2024 Catalog: General Courses
DE0864: 2023 Albuquerque Area Dental CE Meeting
This annual dental meeting is open to IHS and tribal dental staff in the Albuquerque Area. The courses offered will provide continuing dental education and networking sessions for dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other dental support staff.
Social Intelligence, Effective Communication:
1. Importance of Communication in Dentistry
2. Why Understanding others is critical
3. Understand Social Facility
1. Name three primary reasons why dental professionals can play a central role in identifying ‘at-risk’ children, and coordinating care
2. List symptoms of dysfunctional breathing, and nonrestorative sleep.
3 Discuss compensatory problems that can develop if health care professionals lack the training to diagnose dysfunctional breathing
Back to Basics: Glass Ionomer and Its Many Applications
1. Discuss uses of Glass Ionomer cements in daily clinical dentistry
2. List the properties of Glass Ionomers
3. How to integrate GICs into practice to improve oral health
Dental Provider Best Practices Workgroups
1. Discuss clinic challenges and successes
2. How to integrate consistent best practices
3. List checklists and competencies used in clinic
Seeds of H.O.P.E.
1. Discuss best practices in effective communication
2. How to use cultural competency to address the needs of the community
3. Strategies to collaborate and work with tribal programs
What to expect when they’re inspecting
1. Learn key elements when preparing for an accreditation survey
2. Know what resources are available to review before a survey
3. Discover common finding from accreditation surveys
Digital Dental Radiography Safety
1. Basic concepts of Radiography
2. Discuss proper procedures
3. List types of radiation
Access to care and the Expanded Function Dental Assistant
1. How does a Dental Assistant become EFDA Periodontal certified?
2. Benefits of having EFDAs at your facility
3. What are the limitations of EFDAs?
1. List the differences between sterilizers
2. Know dental unit waterlines
3. Use of the hierarchy approach to infection control
1. Know the GP’s roles and responsibilities when screening for orthodontics
2. Understand the important factors of an orthodontic screening when making decisions
3. Learn how to perform a Limited Orthodontic Exam
Steve Tetrev — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomas Dusek — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at Thomas.Dusek@ihs.gov.
Lucinda Lewis — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at Lucinda.Lewis@ihs.gov.
Aliandra Maes — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at AMaes@nappr.org.
Alice Pecos — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at email@example.com.
Damon Pope — Deputy Project Manager for the IHS Electronic Dental Record IHS DOH National Infection Control Consultant For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bernadette Jojola — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at email@example.com.
Justin Balderrama — Personal Description / Biography not available. For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at Justin.Balderrama@ihs.gov.
Jonathan Chiang — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eli Fresquez — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at email@example.com.
Theresa Ortiz — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Must be staff in the Albuquerque Area.
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.