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DE0937: OCA/BEM/GP Quarterly Meeting [Live Webinar]

Date: 3/14/2024 - 3/14/2024
Course Status: Available
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Director: Keasha Myrick
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 10 - 500 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 4.00 (AGD - 134)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This webinar is specifically developed for dental staff from IHS, tribal, and urban programs in the Oklahoma City, Bemidji, and Great Plains Areas.

Antibiotic resistance is a major public health threat, with “superbug” infections occurring in 2.8 million people in the US each year. Antibiotic misuse and overuse are the primary reasons for the development of antibiotic resistance and adverse reactions—most notably life-threatening Clostridioides difficile infection [C. Diff]. The risk/benefit of prescribing antibiotics must always be considered before prescribing any antibiotic.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Describe how antibiotic resistance occurs and some of the most important antibiotic resistance issues
2.   Understand the impact that unnecessary antibiotic exposure has on patient harm including antibiotic resistance and Clostridiodes difficile infection
3.   Review guidelines for management of odontogenic infections and guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis
4.   Identify key antibiotic stewardship issues in dentistry and provide approaches and tools that may be implemented by all dental staff

Speaker / Presenter:

Marie Fluent — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Elaine Bailey — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

The speakers have no conflicts of interest to report. Marie T. Fluent, DDS, CDIPC. Dr. Fluent is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Her dental career spanned 35 years and included roles as dentist, infection control coordinator, office manager, and dental assistant. She now lectures, writes, and consults extensively on infection control, OSHA compliance, eye safety, and antibiotic stewardship in dentistry. Dr. Fluent is on the Board of Directors of the Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition [MARR]. In 2022 she helped OSAP secure CDC grant funding to disseminate antibiotic stewardship resources to dental personnel and led OSAP's Antibiotic Stewardship Summits. She is passionate and deeply committed to educate the dental community to be stewards of antibiotics and strive for the safest dental visit™. Dr. Elaine Bailey is the Executive Director of the Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction [MARR] Coalition and has served on the MARR Advisory Council since 2000. She earned her doctorate of pharmacy degree and completed fellowship training in anti-infective pharmacotherapy at Wayne State University. She has held positions in academia, hospital pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry medical affairs, supporting the scientific development of a variety of anti-infectives. She has authored numerous scientific articles on antibiotic use and been an invited lecturer at pharmacy, medical and dental meetings. Through her work with the MARR Coalition and collaboration with OSAP, her goal is to educate dental practices and patients to be better stewards of antibiotics, in an effort to curb the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance and improve patient care.

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 dental staff from IHS, tribal, and urban programs in the Oklahoma City, Bemidji, and Great Plains Areas.

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.