dental Staff Orientation: Oral Health Promotion/Disease Prevention, Public Health Treatment Planning, and Resource Support

Date: 4/07/2023 - 9/30/2023
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center
Location: Portland, OR
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 1 - 500 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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This course occurs at multiple sites in the Portland Area IHS, during site visits and virtual meetings by the Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center. Upon completion of the presentations, the Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center will provide attendees with the course completion code.

This 1-2 hour presentation [which may be just virtual or virtual and in-person] is intended to provide the dental staff an orientation on AI/AN oral health care.
It will include the very latest information on the prevention and management of dental caries and periodontal diseases. Clinical and community-based interventions will be presented as well as a public health approach at treatment planning. Speakers will review dental program GPRA objectives, public health principles, and effective health education strategies. Finally, the speakers will describe the roles and responsibilities of the support center and resources available to dental staff.

Learning Objectives:

1.   Understand the various methods to deliver oral health care to American Indian and Alaska Native [AI/AN] communities.
2.   Learn how to manage your dental program to best meet the oral health needs of your AI/AN community.
3.   Recognize the relevancy of available resources available throughout the Portland Area.

Speaker / Presenter:

Miranda Davis — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Sean Kelly — Retired from the Commissioned Corps [USPHS - IHS] 8/1/2017. Maintained my position as the Dental Director for the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority until September 2021. Serving as the Clinical Consultant for the Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center since 2020. For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Ticey Mason — 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


Must be in the Portland Area.

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.