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Indian Health Service
Continuing Dental Education
Course Directory

FY 2024

Indian Health Service
Division of Oral Health
Clinical Support Center
40 North Central Avenue, Suite 780
Phoenix, AZ  85004

General Information

Eligibility

Continuing Dental Education (CDE) courses are open to IHS, Tribal, Urban, and Contract dental personnel. Some courses require completion of a prerequisite course. This is noted on the Course Detail page of each catalog offering. For example, dental assistants may not enroll in the Restorative Expanded Functions-Advanced course unless they have successfully completed the Restorative Expanded Functions-Basic course.

Before Selecting Your CDE Courses

Before selecting a CDE course, you must complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) with a supervisor. The IDP identifies training needs that would be most appropriate for an employee and the dental program for which he / she works. If you have not already completed an IDP with your supervisor, you can find a copy of the form by going to the Dental CDE Website at the following address:

https://www.ihs.gov/doh/

To Locate the form, follow these steps:

  1. Click the "Please Login" link near the top of the page.
  2. Once you are logged in, click the "CDE” tab on the left side of the page.
  3. On the CDE website, click the "My CDE” tab on the left side of the page.
  4. Then on the right side of the “My CDE” page, click the "IndividualDevelopmentPlan.doc" link under “Forms.”
  5. Download the IDP form, print it out and complete the form with your supervisor.

Selecting Your CDE Courses

Once you have completed your IDP, you may select your courses. For the current fiscal year, you may choose a maximum of three courses by following these steps:

  1. Click the “Catalog” tab in the main navigation on the left side of the CDE website.
  2. Scroll as needed to find a course of interest.
  3. Click the Course Number to go to the Course Detail page.
  4. If this is a course that you wish to select, click the “Select Course” button.

Supervisor Approval of Your Course Selections

After you have selected all your courses, you are ready to process the selections by 1) prioritizing selections and 2) confirming priorities. Both these steps must be completed before sending the request to your supervisor. The CDE system uses the priorities you set here to register you in your most wanted course. Once you confirm your priorities, the CDE system sends an email to your supervisor requesting approval. To begin the Supervisor Approval process, click the “Request Approval” button on the right side of any Course Detail page.

Once your request is sent, you can track the status of your request using the "My CDE" page.

Help is Available

If you are using the CDE website for the first time, ask one of your co-workers or your supervisor for assistance. If you have forgotten your username or password, click on the “Forgot Password” link on the Login page. If you wish to confirm that you have made your selections correctly, you can contact IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov for assistance.

Update Your Dental Directory Listing

If you do not receive an automated email, that is an indication that your email address is listed incorrectly in the online Dental Directory. Please make corrections to the Dental Directory by following these steps:

  1. Login to the Dental Portal (https://www.ihs.gov/doh/).
  2. Your Directory Listing is shown in the upper right corner of the page.
    Note: If you do not see a section entitled “Your Directory Listing”, you are not logged into the Dental Directory; please click the “Login Help” tab on the left side of the page for help logging on.
  3. Make changes to the information as needed by clicking "update your directory listing."

It is important that your email address be correct in the Dental Directory since emails may be sent to advise you of course changes, course cancellations, and course assignments.

Confirming Your Attendance

Due to the extremely high demand for CDE courses, and the need to utilize resources efficiently, confirmation or cancellation of course attendance is required. When you are registered for a course, the status on that course will read “Registered” on the “My CDE” page. You can update the “Status” of your attendance at any time by clicking on the word “Registered” and indicating “Attending” or “Not-Attending.” If you have not confirmed attendance, the message “Please Confirm Your Attendance” will appear in red under the Course Title on the “My CDE” page twelve weeks before the course is due to start. Follow these steps to confirm attendance:

  1. On the "My CDE" page, click the message “Please Confirm Your Attendance.”
  2. Select a new status from the list provided and enter an appropriate comment.
    Note: If you select "Not Attending," your space in the class will be lost and filled with the first available waitlisted individual.
  3. Click the "Submit" button to finalize the change.

The Course Director will request that you re-confirm your attendance to him / her in writing after you have received your confirmation letter. If registered participants fail to confirm their intention to attend a course at least seven (7) weeks prior to the course start date, they will lose their training opportunity. Their places in a course will be offered to people on the waiting list.

Paying Your Tuition

Tuition is not charged for dental personnel working at IHS federal programs. Tuition will be charged for dental personnel working at Tribal dental programs that have taken their headquarters dental shares.

If you are charged tuition, it must be paid eight (8) weeks before the start date of a course. You pay tuition by check or money order made payable as directed in the catalog and in the course confirmation letter you receive.

"In Your Clinic" and "By Request" courses have associated costs for travel, per diem, lodging, salary, and honorarium for instructors. These costs will be charged to all IHS, Tribal, and Urban dental programs. Contact the Course Director to schedule a course and negotiate fees.

Travel & Lodging Information

Course participants are responsible for confirming attendance in a course, making travel and lodging arrangements, obtaining necessary travel documents, and ensuring that clinic schedules are arranged to allow for participants' absence.

Eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks before the start of a course, the Course Director will mail out information on lodging, special instructions regarding travel, uniform of the day, and the phone number of someone to contact to answer questions.

Another way to check travel and lodging information for a course is through the CDE website. Once you go to www.ihs.gov/doh/ and login, go to the CDE site and click on the course for which you are registered and scroll down on the Course Detail to the travel section. Some course directors will post the course confirmation letter on the CDE website under “Course Materials” which is under “Tools.”

CDE Certificates

Course participants can view and print transcripts through the CDE system. A transcript lists the courses you have completed and the number of CDE credits earned since FY 2002. The transcript will be automatically updated when you complete courses in FY 2011.

Course participants are encouraged, upon their return to their worksite, to discuss course content with their supervisor and co-workers, and share what was learned and whether the course would be appropriate for other staff to attend.

Accreditation

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Recognized Provider. In order to receive credit, participants must attend all sessions of a course. Evening sessions or pre-course work may be scheduled at the discretion of the course instructor, and will be announced at the beginning of the course.

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. Concerns or complaints about this course may be directed to IHS CDE Coordinator or to ADA CERP (http://www.ada.org/cerp).

American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program logo  

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Dentist Courses

DD0017: Area Dental Officer Concepts II
Date(s): 2/13/2024 - 2/15/2024
Facility: TBD Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor(s): Steve Tetrev, Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
Quota: 1 - 14 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (AGD - 550)
Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

New IHS Area Dental Officers face unique challenges: almost as soon as they assume the role of ADO they are expected to be experts on everything from recruitment, pay and benefits, tribal self-governance, dental public health, clinic design, clinical efficiency, and myriad other topics. The ADO Concepts Courses are designed to teach prospective, new, and seasoned ADOs key concepts regarding dental public health, personnel management, clinical efficiency and effectiveness, program budget management, time management, and how to work within the system by building and developing partnerships, collaborations, and valuable relationships with fellow ADOs, Area Office staff and Headquarters staff.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

1. Describe the organizational structure of the Indian Health Service, including IHS Areas, types of program management, key leaders, etc.;
2. Understand the IHS Division of Oral Health standards related to clinical productivity, efficiency and effectiveness and be able to utilize these standards in a practical setting;
3. Distinguish between the four types of personnel systems with regard to recruitment, salary, benefits, performance evaluations, discipline, retirement, etc.;
4. Explain the differences between a private practice and public health dental model and the rationale behind clinical concepts such as levels of care, open access, the Government Performance and Results Act [GPRA] as they relate to the public health model; and
5. Develop a workplan that incorporates the needs of internal and external customers, reflects priorities of these stakeholders, and follows a logical sequence

Prerequisites:

Must be an Area Dental Officer or IHS Headquarters Division of Oral Health Staff hired within the past 5 years in this position.

Travel:

Required travel to in-person meeting in November 2016. All other segments of the course are by webinar or conference call.

Payment Address:

No tuition



2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Dentist Courses

DD0030: 2024 National Dental Challenges Course - In-Person
Date(s): 3/19/2024 - 3/21/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Amy Suhr, BRIAN TALLEY, Scott Williams, Eric Jewell, Emily Ikahihifo, Sarah Shoffstall-Cone, Amber Foster, roger Oldroyd, Nathan Mork, TIMOTHY LOZON, Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
Quota: 15 - 75 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 21.00 (Total CDE); 5.00 (AGD - 550); 2.00 (AGD - 490); 4.00 (AGD - 310); 4.00 (AGD - 430); 1.00 (AGD - 610); 1.00 (AGD - 670); 1.00 (AGD - 148); 1.00 (AGD - 250); 2.00 (AGD - 370); 2.00 (AGD - 070)
Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

The National Challenges Course is designed to be an orientation course for new dentists - dentists with less than 5 years of experience in an IHS, Tribal, or Urban dental program. This course is taught by the IHS National Dental Specialty Consultants and relays standards of care for IHS dental programs. Whether you're a new dental graduate or a seasoned private practice dentist but new to the IHS, this course has something to offer to all newer dentists.

AGENDA

[Day 1]
8:00 - 8:30 Welcome
8:30 - 10:00 Overview of the IHS
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:00 Principles in Dental Public Health
11:00 - 12:00 Oral Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Periodontal Disease Detection & Tx Plan
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:00 Alternative Dental Workforce Models

[Day 2]
8:00 - 10:00 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Part I
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Part II
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 3:00 Pediatric Dentistry, Part I
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:00 Pediatric Dentistry, Part II

[Day 3]
8:00 - 10:00 Endodontics
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 12:00 Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Operative Dentistry
2:00 - 3:00 Infection Control
3:00 - 3:30 Break
3:30 - 5:00 Interceptive Orthodontics


Learning Objectives:

Individual session learning objectives are available in the Challenges Program. Overall, upon completion of this meeting/course, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the organizational structure of the Indian Health Service;
2. List at least one standard of care for each dental discipline; and
3. Define at least two best practices to help prevent tort claims.

Prerequisites:

None

Travel:

To host site;

Payment Address:

Payment must be by check and accompanied by Tuition Payment Form
IHS DIvision of Oral Health, ATTN: CDE Coordinator
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A
Rockville, MD 20857

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Dentist Courses

DD0033: Concepts of Dental Clinic Management I
Date(s): 4/15/2024 - 4/18/2024
Facility: Native American Professional Parent Resources, NAPPR Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor(s): Steve Tetrev, Timothy Ricks Director: STEVEN TETREV
Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
Quota: 8 - 20 students Tuition: $280.00
Hours: 28.00 (Total CDE); 28.00 (AGD - 550)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

This course provides new dental directors basic principles in clinic management. As an introductory course it provides traditional and cutting-edge management theory and uses actual case examples as practice skills needed to direct a local dental program. It is the first of a three-course series.

Note: Course starts on Monday, April 15, at 1:00 PM and will finish Thursday, April 18, at 4:00 PM
Location: Native American Professional Parent Resources [NAPPR] , Albuquerque, NM, 2201 San Pedro NE , Blg. 3, Suite 210, Albuquerque , NM 87110


Monday, April 15, 1:00 PM
Introductions, Logistics, Course Overview

Clinical Efficiency and Effectiveness Intro- Champany,

Defining an IHS Dental Director’s Job- Champany & Group
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 7 different duties a dental director is responsible for
•   Identify 2 duties that you were unaware prior to this day you were responsible for
•   List 2 duties that you have credible strengths in

Transitioning from Clinician to Supervisor- Crafting Your Career and Personal Development [Second Curves]- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Describe a sigmoid learning curve
•   List the 4 terms for the acronym VUCA
•   Identify 1-3 areas of management that you need to improve

Expectations, Issues-

Successful Indian Health Program- Group
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 4 oral health measures IHS dental programs should strive to improve
•   Identify 3 program management measures that dental clinics should accomplish
•   List 2 staff outcomes that reflect a successful dental program

Tuesday, April 16, 8:00 AM

Assessment of Your Clinic’s Efficiency and Effectiveness – Champany

Analysis/Improvement of Your Clinic’s Efficiency and Effectiveness – Participants
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 3 different indicators of clinical productivity
•   Analyze their clinic’s data for efficiency, effectiveness and productivity
•   Identify 1-3 areas their clinic needs to improve to approximate IHS standards

LUNCH
Presentations of Lessons Learned/Participants in Groups

Employee Engagement- Your Key to Productivity and Satisfaction- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Define 2 different measures that indicate employee engagement
•   List 3 activities a supervisor can engage in to improve engagement in staff
•   Identify the engagement level of 10 different staff members in their program

Social Intelligence Part I- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 3 groups of stakeholders that are affected by poor social intelligence
•   Discuss the difference between social awareness and social facility
•   Define empathic accuracy and discuss its importance

Management Basics- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Delineate the concept of considering staff to be more like chess or checkers.
•   Identify importance of discovering motivations in staff
•   Prioritize where their best return on investment will be in staff improvement
   

Wednesday, April 17, 8:00 AM

Recruiting- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 4 things to prepare for a recruit’s site visit
•   Ask appropriate questions during a practice recruit interview
•   Given 3 choices, pick the candidate most appropriate for their clinic situation

Your Budget-Where the Money Comes From- Tetrev
Monitoring your Budget, Commitment Registers, Third Party Spending Plan- Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 3 program costs that dental [Tribal or IHS] funds can be used for
•   Identify 2 costs that purchase referred care can used for other than a referral
•   Balance a dental budget that is projected to be in a deficit prior to year end

LUNCH
Employee Performance Management- Champany and Tetrev
   Performance Expectations, Plans, PMAPs- Rick
   Performance Appraisals w/ Exercise- Steve
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 3 important steps the supervisor is responsible for in managing an employee’s performance plan
•   Develop a performance standard that can be an “On/Off” measure
•   Identify 2 negative outcomes each for both too lenient and too stringent performance appraisals


Personnel Issues
Standards of Conduct [Conduct vs. Performance]- Tetrev,
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify where they can locate their program’s standards of conduct
•   Discriminate between breaches of conduct and poor performance among 10 situations
•   List 3 conduct standards that are in both IHS and Tribal programs

Thursday, April 18, 8:00 AM

Personnel Issues Continued
Conducting an Investigation- Champany, Tetrev
Progressive Discipline- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Describe what an “Opportunity to Provide Information” form is used for
•   Identify who should be interviewed in a complicated conduct situation
•   Identify 3 reasons to conduct an administrative investigation prior to discipline

Awards, [Criteria, Pay for Performance and Writing Exercise]- Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 3 reasons to write more awards than they are writing at present
•   Identify how much cash an employee can be awarded for a project
•   Write an award for one of their employees that can be used upon return to clinic

LUNCH
Running a Staff Meeting- Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Discuss 3 ways to increase engagement of meeting attendees
•   Identify 4 different “housekeeping” activities that must be done for meetings
•   List 2 activities to improve their current staff meetings

Participant Meeting Presentations [Goals- Eff & Eff item]
•   START ANYWHERE! [Burkus- Thresholds & Goals]
•   Info sharing [Who and How]
•   What to Change/Improve [Dictatorial, Democratic, Work Group?]
•   Progress update [Who, When, How]
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Advocate in a presentation for their E&E or Productivity improvement
•   Visually display a timeline for their improvement
•   Detail responsibilities and appropriate staff assignments

Your Network- Chiefs’ Listserve, Chiefs’ Conference Calls, Chiefs’ Web Site,
Area or Local Dental Directors’ Interactions, Finding a Mentor,
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Draw their “ego-centric” network
•   Analyze their network for diversity
•   List 3 individuals they should add to their network


Learning Objectives:

1.   Analyze their clinic’s production data and evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of their clinic in comparison to IHS-wide benchmarks and standards.
2.   Demonstrate understanding of performance management and construct written awards, disciplinary actions, and performance standards.
3.   Display competence in interpersonal exchanges by successfully engaging in recruiting interviews, performance appraisals and verbal disciplinary warning scenarios.

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site

Travel:

To Albuquerque

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Dentist Courses

DD0034: Concepts of Dental Clinic Management II
Date(s): 3/18/2024 - 3/21/2024
Facility: Native American Professional Parent Resources, NAPPR Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor(s): Steve Tetrev, Richard Champany, Timothy Ricks Director: STEVEN TETREV
Audience: Dentists Level: Advanced
Quota: 8 - 20 students Tuition: $280.00
Hours: 28.00 (Total CDE); 28.00 (AGD - 550)
Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

This highly interactive course will build on management principles from Concepts I and provide participants with knowledge and skills to solve more challenging and complex program problems. Technical, interpersonal and soft skills will be combined in most of the exercises and learning scenarios.

Course begins Monday, March 18 at 1:00 p.m. and ends Thursday, March 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Location: Native American Professional Parent Resources [NAPPR], Albuquerque, NM, 2201 San Pedro NE , Blg. 3, Suite 210, Albuquerque , NM 87110

Monday, March 7, 2022 1:00 PM

Introductions, Logistics, Course Overview, Champany & Tetrev

The Changing World/Learning How to Learn/Information Literacy- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify what the acronym VUCA stands for
•   Name 3 items in their management that have changed in the past year
•   Commit to a practice to improve their information literacy

Attendee Intro- What’s Worked, What Hasn’t, What Haven’t You Tried from Concepts I?

Your Career & Personal Development, Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify 1-3 management skills they need to improve
•   Locate a source to acquire those deficient management skills
•   List 3 positive outcomes of improving those management skills

Expectations, Issues

Clinical Efficiency and Effectiveness Intro– Champany,

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:00 AM

Analysis of Your Clinic’s Efficiency and Effectiveness– Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Analyze the data from their clinic [s] for a 12 month period
•   Prioritize 2-3 areas that need improvement from their clinic data
•   Create a plan to improve 1-2 of the improvement areas to include resources, individuals to assist and timeline


Group Projects- Participants with Similar Improvement Areas

Improvement Plan for Your Clinic [How to improve and what you’ll need] – Participants

LUNCH

Public Presentations/Your E&E Plans [Why this change]- Tetrev & Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Relate the concept of “Why vs. What” in lectures they’ve attended
•   Provide 2 ways to determine the knowledge levels of their audience
•   Determine a significant “why” their staff should buy-in to their clinic change

Managing Change and Transition [and Staff Challenges]- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Define the difference between a change and a transition
•   List 3 barriers to the transition the change from the identified efficiency and effectiveness improvement
•   List 2 effective ways to overcome the staff or resource barriers

Digital Social Intelligence- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Prioritize in order, the quality of various communication methods
•   List 3 best practices for improved digital communication
•   Identify a personal area for improvement for digital communication

Wednesday March 9, 2022 8:00 AM

Building Relationships Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 2 methods to listen better
•   List 4 potential questions to build relationships
•   Identify 1 new relationship to build and 1 existing relationship to improve

Facilitating/Mediating Staff Conflicts- Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Delineate the difference between mediation and conflict resolution
•   Identify a staff conflict in their clinic that needs mediation
•   List 2 skills needed to mediate staff conflict

Tort Claims- Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Define a tort
•   Discuss what who is covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act
•   Identify why proper privileging is important in reducing torts


Your Budget
Increasing Third Party Revenues [And Your Budget]- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Analyze their clinic’s data and demographics to determine potential 3rd Party revenues
•   Define different eligibilities for 3rd party reimbursements
•   List two areas of their clinic’s coding and billing practices that need improvement
LUNCH
Your Budget
Business Case Analysis [BCA Exercise]- Tetrev,
   Hiring Pat Registration/Receptionist
   Changing your staffing pattern [DA’s vs RDH’s vs DDS]
   Third Pty $ to hire contractor/team
   BCA for your efficiency change issue
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Calculate resources that will be needed for their efficiency improvement
•   List 3 reasons why health and financial improvements are important in BCAs
•   Build a business case for one of the provided situations or their own efficiency improvement project


Personnel Issues- Champany
   Leave Restriction- Champany
   Employees with Performance Issues- Champany,
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List the components of leave restriction
•   Provide 3 positive outcomes of improving time and attendance in the clinic
•   Discuss the timelines for a performance improvement plan


Thursday March 10, 2022 8:00 AM

Credentialing and Privileging- Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Describe the difference between credentialing and privileging
•   Identify the credentialing process at their facilities
•   Describe the difference between initial privileging and re-privileging

P.I. For Privileging- Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 3 reasons performance improvement is used for privileging
•   List 2 automated methods to collect clinical data for privileging
•   Identify 1 area where their facility’s privileging process should be improved


Patient Complaints [Written and in-person response]- Champany
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify who should be questioned before responding to a formal patient complaint
•   Write a response to a patient complaint
•   Respond in person to a patient complaint


LUNCH

Negotiation Basics- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Delineate the differences between position vs. interest-based negotiation
•   List 3 best practices for improved negotiations
•   Identify a clinical situation that needs to be negotiated to improve their program

Networking, Garnering Support and Marketing Your Program- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 4 reasons their dental program adds to the overall IHS or Tribal Health Program
•   List 2 ways to build credibility with their administration
•   Identify an area [Community, Med Staff, Administration, etc.] that dental should market to

Managing Up- Tetrev
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify an individual or group that doesn’t respond adequately to their requests
•   List 3 best practices for managing up
•   Identify a personal area for improvement for managing up and improving relationships





Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Evaluate the efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of their clinic and design an improvement plan based on priorities and the assessment results.
2.   Develop an intervention to engage staff in improving clinic function using relationships, influence and change management strategies.
3.   Calculate their clinic’s potential revenue generation and utilize those figures to craft a business case analysis to justify new services, equipment and/or staff.

Prerequisites:

Participants must have completed Concepts I prior to registering for this course.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site

Travel:

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Dentist Courses

DD0035: Concepts of Dental Clinic Management III
Date(s): 3/18/2024 - 3/21/2024
Facility: Native American Professional Parent Resources, NAPPR Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor(s): Steve Tetrev, Richard Champany, Timothy Ricks Director: STEVEN TETREV
Audience: Dentists Level: Advanced
Quota: 8 - 20 students Tuition: $280.00
Hours: 28.00 (Total CDE); 28.00 (AGD - 550)
Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

This highly interactive course is designed to build on the management principles of the previous 2 Concepts Courses to provide experienced Tribal and IHS Direct Dental Directors advanced and cutting-edge management skills and begin to build leadership competencies.

Location: Native American Professional Parent Resources [NAPPR] , Albuquerque, NM, 2201 San Pedro NE , Blg. 3, Suite 210, Albuquerque , NM 87110

Course begins Monday, May 16, at 1 p.m. and ends Thursday, May 19, at 4 p.m.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Introductions, Logistics, Course Overview, Course Project

Your Current Leadership Situations as Chief
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 3-5 major differences between management and leadership duties
•   Differentiate between formal and informal leadership roles
•   Compare and contrast your management training with peers and administration in your facility

Personal Management and Leadership Mastery- “Shark School”
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Draw the curve for working on mastery
•   List 3 resources they will use to advance their learning including an instructor/mentor
•   Identify 2 benefits each for span and depth of knowledge or skill

Expectations, Issues

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Engaging Your Staff in Meetings
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Name 3 benefits of staff engagement during meetings
•   List 2 ways to get staff physically engaged
•   List 3 questions that can be asked of staff to generate discussion/interest


Knowledge Management
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Draw a model of how knowledge is stored now at their cliics
•   List 4 potential costs to the program if a sole knowledge-holder leaves
•   Identify 3 key activities in knowledge management



Getting Your Message to Stick
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify 4 of the 6 Heath Brothers’ words for the acronym “success”
•   List 3 ways to make their messages simpler
•   Relate 2 personal stories you can use in a presentation about a change in clinic

LUNCH

Using Information/Data for Decisions
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify the method the CEO and CMO use to make decisions in their clinics
•   Identify which data to use for clinic scheduling decisions
•   Discuss the appropriate amount of data to have prior to final decision

Primal Leadership & Six Influence Strategies
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Select your usual leadership style
•   Of the 6 Leadership Styles, identify which style 1 or 2 they should use more
•   Identify 3 benefits they will realize by using more resonant leadership behaviors

Motivational Interviewing
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Discriminate the difference between motivational interviewing and routine questioning
•   List 2 skills you need to improve to perform motivational interviewing
•   Identify 3 situations in their clinic to utilize motivational interviewing

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Advanced Conversation Skills
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify 3 nonfunctional conversation habits they engage in
•   List 3 nonverbal actions they can use to improve conversations
•   Respond to a partner’s conversation with recollection of ¾ of the ideas partner shared

Negotiation Strategies of the FBI
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Use 2 of Voss’ negotiation tactics in a practice exercise
•   Identify a clinic situation that needs to be negotiated and diagnose 2 of the partner’s motivations.
•   Use 3 of Voss’ FBI tactics to negotiate your clinic situation

Psychological Safety in Your Clinic
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 3 habits they engage in that deters psychological safety in their clinic
•   List 2 process barriers in their clinical situation that needs to change to improve psychological safety
•   List 3 positive outcomes of improving psychological safety in their clinic

LUNCH

Conflict Management Beyond Mediation
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List 2 positive and 2 negative outcomes of clinic conflict
•   Respond to a volatile situation with 2 conflict-reducing actions
•   Identify 4 questions that can be used to lower barriers between individuals in conflict

Advanced Social Intelligence, Managing up, Pathologic personalities
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   List the 3 pathologic personality types
•   Model how to respond to 1 of the 3 pathologic personality type
•   Identify 2 methods to influence one of your supervisors

The Power of Questions
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify 3 positive outcomes of focusing on questions in conversation
•   List 3 important things appropriate questions will uncover about your discussion partner
•   List 1 question each to “open up” a subordinate, colleague and supervisor

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Delegation- Constructive, Developmental and Functional
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Describe the differences of the 3 types of delegation
•   Discuss how to diagnose which delegation type is appropriate for given situations
•   List 3 positive outcomes of effective delegation

Advocacy, Recommendations and References
   Reference Exercise
Letter of Recommendation Exercise
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Discuss the difference between letters of reference and recommendation
•   Identify 3 different situations where a letter of reference is more appropriate than recommendation
•   Write an accurate letter of recommendation for yourself


Quality of Care
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Describe the difference between Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement
•   Name three levels of Quality Assurance
•   Describe quality in Dentistry according to the Kellogg Foundation

Medical/Dental Staff Process and Professional Review Action
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Define the rights of a dentist under the Medical Staff Process
•   Name three sanctions which can be taken against a provider’s privileges
•   Describe the difference between an adverse action and a professional review action

LUNCH

Range- The Advantage of Having Multiple Skills
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Discuss the positive attributes of span and depth
•   Identify 3 areas of span or range that you would benefit from as a dental director
•   Identify a mentor who could instruct you in gaining a new non-dental skill

Course Project Presentation

The Science of Recognition
As a result of attending this session, attendees will be able to:
•   Identify the ratio of positive to corrective feedback that high-performing teams use
•   Discuss the difference between externally motivated and internally motivated individuals
•   Create a highlight reel for one of your classmates

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   develop personal goals for continual learning and personal growth in areas such as listening, negotiating and influence in the betterment of their programs.
2.   differentiate which leadership techniques and styles are appropriate for their situation and create plans to utilize those skills to solve problems and improve their program
3.   utilize learning principles such as knowledge-sharing, learning cultures and delegation assignments to craft a staff development plan for their program.

Prerequisites:

Participants must have completed Concepts I and II prior to registering.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

To Albuquerque

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Dentist Courses

DD0036: Pediatric Concepts IV: Stainless Steel Techniques [In-Person Course]
Date(s): 7/29/2024 - 7/30/2024
Facility: University of Oklahoma Dental School Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Instructor(s): BRIAN TALLEY, Scott Williams, Joan Attridge, david burke Director: BRIAN TALLEY
Audience: Dentists, DHA Level: Review
Quota: 5 - 15 students Tuition: $160.00
Hours: 16.00 (Total CDE); 16.00 (AGD - 430)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

This course will include a didactic overview of stainless steel crown techniques and behavior management techniques, followed by hands-on clinical training. This course is available to dentists and dental health aide therapists only.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

Prerequisites:

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required.

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Dentist Courses

DD0037: Clinical Orientation for the Alaska Area Dental Provider Fall 2023
Date(s): 10/10/2023 - 10/12/2023
Facility: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Location: Anchorage, AK
Instructor(s): Sarah Shoffstall-Cone, Megan Milder, Max Klingenstein, Thomas Wanat, KIM HORT, Dane Lenaker, Nhi Huynh, Bridget DeYoung Director: Erin Giauque
Audience: Dentists, DHA Level: Basic
Quota: 5 - 20 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 20.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 340); 2.00 (AGD - 490); 4.00 (AGD - 310); 4.00 (AGD - 430); 2.00 (AGD - 370); 6.00 (AGD - 550)
Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

This course will cover specific challenges of dentistry in Alaska with topics on oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, cusp protected restorations, molar substitution, serial extractions, dental public health, opioid misuse and pain management. The course will have both lecture and hands on training components.

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe the indications for a cusp protected restoration versus a full coverage crown.
2. Discuss material selection and preparation design for cusp protected restoration.
3. Review current and classic literature regarding cusp protected restorations.
4. Be able to identify subjective and objective characteristics of mandible fractures, deep space infections, and pathology that may require oral surgery intervention.
5. Be able to stabilize or optimize a patient with a mandible fracture, deep space infection, or invasive pathology in a timely manner.
6. Apply and remove arch bars.
7. Describe acute conditions of the periodontium
8. Understand surgical flap design.
9. Understand basic suturing techniques.
10. Be able to identify the differences between a Private Practice and Public Health approach to dentistry.
11. Be able to recognize situations where conservative treatment alternatives and minimally invasive dentistry may be indicated.
12. Describe how to effectively communicate with patients using motivational interviewing to set realistic expectations and increase trust
13. Participants will gain confidence in treatment planning for pediatric patients
14. Participants will learn indications and techniques for pulpal therapy in primary teeth and practice pulpotomy and SSC restorations
15. Participants will be able to recognize eruption difference and make appropriate referrals
16. Understand Predictors of Space Closure after Extractions of First Molars
17. Understand the difference between compensated and uncompensated extractions
18. Understand timing and other important considerations for serial extractions in rural Alaska
19. Identify how dentists may be contributing to the opioid epidemic
20. Identify the psychological and physiological factors of opioid misuse and addiction
21. Identify non-opioid methods of managing orofacial pain
22. Participant will gain an understanding of the general principles of public health as they pertain to dental practice in the Alaska Tribal Health System.
23. Participants will learn the 4 types of dental health aides and how they are regulated.
24. Participants will learn the minimum requirements for DHA supervision and where to find the federal regulations which define how DHA supervision must be carried out.

Prerequisites:

Must be an Alaska dentist or DHAT.

Travel:

Travel is required to host site.

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Dentist Courses

DD0038: NNMC Dental Study Club: A Review of Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Local Anesthetics
Date(s): 1/10/2024 - 1/10/2024
Facility: NNMC- Dental Clinic Location: Shiprock, NM, NM
Instructor(s): Melanie Whalen Director: Melanie Whalen
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
Quota: 4 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
Course Types Course Types
Summary:

A review of current guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis in the dental setting and why they are given. Review of local anesthesia calculations differences in the types used at NNMC dental clinic, and troubleshooting when a patient is not numb.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Understand the current ADA Clinical Practice Guidelines and AAOS Guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis in the dental setting.
2.   Describe orally sourced bacteremia and how antibiotic prophylaxis helps prevent distant site infections.
3.    Understand current guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis dosing for adults and children.
4.   Understand how to calculate local anesthetic dosing.
5.   Understand varying anatomy that may affect local anesthetic techniques

Prerequisites:

Must be on staff at Shiprock

Travel:

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Dentist Courses

DD0040: NNMC Dental Study Club: Hard splint therapy for treatment of severe attrition and TMD: [Lecture]
Date(s): 3/27/2024 - 3/27/2024
Facility: NNMC- Dental Clinic Location: Shiprock, NM, NM
Instructor(s): Cyrus Fanning Director: Melanie Whalen
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
Quota: 4 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 180)
Course Types Course Types
Summary:

A review of current guidelines, best practices, and procedural recommendations for the management of dental patients commonly encountered at NNMC.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.    Understands the muscles of mastication
2.    Emotional influence of the muscular action/ grinding, clenching
3.    Steps to adjust the splint; for muscular, TMD therapy

Prerequisites:

Must be on staff at Shiprock

Travel:

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Dentist Courses

DD0041: NNMC Dental Study Club: Hard splint therapy for treatment of severe attrition and TMD: [Lab]
Date(s): 4/10/2024 - 4/10/2024
Facility: NNMC- Dental Clinic Location: Shiprock, NM, NM
Instructor(s): Cyrus Fanning Director: Melanie Whalen
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
Quota: 4 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 180)
Course Types Course Types
Summary:

A review of current guidelines, best practices, and procedural recommendations for the management of dental patients commonly encountered at NNMC.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.    Understands the muscles of mastication
2.    Emotional influence of the muscular action/ grinding, clenching
3.    Steps to adjust the splint; for muscular, TMD therapy

Prerequisites:

Must be on staff at Shiprock

Travel:

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Dentist Courses

DD0042: Impressions and models - [HANDS-ON]
Date(s): 3/27/2024 - 3/27/2024
Facility: NNMC- Dental Clinic Location: Shiprock, NM, NM
Instructor(s): Katie Lippas Director: Melanie Whalen
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
Quota: 4 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.50 (Total CDE); 1.50 (AGD - 010)
Course Types Course Types
Summary:

A review of current guidelines, best practices, and procedural recommendations for the management of dental patients commonly encountered at NNMC.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Identify when and for what alginate impressions are appropriate
2.   Understand and demonstrate how to select the best tray size and how to make alterations, if needed.
3.   Understand and demonstrate how to take alginate impression.
4.   Understand and demonstrate impression disinfection, stone selection and mixing, appropriate model pouring and trimming.


Prerequisites:

Must be on staff at Shiprock

Travel:

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Dentist Courses

DD0043: Occlusal splint fabrication - [HANDS ON]
Date(s): 4/3/2024 - 4/3/2024
Facility: NNMC- Dental Clinic Location: Shiprock, NM, NM
Instructor(s): Katie Lippas Director: Melanie Whalen
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
Quota: 4 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.50 (Total CDE); 1.50 (AGD - 180)
Course Types Course Types
Summary:

A review of current guidelines, best practices, and procedural recommendations for the management of dental patients commonly encountered at NNMC.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Identify when and for what alginate impressions are appropriate
2.   Understand and demonstrate how to select the best tray size and how to make alterations, if needed.
3.   Understand and demonstrate how to take alginate impression.
4.   Understand and demonstrate impression disinfection, stone selection and mixing, appropriate model pouring and trimming.


Prerequisites:

Must be on staff at Shiprock

Travel:

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Dentist Courses

DD1000: Enduring Challenges
Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks, Jonathan Chiang, Benjamin Warren, TODD SMITH, Eric Jewell, Kenneth Moran, Nathan Mork, Justin Sikes, Mitchell Wilkinson, Douglas McKendry, Damon Pope, John Zimmer Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 400 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 16.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 148); 2.00 (AGD - 250); 3.00 (AGD - 310); 1.00 (AGD - 370); 2.00 (AGD - 430); 2.00 (AGD - 490); 2.00 (AGD - 670); 1.00 (AGD - 730); 1.00 (AGD - 070)
Course Types Course Types
Summary:

This multi-part course is designed to orient new dentists in the Indian Health system on standards of care related to dental public health, endodontics, infection control, operative dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

For additional guidance, please go to the Dental Specialties Manual, which can be found under the Clinic tab on the IHS Dental Portal.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of these modules, participants should be able to:
1. Broadly describe standards of care related to different dental specialties;
2. Identify national specialty consultants for follow-up questions and consultation; and
3. Implement best practices in IHS or tribal dental programs based on course content.

Prerequisites:

Participants should be dentists who have entered the Indian Health system within the past five years.

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Hygienist Courses

DH0001: 2024 Concepts in Dental Hygiene [In-Person]
Date(s): 5/14/2024 - 5/16/2024
Facility: TBD Location:
Instructor(s): Director: Keasha Myrick
Audience: Hygienists Level: Basic
Quota: 25 - 75 students Tuition: $220.00
Hours: 21.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (AGD - 550); 2.00 (AGD - 730); 3.00 (AGD - 430); 2.00 (AGD - 158); 2.00 (AGD - 130); 2.00 (AGD - 490); 1.00 (AGD - 250); 2.00 (AGD - 153); 2.00 (AGD - 148); 2.00 (AGD - 144)
Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Dental Hygiene Updates presents the best of recent technology, clinical, and administrative practices available to dental hygienists who work in I/T/U dental programs. Below is the final agenda for travel authorization purposes only.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this meeting, participants will be able to:
1. Describe unique characteristics associated with public health dental hygiene practice in an IHS or tribal setting;
2. Explain the steps in placement of interim therapeutic restorations and silver diamine fluoride; and
3. List at least three reports that can be run in the Dentrix DXOne Reports.

Prerequisites:

None

Travel:

Payment Address:

Payment must be by check and accompanied by Tuition Payment Form
IHS DIvision of Oral Health, ATTN: CDE Coordinator
5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A
Rockville, MD 20857

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Hygienist Courses

DH0002: 2022 IHS Dental Hygiene Concepts [Recorded]
Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 8/30/2023
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Nathan Mork, Sandraluz Gonzalez Director: Justin Balderrama
Audience: Hygienists Level: Review
Quota: 2 - 200 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 200); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

2022 IHS Dental Hygiene Concepts is virtual meeting for Registered Dental Hygienist from throughout the country that will include lectures covering the topics of Myofunctional Therapy, Oral Health Literacy and Risk Management.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define orofacial myofunctional therapy and its components;
2. Describe the role of oral health literacy as it relates to access to dental care; and
3. List three preventive measures in a risk management program.

Prerequisites:

None

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Hygienist Courses

DH0003: FY 2024 Dental HYGIENIST Webinar Series: Self-Care [live webinar, 12-1 Central Time]
Date(s): 2/13/2024 - 2/13/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Racole Hardy Director: Keasha Myrick
Audience: Hygienists Level: Basic
Quota: 5 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 770)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Self-care is vital in everyday life to maintain a balanced lifestyle. One should adopt a self-care regimen that is conducive to their lifestyle and interest. This webinar will provide tools that foster self-care.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Define self-love from an RDH perspective
2.   Identify self-care techniques
3.   Describe signs of self-care deprivations

Prerequisites:

None

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Hygienist Courses

DH0004: FY 2024 Dental HYGIENIST Webinar Series: Self-Care [Recorded Webinar]
Date(s): 2/14/2024 - 2/13/2027
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Racole Hardy Director: Keasha Myrick
Audience: Hygienists Level: Basic
Quota: 5 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 770)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Self-care is vital in everyday life to maintain a balanced lifestyle. One should adopt a self-care regimen that is conducive to their lifestyle and interest. This webinar will provide tools that foster self-care.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Define self-love from an RDH perspective
2.   Identify self-care techniques
3.   Describe signs of self-care deprivations

Prerequisites:

None

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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Assistant Courses

DA0001: Periodontal Expanded Functions - Basic Prerequisites [must take before registering for perio EFDA course]
Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2025
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): TODD SMITH Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 490)
Course Types
Summary:

NOTE: YOU MUST BE MARKED AS "COMPLETED" IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR A PERIODONTAL EFDA COURSE!

Dental assistants must have basic knowledge about periodontal disease before attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course. The basic knowledge includes: what makes oral hygiene instruction effective; how to modify patient behavior to improve compliance with oral hygiene regimens; predisposing factors that relate to motivation to act or change; how antimicrobials work, and their use in preventing and treating periodontal diseases.

This online course, created in 2016 and updated annually, consists of pre-tests, learning activities, and post-tests in the two modules. To complete this course, dental assistants must earn a score of 80 percent or better on each post-test. Dental assistants must successfully complete these two modules prior to attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Distinguish between effective and ineffective oral hygiene instruction.
• Discuss methods about how to modify patient behavior to improve compliance with oral hygiene regimens.
• Clarify how antimicrobials work and their use in preventing and treating periodontal diseases.

Prerequisites:

None.

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

No tuition required.



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Assistant Courses

DA0002: Periodontal Expanded Functions - CERTIFICATION
Date(s): 10/1/2023 - 9/30/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 0.00 (Total CDE)
Summary:

Following completion of the IHS Periodontal Expanded Function Course, dental assistants have ONE YEAR to complete the post-course requirements of completing 20 dental cleanings which are checked and scored by the hygienist/dentist at their home clinic using the evaluation form that was given out after the EFDA Course.

Once this requirement is met, the DENTAL DIRECTOR/CHIEF [the dentist whose license the EFDA will work under] must send the following message to IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov:

_______________________ [name of EFDA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a [periodontal, basic restorative, advanced restorative, composite-only restorative – choose one] EFDA. He/she [choose one] took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her [choose one] evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”

The IHS CDE Coordinator will then provide a completion code to this course to the EFDA for certification. The dental assistant will then log into this course, enter the completion code, and print his/her Periodontal Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certificate, proudly hanging it in the dental clinic so patients can be assured of the high quality care that is being provided.

ANNUAL COMPETENCY: The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the periodontal EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

None - this is a certificate as a result of post-course work

Prerequisites:

To obtain certification, the dental assistant must:
1. Complete pre-requisite courses prior to attending the periodontal EFDA course - for this course, the DA must have completed DA0001, the Basic Periodontal Prerequisites;
2. Complete the in-person periodontal EFDA course;
3. BE MARKED AS "COMPLETE" for the periodontal EFDA course [enter the completion code given by the instructor at the end of the course and complete the short post-course survey]. An EFDA may not be certified if there is not evidence of COMPLETING an EFDA course within the past year.
4. Have his/her Dental Director/Dental Chief notify the IHS CDE Coordinator of completion of post-course requirements using the specific language above.

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

No tuition



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Assistant Courses

DA0003: Restorative Expanded Functions - CERTIFICATION [COMPOSITE-only]
Date(s): 10/1/2023 - 9/30/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 0.00 (Total CDE)
Summary:

Following completion of the IHS Restorative Composite-Only Expanded Function Course, dental assistants have ONE YEAR to complete the post-course requirements of completing dental restorations which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home clinic using the evaluation form that was given out after the EFDA Course.

Once this requirement is met, the DENTAL DIRECTOR/CHIEF [the dentist whose license the EFDA will work under] must send the following message to IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov:

_______________________ [name of EFDA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a [periodontal, basic restorative, advanced restorative, composite-only restorative – choose one] EFDA. He/she [choose one] took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her [choose one] evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”

The IHS CDE Coordinator will then provide a completion code to this course to the EFDA for certification. The dental assistant will then log into this course, enter the completion code, and print his/her Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certificate, proudly hanging it in the dental clinic so patients can be assured of the high quality care that is being provided.

ANNUAL COMPETENCY: The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the restorative EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

None - this is a certificate as a result of post-course work

Prerequisites:

To obtain certification, the dental assistant must:
1. Complete pre-requisite courses prior to attending the restorative EFDA course - for this course, the EFDA must have completed both DA0004, the Basic Prerequisites Course, and a Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant Course;
2. Complete the in-person restorative EFDA course;
3. BE MARKED AS "COMPLETE" for the restorative EFDA course [enter the completion code given by the instructor at the end of the course and complete the short post-course survey]. An EFDA may not be certified if there is not evidence of COMPLETING an EFDA course within the past year.
4. Have his/her Dental Director/Dental Chief notify the IHS CDE Coordinator of completion of post-course requirements using the specific language above.

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

No tuition



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Assistant Courses

DA0004: Restorative Expanded Functions - Basic Prerequisites [must take before registering for restorative EFDA course]
Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2025
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): ERMA CASUSE Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 9.00 (Total CDE); 9.00 (DANB Clinical); 9.00 (AGD - 010)
Course Types Course Types
Summary:

NOTE: YOU MUST BE MARKED AS "COMPLETED" IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR A RESTORATIVE EFDA COURSE!

Dental assistants must have a core set of knowledge and skills before registering for the Expanded Functions-Basic Restorative course. The core set of knowledge and skills include: dental terminology; placing and removing a Tofflemire matrix band and wedge, preparing, placing and removing a dental dam; and setting up for Class I, Class II, and Class V amalgams, and Class III and Class V composite restorations.

This online course consists of pre-tests, learning activities, post-tests and demonstrations for each lesson in the four modules. To complete this course, dental assistants must earn a score of 80 percent or better on each post-test, and certify competency by demonstrating skills and knowledge to their supervisor. Upon successful completion of all four modules in this course, dental assistants will be able to register for the EF-Basic Restorative Course.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to:
•Identify parts and surfaces of teeth.
•Use universal numbering system.
•Define tooth anatomy terms.
•Describe the caries process and identify cavity classifications.
•Place and remove Tofflemire retainer, matrix band, and wedge.
•Place and remove a dental dam.
•Set up instruments and materials for amalgam restorations.
•Set up instruments and materials for composite restorations.

Prerequisites:

None

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

No tuition required



2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0005: Restorative Expanded Functions - CERTIFICATION [BASIC only]
Date(s): 10/1/2023 - 9/30/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 0.00 (Total CDE)
Summary:

Following completion of the IHS Restorative Basic Expanded Function Course, dental assistants have ONE YEAR to complete the post-course requirements of completing 40 dental restorations which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home clinic using the evaluation form that was given out after the EFDA Course.

Once this requirement is met, the DENTAL DIRECTOR/CHIEF [the dentist whose license the EFDA will work under] must send the following message to IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov:

_______________________ [name of EFDA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a [periodontal, basic restorative, advanced restorative, composite-only restorative – choose one] EFDA. He/she [choose one] took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her [choose one] evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”

The IHS CDE Coordinator will then provide a completion code to the EFDA for certification. The dental assistant will then log into this course, enter the completion code, and print his/her Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certificate, proudly hanging it in the dental clinic so patients can be assured of the high quality care that is being provided.

ANNUAL COMPETENCY: The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the restorative EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

None - this is a certificate as a result of post-course work

Prerequisites:

To obtain certification, the dental assistant must:
1. Complete pre-requisite courses prior to attending the restorative EFDA course - for this course, the DA must have completed DA0004, the Basic Prerequisite Course;
2. Complete the in-person restorative EFDA course;
3. BE MARKED AS "COMPLETE" for the restorative EFDA course [enter the completion code given by the instructor at the end of the course and complete the short post-course survey]. An EFDA may not be certified if there is not evidence of COMPLETING an EFDA course within the past year.
4. Have his/her Dental Director/Dental Chief notify the IHS CDE Coordinator of completion of post-course requirements using the specific language above.

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

No tuition



2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0006: Restorative Expanded Functions - CERTIFICATION [ADVANCED only]
Date(s): 10/1/2023 - 9/30/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 0.00 (Total CDE)
Summary:

Following completion of the IHS Restorative Advanced Expanded Function Course, dental assistants have ONE YEAR to complete the post-course requirements of completing dental restorations which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home clinic using the evaluation form that was given out after the EFDA Course.

Once this requirement is met, the DENTAL DIRECTOR/CHIEF [the dentist whose license the EFDA will work under] must send the following message to IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov:

_______________________ [name of EFDA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a [periodontal, basic restorative, advanced restorative, composite-only restorative – choose one] EFDA. He/she [choose one] took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her [choose one] evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”

The IHS CDE Coordinator will then provide a completion code to the EFDA for certification. The dental assistant will then log into this course, enter the completion code, and print his/her Restorative ADVANCED Expanded Function Dental Assistant Certificate, proudly hanging it in the dental clinic so patients can be assured of the high quality care that is being provided.

ANNUAL COMPETENCY: The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the restorative EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

None - this is a certificate as a result of post-course work

Prerequisites:

To obtain certification, the dental assistant must:
1. Complete pre-requisite courses prior to attending the restorative EFDA course - for this course, the DA must have completed both DA0004, the Basic Prerequisite Course, and a Restorative BASIC EFDA course;
2. Complete the in-person restorative EFDA course;
3. BE MARKED AS "COMPLETE" for the restorative EFDA course [enter the completion code given by the instructor at the end of the course and complete the short post-course survey]. An EFDA may not be certified if there is not evidence of COMPLETING an EFDA course within the past year.
4. Have his/her Dental Director/Dental Chief notify the IHS CDE Coordinator of completion of post-course requirements using the specific language above.

Travel:

None

Payment Address:

No tuition



2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0016: Oral Surgery Assistant's Survival Course
Date(s): 4/30/2024 - 5/1/2024
Facility: Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor(s): Amy Suhr, Kenneth Moran Director: Amy Suhr
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 10 - 30 students Tuition: $200.00
Hours: 20.00 (Total CDE); 20.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 20.00 (AGD - 310)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Assistant's Survival Course will provide assistants with the knowledge and skills to perform a supplemental Oral Surgery procedures and understand why and how Oral Surgery procedures are performed.

AGENDA
April 30th
8:00-9:00 Introduction/Get Acquainted/Scope of Practice MORAN
9:00-10:30 Common Medical Conditions MORAN
10:30-12:00 Vital Signs and Patient Monitoring SUHR
LAB- Vital Signs/Monitor Use/
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:30 Medical Emergencies SUHR
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:15 Meds/ Analgesics/ Antibiotics SUHR

May 1st
8:00-9:00 Aseptic Technique MORAN
9:00-10:00 Biopsy Techniques MORAN
10:00-11:30 Post-op Complications SUHR
11:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Suturing/Miscellaneous materials MORAN/SUHR
2:00-4:00 Case Scenarios/Conclusion MORAN/SUHR
      

Learning Objectives:

1. Display a broad knowledge of oral surgery procedures.
2. Describe how to assist in a medical emergency during oral surgery.
3. Explain why adjunctive measures are done in the oral surgery practice.

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Host site is the Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center, housed within the Native American Professional Parent Resources, Inc.
NAPPR Inc.
2201 San Pedro NE
Building 3, Suite 210
Albuquerque, NM 87110
505-345-6289
www.nappr.org

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0019: Periodontal Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Lawton [1]
Date(s): 4/8/2024 - 4/12/2024
Facility: Lawton Hospital Location: Lawton, OK
Instructor(s): Keasha Myrick, Theresa Chennault Director: Keasha Myrick
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 4 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 490)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total, 4 from outside Lawton.

The periodontal EFDA course is designed to teach dental assistants to provide dental cleanings to remove visible calculus by using state-of-the art Piezoelectric scalers or Magnetostrictive ultrasonic scalers. Hand scaling is no longer a part of the periodontal EFDA curriculum.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0001, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.


During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This includes clinical work with typodonts and with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 20 dental cleanings which are checked and scored by the hygienist/dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist or hygienist [dentist/hygienist in the room while the DA is performing the cleaning, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a periodontal EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 20 cleanings done under direct supervision by the dentist/hygienist, the DA should NOT perform any further cleanings unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform cleanings under indirect supervision [dentist/hygienist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the periodontal EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Relate Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs [CPITN] scores to a need for potential periodontal treatment.
2. Detect disease, supra and subgingival calculus.
3. Provide thorough ultrasonic scaling of teeth..
4. Accurately code for periodontal and hygiene procedures with IHS/ADA coding. .
5. Recommend effective toothpastes, mouth rinses and oral hygiene aids to patients.
6. Motivate patients to improve plaque removal and periodontal health.
7. Identify who is at risk for periodontal breakdown.

Prerequisites:

Dental assistants must have basic knowledge about periodontal disease before attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course and must successfully complete the Prerequisite Course at least 2 weeks prior to attending the course.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0020: Periodontal Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - AIDC
Date(s): 4/15/2024 - 4/19/2024
Facility: Albuquerque IHS Dental Clinic Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor(s): Justin Balderrama, Angela Janke Director: Justin Balderrama
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 6 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 490)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total, 2 from host site and 6 from outside host site.

The periodontal EFDA course is designed to teach dental assistants to provide dental cleanings to remove visible calculus by using state-of-the art Piezoelectric scalers or Magnetostrictive ultrasonic scalers. Hand scaling is no longer a part of the periodontal EFDA curriculum.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0001, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.


During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This includes clinical work with typodonts and with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 20 dental cleanings which are checked and scored by the hygienist/dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist or hygienist [dentist/hygienist in the room while the DA is performing the cleaning, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a periodontal EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 20 cleanings done under direct supervision by the dentist/hygienist, the DA should NOT perform any further cleanings unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform cleanings under indirect supervision [dentist/hygienist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the periodontal EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Relate Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs [CPITN] scores to a need for potential periodontal treatment.
2. Detect disease, supra and subgingival calculus.
3. Provide thorough ultrasonic scaling of teeth..
4. Accurately code for periodontal and hygiene procedures with IHS/ADA coding. .
5. Recommend effective toothpastes, mouth rinses and oral hygiene aids to patients.
6. Motivate patients to improve plaque removal and periodontal health.
7. Identify who is at risk for periodontal breakdown.

Prerequisites:

Dental assistants must have basic knowledge about periodontal disease before attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course and must successfully complete the Prerequisite Course at least 2 weeks prior to attending the course.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0034: Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Tahlequah [1]
Date(s): 10/16/2023 - 10/20/2023
Facility: Cherokee Nation Outpatient Location: Tahlequah, OK
Instructor(s): Arlan Andrews Director: Arlan Andrews
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 8 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical); 36.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total, 6 from host site, 2 from outside host site.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of restorative materials used in operative dentistry. Technical background information is presented in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Class I, II, & V amalgam restorations, and Class III & V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Other written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants with limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. It is only practical for those clinics where the ratio of dentists to dental assistants allows the practice of expanded restorative functions.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0004, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative BASIC EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 40 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative BASIC EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe tooth morphology and structure and the materials used to restore them.
2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and an unacceptable restoration.

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0035: Restorative ADVANCED Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Tahlequah [1]
Date(s): 11/13/2023 - 11/17/2023
Facility: Cherokee Nation Outpatient Location: Tahlequah, OK
Instructor(s): Arlan Andrews Director: Arlan Andrews
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 6 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 16.00 (DANB Clinical); 16.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 total students, 4 from host site and 2 from outside host site.

The advanced course builds upon the restorative basic course. All five-cavity classifications/preparations will be covered in lecture and laboratory exercises, including amalgam and composite restorations. Lectures will review and update course participants on dental restorative materials including a discussion of bonding agents. Laboratory exercises will be performed on typodonts beginning with conservative preparations and working up to and including cusp-protected amalgam and incisal angle composite resin restorations. Also, participants will be introduced to the basics of occlusion.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 10 restorations as specified in the Progress Record [5 cusp-protected amalgams and 5 incisal angle [Class IV] composite restorations, which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further advanced [CPA, Class IV] restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Advanced EFDA may perform advanced restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0040: Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Kayenta [1]
Date(s): 3/25/2024 - 3/29/2024
Facility: Kayenta Service Unit Location: Kayenta, AZ
Instructor(s): Ruth Reed, Hannah DeSpain Director: Ruth Reed
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 1 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

7 students total, 5 from host site, 1 from I-House, 1 open slot

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of composite [and glass ionomer] restorative materials in IHS, tribal, and IHS-funded urban dental programs.

Course Overview: This course will combine concepts taught in the restorative EFDA basic and advanced courses but will focus on composite resin restorations. Background information will be provided in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Anterior composites will include both Class III and Class IV restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. Posterior composites will include Class I, Class II, and Class V restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. This one-week course is designed to provide basic skills to perform these restorations.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing/certified as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course. You do NOT have to be certified as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to take this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 composite restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further composite restorations taught in this course unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Composite-Only Restorative EFDA may perform advanced composite restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative Composite-Only EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0069: Restorative ADVANCED Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Parker
Date(s): 10/16/2023 - 10/20/2023
Facility: Parker Indian Hospital Location: Parker, AZ
Instructor(s): Terry Haney Director: Nida Lerch
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 8 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 16.00 (DANB Clinical); 16.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

The advanced course builds upon the restorative basic course. All five-cavity classifications/preparations will be covered in lecture and laboratory exercises, including amalgam and composite restorations. Lectures will review and update course participants on dental restorative materials including a discussion of bonding agents. Laboratory exercises will be performed on typodonts beginning with conservative preparations and working up to and including cusp-protected amalgam and incisal angle composite resin restorations. Also, participants will be introduced to the basics of occlusion.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 10 restorations as specified in the Progress Record [5 cusp-protected amalgams and 5 incisal angle [Class IV] composite restorations, which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further advanced [CPA, Class IV] restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Advanced EFDA may perform advanced restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0070: Periodontal Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - St. Regis Mohawk
Date(s): 5/13/2024 - 5/17/2024
Facility: St. Regis Mohawk Location: Akwesasne, NY
Instructor(s): raelee simcox Director: Leon Roberts
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 8 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 490)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total

The periodontal EFDA course is designed to teach dental assistants to provide dental cleanings to remove visible calculus by using state-of-the art Piezoelectric scalers or Magnetostrictive ultrasonic scalers. Hand scaling is no longer a part of the periodontal EFDA curriculum.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered st site.in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0001, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.


During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This includes clinical work with typodonts and with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 20 dental cleanings which are checked and scored by the hygienist/dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist or hygienist [dentist/hygienist in the room while the DA is performing the cleaning, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a periodontal EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 20 cleanings done under direct supervision by the dentist/hygienist, the DA should NOT perform any further cleanings unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform cleanings under indirect supervision [dentist/hygienist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the periodontal EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Relate Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs [CPITN] scores to a need for potential periodontal treatment.
2. Detect disease, supra and subgingival calculus.
3. Provide thorough ultrasonic scaling of teeth..
4. Accurately code for periodontal and hygiene procedures with IHS/ADA coding. .
5. Recommend effective toothpastes, mouth rinses and oral hygiene aids to patients.
6. Motivate patients to improve plaque removal and periodontal health.
7. Identify who is at risk for periodontal breakdown.

Prerequisites:

Dental assistants must have basic knowledge about periodontal disease before attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course and must successfully complete the Prerequisite Course at least 2 weeks prior to attending the course.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0071: Periodontal Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Lawton [2]
Date(s): 8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024
Facility: Lawton Hospital Location: Lawton, OK
Instructor(s): Keasha Myrick, Theresa Chennault Director: Theresa Chennault
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 4 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 490)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total, 4 from outside Lawton.

The periodontal EFDA course is designed to teach dental assistants to provide dental cleanings to remove visible calculus by using state-of-the art Piezoelectric scalers or Magnetostrictive ultrasonic scalers. Hand scaling is no longer a part of the periodontal EFDA curriculum.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0001, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.


During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This includes clinical work with typodonts and with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 20 dental cleanings which are checked and scored by the hygienist/dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist or hygienist [dentist/hygienist in the room while the DA is performing the cleaning, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a periodontal EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 20 cleanings done under direct supervision by the dentist/hygienist, the DA should NOT perform any further cleanings unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform cleanings under indirect supervision [dentist/hygienist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the periodontal EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Relate Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs [CPITN] scores to a need for potential periodontal treatment.
2. Detect disease, supra and subgingival calculus.
3. Provide thorough ultrasonic scaling of teeth..
4. Accurately code for periodontal and hygiene procedures with IHS/ADA coding. .
5. Recommend effective toothpastes, mouth rinses and oral hygiene aids to patients.
6. Motivate patients to improve plaque removal and periodontal health.
7. Identify who is at risk for periodontal breakdown.

Prerequisites:

Dental assistants must have basic knowledge about periodontal disease before attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course and must successfully complete the Prerequisite Course at least 2 weeks prior to attending the course.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0072: Periodontal Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Claremore
Date(s): 9/16/2024 - 9/20/2024
Facility: Claremore Service Unit Location: Claremore, OK
Instructor(s): Vinessa Mills, Brandie Moore Director: Kip Martin
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 6 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 490)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total, 2 from host site, 6 from outside Claremore.

The periodontal EFDA course is designed to teach dental assistants to provide dental cleanings to remove visible calculus by using state-of-the art Piezoelectric scalers or Magnetostrictive ultrasonic scalers. Hand scaling is no longer a part of the periodontal EFDA curriculum.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0001, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.


During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This includes clinical work with typodonts and with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 20 dental cleanings which are checked and scored by the hygienist/dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist or hygienist [dentist/hygienist in the room while the DA is performing the cleaning, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a periodontal EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 20 cleanings done under direct supervision by the dentist/hygienist, the DA should NOT perform any further cleanings unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform cleanings under indirect supervision [dentist/hygienist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the periodontal EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Relate Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs [CPITN] scores to a need for potential periodontal treatment.
2. Detect disease, supra and subgingival calculus.
3. Provide thorough ultrasonic scaling of teeth..
4. Accurately code for periodontal and hygiene procedures with IHS/ADA coding. .
5. Recommend effective toothpastes, mouth rinses and oral hygiene aids to patients.
6. Motivate patients to improve plaque removal and periodontal health.
7. Identify who is at risk for periodontal breakdown.

Prerequisites:

Dental assistants must have basic knowledge about periodontal disease before attending the Periodontal Expanded Functions-Basic course and must successfully complete the Prerequisite Course at least 2 weeks prior to attending the course.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0073: Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Kayenta
Date(s): 2/12/2024 - 2/16/2024
Facility: Kayenta Service Unit Location: Kayenta, AZ
Instructor(s): Ruth Reed, Hannah DeSpain Director: Ruth Reed
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 2 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical); 36.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 students total, 4 from host site, 2 from outside host site.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of restorative materials used in operative dentistry. Technical background information is presented in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Class I, II, & V amalgam restorations, and Class III & V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Other written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants with limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. It is only practical for those clinics where the ratio of dentists to dental assistants allows the practice of expanded restorative functions.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0004, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative BASIC EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 40 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative BASIC EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe tooth morphology and structure and the materials used to restore them.
2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and an unacceptable restoration.

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0074: Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Tahlequah [2]
Date(s): 3/4/2024 - 3/8/2024
Facility: Cherokee Nation Outpatient Location: Tahlequah, OK
Instructor(s): Arlan Andrews Director: Arlan Andrews
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 2 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical); 36.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total, 6 from host site, 2 from outside host site.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of restorative materials used in operative dentistry. Technical background information is presented in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Class I, II, & V amalgam restorations, and Class III & V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Other written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants with limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. It is only practical for those clinics where the ratio of dentists to dental assistants allows the practice of expanded restorative functions.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0004, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative BASIC EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 40 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative BASIC EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe tooth morphology and structure and the materials used to restore them.
2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and an unacceptable restoration.

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0075: Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Crow
Date(s): 5/13/2024 - 5/17/2024
Facility: Crow Hospital Location: Crow Agency, MT
Instructor(s): Todd Crockett, Richard Esham Director: Richard Esham
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 5 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical); 36.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 students total, 2 from host site, 4 from outside host site.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of restorative materials used in operative dentistry. Technical background information is presented in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Class I, II, & V amalgam restorations, and Class III & V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Other written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants with limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. It is only practical for those clinics where the ratio of dentists to dental assistants allows the practice of expanded restorative functions.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0004, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative BASIC EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 40 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative BASIC EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe tooth morphology and structure and the materials used to restore them.
2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and an unacceptable restoration.

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0076: Restorative ADVANCED Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Tahlequah [3]
Date(s): 5/20/2024 - 5/24/2024
Facility: Cherokee Nation Outpatient Location: Tahlequah, OK
Instructor(s): Arlan Andrews Director: Arlan Andrews
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 2 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical); 36.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 total students, 4 from host site and 2 from outside host site.

The advanced course builds upon the restorative basic course. All five-cavity classifications/preparations will be covered in lecture and laboratory exercises, including amalgam and composite restorations. Lectures will review and update course participants on dental restorative materials including a discussion of bonding agents. Laboratory exercises will be performed on typodonts beginning with conservative preparations and working up to and including cusp-protected amalgam and incisal angle composite resin restorations. Also, participants will be introduced to the basics of occlusion.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 10 restorations as specified in the Progress Record [5 cusp-protected amalgams and 5 incisal angle [Class IV] composite restorations, which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further advanced [CPA, Class IV] restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Advanced EFDA may perform advanced restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restoration

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0077: Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Ada
Date(s): 6/3/2024 - 6/7/2024
Facility: Chickasaw nation Location: Ada, OK
Instructor(s): Joshua Mayo, Erin Bigelow Director: Joshua Mayo
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 2 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical); 36.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 students total, 4 from host site, 2 from outside host site.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of restorative materials used in operative dentistry. Technical background information is presented in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Class I, II, & V amalgam restorations, and Class III & V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Other written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants with limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. It is only practical for those clinics where the ratio of dentists to dental assistants allows the practice of expanded restorative functions.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0004, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative BASIC EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 40 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative BASIC EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe tooth morphology and structure and the materials used to restore them.
2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and an unacceptable restoration.

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0078: Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Lawton
Date(s): 6/10/2024 - 6/14/2024
Facility: Lawton Hopsital Location: Lawton, OK
Instructor(s): Kip Martin, Toby Allen Director: Kip Martin
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 3 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical); 36.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 students total, 3 from host site, 3 from outside host site.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of restorative materials used in operative dentistry. Technical background information is presented in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Class I, II, & V amalgam restorations, and Class III & V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Other written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants with limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. It is only practical for those clinics where the ratio of dentists to dental assistants allows the practice of expanded restorative functions.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0004, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative BASIC EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 40 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative BASIC EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe tooth morphology and structure and the materials used to restore them.
2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and an unacceptable restoration.

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0079: Restorative ADVANCED Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Tahlequah [2]
Date(s): 1/22/2024 - 1/26/2024
Facility: Cherokee Nation Outpatient Location: Tahlequah, OK
Instructor(s): Arlan Andrews Director: Arlan Andrews
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 3 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 16.00 (DANB Clinical); 16.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 total students, 4 from host site and 2 from outside host site.

The advanced course builds upon the restorative basic course. All five-cavity classifications/preparations will be covered in lecture and laboratory exercises, including amalgam and composite restorations. Lectures will review and update course participants on dental restorative materials including a discussion of bonding agents. Laboratory exercises will be performed on typodonts beginning with conservative preparations and working up to and including cusp-protected amalgam and incisal angle composite resin restorations. Also, participants will be introduced to the basics of occlusion.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 10 restorations as specified in the Progress Record [5 cusp-protected amalgams and 5 incisal angle [Class IV] composite restorations, which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further advanced [CPA, Class IV] restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Advanced EFDA may perform advanced restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0080: Restorative ADVANCED Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Claremore
Date(s): 8/26/2024 - 8/30/2024
Facility: Claremore Service Unit Location: Claremore, OK
Instructor(s): Kip Martin, Toby Allen Director: Kip Martin
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 3 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 16.00 (DANB Clinical); 16.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 total students, 3 from host site and 3 from outside host site.

The advanced course builds upon the restorative basic course. All five-cavity classifications/preparations will be covered in lecture and laboratory exercises, including amalgam and composite restorations. Lectures will review and update course participants on dental restorative materials including a discussion of bonding agents. Laboratory exercises will be performed on typodonts beginning with conservative preparations and working up to and including cusp-protected amalgam and incisal angle composite resin restorations. Also, participants will be introduced to the basics of occlusion.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 10 restorations as specified in the Progress Record [5 cusp-protected amalgams and 5 incisal angle [Class IV] composite restorations, which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further advanced [CPA, Class IV] restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Advanced EFDA may perform advanced restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0081: Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Kayenta [2]
Date(s): 4/15/2024 - 4/19/2024
Facility: Kayenta Service Unit Location: Kayenta, AZ
Instructor(s): Ruth Reed, Juan Vigil Director: Ruth Reed
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 1 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

7 students total, 5 from host site, 1 from I-House, 1 open slot

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of composite [and glass ionomer] restorative materials in IHS, tribal, and IHS-funded urban dental programs.

Course Overview: This course will combine concepts taught in the restorative EFDA basic and advanced courses but will focus on composite resin restorations. Background information will be provided in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Anterior composites will include both Class III and Class IV restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. Posterior composites will include Class I, Class II, and Class V restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. This one-week course is designed to provide basic skills to perform these restorations.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing/certified as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course. You do NOT have to be certified as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to take this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 composite restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further composite restorations taught in this course unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Composite-Only Restorative EFDA may perform advanced composite restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative Composite-Only EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0082: Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Claremore
Date(s): 6/24/2024 - 6/28/2024
Facility: Claremore Service Unit Location: Claremore, OK
Instructor(s): Kip Martin, Toby Allen Director: Kip Martin
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 3 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 students total, 3 from host site, 3 from outside

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of composite [and glass ionomer] restorative materials in IHS, tribal, and IHS-funded urban dental programs.

Course Overview: This course will combine concepts taught in the restorative EFDA basic and advanced courses but will focus on composite resin restorations. Background information will be provided in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Anterior composites will include both Class III and Class IV restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. Posterior composites will include Class I, Class II, and Class V restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. This one-week course is designed to provide basic skills to perform these restorations.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing/certified as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course. You do NOT have to be certified as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to take this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 composite restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further composite restorations taught in this course unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Composite-Only Restorative EFDA may perform advanced composite restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative Composite-Only EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0083: Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Tahlequah1]
Date(s): 7/15/2024 - 7/19/2024
Facility: Cherokee Nation Outpatient Location: Tahlequah, OK
Instructor(s): Arlan Andrews Director: Arlan Andrews
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 8 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total, 6 from host site, 2 from outside.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of composite [and glass ionomer] restorative materials in IHS, tribal, and IHS-funded urban dental programs.

Course Overview: This course will combine concepts taught in the restorative EFDA basic and advanced courses but will focus on composite resin restorations. Background information will be provided in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Anterior composites will include both Class III and Class IV restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. Posterior composites will include Class I, Class II, and Class V restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. This one-week course is designed to provide basic skills to perform these restorations.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing/certified as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course. You do NOT have to be certified as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to take this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 composite restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further composite restorations taught in this course unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Composite-Only Restorative EFDA may perform advanced composite restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative Composite-Only EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0084: Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Ada
Date(s): 8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024
Facility: Chickasaw Nation Clinic Location: Ada, OK
Instructor(s): Joshua Mayo, William Deprater Director: Joshua Mayo
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 2 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

6 students total, 4 from host site, 2 from outside host site.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of composite [and glass ionomer] restorative materials in IHS, tribal, and IHS-funded urban dental programs.

Course Overview: This course will combine concepts taught in the restorative EFDA basic and advanced courses but will focus on composite resin restorations. Background information will be provided in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Anterior composites will include both Class III and Class IV restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. Posterior composites will include Class I, Class II, and Class V restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. This one-week course is designed to provide basic skills to perform these restorations.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing/certified as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course. You do NOT have to be certified as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to take this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 composite restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further composite restorations taught in this course unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Composite-Only Restorative EFDA may perform advanced composite restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative Composite-Only EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0085: Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Tahlequah [2]
Date(s): 8/26/2024 - 8/30/2024
Facility: Cherokee Nation Outpatient Location: Tahlequah, OK
Instructor(s): Arlan Andrews Director: Arlan Andrews
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 2 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total, 6 from host site, 2 from outside host site.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of composite [and glass ionomer] restorative materials in IHS, tribal, and IHS-funded urban dental programs.

Course Overview: This course will combine concepts taught in the restorative EFDA basic and advanced courses but will focus on composite resin restorations. Background information will be provided in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Anterior composites will include both Class III and Class IV restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. Posterior composites will include Class I, Class II, and Class V restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. This one-week course is designed to provide basic skills to perform these restorations.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing/certified as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course. You do NOT have to be certified as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to take this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 composite restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further composite restorations taught in this course unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Composite-Only Restorative EFDA may perform advanced composite restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative Composite-Only EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0086: Denture Repairs & Adjustments for Dental Assistants [In-Person Course]
Date(s): 6/12/2024 - 6/13/2024
Facility: Kayenta Health Center Location: Kayenta, AZ
Instructor(s): David Oldroyd Director: David Oldroyd
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 5 - 10 students Tuition: $160.00
Hours: 16.00 (Total CDE); 8.00 (DANB Clinical); 8.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 16.00 (AGD - 670)
Course Types Course Types
Summary:

In this hands-on course, the instructor will lead students through how to repair dentures [broken teeth, broken bases, broken clasps, etc.] and how to adjust dentures correctly.

Learning Objectives:

Prerequisites:

Must be a dental assistant or primary dental health aide II to qualify for the course.

Travel:

Travel to host site is required.

Payment Address:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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DA0088: Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Winslow
Date(s): 4/1/2024 - 4/5/2024
Facility: Winslow Location: Winslow, AZ
Instructor(s): Keone Tyau Director: Keone Tyau
Audience: Assistants Level: Advanced
Quota: 0 - 2 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

8 students total, 6 from host site, 2 from outside host site.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of composite [and glass ionomer] restorative materials in IHS, tribal, and IHS-funded urban dental programs.

Course Overview: This course will combine concepts taught in the restorative EFDA basic and advanced courses but will focus on composite resin restorations. Background information will be provided in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Anterior composites will include both Class III and Class IV restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. Posterior composites will include Class I, Class II, and Class V restorations taught in didactic and laboratory settings. This one-week course is designed to provide basic skills to perform these restorations.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must have completed - and been certified [completed post-course requirements] - as a Restorative BASIC EFDA, and must have been practicing/certified as a Restorative BASIC EFDA for at least one year prior to taking this course. You do NOT have to be certified as a Restorative ADVANCED EFDA to take this course.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director. You are NOT required to retake the Restorative Prerequisite Course to take this course, but you may do so if you would like to refresh your knowledge.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 composite restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative COMPOSITE-ONLY EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 10 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further composite restorations taught in this course unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new Composite-Only Restorative EFDA may perform advanced composite restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative Composite-Only EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Have an understanding of the basic concepts of occlusion as they apply to restorative dentistry.
2. Be able to place and finish complex Class II amalgam restorations and composite restorations involving the incisal angle.
3. Have an understanding of the current state-of-the-art in dentinal bonding agents.
4. Have the ability to discriminate between acceptable and unacceptable restorations

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA0089: Restorative BASIC Expanded Function Dental Assistant [EFDA] Course - Whiteriver
Date(s): 8/5/2024 - 8/9/2024
Facility: Whiteriver Hospital Dental Program Location: Whiteriver, AZ
Instructor(s): Benjamin Glick, Fain Richardson Director: NADINE BROWN
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 8 students Tuition: $320.00
Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE); 36.00 (DANB Clinical); 36.00 (AGD - 250)
Course Types Course Types Course Types
Summary:

Please read this section carefully! If you are waitlisted for this course, you are encouraged to register for another course in addition to this one.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the dental assistant to the placement and finishing of restorative materials used in operative dentistry. Technical background information is presented in cavity classification and dental anatomy. Class I, II, & V amalgam restorations, and Class III & V composite restorations are covered in lecture and laboratory exercises. Other written and practical examinations are used to measure participant progress. The basic course has been organized for those dental assistants with limited or no training and/or experience in the placement of restorative materials. It is only practical for those clinics where the ratio of dentists to dental assistants allows the practice of expanded restorative functions.

Pre-Course Requirements:

1. All DAs registered in this course must complete the prerequisite course, DA0004, at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course. Failure to do so may result in removal from the course by the course director.
2. All DAs registered in this course should be prepared to take the course. If you feel that you need additional preparation prior to the course, please work with your dental director.
3. All DAs and course instructors participating in this course must comply fully with IHS COVID-19 vaccination requirements. Failure to comply will result in removal from the course by the course director.

During the Course:
1. Participants are expected to pass a series of didactic [lecture] and clinical examinations to show proficiency in course content. This does not include clinical work with real patients.
2. At the conclusion of the weeklong course, the course director will provide participants with a completion code. The DA will then have 3 days to complete the online post-course evaluation and get CDE credit. Failure to get CDE credit will result in non-certification down the road, so it is important to do this right away!

Post-Course Requirements:
1. DAs must complete 40 restorations as specified in the Progress Record which are checked and scored by the dentist at their home dental clinic. These should be done under direct supervision of the dentist [dentist in the room while the DA is performing the restoration, able to provide tips and recommendations as needed]. Grading is documented on the Follow-Up Training Progress Record provided by the course director, which is then maintained at the local program.
2. Post-course requirements must be completed within 6 months of the EFDA training.
3. When the DA has satisfactorily completed the post-course cleanings, the dental chief/director under whose license the DA will be working should then e-mail the IHS EFDA Coordinator [IHSEFDA@ihs.gov] to inform them that post-course requirements have been met and that the record is on file at the local clinic. This should be done using this format only: "_______________________ [name of DA] has satisfactorily completed the post-course requirements as a Restorative BASIC EFDA. He/she took course ____ [course number] on ______ [date] at ______________ [location]. A copy of his/her evaluation form is being maintained in this office. Please issue instructions for certification.”
4. Once this is done, the IHS EFDA Coordinator will provide the student with instructions on how to receive their CDE certificate and their EFDA certificate.
5. After the 40 restorations are done under direct supervision by the dentist, the DA should NOT perform any further restorations unless CERTIFIED by the IHS EFDA Coordinator. Following certification, the new EFDA may perform restorations under indirect supervision [dentist in the facility but not directly overseeing the work until a final check is needed].

Annual Competency:
1. The Dental Director/Dental Chief is encouraged to complete an annual competency evaluation on the Restorative BASIC EFDA to ensure high quality care is being delivered.
2. The annual competency evaluation can be found on the IHS Dental Portal under the Clinic Tab - Competencies.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Describe tooth morphology and structure and the materials used to restore them.
2. Place and finish basic amalgam and composite restorations.
3. Discriminate between what is an acceptable and an unacceptable restoration.

Prerequisites:

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Tuition is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting IHSCDECoordinator@ihs.gov] or downloading from this site.

Travel:

Travel to the host site is required. For more information on the exact start and ending times of the course, location of the training, and nearby lodging/accommodations, please contact the course director.

Payment Address:

As of January 1, 2017, dental staff from Title V Tribal Compact Programs are required to pay tuition for courses. For this course, Title V compacted programs should send a check or money order made out to the

Tuition is required only for staff from Title V Tribal Compacts who have taken their dental shares. Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start of the course – please see the tuition policy below.

2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

Assistant Courses

DA1000: Radiological Health and Safety Examination
Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 10000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 0.00 (Total CDE)
Course Types
Summary:

There is no need to "Register" for this course. Simply login to the CDE and use the link provided on the Course Page - "Take the exam" in the "Instructions" section on the Course Detail page to receive credit.

According to PL 97-35, the initial certification of competency in Dental Radiology involves two components:
1. Written Evaluation: "A criterion-reference test designed to measure knowledge and functional capability essential for making diagnostically acceptable radiographic surveys with minimal risk to the patient and the operator."
2. Clinical Evaluation: "The written examination is supplemented as necessary with a clinical examination." Demonstration of clinical proficiency means meeting the minimum standards in Infection control, radiology protection, quality of radiographs and presentation of radiographs.

The radiology certification process is intended to be accomplished at the dental auxiliarys facility under the guidance of the supervising dentist.

Learning Objectives:

This course is the online version of the written exam.
Upon successful completion [a grade of 75 percent or higher] on the online exam and the completion of the clinical portion of the radiology certification process, the dental auxiliary will receive a certificate of competency in radiology.

To complete the online clinical portion of the radiology exam process, the supervisor must enter the clinical evaluations online in the dental directory. Go to the Assistants listing in the directory and use the drop down menu under their name to select "Add Radiology Clinical Eval" which will present the evaluation entering screen.

Prerequisites:

Travel:

Payment Address:





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Assistant Courses

DA1001: Digital Imaging Health and Safety Examination
Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Assistants Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 10000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 0.00 (Total CDE)
Course Types
Summary:

There is no need to "Register" for this course. Simply login to the CDE and use course DA2001 to prepare for the exam, if necessary, and then Click on "Take the exam" in the "Instructions" section on the Course Detail page to receive credit.

According to PL 97-35, the initial certification of competency in Dental Radiology involves two components:
1. Written Evaluation: "A criterion-reference test designed to measure knowledge and functional capability essential for making diagnostically acceptable radiographic surveys with minimal risk to the patient and the operator."
2. Clinical Evaluation: "The written examination is supplemented as necessary with a clinical examination." Demonstration of clinical proficiency means meeting the minimum standards in Infection control, radiology protection, quality of radiographs and presentation of radiographs.

The radiology certification process is intended to be accomplished at the dental auxiliarys facility under the guidance of the supervising dentist.

Learning Objectives:

This course is the online version of the written exam.
Upon successful completion [a grade of 75 percent or higher] on the online exam and the completion of the clinical portion of the radiology certification process, the dental auxiliary will receive a certificate of competency in radiology.

To complete the online clinical portion of the radiology exam process, the supervisor must enter the clinical evaluations online in the dental directory. Go to the Assistants listing in the directory and use the drop down menu under their name to select "Add Radiology Clinical Eval" which will present the evaluation entering screen.

Prerequisites:

It is recommended that dental auxiliaries study for the exam using Digital Imaging course DA2001.

Travel:

Payment Address:





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Assistant Courses

DA2000: Dental Radiography
Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
Facility: Online Location: Online
Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY, ROYANN ROYER, ERMA CASUSE Director: Timothy Ricks
Audience: Assistants, Dentists, Hygienists Level: Basic
Quota: 0 - 10000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 730)
Course Types
Summary:

The Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act of 1981 [PL 97-35] requires dental personnel be trained and certified in dental radiology. The intent of radiology certification is to eliminate unnecessary radiation exposure to the patient, operator, and other staff while assuring quality, diagnostic radiographs. The certification process involves successfully passing a written examination, and demonstrating clinical competency while adhering to accepted radiological practices.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, dental auxiliaries will be prepared to take the written exam, and demonstrate competency in the following areas:



Infection Control

  •    Place barriers or disinfect operatory and X-ray equipment.
  •    Wear appropriate PPE.
  •    Select appropriate X-ray film, and assemble the XCP.
  •    Disinfect protective devices [apron and thyroid collar].
  •    Limit contamination when processing X-rays.



    Patient Protection
  •    Place protective device [apron/thyroid collar] on each patient during all exposures.
  •    Store protective devices to reduce creasing and damage.
  •    Stabilize the PID or cone and positioned it in close proximity to the XCP when the exposure is made.
  •    Patient never holds film or stabilizes PID [cone].



    Operator Protection
  •    Stand at least six feet from the patient and not in the path of the primary beam or behind protective barrier during exposure.
  •    Allow only necessary persons in radiographic area during exposures.
  •    Give a warning prior to pushing the X-ray activator button.
  •    Staff never holds film or stabilizes PID [cone].
  •    Wear dosimeter [film badge].



    Take, Process, Mount Diagnostic Radiographs
  •    Film placement is appropriate for the area of the mouth under study.
  •    Density and contrast of radiographs are such that anatomical hard and soft tissue landmarks can be differentiated.
  •    Radiographic image size is not distorted in the area of the mouth under study.
  •    Radiographs disclose no overlapping image in the area of mouth under study, except where tooth alignment does not permit open contacts.
  •    Radiographs disclose no cone-cutting.
  •    Bitewing radiographs include the distal surface of the erupted canines and distal surface of the most posterior erupted teeth.
  •    Radiographs show no processing errors.
  •    Dental radiographs are mounted and contained in the patient’s dental record, and include the following:
  •    Patient’s name and chart number
  •    Date radiographs taken
  •    Initials of the dentist who ordered the films
  •    Initials of dental assistant who took the films

  • Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    No tuition



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    DA2001: Dental Digital Imaging
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): MARY BETH KINNEY, ROYANN ROYER, ERMA CASUSE Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 10000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 32.00 (Total CDE); 32.00 (DANB Clinical); 32.00 (AGD - 730)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    The Consumer-Patient Radiation Health and Safety Act of 1981 [PL 97-35] requires dental personnel be trained and certified in dental radiology. The purpose of the certification program is to eliminate unnecessary radiation exposure to the patient, operator, and other staff while assuring quality, diagnostic dental images.

    Learning resources [video demonstrations, practice quizzes, skill competency checklists] are accessible after registering for this course. The learning resources also include the Dental Digital Imaging Study Guide which presents information about: 1] Radiation Safety and Protection; 2] Digital Dental Equipment; 3] Dental Digital Imaging Techniques; 4] Infection Control; and 5] Special Dental Imaging Techniques.

    Learning Objectives:

    After studying the information in the Dental Digital Imaging Study Guide, watching the video demonstrations, completing the quizzes and skill competencies, dental auxiliaries will be prepared to take the written exam, and demonstrate competency in digital imaging in the following areas:

    Infection Control
    • Place barriers or disinfect operatory and X-ray equipment.
    • Wear appropriate PPE.
    • Select appropriate receptor and exposure settings.
    • Assemble the XCP.
    • Disinfection of the protective devices [apron and thyroid collar].
    • Limit contamination when taking dental images.

    Patient Protection
    • Place protective devices on each patient during all exposures.
    • Store protective devices to reduce creasing and damage.
    • Stabilize the PID or cone and position it in close proximity to the XCP when the image is taken.

    Operator Protection
    • Stand at least six feet from the patient and not in the path of the primary beam or behind protective barrier during exposure.
    • Allow only necessary persons in radiographic area during exposures.
    • Give a warning prior to pushing the X-ray activator button.
    • Position receptor and cone correctly without being held by staff or patient during exposures.
    • Wear dosimeter.

    Take, Process, and Upload into Proper Template/ Store Diagnostic Dental Digital Images
    • Place receptor appropriately for the area of the mouth under study.
    • Take images with correct density and contrast such that anatomical hard and soft tissue landmarks can be differentiated.
    • Take images with no distortion in the area of the mouth under study.
    • Take images with no overlapping in the area of mouth under study, except where tooth alignment does not permit open contacts.
    • Take images with no cone-cutting.
    • Take bitewing images that show the distal surface of the erupted canine and distal surface of the second molar.
    • Use appropriate template to assure dental images are dated, identified with patient’s name and chart number, and contained in the patient’s electronic dental record.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    No tuition required



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    DE0008: Think Cultural Health
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Amanda Gashel Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 6.00 (Total CDE); 6.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 6.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    COURSE UPDATED 6/2/2020.

    The HHS Office of Minority Health [OMH] developed a cultural competency [now called cultural humility] program for oral health professionals. Think Cultural Health includes three two-hour online modules for a total of six hours of continuing dental education. This program is built upon the National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care [the National CLAS Standards]. The National CLAS Standards offer a framework for individuals working in health and health care on which to build policy, programs and services.

    The three courses introduce you to the fundamentals of cultural and linguistic competency and its relevance to oral health care. The courses were designed to be taken sequentially. To receive continuing dental education credit for a specific course, you will need to complete it in its entirety and obtain a minimum passing score 70 on the posttest included at the end of the course. CDE is offered not through IHS [there is no corresponding IHS course], but through OMH. When you have completed and passed the posttest for all three courses, you will have the option of printing a printer-friendly version of the course content from the Resources section under the Toolkit.

    This program introduces cultural and linguistic competency skills you can use in your day-to-day practice. These skills and concepts are reinforced through features such as:

    · The "Filling in the Gaps" boxes designed to provide you with additional information, resources and applications of the course material;

    · "Think About It" questions to encourage your reflection on the information;

    · "Cultural Connections" boxes designed to provide you with additional, culturally specific information about issues related to oral health; and

    · Video vignettes that show you how to adopt the skills and concepts into your own environment.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

    1. Expand your patient base by providing more culturally and linguistically appropriate care to a wider diversity of patients;
    2. Deliver a higher quality of care to help your patients meet their oral health care goals, while honoring and respecting their cultural beliefs and practices;
    3. Decrease clinical errors that may arise due to cultural and linguistic differences in communication and differences in oral health literacy;
    4. Gain essential tools to help recognize and lessen the racial and ethnic health care disparities that persist in oral health.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0009: Cultural Competency Curriculum for Disaster Preparedness and Crisis Response
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Darci Graves, Guadalupe Pacheco, Ann Kenny Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 12.00 (Total CDE); 12.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 12.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    Have you experienced a time when you did not know how to best serve individuals from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds before, after, or during a disaster? Did you know that racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to suffer worse outcomes than the general population during every phase of a disaster?

    The set of courses within Think Cultural Health is designed to help you deliver culturally and linguistically competent services in disaster situations. Cultural and linguistic competency is the capacity for individuals and organizations to work and communicate effectively in cross-cultural situations. Cultural and linguistic competency can help improve the quality of the care you deliver to individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.

    This free e-learning program from the HHS Office of Minority Health is accredited for up to 12 continuing education credits for dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants, at no cost After completing the required Course 1, you may take the remaining courses in any order you like.

    This e-learning program is grounded in the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services [CLAS] in Health and Health Care. These Standards are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health disparities. The National CLAS Standards provide you with a blueprint for increasing your cultural and linguistic competency.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

    1. Discuss issues related to cultural competency in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
    2. Identify strategies to promote self-awareness about attitudes, beliefs, biases, and behaviors that may influence the disaster services they provide.
    3. Devise strategies to enhance skills toward the provision of culturally and linguistically competent care in disaster situations.
    4. Demonstrate the advantages of the adoption of the CLAS Standards as appropriate in their emergency services.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    Payment Address:





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    DE0212: IHS Recommendations for Management of Acute Dental Pain: A Collaboration with HOPE [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Brandy Larson Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Hygienists, DHA, Dentists, Assistants Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 340)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    In 2018, the IHS unveiled the first-even dental pain management clinical guidelines. This 1-hour webinar will provide information on those guidelines, which were a collaboration between the IHS National Committee on Heroin, Opioids, and Pain Efforts [HOPE] and the IHS Division of Oral Health. The presenter will also discuss why dentists play a critical role in addressing the heroin and opioid epidemic crisis. This course was live on 10/31/18 and is available now as a recorded webinar.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe what the IHS Recommendations for Management of Acute Dental Pain document is and where it can be found.
    2. Describe why dentists play a vital role in preventing opioid and heroin addiction and why dentists should be committed to limiting opioid prescriptions.
    3. Describe specific ways clinics can limit opioid prescriptions.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0371: Pain Management Series 1/4: Opioids and Pain - An Overview
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Ticey Mason Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: DHA, Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is part of a 4-module series on pain management.

    "Opioids and Pain: An Overview" will describe potential dangers associated with prescribing opioids, identify effective non-opioid-based strategies for managing dental pain and describing the role of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs in reducing the risk of substance misuse.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe the impact of opioids on the population;
    2. Identify alternative pain management techniques and their efficacy; and
    3. Explain treatment options for people with opioid use disorder.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0372: Pain Management Series 2/4: Pain Management in Dental Settings
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Ticey Mason Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: DHA, Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is part of a 4-module series on pain management.

    "Pain Management in Dental Settings" will describe medications for acute pain management, outline how to create an individual pain management plan, describe effective treatment options for patients with opioid use disorder [OUD]

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1. Understand the standard prescribing practice for pain management in a dental setting;
    2. Describe how to establish a pain management plan with patients; and
    3. Explain how cultural sensitivity plays a role in pain management.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0373: Pain Management Series 3/4: Trauma Responsive Care for Oral Health Providers
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Ticey Mason Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: DHA, Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is part of a 4-module series on pain management.

    "Trauma Responsive Care for Oral Health Providers" will identify common sources of trauma for AI/AN people, identify ways trauma may present during a dental visit, describe how to respond when trauma presents, and describe triggering language and behaviors.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe how to create a safe environment for patients;
    2. Explain the concept of historical trauma; and
    3. Describe how trauma intersects with pain management.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0374: Pain Management Series 4/4: Effective Patient Communication
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Ticey Mason Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: DHA, Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is part of a 4-module series on pain management.

    "Effective Patient Communication " will describe how to screen patients for SUDs, including OUD, identify factors that place patients at increased risk for OUD, describe how to respectfully communicate with patients about SUDs, and discuss steps for referring patients to SUD/OUD support services.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1. Recognize drug-seeking behaviors;
    2. Initiate a conversation regarding opioid misuse with patients; and
    3. Describe referral options after recognizing signs of opioid use disorder.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0438: Minimally Invasive Dentistry Restorations and Topicals [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Jeremy Horst Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, DHA, Assistants Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 400 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 4.00 (AGD - 430)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Dramatic progress has been made in reducing suffering from tooth decay. Silver fluoride and glass ionomer are now the cornerstones for controlling cavities. Proper phasing can overcome concerns about SDF-stain. The Hall crown technique is unbeaten in simplicity and effectiveness. These treatments are bolstered by other options such as iodine, xylitol, and good old fashioned fluoride toothpaste. But nothing is as effective as returning the diet to traditional indigenous cuisine.
    In this two session course, we will dive into the revolution in non-invasive techniques to protect vulnerable populations dental caries. We will ensure that all dental team members understand the principles, know where to find the evidence, and can support the clinicians who will be able to perform the techniques.

    Learning Objectives:

    Session 1: [Treatment]: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Lead a conversation with a patient or parent about cavity treatment without needles or drills.
    2.   Use silver fluoride to reduce the need for tooth preparation.
    3.   Apply glass ionomer as a long-term therapeutic restoration.

    Session 2: [Prevention] Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Use povidone iodine to prevent tooth decay.
    2.   Apply glass ionomer as a sealant.
    3.   Lead a conversation with a patient or parent to establish nutrition goals for managing tooth decay.

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Portland Area staff

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0481: IHS Monthly CDE Call: Oral Health Promotion/Disease Prevention: Best Practices for 13-15 Year-Olds [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2021 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Nathan Mork, Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 150 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 750)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the Fiscal Year 2020 IHS Oral Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Funding Initiative, with different funded programs providing a summary of their projects focusing on increasing access to care, applying sealants and topical fluorides, and preventing caries in 13-15 year-old American Indian/Alaska Native youth.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe the prevalence of dental disease in AI/AN youth ages 13-15 from a national perspective;
    2. List best practices to improve access to care in AI/AN youth ages 13-15 years; and
    3. List best practices to reduce dental disease in AI/AN youth ages 13-15 years.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0482: IHS EDR Continuing Dental Education - Periodontal Charting [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/26/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Theresa Romero Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This 1-hour webinar will detail how to utilize the periodontal charting function in the Dentrix Electronic Dental Record.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Learn the perio path and issues caused when you fall of the path;
    2. Learn the navigation tools of the EDR with relation to periodontal charting; and
    3. Explain/recognize periodontal exam views in the EDR.

    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users in the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None required

    Payment Address:

    No tuition



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    DE0483: IHS EDR Series: Insurance Billing Using Dentrix Enterprise 8.0.5 [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Ginger Roberts Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is a webinar in the IHS Electronic Dental Record series, and end users of the IHS EDR are encouraged to participate in this training opportunity. Dentrix Enterprise has everything you need to file your dental insurance claims. In this webinar you will learn how to bill insurance companies, add attachments electronically, track your claims plus how to read the reports that come back from eServices.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   File and refile claims
    2.   Track claims and update statuses
    3.   File and pay claims using the Batch Insurance options

    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be users of the IHS EDR

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    NA



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    DE0484: IHS EDR Continuing Dental Education - Understanding and Navigating the Dentrix Patient Chart [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Cindy Abreu Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This 1-hour webinar will detail how to utilize the chart function in the Dentrix Electronic Dental Record, including charting existing conditions, attaching ICD-10 codes, and changing providers in the system, and will introduce new features in versions 8.0 and 8.0.5.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1.   Identify and understand the patient/chart statuses on the Dentrix Schedule display.
    2.   Chart: Existing restorations; Treatment planned procedures; Conditions.
    3.   Link ICD-10 codes to Treatment Planned Procedures
    4.   Change Dentrix chart entries from Charted Provider to Rendering Provider

    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users in the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None required

    Payment Address:

    No tuition



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    DE0486: IHS EDR Continuing Dental Education Series - Resolving RPMS-EDR Interface Issues [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Ginny Bronson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This 1 1/2-hour webinar will provide an overview of the Resource and Patient Management System [RPMS] and Electronic Dental Record [EDR] interface including: [1] the type of data transmitted between RPMS and Dentrix; [2] the Bade production; and [3] common issues with the RPMS interface and review of the troubleshooting guide.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Understand data flow between Dentrix and RPMS;
    2. Troubleshoot issues related to Bade production in Ensemble; and
    3. Resolve common issues with patient demographic data in RPMS.

    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users in the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None required

    Payment Address:

    No tuition



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    DE0487: IHS EDR Continuing Dental Education - Using Dentrix Clinical Note Templates to Simplify Record Keeping and Save Time [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): jamie westfall Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Inserting pre-written notes instead of typing them each time ensures consistent phrasing and prevents typing errors. It also eliminates the necessity to abbreviate phrases and dental terms for faster note taking. Often, we encounter clinicians whose notes have become very abbreviated over time. With clinical note templates, you can maintain a comprehensive, detailed clinical record with a couple clicks of the mouse.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1.   Utilize Clinical note templates in Dentrix;
    2.   Creating new clinical note templates;
    3.   Using prompts in clinical notes.

    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users in the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None required

    Payment Address:

    No tuition



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    DE0490: IHS EDR Continuing Dental Education - Maximizing Utilization of the Dentrix Appointment Book Features [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Johnnie Phillips Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This 1-hour webinar is focused on the appointment book in Dentrix. We will review some setup functions that may not have visited since your initial install, discover some of the best features the appointment book has to offer, and review the lists that are essential in scheduling.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Set up different areas of the appointment book to best fit your site needs.
    2. Utilize the features present for more effective scheduling.
    3. Have a solid understanding of the different appointment book lists and when they are most helpful

    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users in the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None required

    Payment Address:

    No tuition



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    DE0494: IHS EDR Continuing Dental Education - What's New in Dentrix Enterprise 8.0.9 [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Elliot Walker Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This 1-hour webinar, which was offered live on Feb. 21, 2018 as course DE0127 in the 2018 catalog, provides an overview of changes with Dentrix 8.0.9.

    If you received CDE credit for the live session on 2/21/18, you may not also receive CDE credit for this course.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe new features in Dentrix 8.0.9;
    2. Understand office impact of upgrading to Dentrix 8.0.9; and
    3. Utilize the features of Dentrix 8.0.9.


    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users in the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None required

    Payment Address:

    No tuition



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    DE0505: IHS Monthly EDR Series: Introducing The “Dentrix Clinic Managers Handbook” Series [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Support Staff, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 250 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    A “Dentrix Clinic Managers Handbook” is being developed to provide IHS Dental Directors [or other Dentrix clinic managers] a guide on what Dentrix reports/processes should be done daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually to ensure the Dentrix system is properly maintained for maximum efficiency. This is not a Dentrix “Users Guide”. The handbook will provide a schedule and checklist for clinic Directors and managers to evaluate clinic operations and performance. The handbook will reference the Dentrix Users’ Guide and internal “Help” function for details on how to perform each operation. Future Dentrix EDR Webinars will use the Handbook as a guide for organization and development of topics.

    Agenda:
    1.   Introduction to the Dentrix Clinic Managers Handbook
    2.   Overview of the Dentrix Clinic Managers Handbook chapters
    •   Clinic Checklists
    •   Operations management sections
    •   IHS Health Manual and other documents
    3.   Review the Dentrix Clinic Managers Handbook release and update process
    •   Current status of Handbook development and review
    •   Future webinar sessions
    •   Future Handbook updates and release






    Learning Objectives:

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

    1.   Understand the purpose for introducing the handbook in your clinic.
    2.   List 3 management checklists included in the Dentrix Clinic Manager’s Handbook.
    3.   Identify 2 operation management sections that could be referenced with reviewing the setup of a new provider in Dentrix Enterprise.







    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users of the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0516: IHS Monthly EDR Series: Fundamentals of the RPMS EDR Interface [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Ginny Bronson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Support Staff, Assistants, Hygienists, Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 250 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course provides an introduction to the IHS Dentrix Electronic Dental Record [EDR] interface with the IHS Resource and Patient Management System [RPMS] focusing on the RPMS side of the interface.
    Course topics include:
    •   Type of data transmitted,
    •   Overview of the RPMS Bade Production,
    •   Restarting the EDR interface, common issues and problems,
    •   Review of the EDR troubleshooting guide.

    Presenter: Ginny Bronson
    Ginny Bronson has been working for IHS as an IT Specialist for over 25 years. Ms. Bronson worked for the Portland Area IHS for 15 years as the Unix and database administrator, providing technical assistance for RPMS applications and systems and configuring RPMS servers and databases. In 2009, she accepted a position with the Office of Information Technology [OIT] as part of the federal development team. Ms. Bronson currently provides support and development activities for the following applications: Release of Information [BRN], IHS Dental [ADE] and the RPMS-EDR Interface [Bade]. Prior to IHS, Ms. Bronson worked as a user support analyst for Oregon State Treasury, after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Eastern Oregon University in 1992.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1.   Understand what type of data is transmitted
    2.   Check the BADE production for errors/s and how to restart the EDR interface
    3.   Resolve common Dentrix RPMS interface issues and problems
    4.   Troubleshoot provider and hygienist registration and data transition issues











    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users of the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0519: IHS Monthly EDR Series: IHS Dentrix Clinical Note Templates 2020 Script Update [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Support Staff, Hygienists, Assistants, Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 250 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Previous EDR webinars demonstrated how to set up Clinical Note templates and prompts. This webinar will be devoted to actual use of the templates for most accurate - and efficient - documentation of patient treatment. Best practices for editing templates and prompts to ensure all key information is documented will be discussed. Dr Knutson demonstrates use of several types of Clinical Note templates.

    Agenda:
    •   Review the IHS Dentrix Clinical Note template update script
    o   What Templates and prompts will be created / or updated?
    o   How to ensure locally edited prompts are not changed with the update script
    o   Understand the use of a single or double asterisk in template and prompt names
    •   Prompt set up options:
    o   Confirmation Only
    o   One Response from List
    o   Checkbox Responses
    o   Date
    o   Number / amount
    o   Text
    o   Select tooth
    o   Select Surfaces
    o   Select Quadrant


    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1.   Explain the purpose of using “Grouped Prompts” setting for templates;
    2.   Demonstrate how to edit an existing prompt;
    3.   Identify the difference between “Checkbox” and “One Response from List” prompt options.


    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users of the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0520: IHS Monthly EDR Series: Dentrix Enterprise Version 11.0.2 Upgrade Process and New Features [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Janice Chipolla Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Support Staff, Hygienists, Assistants, Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 250 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Join this webinar for an overview of the Upgrade Process and the New Features of EDR Version 11.0.2. This version’s new Document Center Audit and Document List HIM QA reports, incorporation of the OHS Metric into the More Information window and the new setup process for electronic consent forms within Dentrix Enterprise will also be reviewed.

    Presenter: Janice Chipolla
    Janice has been a Dentrix Enterprise Certified Trainer for over 23 years.? She is also the Implementation Training Specialist for Enterprise Clients assisting with conversions, database design, and validating converted data.? Not only is Janice an experienced trainer, she is also a highly sought out speaker for our user conferences such as Business of Dentistry.? Janice has been the recipient of the Trainer of The Year award three times in her career for her outstanding performance as a certified trainer.?

    Agenda:
    •   Review the new and updated features being released in EDR Version 11.0.02 including:
    o   Signature Manager Update,
    o   Creating Family Alerts,
    o   Entering Chart Notes,
    o   Display of Patient Age and Birthdate in the Appointment Book,
    o   DXOne Reporting Enhancement,
    o   C-CDA, [HL7 Consolidated Clinical Document Architecture]
    ?   Continuity of Care Record [CCR]
    ?   Continuity of Care Document [CCD]
    o   Setup of Patient Education Links
    •   Review the IHS initiatives for the development of the new features in Dentrix Enterprise version 11.0.02
    •   Review the Dentrix Enterprise Document Center HIM QA Reports
    o   Review the process to audit and generate a QA report using the Document Center Audit Report
    o   Understand how to generate and review the Document Center - Document List Report which displays a list of documents that were acquired within a specified date range
    •   Review the Oral Health Status Metric in the More Information Window
    o   View the OHS Classification in More Information
    o   Analyze graphical OHS data based on OHS Scores, patient age, patient health and other available data points
    •   Review the Dentrix Enterprise electronic consent form modifications
    o   Setup for electronic consent forms in Dentrix Enterprise
    o   Accessing the completed electronic consent forms
    •   Provide an Overview of the Upgrade Process
    o   Hardware/Networking and Software Installation – Tech Central Self-Evaluation
    ?   Test Environment
    ?   Live Environment
    o   Training Needs – Based on new version features along with other features ready to utilize. Self-Evaluation to determine type [remote or onsite] of training and number of training hours needed.


    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1.   List 3 new or updated features in IHS Dentrix EDR version 11.0.20
    2.   List the three signatures [provider, patient, and witness] that are now included in the new patient consent form
    3.   Understand key components of the IHS Dentrix EDR upgrade process


    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users of the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0525: IHS Monthly EDR Series: IHS Dentrix Clinic Manager's Handbook - Review of Checklists and Updates with a focus on Schedule Optimization [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/1/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Alice Kaplan Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Support Staff, Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 250 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    During this recorded webinar, the attendees will attend a recorded presentation that will include a review of the Clinic’s Closeout Duties/Checklists in the IHS Clinic Manager’s Handbook. Additionally, they will receive information and guidance while looking at New Sections that have only recently been added to the handbook. Included in the material presented will be a detailed explanation of the structure and intended use of this new information as pertains to clinic goals. Specific identification of documentation in one area, including customized workflows, will be targeted in Schedule Optimization examples.

    Learning Objectives:

    Following the presentation, the attendee will be able to:
    1.   Effectively use the Checklists that were added to the IHS Clinic Manager’s Handbook in May 2020
    2.   Identify at least three of the New Sections added to the IHS Clinic Manager’s Handbook in May 2021
    3.   Understand and use three ways to optimize the Scheduling of Patient Appointments



    Prerequisites:

    Participants should be end users of the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0538: IHS Monthly EDR Series: IHS Electronic Dental Record [EDR] Program; Transition to a Single Instance [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 6/16/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Support Staff, Dentists, Assistants, Hygienists Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course presents a high-level outline of the benefits and process to transition the IHS EDR system to a Single Instance to provide more efficient IT system maintenance and strengthen data security while maintaining sovereign data integrity within the Single Instance scenario. The intended audience are those personnel responsible for: IT system management; data sovereignty and security; and interoperability between EHR and EDR operating systems. The presentation also touches on the future of IHS EDR to incorporate new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

    Agenda:
    1.   IHS Mission & Vision as they apply to the IHS EDR system
    a.   Discuss the primary purpose of the IHS EDR system
    2.   IHS EDR Program: Support of Clinical operations and IT maintenance
    a.   Increase access
    b.   Promote Quality
    c.   Strengthen IHS Program Management and Operations
    3.   IHS EDR System Path Forward
    a.   Centralize Infrastructure and maintain Multi-tenant data independence
    b.   Enhance IT system and data security
    c.   Advance comprehensive and effective patient management and reporting capabilities

    4.   EDR Single Instance: Value to Community
    a.   Empowering AI/AN Communities to become active participants in their [oral] healthcare



    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    •   Identify the primary purpose of the IHS Dentrix Enterprise EDR system
    •   List three [3] challenges the existing deployment of the IHS EDR system poses to IHS HIT modernization
    •   List three [3] benefits a Single Instance of the IHS EDR system can improve overall clinical support and EDR performance.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0593: Oral manifestations of Syphilis and other STIs - Review for Dental Services [Live webinar]
    Date(s): 11/9/2022 - 11/9/2022
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Phillip Chan Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 150 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This learning session will provide information for oral health clinicians and staff serving American Indian and Alaska Native people to effectively provide care to patients presenting with oral manifestations of syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections [STI]. The session will discuss current clinical guidelines and recommendations to ensure that oral health clinicians and staff are able to appropriate diagnose and treat syphilis and other STIs.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this webinar [which will be recorded], participants should be able to:
    1. Recognize oral manifestations of syphilis and other STIs.
    2. Describe risk factors for oral syphilis and other STIs.
    3. Identify current recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of oral syphilis and other STIs.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0598: OCA/BEM/GP Webinar: Does Type 2 Diabetes Begin in the Mouth? [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 12/16/2021 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Debbie Ozment Director: Keasha Myrick
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 200 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This webinar is specifically developed for dental staff from IHS, tribal, and urban programs in the Oklahoma City, Bemidji, and Great Plains Areas. American Indians and Alaskan Natives suffer a greater chance of having Type 2 Diabetes than any other U.S. racial group.Is all about genetics? Diet? What part does Periodontal Disease play in this crisis? Dr. Debbie Ozment will present relevant research to empower you with broader knowledge and verbal skills.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Review the current knowledge of the relationship between Type 2 Diabetes and Periodontal Disease
    2. Assess the potential for delaying or preventing Type 2 Diabetes via early treatment and diagnosis of Periodontal Disease
    3. Create greater collaboration and respect between physicians and dentists to enhance the lives of American
    Indians and Alaskan Natives
       

    Prerequisites:

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

    Travel:

    None - online course.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0600: OCA/BEM/GP Webinar: Interprofessional Collaborative Approach - Dietitian & Dental [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 12/16/2021 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Andrea Hicks Director: Keasha Myrick
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 200 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This webinar is specifically developed for dental staff from IHS, tribal, and urban programs in the Oklahoma City, Bemidji, and Great Plains Areas. This course session will discuss a collaborative approach of oral healthcare professionals and dietitians for nutritional interventions for those with prediabetes and diabetes. A discussion of practical nutritional approaches to guide patients in their lifestyle choices to support positive outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss collaborative approach of oral healthcare professionals and dietitians.
    2. Promote effective evidenced based nutrition recommendations and messages that encourage overall healthful
    lifestyle.
    3. Identify evidenced-based resources for information about nutrition for managing prediabetes and diabetes.

    Prerequisites:

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

    Travel:

    None - online course.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0602: IHS Monthly CDE Call: Oral Health Promotion/Disease Prevention: Best Practices for 55 Year-Olds [Recorded webinar]
    Date(s): 1/27/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Nathan Mork, Timothy Ricks, MARY ANN GONZALEZ, Patricia Hubley, Morgan Mergen, Anthony Likes, Lauren Dennis, Kari Strang-Kimsey, RDH, BS, MBA Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 150 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 750)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the Fiscal Year 2021 IHS Oral Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Funding Initiative, with different funded programs providing a summary of their projects focusing on increasing access to care, addressing edentulism, and addressing untreated decay in 55 year-old American Indian/Alaska Native elders.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe the prevalence of dental disease in AI/AN elders from a national perspective;
    2. List best practices to improve access to care in AI/AN elders; and
    3. List best practices to reduce dental disease in AI/AN elders.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0622: IHS Monthly CDE Call: Ensuring Local Anesthesia Success in Clinical Practice [Recorded webinar]
    Date(s): 3/24/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Robert Bowers Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 150 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 340)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Sound evidence-based local anesthesia practices can serve as a backbone for practice efficiency and positive patient feedback. Routine local anesthesia injection practices of nerve blocks and infiltration techniques provide a high degree of success although in many cases of acute pain or unique 'tough to numb' patients these will often fail to provide profound anesthesia leading to poor procedural outcomes and future treatment avoidance. A review of physiological insights from the literature, intraosseous anesthesia technique fundamentals, and patient examples will enhance practitioners ability to manage difficult situations chairside following the discussion.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
    1. Understand physiological factors associated with acute and chronic pain and associated management strategies;
    2. Describe different intraosseous anesthesia approaches; and
    3. Describe the rationale, indications, and contraindications for different anesthesia approaches.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0626: Maximally Effective Dentistry! What's New? [Recorded Webinar from Feb. 9, 2022]
    Date(s): 3/9/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Jeremy Horst Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 430)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Dramatic progress has been made in reducing suffering from tooth decay. Silver fluoride and glass ionomer are now the cornerstones for controlling cavities. Proper phasing can overcome concerns about SDF-stain. The Hall crown technique is unbeaten in simplicity and effectiveness. These treatments are bolstered by other options such as iodine, xylitol, and good old fashioned fluoride toothpaste. But nothing is as effective as returning the diet to traditional indigenous cuisine.
    In this two-hour course, we will dive into the revolution in non-invasive techniques to protect vulnerable populations dental caries. We will ensure that all dental team members understand the principles, know where to find the evidence, and can support the clinicians who will be able to perform the techniques. We will also focus on preventing and controlling tooth decay.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Lead a discussion with a patient or parent about cavity treatment without needles or drills.
    2.    Lead a discussion with a patient or parent to establish nutrition goals for managing tooth decay.
    3.   Know more about cavity prevention and treatment.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0635: IHS Monthly CDE Call: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and Oral Health [Recorded webinar]
    Date(s): 4/28/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Blythe Winchester, Eric Jewell Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 2000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    In this 3-part series we will address 1]An overview of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, with specific implications for Oral Health and 2] The value for Oral Health Services of early detection of cognitive impairment and opportunities and approaches to detection in Oral Health.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
    1.    Recognize the major types of dementia and their patterns of presentation
    2.    Identify implications of cognitive impairment for oral health
    3.    Recognize the warning signs of dementia and their potential triggers

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0658: IHS Monthly CDE Call: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and Oral Health [Recorded webinar], Part 2
    Date(s): 6/16/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Bruce Fink Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 150 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    In this second part of a two-part series we will address the incorporation screening tools to identify cognitive impairment into a dental practice, to recognize occult cognitive impairment that impacts treatment plans and outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
    1.   Describe common tools for early detection of cognitive impairment.
    2.   Use the Mini-Cog as an early detection tool.
    3.   Integrate tools for early recognition of cognitive impairment into clinical practice to achieve better outcomes in oral health.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0681: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Annual OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen and Hazard Communication Standards Training [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/27/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: DHA, Hygienists, Dentists, Assistants Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard [29 CFR 1910.1030] requires employers to provide information and training to workers. Employers must ensure that their workers receive regular training that covers all elements of the standard including, but not limited to: information on bloodborne pathogens and diseases, methods used to control occupational exposure, hepatitis B vaccinations, and medical evaluation, including post-exposure follow-up procedures. Employers must offer this training on initial assignment, at least annually thereafter, and when new or modified tasks or procedures affect a worker's risk of occupational exposure.

    In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard [HCS] requires the development and dissemination of such information:

    Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and prepare labels and safety data sheets to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers;

    All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and safety data sheets for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe the key elements an exposure control plan;
    2. Define the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard; and
    3. List the procedures to implement following a needlestick injury.

    Prerequisites:

    Open to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff.

    Travel:

    None- webinar.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0686: Oral manifestations of Syphilis and other STIs - Review for Dental Services [Recorded webinar]
    Date(s): 11/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Phillip Chan Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 150 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This learning session will provide information for oral health clinicians and staff serving American Indian and Alaska Native people to effectively provide care to patients presenting with oral manifestations of syphilis and other sexually transmitted infections [STI]. The session will discuss current clinical guidelines and recommendations to ensure that oral health clinicians and staff are able to appropriate diagnose and treat syphilis and other STIs.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the conclusion of this webinar [which will be recorded], participants should be able to:
    1. Recognize oral manifestations of syphilis and other STIs.
    2. Describe risk factors for oral syphilis and other STIs.
    3. Identify current recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of oral syphilis and other STIs.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0687: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Dentrix [DXE] Setup: Providers & Staff
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This is an introduction to the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] software and EDR interface [if applicable]. Course topics include general navigation of DXE and the type of data transmitted, and common workflows. DXE user setup is reviewed in this session as a precursor to assigning user security access.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand what type of data is transmitted from Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] to EMR.
    2. Review provider and hygienist setup and data transition issues.
    3. Understand user/staff setup in Dentrix.

    Prerequisites:

    Course is available only while undergoing EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0688: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Dentrix [DXE] Setup: Security Rights Access & Procedure Codes
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course reviews the setup and maintenance of Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Passwords; security rights; CDT, ICD-10 and other code systems. Procedure Button templates are reviewed and customized to the dental clinics needs.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand how to set up security groups in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] and assign personnel into security groups based on clinic roles.
    2. Understand how to link ICD-10 codes to CDT codes.
    3. Learn the process for setting up Definitions, Conditions and other coding parameters in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].

    Prerequisites:

    This course is available only to sites during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0689: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Dentrix [DXE] Setup: Appointment Book
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course introduces the Dentrix [DXE] Appointment Book through a review of provider and operatory setup to support patient scheduling. This session also instructs the setup, sharing and maintenance of Appointment Book Views.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn the process to setup the provider in the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] appointment book.
    2. Identify how to set up time blocks to allow reporting the Third-Next-Available-Appointment [TNAA].
    3. Understand the process to setup and share appointment views to users.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0690: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Dentrix [DXE] Setup: Setup for Clinical Records
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course reviews the setup and workflows for clinical records within Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Modules/processes to be reviewed includes, but is not limited to: Patient Health Assessment Review, Patient Consent Forms, Clinical Notes Templates and the Oral Health Status Measure.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the difference between “Checkbox” and “One Response from List” prompt options.
    2. Demonstrate how to edit an existing prompt.
    3. Explain the purpose of using “Grouped Prompts” setting for templates.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0691: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Appointment Book Workflows
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course reviews the process for efficient scheduling and management of patient appointments in the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Appointment Book; intended for any clinic personnel involved with scheduling patients.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify how to show confirmed appointments in the patient Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] appointment view.
    2. List three [3] parameters to find an open appointment time in the Appointment Book.
    3. Learn how to create an appointment in the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Appointment Book.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0692: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Family File Workflows
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course is an introduction and overview of the basic functions of Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Course topics include More Information window, Family File, Patient registration, Primary Provider and medical s. This course will also include a review of essential functions in the Document Center and Office Journal.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the overall basic features of Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Family File and Document Center.
    2. Demonstrate how to open the patient chart Family File.
    3. Learn the key components of the Document Center and how to save patient electronic documents.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0693: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Patient Chart, Perio & Treatment Planning Workflows
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course will cover Clinical Records Management for comprehensive documentation of patient care. Modules reviewed in this course include: Dental Patient Medical History Assessment, Patient Chart, Treatment Planner and Perio Chart.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define Clinical Records Management for an IHS dental clinic.
    2. Identify two [2] tools for entering procedures into the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Patient Chart.
    3. Identify two [2] areas to store patient notes within the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Patient Chart.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0694: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Chart Review & Scheduling for Clinical Staff
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course is a review of patient scheduling for the clinician, progress notes for clinical chart validation, use of [provider] Clinical Note Templates, and the IHS Oral Health Status [OHS] Measure data entry.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Demonstrate how to view the Dentrix Progress Notes.
    2. Explain how "Grouped Prompts" benefits the Clinical Note entry.
    3. Name four [4] oral health conditions factored in the IHS Oral Health Status [OHS] Measure classification.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0695: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Finalize Dentrix Setup & Reports
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course introduces the IHS Dental Clinic Manager's Handbook through a review of the daily reports checklist. Learn the daily should be run to keep the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] system functioning properly, final checks in preparation for patient registration "push" to DXE; and finalize the DXE software setup prior to Go Live.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. List three [3] Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] reports that should be run on a daily basis.
    2. List four [4] advantages of running the Month End closeout.
    3. Identify two [2] sections of the IHS Dental Clinic Manager's Handbook.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0696: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Patient Visit Lifecycle Review
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course covers the complete lifecycle of a patient visit. From the initial patient contact through appointment completion. The course will test the clinic's patient workflow process and give team members the opportunity to role play through hands-on experience with the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] software.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify two [2] types of patient information displayed in the More Information window.
    2. Demonstrate how to change patient "status" in the Appointment Book .
    3. Identify two [2] areas to store patient notes within Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0697: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Training Review/Q&A
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course is a hands-on training for "Go-Live" with practice and preparation for scheduling patients, entering treatment in the Patient Chart, and use of [provider] Clinical Note Templates.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. List three [3] ways to locate/select a 'patient chart' in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].
    2. Demonstrate how to use [procedure code] buttons to enter CDT and Conditions codes.
    3. Demonstrate how to acquire electronic documents in the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Document Center.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0698: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Billers/Coders Workflows
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course will review the clinic's coding/billing workflow processes. This includes: fee schedule setup, management of completed procedures. patient ledger/transaction management, claim preparation, and submission [if used] within Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Demonstrate how to set up a fee schedule in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].
    2. Explain the steps to correct procedures entered in error.
    3. Learn to run the daily patient ledger report.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0699: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Imaging
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course includes an introduction, overview of benefits, and workflow of the digital imaging environment. Training is conducted by the 3rd party dental imaging vendor [not the Dentrix Enterprise trainer].

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify three [3] main benefits to having the digital imaging in the EDR environment.
    2. Describe the functionality of the most commonly used tools within the digital imaging viewer.
    3. Describe the process to convert from another image management system to the new digital imaging software.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0700: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Follow-up on Scheduling & Patient Records
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This follow-up training course consists of reviewing scheduling and patient records workflows in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Within the course time, attendees will have the opportunity to validate workflow processes, identify challenges and resolve process gaps.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Describe the difference between break, wait/will call and deleting appointments.
    2. List two [2] ways to acquire a document in the Document Center.
    3. Demonstrate the workflow to find an appointment time in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0701: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Follow up on Clinical Records & Staff Reports
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This follow-up training course consists of reviewing clinical records and daily reporting workflows in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Within the course time, attendees will have the opportunity to validate workflow processes, identify challenges and resolve process gaps.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify two [2] ways to view Progress Notes.
    2. Understand how to sign a consent form.
    3. List two [2] pieces of information on the Day Sheet report.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0702: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: DXOne Reports & Handbook Review
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This follow-up training courses consists of an in-depth review of IHS daily and weekly reports in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Learn the management processes to support best practice review of DXE data as reported within the guidance of the IHS Dental Clinic Manager's Handbook.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the four [4] types of checklists available in the Clinic Manager's Handbook.
    2. Identify two [2] daily reports to run in Dentrix.
    3. Demonstrate how to set a report template in DXOne.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0703: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Dentrix Software Administration - follow-up
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This follow-up training courses consists of an in-depth review of the monthly and administrative reports in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Learn the management processes to support best practice review of DXE data and administrative tasks as reported within the guidance of the IHS Dental Clinic Manager's Handbook.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Demonstrate how to edit a clinical note from the Signature Manager.
    2. List four [4] benefits of Month End in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].
    3. Identify three [3] monthly reports to run in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0704: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Billing & Revenue Cycle Management Setup
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course reviews the essential billing setup pre-requisites to support Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] revenue cycle management processes.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. List three [3] definitions that can be customized to support billing processes in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].
    2. Demonstrate the process to enter a fee schedule into Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].
    3. Explain the difference between insurance tags, patient tags and billing types.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0705: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Insurance Plans & Fee Schedules
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course incorporates the essential billing setup to introduce insurance workflows. Attendees will learn how to attach dental insurance plans, fee schedules, insurance plan notes and track insurance eligibility.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. List the two [2] fields required to populate patient insurance eligibility.
    2. Identify the hierarchy [priority] of fee schedules in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].
    3. Demonstrate the steps to attach an insurance plan to a dental patient in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0706: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Ledger Workflows
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course reviews the Dentrix Enterprise Ledger workflows, from general navigation to management of patient balances. Learn how Line Item Accounting effects the allocation of credits to charges, while working through the Dentrix Enterprise billing application.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the window which displays the guarantor estimate for all open charges in an account.
    2. List two [2] ways to enter a payment into the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Ledger.
    3. Explain what a Suspended Credit is and it's significance in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Ledger.

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0707: IHS Dentrix Enterprise Implementation In-Person Training: Insurance Claims Management & Payments
    Date(s): 10/12/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Implementation Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope, Joel Knutson Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed to provide attendees with a general understanding of Dentrix Enterprise setup and use for dental practice management. The course is divided into role-based modules which focus on each step of the practice management life cycle and provide attendees with in depth training of daily activities.

    This course highlights the workflows for insurance payment entry, claim management and system maintenance to support revenue cycle management in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explain the purpose of the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Month End Update.
    2. List two [2] daily insurance claims reports.
    3. List one [1] feature found in the Insurance Plan Maintenance window to reduce instances of duplicate insurance plans in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].

    Prerequisites:

    Available during EDR implementation.

    Travel:

    None.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0712: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Annual OSHA Bloodborne & Hazard Communication Standards Training, Part 2 [Bloodborne Pathogens, Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/26/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: DHA, Hygienists, Dentists, Assistants Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard [29 CFR 1910.1030] requires employers to provide information and training to workers. Employers must ensure that their workers receive regular training that covers all elements of the standard including, but not limited to: information on bloodborne pathogens and diseases, methods used to control occupational exposure, hepatitis B vaccinations, and medical evaluation, including post-exposure follow-up procedures. Employers must offer this training on initial assignment, at least annually thereafter, and when new or modified tasks or procedures affect a worker's risk of occupational exposure.

    In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard [HCS] requires the development and dissemination of such information:

    Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and prepare labels and safety data sheets to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers;

    All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and safety data sheets for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe the key elements an exposure control plan;
    2. Define the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard; and
    3. List the procedures to implement following a needlestick injury.

    Prerequisites:

    Open to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff.

    Travel:

    None- webinar.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0724: IHS EDR Upgrade Training: Database Design
    Date(s): 12/20/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Upgrade Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is an introduction to the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] software upgrade, new features and setup requirements. Course topics include general navigation and configuration of DXE new features, and review of common workflows. DXE user security setup is reviewed in this session as a precursor to live training sessions.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Review how to update settings and definitions to support new features in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].
    2. Identify three [3] new features in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].
    3. Understand user/staff security rights setup in Dentrix.

    Prerequisites:

    Course is available only while undergoing EDR upgrades.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0725: IHS EDR Upgrade Training: Finalize Dentrix Setup & Reports
    Date(s): 12/20/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Upgrade Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course introduces the IHS Dental Clinic Manager's Handbook through a review of the daily, weekly, monhtly and adminstrative reports checklists. Learn the reports to generate regularly to keep the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] system functioning properly, and finalize the DXE software setup prior to Go Live.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. List three [3] Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] reports that should be run on a daily basis.
    2. List four [4] advantages of running the Month End closeout.
    3. Identify two [2] sections of the IHS Dental Clinic Manager's Handbook.


    Prerequisites:

    Course is available only while undergoing EDR upgrades.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0726: IHS EDR Upgrade Training: General New Features Review
    Date(s): 12/20/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Upgrade Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course covers the complete lifecycle of a patient visit. From the initial patient contact through appointment completion.

    This course will review the clinic's coding/billing workflow processes, features and workflows to support successful dental billing.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify two [2] types of patient information displayed in the More Information window.
    2. Explain the steps to correct procedures entered in error.
    3. Identify two [2] areas to store patient notes within Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].


    Prerequisites:

    Course is available only while undergoing EDR upgrades.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0727: IHS EDR Upgrade Training: Patient Records & Clinical Documentation
    Date(s): 12/20/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Upgrade Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is a review of patient scheduling and dental patient records management for the entire dental team. A special focus on new features of Dentrix Enterprise and how to successfully adopt new workflows through practice and hands-on instruction.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Define Clinical Records Management for an IHS dental clinic.
    2. Identify two [2] tools for entering procedures into the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Patient Chart.
    3. Identify two [2] areas to store patient notes within the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Patient Chart.


    Prerequisites:

    Course is available only while undergoing EDR upgrades.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0728: IHS EDR Upgrade Training: Chart Review & Clinical Workflows
    Date(s): 12/20/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Upgrade Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course will cover Clinical Records Management for comprehensive documentation of dental patient care. Modules reviewed in this course include: Dental Patient Medical History Assessment, Patient Chart, Clinical Notes, Treatment Planner, and Perio Chart.

    Learning Objectives:

    1, Demonstrate how to view signed treatment consent forms.
    2. Explain how "Grouped Prompts" benefits the Clinical Note entry.
    3. Name four [4] oral health conditions factored in the IHS Oral Health Status [OHS] Measure classification.


    Prerequisites:

    Course is available only while undergoing EDR upgrades.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0729: IHS EDR Upgrade Training: Revenue Cycle Management Features
    Date(s): 12/20/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Upgrade Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course incorporates a review of new features to support billing workflows in new Dentrix Enterprise. Attendees will learn how to utilize enhanced dental claim features and balance management tools.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. List the two [2] ways to apply Suspended Credits in Dentrix Enterprise.
    2. Identify the window which displays the guarantor estimate for all open charges in an account.
    3. Demonstrate the steps to attach an insurance plan to a dental patient in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].


    Prerequisites:

    Course is available only while undergoing EDR upgrades.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0730: IHS EDR Upgrade Training: Revenue Cycle Management Workflows
    Date(s): 12/20/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Upgrade Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course reviews the Dentrix Enterprise Ledger workflows, from general navigation to management of patient balances using new features and tools in Dentrix Enterprise. This course highlights the workflows for insurance payment entry and claim management to support revenue cycle management in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explain the purpose of the batch insurance payment window.
    2. List two [2] daily insurance claims reports.
    3. List two [2] ways to enter a payment into the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] Ledger.


    Prerequisites:

    Course is available only while undergoing EDR upgrades.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0731: IHS EDR Upgrade Training: Patient Visit Lifecycle Review
    Date(s): 12/20/2022 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: EDR Upgrade Site Location:
    Instructor(s): Joel Knutson, Damon Pope Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course covers the complete lifecycle of a patient visit. From the initial patient contact through appointment completion. The course will test the clinic's patient workflow process and give team members the opportunity to role play through hands-on experience with the Dentrix Enterprise [DXE] software.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify two [2] types of patient information displayed in the More Information window.
    2. Demonstrate how to change patient "status" in the Appointment Book .
    3. Identify two [2] areas to store patient notes within Dentrix Enterprise [DXE].


    Prerequisites:

    Course is available only while undergoing EDR upgrades.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0737: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] and the Use of Standard/Transmission-Based Precautions [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 5/24/2023 - 5/24/2023
    Facility: Division of Oral Health Location: Rockville, MD
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is the third of a five-part series on improving and raising awareness of dental infection control issues in IHS, tribal and urban dental programs.

    This webinar covers OSHA's Standards for Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] in the dental setting. The proper steps of donning and doffing PPE will be covered. Standard precautions and transmission-based precautions will be reviewed.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1. Identify the steps and proper sequence of donning PPE
    2. Identify the steps and proper sequence of doffing PPE
    3. Understand what the difference is between standard precautions and transmission based precautions.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0741: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Proper Management of Hazardous Waste and Dental Unit Waterlines [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 12/6/2023 - 12/6/2023
    Facility: Division of Oral Health Location: Rockville, MD
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is the last of a five-part series on improving and raising awareness of dental infection control issues in IHS, tribal and urban dental programs.

    This webinar will cover OSHA's standards for Hazardous Waste management and a dental clinic's responsibility. This webinar will focus on the most common Hazardous Waste found in dental clinics. EPA's standards on drinking water will be reviewed and proper dental unit water maintenance and monitoring will be covered.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1. Explain what it takes to manage hazardous waste in the dental setting
    2. Identify when sterile water or saline is used during dental procedures
    3. Understand why it is important to monitor dental unit waterlines and what to do when water tests return positive.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0742: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Proper Management of Hazardous Waste and Dental Unit Waterlines [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 12/7/2023 - 12/6/2026
    Facility: Division of Oral Health Location: Rockville, MD
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is the last of a five-part series on improving and raising awareness of dental infection control issues in IHS, tribal and urban dental programs.

    This webinar will cover OSHA's standards for Hazardous Waste management and a dental clinic's responsibility. This webinar will focus on the most common Hazardous Waste found in dental clinics. EPA's standards on drinking water will be reviewed and proper dental unit water maintenance and monitoring will be covered.

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    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1. Explain what it takes to manage hazardous waste in the dental setting
    2. Identify when sterile water or saline is used during dental procedures
    3. Understand why it is important to monitor dental unit waterlines and what to do when water tests return positive.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0743: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Manufacturers’ Instructions for use [IFU]: What are they and why are they important? [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 2/22/2023 - 2/22/2023
    Facility: Division of Oral Health Location: Rockville, MD
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is the first of a five-part series on improving and raising awareness of dental infection control issues in IHS, tribal and urban dental programs.

    This webinar will focus on the CDC's Guidance for following manufacturer's instructions for use. [IFU] It will also go over the role that the FDA plays in the development of IFUs and how to trouble shoot when there is a conflict between manufacturer and product IFUs. This webinar will also review Biological Indicators [BI] and BI IFUs to be aware of.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Explain what IFUs are and why they are important
    2. Identify the role of the FDA in manufacturer's IFUs and what is required
    3. Understand why following the manufacturer's IFUs for biological indicators is critical.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0744: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: The Challenges of Reprocessing and Sterilizing Dental Instruments [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 3/22/2023 - 3/22/2023
    Facility: Division of Oral Health Location: Online,
    Instructor(s): Zachary Perman Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is the second of a five-part series on improving and raising awareness of dental infection control issues in IHS, tribal and urban dental programs.

    This webinar will review the proper steps and processes of cleaning and sterilizing dental instruments in accordance with CDC guidelines. The webinar will focus on cleaning instruments at point of use, correctly transporting dirty instruments, cleaning and disinfecting instruments, packaging and labeling instruments, sterilizing instruments and storing instruments according to their manufacturer's instructions.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1. List the steps of proper dental instrument reprocessing
    2. Identify what is required before packaging a dental instrument
    3. Explain what to do if a sterilization load fails.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0745: IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Ergonomics and Self-Care for Dental Providers [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 4/30/2023 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Division of Oral Health Location: Rockville, MD
    Instructor(s): Vinessa Mills Director: Lori Snidow
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    In this webinar, co-sponsored by the IHS Field Advisory Committee of the National Oral Health Council, LCDR Mills will describe the importance of ergonomics in preventing musculoskeletal problems for dental staff. She will also describe how dental programs can prioritize ergonomics through making simple daily changes to their work environment. Finally, LCDR Mills will describe how the dental professional should practice self-care as a caregiver, something we as dental staff often neglect.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Address poor ergonomics
    2. Adjust practices to create a healthier work environment.
    3. Practicing self-care, while caring for others.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0769: IHS Monthly SPECIAL CDE Webinar: "Bridging the Gap: Dental Health Aide Therapists [DHATs]" [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 3/20/2023 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Division of Oral Health Location: Online,
    Instructor(s): Mandie Smith Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Have you ever wanted to learn more about dental therapy and DHATs? Here's your chance.

    With dental therapy in the IHS now in four states, and the Community Health Aide Program expanding in the near future, this special webinar looks at the role of the Dental Therapist, and specifically the Dental Health Aide Therapist, in increasing access to underserved populations and areas. The speaker,
    CAPT Mandie Smith from the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, has long been an advocate in alternative dental workforce models, training and mentoring DHATs for 18 years, making her the most experienced DHAT supervisor in the IHS. She currently manages two DHATs at the Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center in Sitka, Alaska.

    A study commissioned by the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health in 2017-2018 with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore evaluated various alternative dental workforce models employed in the IHS. DHATs had a tremendous impact on access to dental care versus a traditional workforce model, but perhaps their greatest impact was on the delivery of preventive services. Compared to traditional workforce models, DHATs produced as much as 220 more preventive services as well as 26 more diagnostic services, and programs that used DHATs produced 133 more higher level dental services that those using a traditional workforce model.

    Learn more about how DHATs are selected, trained, and constantly mentored, and learn how - very soon - your own IHS or tribal dental practice might be able to learn from the Alaska model and integrate dental therapists into the team to improve access to critical dental services.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe dental therapist [DHAT] candidate selection and training;
    2. Describe DHAT preceptorship and ongoing mentorship to establish scope of practice; and
    3. Learn how to integrate dental therapists [DHATs] into your dental team and ensure long-term success.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0790: The Many Faces of Oral Cancer - an OCADSC quarterly webinar
    Date(s): 4/20/2023 - 4/20/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Shannon Nanne, Glenn Houston Director: Keasha Myrick
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 200 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 4.00 (AGD - 730)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This quarterly webinar, sponsored by the Oklahoma City Area Dental Support Center, is a live webinar only and will not be recorded. In observance of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, courses will focus on the many faces of oral cancer, early detection, and oral cancer examination technique, and dry mouth challenges.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: “
    1.    Recognize the varied clinical presentations of oral squamous cell carcinoma.
    2.    List the most common anatomic sites for the occurrence of intraoral squamous cell carcinoma.
    3.    Describe the risk factors associated with the development of oral squamous cell carcinoma.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0795: IHS Pain & Opioid Disorder Webinar Series 3: Stigma Reduction
    Date(s): 8/23/2023 - 8/23/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Kristin Allmaras Director: Tincy Maroor
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This clinical work-force development series will share evidence-based recommendations and clinical pearls on the treatment and management of pain, opioid use disorder [OUD], and safe opioid prescribing. Participants will increase knowledge surrounding integrated pain management modalities, identification of opioid use disorder, recommended level or care for substance use disorder, increase comfort-level with initiating buprenorphine for OUD, and be able to identify resources to assist with improving opioid related outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.    Describe the pathophysiology of pain or substance abuse and create relevant treatment plans that utilize a variety of integrated management strategies
    2.    Identify and implement patient assessment and screening tools to inform patient treatment plans and create useful patient monitoring strategies
    3.    Improve the safety and outcomes of patients receiving ongoing chronic opioid therapy or substance use therapy

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0796: IHS Pain & Opioid Disorder Webinar Series 4: Inpatient OUD Treatment
    Date(s): 10/25/2023 - 10/25/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Colin Smith Director: Tincy Maroor
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This clinical work-force development series will share evidence-based recommendations and clinical pearls on the treatment and management of pain, opioid use disorder [OUD], and safe opioid prescribing. Participants will increase knowledge surrounding integrated pain management modalities, identification of opioid use disorder, recommended level or care for substance use disorder, increase comfort-level with initiating buprenorphine for OUD, and be able to identify resources to assist with improving opioid related outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.    Describe the pathophysiology of pain or substance abuse and create relevant treatment plans that utilize a variety of integrated management strategies
    2.    Identify and implement patient assessment and screening tools to inform patient treatment plans and create useful patient monitoring strategies
    3.    Improve the safety and outcomes of patients receiving ongoing chronic opioid therapy or substance use therapy

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0797: IHS Pain & Opioid Disorder Webinar Series 1: Medical Cannabis Part 1
    Date(s): 8/1/2023 - 9/30/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Victoria Fenton Director: Tincy Maroor
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This clinical work-force development series will share evidence-based recommendations and clinical pearls on the treatment and management of pain, opioid use disorder [OUD], and safe opioid prescribing. Participants will increase knowledge surrounding integrated pain management modalities, identification of opioid use disorder, recommended level or care for substance use disorder, increase comfort-level with initiating buprenorphine for OUD, and be able to identify resources to assist with improving opioid related outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.    Describe the pathophysiology of pain or substance abuse and create relevant treatment plans that utilize a variety of integrated management strategies
    2.    Identify and implement patient assessment and screening tools to inform patient treatment plans and create useful patient monitoring strategies
    3.    Improve the safety and outcomes of patients receiving ongoing chronic opioid therapy or substance use therapy

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0798: IHS Pain & Opioid Disorder Webinar Series 2: Medical Cannabis Part 2
    Date(s): 8/15/2023 - 9/30/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Victoria Fenton Director: Tincy Maroor
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This clinical work-force development series will share evidence-based recommendations and clinical pearls on the treatment and management of pain, opioid use disorder [OUD], and safe opioid prescribing. Participants will increase knowledge surrounding integrated pain management modalities, identification of opioid use disorder, recommended level or care for substance use disorder, increase comfort-level with initiating buprenorphine for OUD, and be able to identify resources to assist with improving opioid related outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.    Describe the pathophysiology of pain or substance abuse and create relevant treatment plans that utilize a variety of integrated management strategies
    2.    Identify and implement patient assessment and screening tools to inform patient treatment plans and create useful patient monitoring strategies
    3.    Improve the safety and outcomes of patients receiving ongoing chronic opioid therapy or substance use therapy

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0799: IHS Pain & Opioid Disorder Webinar Series 3: Stigma Reduction
    Date(s): 9/1/2023 - 9/30/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Kristin Allmaras Director: Tincy Maroor
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This clinical work-force development series will share evidence-based recommendations and clinical pearls on the treatment and management of pain, opioid use disorder [OUD], and safe opioid prescribing. Participants will increase knowledge surrounding integrated pain management modalities, identification of opioid use disorder, recommended level or care for substance use disorder, increase comfort-level with initiating buprenorphine for OUD, and be able to identify resources to assist with improving opioid related outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.    Describe the pathophysiology of pain or substance abuse and create relevant treatment plans that utilize a variety of integrated management strategies
    2.    Identify and implement patient assessment and screening tools to inform patient treatment plans and create useful patient monitoring strategies
    3.    Improve the safety and outcomes of patients receiving ongoing chronic opioid therapy or substance use therapy

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0800: IHS Pain & Opioid Disorder Webinar Series 4: Inpatient OUD Treatment [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/20/2023 - 9/30/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Colin Smith Director: Tincy Maroor
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 157)
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    Summary:

    This clinical work-force development series will share evidence-based recommendations and clinical pearls on the treatment and management of pain, opioid use disorder [OUD], and safe opioid prescribing. Participants will increase knowledge surrounding integrated pain management modalities, identification of opioid use disorder, recommended level or care for substance use disorder, increase comfort-level with initiating buprenorphine for OUD, and be able to identify resources to assist with improving opioid related outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.    Describe the pathophysiology of pain or substance abuse and create relevant treatment plans that utilize a variety of integrated management strategies
    2.    Identify and implement patient assessment and screening tools to inform patient treatment plans and create useful patient monitoring strategies
    3.    Improve the safety and outcomes of patients receiving ongoing chronic opioid therapy or substance use therapy

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0801: IHS Essential Training on Pain and Addiction On Demand Course - ETPA [Recorded]
    Date(s): 9/1/2023 - 9/30/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Geniel Harrison Director: Tincy Maroor
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 157)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This self-directed course meets Medication Access and Training Extension [MATE] Act requirements for all Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA]-registered practitioners. It is designed with 2 online video modules, a post-activity quiz, and a post-activity online evaluation. This course should take approximately 3 hours to complete.
    There is no fee for this program.

    Safe prescribing of control substances, adequate pain management, and appropriate screening and treatment of opioid use disorder is a high priority for the Indian Health Service. This training will help provide a better understanding of how to create a pain treatment plan and address how culture, spirituality and psychology can affect a patient’s pain experience. The training focuses on understanding pain from a historical standpoint, compares old and new guidelines to outline best practice, comprehensive pain and risk assessment, understand assessing and treating medications and acquire skills needed to address aberrant behavior.

    Module 1 IHS Opioid Stewardship Video
    Module 2 Essential Training on Pain and Addictions
    •   Part 1 Historical Trauma in American Indians / Alaska Natives [AI/AN
    •   Part 2 Pain and Opioid Overdose Epidemiology and Opioid Crisis and Overdose in AI/AN population
    •   Part 3 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Opioid Therapy
    •   Part 4 Opioid Safety and Mitigation Strategies
    •   Part 5 Recommended Treatments for Pain
    •   Part 6 Opioid Use Disorder [OUD] Treatment
    •   Part 7 Opioid Dose Reduction and Tapering

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Examine the comprehensive healthcare needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives [AI/AN] for chronic pain and substance use disorder
    2. Develop a basic awareness of chronic pain, substance use, addiction and diversion
    3. Identify highlights from the 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids
    4. Evaluate the pharmacology and risks of controlled substances and medications for opioid use disorder [MOUD]
    5. Promote interprofessional team-based management, evaluation, and treatment of pain and substance use disorders

    Prerequisites:

    IHS IHM 3-30.29 MANDATORY TRAINING
    2.   All Federal prescribers, contractors [that spend 50 percent or more of their clinical time under contract with the Federal Government], clinical residents and trainees are required to successfully complete the IHS Essential Training on Pain and Addictions within six months from the start of IHS employment.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0808: DOH Tip of the Week - What are the Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship? [6-6-23]
    Date(s): 6/6/2023 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH on June 6, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test based upon the reading material.

    https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/core-elements/index.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/index.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/antibiotic-use/materials-references/index.html

    Learning Objectives:

    CDC Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship
    Antibiotic Prescribing and Use
    Patient Resources and Education

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0814: DOH Tip of the Week - What is in Your Sharps Injury Log? Is it Up to Date? [6-20-23]
    Date(s): 6/20/2023 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH on June 20, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Here is the reading material:
    1. https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/federalregister/2001-01-18:~:text=The20sharps20injury20log20shall,required20by202920CFR201904.
    2. https://www.cdc.gov/injectionsafety/PDF/Safe-Injection-Checklist-P.pdf
    3. https://www.cdc.gov/injectionsafety/providers/provider_faqs_general.html
    4. https://www.cdc.gov/sharpssafety/pdf/sharpsworkbook_2008.pdf
    5. https://www.ada.org/-/media/project/ada-organization/ada/ada-org/files/publications/guidelines-for-practice-success/gps-regulatory/safe_handling_of_instruments_and_sharps.pdf?rev=c359913b26174210898bec8bf1c7e8b7&hash=D2B36B5BB1168AB1620F49D707AD0853
    6. https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1904/1904.8

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand OHSA 29 CFP Part 1910
    2. Describe the proper was of recapping
    3. Explain the OSHA recording and reporting requirements for occupational injuries and illnesses

    Prerequisites:

    Must read the IHS DOH Tip of the Week for 6/20/23

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0817: DOH Tip of the Week - How to Spot a Fraudulent/Counterfeit Respirator [7-3-23]
    Date(s): 7/3/2023 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH on July 3, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading material:
    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/video/2023-120/?s_cid=3ni7d2_NPPTL_Listserv_N95_approval_2022
    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/counterfeitResp.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/disp_part/default.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/AdditionalTips.html
    https://www.fda.gov/consumers/health-fraud-scams/health-fraud-product-database

    Learning Objectives:

    How to tell if Your N95 Respirator is NIOSH Approved
    Counterfeit Respirators/ Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval
    Approved List of Filtering Facepiece Respirators [FFR]
    Additional Tips for Spotting Counterfeit Respirators
    FDA Health Fraud Product Database

    Prerequisites:

    Must read the IHS DOH Tip of the Week for 7/3/23

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0823: DOH Tip of the Week - Is Your Dental Clinic Storing and Disposing Hazardous Waste Correctly? [7-18-23]
    Date(s): 7/18/2023 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH on July 18, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Here is the reading material:
    https://www.epa.gov/eg/dental-effluent-guidelines
    https://www.osha.gov/dentistry/hazard-control-prevention
    https://www.envcap.org/srl/resourcelocator.php?id=7
    https://www.ada.org/-/media/project/ada-organization/ada/ada-org/files/publications/guidelines-for-practice-success/gps-regulatory/medical_waste_disposal.pdf?rev=9d79e830e2eb45939d33df20fe808e9f&hash=6011CA5EDBD27A18B01F9C3E384536A3
    https://www.hercenter.org/rmw/rmwlocator.php

    Learning Objectives:

    General waste from hospitals or other health-care facilities [e.g., dental practices or clinical/research laboratories] is no more infective than residential waste. The majority of soiled items in dental offices are general medical waste and thus can be disposed of with ordinary waste. Examples include used gloves, masks, gowns, lightly soiled gauze or cotton rolls, and environmental barriers [e.g., plastic sheets or bags] used to cover equipment during treatment.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0828: DOH Tip of the Week - Reducing the Risk of Airborne Pathogens [8/1/23]
    Date(s): 8/1/2023 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH on August 1, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:
    1. https://www.ashrae.org/file20library/technical20resources/covid-19/core-recommendations-for-reducing-airborne-infectious-aerosol-exposure.pdf
    2. https://www.osha.gov/ventilation/standards
    3. https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2022-03/508-cleanairbuildings_factsheet_v5_508.pdf
    4. https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/environmental/appendix/air.html

    Learning Objectives:

    Inadvertent exposures to environmental pathogens [e.g., Aspergillus spp. and Legionella spp.] or airborne pathogens [e.g., Mycobacterium tuberculosis and varicella-zoster virus] can result in adverse patient outcomes and cause illness among health-care workers. Environmental infection-control strategies and engineering controls can effectively prevent these infections. The incidence of health-care--associated infections and pseudo-outbreaks can be minimized by:
    1] appropriate use of cleaners and disinfectants
    2] appropriate maintenance of medical equipment [e.g., automated endoscope reprocessors or hydrotherapy equipment]
    3] adherence to water-quality standards for hemodialysis, and to ventilation standards for specialized care environments [e.g., airborne infection isolation rooms, protective environments, or operating rooms]
    4] prompt management of water intrusion into the facility. Routine environmental sampling is not usually advised, except for water quality determinations in hemodialysis settings and other situations where sampling is directed by epidemiologic principles, and results can be applied directly to infection-control decisions.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0835: DOH Tip of the Week - Manufacturer’s Instructions for Use. Why Are They Important [8/9/23]
    Date(s): 8/9/2023 - 9/30/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of August 9th, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:
    https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/disinfection-guidelines-H.pdf
    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/pdfs_and_other_files/BESC7-Sterilization-508.pdf
    https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/index.html
    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/statement-on-reprocessing-dental-handpieces.htm
    https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2003-04-30/pdf/03-10413.pdf

    Learning Objectives:

    Learning Objectives: Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand basic concepts of dental instrument sterilization
    2. Recognize the sterilization requirements for handpieces
    3. Know the difference between a Critical, Semicritical and noncritical dental items.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0837: DOH Tip of the Week - Standard vs Transmission Based Precautions. What is the Difference? [8/29/23]
    Date(s): 8/29/2023 - 8/28/2026
    Facility: Online [Self-Study] Location:
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of August 29th, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:

    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/summary-infection-prevention-practices/standard-precautions.html

    https://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177[14]61533-6/fulltext

    https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/isolation/precautions.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/summary-infection-prevention-practices/index.html

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand basic concepts of Standard precautions versus Transmission based precautions.
    2. Recognize the fundamental processes of preventing the spread of infectious agents.
    3. Know the difference between Contact, Droplet and Airborne precautions.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0838: Diabetes Online CDE: Using Everyday Words to Communicate Health & Wellness
    Date(s): 10/11/2023 - 10/10/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Alberta Becenti Director: Wendy Castle
    Audience: Assistants, Dentists, DHA, Hygienists Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    lth literacy is multidimensional and involves the interaction of individuals, providers, caregivers, and complex healthcare systems. This session will provide an overview of the role of organizational health literacy, share strategies and techniques to improve patient understanding, locate practical tools, and discuss the current ongoing efforts of the IHS Health Literacy Workgroup to advance health literacy.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Examine the importance of practicing Health Literacy Universal Precautions with all patients.
    2. Discuss how low health literacy contributes to health disparities.
    3. Implement practical strategies to improve health literacy in practice.


    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

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    DE0839: DOH Tip of the Week - Can Working in a Dental Clinic Damage My Hearing? 9/11/23]
    Date(s): 9/11/2023 - 9/30/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of September 11, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:

    https://www.ada.org/en/resources/practice/wellness/safety-tips-to-prevent-hearing-loss

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/noise/

    https://www.osha.gov/noise/standards

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5227015/

    Learning Objectives:

    Learning Objectives: Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand basic concepts of damaging decibel levels.
    2. Recognize the fundamental processes of preventing hearing loss.
    3. Learn decibel levels of common dental instruments.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0840: Wee Smile: MID Style ORIENTATION [PORTLAND AREA ONLY]
    Date(s): 9/20/2023 - 9/20/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 75 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of the orientation for the Wee Smile: MID Style Initiative is to orientate select dental programs to this new Initiative in the Portland area. The Wee Smile Initiative is an 18-month collaborative that offers an evidence-based approach for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian dental programs to improve the oral health of their communities, with an emphasis on 0-5-year old’s.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   List the goals and objectives of the Wee Smile: MID Style Initiative
    2.   Learn how to collect the data necessary for this Initiative and submit the data reports
    3.   Go over the Quality Improvements objectives to help achieve the goals and objectives of the Initiative

    Prerequisites:

    Portland Area only

    Travel:

    To host site

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0841: DOH Tip of the Week - What Do These Symbols Mean in My IFUs? [9/26/23]
    Date(s): 9/26/2023 - 9/25/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of September 26, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:
    https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/overview-device-regulation/device-labeling
    https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-voices/using-symbols-convey-information-medical-device-labeling
    https://www.jointcommission.org/-/media/tjc/newsletters/quick-safety-65-packaged-sterile-devices-6-20-22-final.pdf

    Learning Objectives:

    Learning Objectives: Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand basic concepts of medical device labeling.
    2. Recognize the common symbols used in manufacturer’s IFUs.
    3. Understand the importance of monitoring air exchanges and humidity in a surgical supply storage area

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0842: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Non-Invasive Dental Care [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 6/26/2024 - 6/26/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Debra Marsino Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1-   Discuss Non-invasive dental therapies.
    2-   Discuss implementation of non-invasive dentistry in our practice
    3-   Discuss the role of the Dentist, Hygienist, RDAEF, and RDA, along with the non-invasive children’s & youth dental care program that I have set up for our native children in my clinic.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

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    DE0844: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Preparing for National Children's Dental Health Month & Give Kids A Smile Events [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 1/24/2024 - 1/24/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Aliandra Maes, Nathan Mork, Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 130)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe the history of National Children's Dental Health Month and Give Kids A Smile;
    2. List the three IHS dental GPRA goals; and
    3. Implement NCDHM and GKAS events in your program.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

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    DE0846: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Building Core Infection Control and Prevention Practices in Your Dental Clinic [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 2/28/2024 - 2/28/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides]. This course will present ideas on how to build a successful IPC program. The course will focus on reliable resources and help clarify confusion in building a better program. This course will also help participants understand the importance of monitoring team members and their processes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Understand the important principles in building a core IPC practice
    2.   Learn where to find credible resources
    3.   Recognize good monitoring practices.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

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    DE0848: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Orthodontic Referrals: When and Why [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 3/27/2024 - 3/27/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Amber Foster Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 370)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

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    DE0850: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Antibiotic Stewardship [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 4/24/2024 - 4/24/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Erinne Kennedy Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 730)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0852: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Community Health Aide Program [CHAP] Overview [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 5/22/2024 - 5/22/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sarah Shoffstall-Cone Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0854: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: STIs and Oral Health [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/25/2023 - 10/25/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Rick Haverkate, Jessica Leston, Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Nearly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections affect people in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC. Often, the first signs of infections are found in the mouth. Recently, the IHS Division of Oral Health teamed up with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the National HIV/AIDS Program to develop an STI Education Initiative for dental clinics. Two programs, the Santa Fe Service Unit and the Oklahoma City Indian Dental Clinic, joined this initiative that involved a brief education by dental providers. Join this first webinar of FY 2024 to learn about the increasing rates of STIs in the U.S. and in Indian Country and what you can do in your IHS, tribal, or urban dental clinic to provide a brief intervention on STIs to promote overall health. Learn also some of the clinical signs of STI’s.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1.   Discuss the prevalence and trends of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S.;
    2.   Recognize oral manifestations of sexually transmitted infections;
    3.   Describe the impact of sexually transmitted infections in AI/AN communities; and
    4.   Provide brief education to dental patients in IHS, tribal, and urban programs about STIs and oral health.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0855: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: STIs and Oral Health [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/25/2023 - 10/24/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Rick Haverkate Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0856: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Best Practices in Oral Health Promotion/Disease Prevention - reports from funded programs [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 7/24/2024 - 7/24/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks, Nathan Mork Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0858: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: How to Implement a Sharps Safety and Safe Injection Practices in Your Clinic [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 8/28/2024 - 8/28/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0860: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: Interceptive Orthodontics [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 9/25/2024 - 9/25/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): david burke Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 370)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0862: FY 2024 IHS Monthly EDR Webinar: An overview of the MiPACS Dental Imaging System [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/18/2023 - 10/18/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Will Little Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Our featured Medicor Imaging presenter presents An Overview of the MiPACS Dental Imaging System. From this course, you will learn the A to Z of what MiPACS and DICOM are and how it can fit into your environment.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1.   Define MiPACS and DICOM
    2.   How MiPACS can be implemented in my clinical environment.
    3.   Name 3 features that MiPACS has.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0863: FY 2024 IHS Monthly EDR Webinar: An overview of the MiPACS Dental Imaging System [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/18/2023 - 10/17/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Will Little Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Our featured Medicor Imaging presenter presents An Overview of the MiPACS Dental Imaging System. From this course, you will learn the A to Z of what MiPACS and DICOM are and how it can fit into your environment.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
    1.   Define MiPACS and DICOM
    2.   How MiPACS can be implemented in my clinical environment.
    3.   Name 3 features that MiPACS has.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0864: 2023 Albuquerque Area Dental CE Meeting
    Date(s): 11/14/2023 - 11/15/2023
    Facility: Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Uptown Location: Albuquerque, NM
    Instructor(s): Steve Tetrev, Thomas Dusek, Lucinda Lewis, Aliandra Maes, Alice Pecos, Damon Pope, Bernadette Jojola, Justin Balderrama, Jonathan Chiang, Eli Fresquez, Theresa Ortiz Director: Aliandra Maes
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 0 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 14.50 (Total CDE); 14.50 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.50 (AGD - 770); 1.00 (AGD - 180); 1.00 (AGD - 250); 4.00 (AGD - 550); 2.50 (AGD - 148); 3.00 (AGD - 730); 1.50 (AGD - 370)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    Social Intelligence, Effective Communication:
    1.   Importance of Communication in Dentistry
    2.   Why Understanding others is critical
    3.   Understand Social Facility

    Breathe-Sleep-Grow-Thrive
    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?

    Dental Feud
    1.   List the differences between sterilizers
    2.   Know dental unit waterlines
    3.   Use of the hierarchy approach to infection control

    Orthodontic Screenings   
    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

    Prerequisites:

    Must be staff in the Albuquerque Area.

    Travel:

    Travel is required to host site.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0865: 2023 Alaska Area Dental Meeting
    Date(s): 11/6/2023 - 11/8/2023
    Facility: Egan Center Location: Anchorage, AK
    Instructor(s): Tiffany Zulkowsky, Frances Wise, Molly Rutledge, Leandra Beech, Bridget DeYoung, Derek Searcy, Megan Ackerman, Julie Morris, Thomas Allen, Sarah Shoffstall-Cone, Diane Decker, LISA CONE, Nhi Huynh, George Bird, Teresa Hicks, Danny Mendez, Tim Kacillas, Elizabeth Mallott Director: Erin Giauque
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 23.00 (Total CDE); 23.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 7.00 (AGD - 130); 1.00 (AGD - 149); 2.00 (AGD - 750); 3.50 (AGD - 770); 2.00 (AGD - 148); 2.00 (AGD - 157); 4.50 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The Alaska Area Dental Meeting allows collaboration among Tribal Health Organization [THO] dental programs and provides continuing education for dental assistants, dental health aides, dental hygienist and dentists.

    Discussing Alaska’s dental needs among other tribal health organization dental teams allows for problem solving and learning from others what has been successful and not successful for addressing the oral health concerns in our Alaska Native Population.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Allow THO dental programs to share knowledge and develop collaborations.
    2.   Provide applicable continuing education for all members of the dental team that will improve patient safety and provider knowledge.
    3.   Identify Alaska Area needs and develop action plans to address issues.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Travel is required to host site.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0866: 2023 Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program Instructor Meeting
    Date(s): 12/14/2023 - 12/15/2023
    Facility: ANTHC Offices Location: Anchorage, AK
    Instructor(s): Director: Sarah Shoffstall-Cone
    Audience: DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 15 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 12.00 (Total CDE)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0867: 2024 Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program Instructor Meeting
    Date(s): 6/3/2024 - 6/7/2024
    Facility: ANTHC Offices Location: Anchorage, AK
    Instructor(s): Director: Sarah Shoffstall-Cone
    Audience: DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 15 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 36.00 (Total CDE)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Learning Objectives:

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0868: FY 2024 Tuba City Study Club: Managing the “cracked tooth” dental epidemic
    Date(s): 5/1/2024 - 5/1/2024
    Facility: Tuba City Regional Health Corporation Location: Tuba City, AZ
    Instructor(s): Cindy Rauschenberger Director: Cindy Rauschenberger
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 3 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 730)
    Summary:

    This program is designed to provide dental professionals and staff to provide an understanding of cracked teeth, their identification and classifications, appropriate management and strategies for prevention. This course is only open to Tuba City dental staff.

    Learning Objectives:

    1]   Understand the current incidence/prevalence of cracked teeth and distinguish between the different types of cracked teeth

    2]   Improve clinical assessment skills required to diagnose cracked teeth including patient history, symptoms, and diagnostic tests such as radiographs and 3D imaging.

    3]   Identify available treatment options for managing cracked teeth, including restorative options, endodontic therapy, and extraction when indicted

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Tuba City dental staff.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0869: FY 2024 Tuba City Study Club: External Cervical Resorption [ECR]: Evolution of Diagnosis and Treatment Approaches Over Three Decades
    Date(s): 11/8/2023 - 11/8/2023
    Facility: Tuba City Regional Health Corporation Location: Tuba City, AZ
    Instructor(s): Christina Zeigler Director: Cindy Rauschenberger
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 3 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 070)
    Summary:

    ECR is a dental condition characterized by the loss of tooth structure at the cervical of a tooth's root. It can be caused by various factors, including trauma, orthodontic treatment, periodontal disease, and external chemical damage. ECR can present with symptoms such as pain, sensitivity, and visible changes in tooth structure. Diagnosis involves clinical examination and radiographic imaging. Treatment options range from prevention strategies to conservative management and, in some cases, surgical intervention. Early detection and prevention are crucial in managing ECR, as it can lead to tooth loss. Ongoing research aims to advance our understanding of this condition and improve treatment outcomes. This presentation will provide a clinical look at management of ECR over three decades and discuss current strategies and considerations. This course is only open to Tuba City dental staff.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.   Provide information regarding Clinical Signs and Symptoms: an evolution in our ability to recognize the clinical manifestations of ECR, including radiographic imaging, tooth color changes, and pain.
    2.   Discuss Diagnostic Methods and techniques for diagnosing ECR [standard radiography, CBCT scans, clinical examinations] and our ability to differentiate this entity from other dental conditions [caries, abrasions, attrition]. Including clinical improvements in using these methods over time.
    3.   Present various treatment modalities for ECR used over three decades including restorative procedures, endodontic therapy, and surgical interventions. This will be accomplished using real-life cases and clinical examples to illustrate the diagnosis and management of ECR.
    4.   Discuss long term prognosis and the potential outcomes for patients with ECR.
    5.   Provide suggestions for preventive measures and patient education to reduce the risk of ECR development.
    6.   Consider Ethical Considerations and Informed Consent: emphasis on the importance of ethical practices and obtaining informed consent when diagnosing and treating External cervical root resorption.

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Tuba City dental staff.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0870: FY 2024 Portland Area Wee Smile Initiative: Data Orientation [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 10/18/2023 - 10/18/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of the Wee Smile virtual learning sessions is for select dental programs in the Portland Area to learn more about working in a collaborative focused on Minimally Invasive Dentistry [MID]. The Wee Smile Initiative is an 18-month collaborative that offers an evidence-based approach for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian dental programs to improve the oral health of their communities, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Increased dental access in all age groups, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds
    2.   Trusted relationships between patients/caretakers and providers
    3.   Improved oral health of patients

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Portland Area dental staff participating in this initiative.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0872: FY 2024 Portland Area Wee Smile Initiative: Virtual Learning Session 1 [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 12/6/2023 - 12/6/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of the Wee Smile virtual learning sessions is for select dental programs in the Portland Area to learn more about working in a collaborative focused on Minimally Invasive Dentistry [MID]. The Wee Smile Initiative is an 18-month collaborative that offers an evidence-based approach for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian dental programs to improve the oral health of their communities, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Increased dental access in all age groups, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds
    2.   Trusted relationships between patients/caretakers and providers
    3.   Improved oral health of patients

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Portland Area dental staff participating in this initiative.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0874: FY 2024 Portland Area Wee Smile Initiative: Virtual Learning Session 2 [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 1/17/2024 - 1/17/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of the Wee Smile virtual learning sessions is for select dental programs in the Portland Area to learn more about working in a collaborative focused on Minimally Invasive Dentistry [MID]. The Wee Smile Initiative is an 18-month collaborative that offers an evidence-based approach for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian dental programs to improve the oral health of their communities, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Increased dental access in all age groups, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds
    2.   Trusted relationships between patients/caretakers and providers
    3.   Improved oral health of patients

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Portland Area dental staff participating in this initiative.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0875: FY 2024 Portland Area Wee Smile Initiative: Virtual Learning Session 2 [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 1/17/2024 - 1/16/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of the Wee Smile virtual learning sessions is for select dental programs in the Portland Area to learn more about working in a collaborative focused on Minimally Invasive Dentistry [MID]. The Wee Smile Initiative is an 18-month collaborative that offers an evidence-based approach for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian dental programs to improve the oral health of their communities, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Increased dental access in all age groups, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds
    2.   Trusted relationships between patients/caretakers and providers
    3.   Improved oral health of patients

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Portland Area dental staff participating in this initiative.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0876: FY 2024 Portland Area Wee Smile Initiative: Virtual Learning Session 3 [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 3/13/2024 - 3/13/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of the Wee Smile virtual learning sessions is for select dental programs in the Portland Area to learn more about working in a collaborative focused on Minimally Invasive Dentistry [MID]. The Wee Smile Initiative is an 18-month collaborative that offers an evidence-based approach for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian dental programs to improve the oral health of their communities, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Increased dental access in all age groups, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds
    2.   Trusted relationships between patients/caretakers and providers
    3.   Improved oral health of patients

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Portland Area dental staff participating in this initiative.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0878: FY 2024 Portland Area Wee Smile Initiative: Virtual Learning Session 4 [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 4/24/2024 - 4/24/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The purpose of the Wee Smile virtual learning sessions is for select dental programs in the Portland Area to learn more about working in a collaborative focused on Minimally Invasive Dentistry [MID]. The Wee Smile Initiative is an 18-month collaborative that offers an evidence-based approach for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian dental programs to improve the oral health of their communities, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Increased dental access in all age groups, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds
    2.   Trusted relationships between patients/caretakers and providers
    3.   Improved oral health of patients

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Portland Area dental staff participating in this initiative.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0880: FY 2024 IHS Monthly EDR Webinar: Dentrix Enterprise Top Scheduling List Workflows to Maintain an Optimal IHS Dental Clinic Schedule [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 11/15/2023 - 11/15/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Christin Posthakohi Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    EDR Trainer, Christine Poshtakohi, presents concepts and workflows to enhance the use of scheduling lists tools in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Join this webinar to learn more about the DXE scheduling lists and how to incorporate them into your everyday processes for operating and managing an effective dental patient schedule.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   List three [3] scheduling list tools in Dentrix Enterprise.
    2.   Identify the purpose of the IHS Dental Clinic Manager’s Handbook Checklists.
    3.   List two [2] scheduling lists available in the Scheduling Assistant.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0881: FY 2024 IHS Monthly EDR Webinar: Dentrix Enterprise Top Scheduling List Workflows to Maintain an Optimal IHS Dental Clinic Schedule [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 11/15/2023 - 9/30/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Christin Posthakohi Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    EDR Trainer, Christine Poshtakohi, presents concepts and workflows to enhance the use of scheduling lists tools in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Join this webinar to learn more about the DXE scheduling lists and how to incorporate them into your everyday processes for operating and managing an effective dental patient schedule.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   List three [3] scheduling list tools in Dentrix Enterprise.
    2.   Identify the purpose of the IHS Dental Clinic Manager’s Handbook Checklists.
    3.   List two [2] scheduling lists available in the Scheduling Assistant.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0882: FY 2024 IHS Monthly EDR Webinar: IHS EDR Dentrix Enterprise New Features in Version 11.0.4 & Beyond [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 12/20/2023 - 12/20/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): jamie westfall Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Henry Schein One Lead Product Manager, Jamie Westfall, presents key features released in recent versions of Dentrix Enterprise and shares insight into upcoming new features planned for future releases. Join this webinar to stay informed of the enhancements planned to improve your routine IHS dental clinic workflows and processes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   List two [2] new features released with version 11.0.44.
    2.   Identify one [1] workflow that is enhanced with the updates in version 11.0.44.
    3.   List two [2] report dashboards available in the new ad hoc reports tool, Dynamic Reporting Interface.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0883: FY 2024 IHS Monthly EDR Webinar: IHS EDR Dentrix Enterprise New Features in Version 11.0.4 & Beyond [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 12/20/2023 - 12/19/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): jamie westfall Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Henry Schein One Lead Product Manager, Jamie Westfall, presents key features released in recent versions of Dentrix Enterprise and shares insight into upcoming new features planned for future releases. Join this webinar to stay informed of the enhancements planned to improve your routine IHS dental clinic workflows and processes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   List two [2] new features released with version 11.0.44.
    2.   Identify one [1] workflow that is enhanced with the updates in version 11.0.44.
    3.   List two [2] report dashboards available in the new ad hoc reports tool, Dynamic Reporting Interface.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0884: DOH Tip of the Week - OSHA Inspections. What Are They Finding in Dental Clinics? [10/10/23]
    Date(s): 10/10/2023 - 10/9/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of October 10, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:
    https://www.osha.gov/ords/imis/citedstandard.naics?p_esize=&p_state=FEFederal&p_naics=621210
    https://www.osha.gov/dentistry/hazard-control-prevention
    https://www.osha.gov/bloodborne-pathogens
    https://www.osha.gov/bloodborne-pathogens/worker-protectionsftn2
    https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/2007-01-09-0
    https://www.osha.gov/hazcom

    Learning Objectives:

    Learning Objectives: Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand basic concepts of sharp safety.
    2. Recognize the common OSHA findings.
    3. Understand the importance of having a current hazard communication plan for your dental clinic.


    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0885: DOH Tip of the Week - My Dental Unit Waterline Test Just Came Back Positive, Now What? [10/24/23]
    Date(s): 10/24/2023 - 10/23/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of October 24, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:
    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faqs/dental-unit-water-quality.html?msclkid=52228c80c19511ecbf7389cc6fe5c8f3
    https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/dental-devices/dental-unit-waterlines
    https://www.osap.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=263:topics-duwl-dental-unit-waterline-fact-sheet&catid=20:site-content
    https://odha.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/10.-OSAP-White-Paper-Dental-Water-Quality.pdf?msclkid=27d1d07cc19611ecb606e07d7d105555

    Learning Objectives:

    Learning Objectives: Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand how to and how often to monitor dental unit waterlines.
    2. Recognize the risks of not treating dental unit waterlines.
    3. Understand the importance of good documentation and what needs to be noted while monitoring dental unit waterlines



    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0886: Diabetes Online CDE: Nutrition Focused Physical Exam [NFPE]: Assessing Malnutrition in Patients with Diabetes
    Date(s): 10/25/2023 - 10/24/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Jenna Carlson Director: Wendy Castle
    Audience: Assistants, Dentists, DHA, Hygienists Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    The bi-weekly diabetes webinars are available to dental staff upon request.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Evaluate for malnutrition using the nutrition focused physical exam [NFPE] and clinical indicators for
    individuals with chronic disease states such as diabetes, CKD, and ESRD on dialysis
    2. Differentiate between the various types of nutritional supplement options available for use for people
    with diabetes in a malnourished state
    3. Apply appropriate patient care recommendations and interventions in the management of diabetic
    patients with nutritional deficiencies



    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    NA



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    DE0887: FY 2024 Portland Area Wee Smile Initiative: MID Style Learning Session [In-Person]
    Date(s): 11/15/2023 - 11/15/2023
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly, Miranda Davis, Marty Lieberman Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 5 - 25 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 7.00 (Total CDE); 7.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 7.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This Wee Smile: Minimally Invasive Dentistry Style learning session offers an evidence-based approach for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian dental programs to improve the oral health of their communities, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds. Wee Smile participants learn and apply a full range of prevention and community outreach strategies, as well minimally-invasive dentistry [MID], which employs the most up-to-date materials and research - resulting in easier, faster, appointments, positive patient experiences, and healthier mouths. Wee Smile focuses on clinic policies, processes, as well as culturally appropriate clinical care to provide a sustainable, continuous improvement-based environment for optimal oral health outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Build community.
    2.   Develop and plant to implement referral policies and protocols to ensure 0 – 5 year olds receive all of the culturally appropriate care they need, when and where they need it, and that their tribal clinic is their dental home.
    3.   Identify and plan to test strategies/best practices for increasing/maintaining access, including: keeping patient appointments; engaging in community outreach; Interdepartmental collaboration.
    4.   Understand how to use patient satisfaction tools to measure patient trust, and measure progress over time.

    Prerequisites:

    Must be Portland Area dental staff participating in this initiative.

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0888: DOH Tip of the Week - We Are Out of Our Disinfectant. Can I Go Get Some From the Grocery Store? [11/7/23]
    Date(s): 11/7/2023 - 11/6/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of November 7, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:
    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/pdfs_and_other_files/BESC8-Environmental-IPC-508.pdf
    https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/selected-epa-registered-disinfectants
    https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/pdf/guidelines/disinfection-guidelines-H.pdf
    https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-e-epas-registered-antimicrobial-products-effective-against

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand what is considered a clinical contact surface.
    2. Recognize the risks of not using an EPA registered disinfectant.
    3. Understand the different EPA Registered Lists and how they relate to dentistry.




    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0889: DOH Tip of the Week - I Noticed That our Hand Sanitizer Contains 40 Ethyl Alcohol. Is This Enough? [11/21/23]
    Date(s): 11/21/2023 - 11/20/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of November 21, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:

    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5116.pdf

    https://shea-online.org/hand-hygiene-is-focus-of-updated-advice-to-prevent-healthcare-associated-infections/

    https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-consumers-should-not-use

    Learning Objectives:

    Learning Objectives: Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand what percentage of Alcohol is required for Alcohol based hand sanitizer.
    2. Recognize the importance of proper hand sanitizer.
    3. Understand the importance of reviewing the FDA’s list of unapproved hand sanitizer.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0890: We Had an Infection Control Breach, Where do We Start? [12.05.2023]
    Date(s): 12/12/2023 - 12/12/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of December 12, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:

    https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/bbp/fig1_ApporachToAnInfectionControlBreach.pdf

    https://www.ihs.gov/ihm/pc/part-3/chapter-33-infection-control-and-prevention/

    https://www.ihs.gov/DentalCDE/index.cfm?fuseaction=course.display&year=2023&cat=all&sort=course&order=asc&c=15764

    Learning Objectives:

    Learning Objectives: Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand how to identify an infection control breach.
    2. Recognize the importance of investigating all aspects of the breach.
    3. Understand the role that the CDC plays after a infection control breach has been determined

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0891: What do you do with expired or used anesthetic carpules and other expired dental materials? [12.19.2023]
    Date(s): 12/17/2023 - 12/17/2026
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Damon Pope Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of December 19, 2023. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading materials:

    https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/standardinterpretations/2007-01-09-0:~:text=Pharmaceutical20containers2C20including20anesthetics20carpules,discarded20in20a20sharps20container.

    https://www.ihs.gov/ihm/pc/part-3/p3c27/

    https://hercenter.org/10_step_blueprint_guide_final_9-22.pdf

    Learning Objectives:

    Learning Objectives: Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand how to identify the difference between medical and pharmaceutical waste.
    2. Recognize the importance of proper waste disposal.
    3. Understand the role that OSHA plays in waste management.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0892: Part 2: Dentrix Enterprise Top Scheduling List Workflows to Maintain an Optimal IHS Dental Clinic Schedule [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 1/17/2024 - 1/17/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Cindy Abreu Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    EDR Trainer, Cindy Abreu, presents a continuation on concepts and workflows to enhance the use of scheduling lists tools in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Join this webinar to learn more about the DXE scheduling lists as we focus on the Treatment Request Manager module to track patient care requests, patient care needs, and lab cases.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   List two [2] security rights for the Treatment Request Manager.
    2.   Identify one [1] use case outcome with the Treatment Request Manager.
    3.   Explain how to incorporate the Treatment Request Manager into your dental clinic workflow.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0893: Part 2: Dentrix Enterprise Top Scheduling List Workflows to Maintain an Optimal IHS Dental Clinic Schedule [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 1/24/2024 - 1/23/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Cindy Abreu Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    EDR Trainer, Cindy Abreu, presents a continuation on concepts and workflows to enhance the use of scheduling lists tools in Dentrix Enterprise [DXE]. Join this webinar to learn more about the DXE scheduling lists as we focus on the Treatment Request Manager module to track patient care requests, patient care needs, and lab cases.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   List two [2] security rights for the Treatment Request Manager.
    2.   Identify one [1] use case outcome with the Treatment Request Manager.
    3.   Explain how to incorporate the Treatment Request Manager into your dental clinic workflow.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0894: IC Tip of the Week: After hand hygiene, can I put lotion on my hands before putting on gloves?
    Date(s): 1/3/2024 - 1/3/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of January 3, 2024. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading Materials:
    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faqs/hand-hygiene.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/

    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/PDF/rr/rr5116.pdf

    https://www.ihs.gov/DentalCDE/index.cfm?fuseaction=course.display&year=2023&cat=all&sort=course&order=asc&c=15764


    Learning Objectives:

    Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand what part of the hand is most often missed my performing hand hygiene.
    2. Recognize the risks of not performing hand hygiene correctly.
    3. Understand the different between petroleum and water based hand lotions.

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0895: OCA/BEM/GP Quarterly Meeting [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 1/11/2024 - 1/11/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Tonia Tolbert-Moore Director: Keasha Myrick
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 558)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This webinar is specifically developed for dental staff from IHS, tribal, and urban programs in the Oklahoma City, Bemidji, and Great Plains Areas.

    Cultural diversity and competency are lifelong processes of self-awareness, attitudes, knowledge, and skills that are utilized on a daily basis. Understanding how these processes are delivered, one can enhance their ability to advocate for others through providing quality health care services, align health care systems, and abide by health care policies to improve health outcomes. This dental meeting will cover cultural competency and how it serves within a social determinant setting.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Understand the term cultural competence.
    2. Understand the importance of cultural competence in the healthcare system.
    3. Understand how culture impacts the healthcare system.
    4.   Define unhoused population.
    5.   List the number of health services provided to unhoused participants.
    6.   Determine if Lawton Indian Hospital, Dental accomplished their goal of number of participants received health care service.

    Prerequisites:

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

    Travel:

    None - online course.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0896: OCA/BEM/GP Quarterly Meeting [Recorded Webinar]
    Date(s): 1/11/2024 - 1/10/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Tonia Tolbert-Moore Director: Keasha Myrick
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 558)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This webinar is specifically developed for dental staff from IHS, tribal, and urban programs in the Oklahoma City, Bemidji, and Great Plains Areas.

    Cultural diversity and competency are lifelong processes of self-awareness, attitudes, knowledge, and skills that are utilized on a daily basis. Understanding how these processes are delivered, one can enhance their ability to advocate for others through providing quality health care services, align health care systems, and abide by health care policies to improve health outcomes. This dental meeting will cover cultural competency and how it serves within a social determinant setting.

    Recording password: nBEmdiW3    

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Understand the term cultural competence.
    2. Understand the importance of cultural competence in the healthcare system.
    3. Understand how culture impacts the healthcare system.
    4.   Define unhoused population.
    5.   List the number of health services provided to unhoused participants.
    6.   Determine if Lawton Indian Hospital, Dental accomplished their goal of number of participants received health care service.

    Prerequisites:

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

    Travel:

    None - online course.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0897: IC Tip of the Week: Nitrous Oxide Safety: The Basics
    Date(s): 1/16/2024 - 1/16/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 340)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of January 16th, 2024. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading Materials:
    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/hazardcontrol/hc3.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/94-100/default.html

    https://www.osha.gov/waste-anesthetic-gases/workplace-exposures-guidelines




    Learning Objectives:

    Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand when and how to monitor for N2O
    2. Recognize how to limit N2O exposure in a dental clinic
    3. Understand the percentage of dental clinics that are using N20

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0898: Indian Country Oral Health ECHO [January 2024, Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 1/10/2024 - 1/10/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, DHA, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This Indian Country ECHO session will provide information for oral health clinicians and staff serving American Indian and Alaska Native people to effectively provide comprehensive dental care while optimizing minimally invasive dentistry [MID] techniques. Each session will be divided into a didactic presentation, a case study, and a period of discussion/Q & A, diving into the revolution of non-invasive techniques to protect vulnerable populations from oral disease. We will ensure that all dental team members understand the principles of MID knowing where to find the evidence, and able to support their own staff who will be performing the MID techniques

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Build minimally invasive dentistry skills
    2.   Recognize risk factors and apply preventive measures to reduce the occurrence of oral health disease
    3.   Learn techniques on how to treat patients with holistic and culturally appropriate care

    Prerequisites:

    These webinars are available to everyone working in IHS or tribal programs. Webinars are 12-1 Pacific Time.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0900: Indian Country Oral Health ECHO [April 2024, Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 4/10/2024 - 4/10/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, DHA, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This Indian Country ECHO session will provide information for oral health clinicians and staff serving American Indian and Alaska Native people to effectively provide comprehensive dental care while optimizing minimally invasive dentistry [MID] techniques. Each session will be divided into a didactic presentation, a case study, and a period of discussion/Q & A, diving into the revolution of non-invasive techniques to protect vulnerable populations from oral disease. We will ensure that all dental team members understand the principles of MID knowing where to find the evidence, and able to support their own staff who will be performing the MID techniques

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Build minimally invasive dentistry skills
    2.   Recognize risk factors and apply preventive measures to reduce the occurrence of oral health disease
    3.   Learn techniques on how to treat patients with holistic and culturally appropriate care

    Prerequisites:

    These webinars are available to everyone working in IHS or tribal programs. Webinars are 12-1 Pacific Time.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0902: Indian Country Oral Health ECHO [July 2024, Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 7/10/2024 - 7/10/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sean Kelly Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, DHA, Assistants Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This Indian Country ECHO session will provide information for oral health clinicians and staff serving American Indian and Alaska Native people to effectively provide comprehensive dental care while optimizing minimally invasive dentistry [MID] techniques. Each session will be divided into a didactic presentation, a case study, and a period of discussion/Q & A, diving into the revolution of non-invasive techniques to protect vulnerable populations from oral disease. We will ensure that all dental team members understand the principles of MID knowing where to find the evidence, and able to support their own staff who will be performing the MID techniques

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Build minimally invasive dentistry skills
    2.   Recognize risk factors and apply preventive measures to reduce the occurrence of oral health disease
    3.   Learn techniques on how to treat patients with holistic and culturally appropriate care

    Prerequisites:

    These webinars are available to everyone working in IHS or tribal programs. Webinars are 12-1 Pacific Time.

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0904: IC Tip of the Week: Is My PPE Adequate for Aerosolizing Procedures
    Date(s): 1/30/2024 - 1/30/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of January 30th, 2024. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading Materials:
    https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/medical-gloves

    https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/19/2016-30382/banned-devices-powdered-surgeons-gloves-powdered-patient-examination-gloves-and-absorbable-powder

    https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/medical-gowns

    https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.133

    https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfpmn/pmn.cfm

    https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/personal-protective-equipment-infection-control/n95-respirators-surgical-masks-face-masks-and-barrier-face-coverings

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/pdfs/UnderstandDifferenceInfographic-508.pdf

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/protectiveclothing/default.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2018-129/default.html

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand what PPE is required for aerosolizing procedures
    2. Recognize the difference between the levels of medical gowns
    3. Understand OSHA requirements for PPE

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0905: Suicide Recognition and Referral Training for Dental Providers [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 2/28/2024 - 2/28/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sabrina Votava Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 750)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course is designed for professionals needing training on how to recognize suicide risk and refer to the appropriate resources for additional help. This course also includes how to reduce imminent risk of harm by moving access to a means for suicide. There are no pre-requisites for this course, however, participants are expected to come ready to learn, participate, and demonstrate their newly acquired skills. Topics covered include the scope of the problem of suicide via data, risk and protective factors for suicide, symptoms of depression, warning signs for suicide, screening and intervention steps in the case of a crisis including means safety and the PHQ-9, local and national resources and how to utilize them, and practice. All sections of the training must be attended in order to receive a certificate of completion.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   -Recognize at least five warning signs for suicide.
    2.   -Be familiar with the PHQ-9 and how to utilize it.
    3.   -Know the steps of how to help someone in crisis: engage, ask, stay, remove and connect.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0906: IC Tip of the Week: I Heard Some N95 Manufacturers Have Rescinded Their NIOSH Approval. Has Mine?
    Date(s): 2/13/2024 - 2/13/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of February 13th, 2024. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading Materials:
    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/topics/respirators/cel/default.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/resources/pressrel/letters/respprotect/CA-2023-1064.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/resources/pressrel/letters/respprotect/CA-2023-1069.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/resources/pressrel/letters/respprotect/CA-2023-1068.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/noticesmanufact.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/resources/pressrel/letters/respprotect/CA-2023-1070.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/resources/pressrel/letters/respprotect/CA-2023-1063.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/resources/pressrel/letters/respprotect/CA-2023-1065.html

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand what the Occupational Safety Health Act of 1970 is.
    2. Recognize the difference between what is and what isn't on the Certified
    Equipment List
    3. Understand who regulates and certifies respirators

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0907: Periodontal Disease and its Association with Vascular Dementia [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 3/14/2024 - 3/14/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Eric Jewell Director: Ticey Mason
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 750)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    There is a wealth of scientific evidence showing a link between oral disease and some systemic diseases. This presentation will discuss how periodontitis is linked to systemic conditions through inflammation and even invasion of periodontal pathogens beyond the oral cavity. We will then more specifically discuss the link between periodontitis and dementia, and look at proposed biologic mechanisms behind this link.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Discuss how periodontal disease can increase systemic inflammation.
    2.   Describe how inflammation is related to dementia.
    3.   Describe how periodontitis might be linked to dementia via bacterial invasion.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0909: IC Tip of the Week: What is My Responsibility in Our Sharps Safety Program
    Date(s): 2/27/2024 - 2/27/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Director: Damon Pope
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 148)
    Course Types
    Summary:

    This is based upon the tip of the week e-mail sent out by DOH the week of February 27th, 2024. To gain CDE credit, participants must successfully pass a test [score 80] based upon the reading material.

    Reading Materials:
    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/faqs/safe-injection-practices.html

    https://www.cdc.gov/sharpssafety/pdf/sharpsworkbook_2008.pdf

    https://www.cdc.gov/injectionsafety/PDF/Safe-Injection-Checklist-P.pdf

    https://www.cdc.gov/oralhealth/infectioncontrol/safe-care-modules.htm

    https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/regulations/standardnumber/1910/1910.1030

    https://www.cdc.gov/injectionsafety/providers/provider_faqs_general.html

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon reviewing the NIPCS Tip of the week, you will:
    1. Understand the importance of safe injection practices
    2. Recognize the procedures that have been associated with unsafe injection practices
    3. Understand what aseptic techniques should be used in dentistry

    Prerequisites:

    Travel:

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0910: Antibiotic Stewardship: Steps to Stewardship in Oral Health [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 4/24/2024 - 4/24/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Erinne Kennedy Director: Jenna Lotz
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 200 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 134)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Nationally, US dentists prescribe 13 of outpatient antibiotics prescriptions; however, the prescribing habits of dentists are poorly understood. Although the benefits of antibiotics for patient health and wellbeing have been well-documented, these potential lifesavers can also result in a range of adverse reactions including serious population level concerns such as antibiotic resistant infections.

    This session will define the challenges with antibiotic use, enumerate the roles of dentists in the future of antibiotic stewardship, and discuss best practices in other healthcare professions. We will review the current evidence base for antibiotic use in dentistry and review best practices for dental clinicians. Lastly, participants will discuss tools, resources, and best practices for antibiotic stewardship in oral health.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Describe action items for implementation of a stewardship program.
    2.   Discuss tools to demonstrate a stewardship commitment within the dental setting.
    3.   Compare and contrast resources to educate and train the entire dental team to promote responsible antibiotic prescribing.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0924: ADA CDT 2024 code update and IHS coding guidance for 2024 [live webinar]
    Date(s): 2/21/2024 - 2/21/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    This course presents the ADA CDT 2024 code updates including 14 new codes; changes to 11 existing CDT codes; recommendations for CDT to ICD-10 code ‘linking’ and review of current “Conditions” codes. Also reviewed are the still active IHS Tracking codes and recommendations for appropriate use of multiple common CDT codes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   List the new ADA CDT [code] category for 2024.
    2.   Understand which IHS Tracking Codes to use for GPRA data.
    3.   Explain how to link CDT codes to ICD-10 codes and create a ‘short list’ of alternate ICD-10 codes.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0926: 2024 National Children's Dental Health Message 1: Glass Ionomer Sealants [2/5/2024]
    Date(s): 2/5/2024 - 2/4/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Nathan Mork, Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.50 (Total CDE); 1.50 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.50 (AGD - 430)
    Summary:

    Each year, the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health shares messages related to National Children’s Dental Health Month [NCDHM], which is in February. This year, we are focusing our messaging on glass ionomer sealants, silver diamine fluoride, and immunization screenings by oral health professionals in our IHS, tribal and urban dental programs. This message focus is on glass ionomer sealants.

    Glass ionomer [GI] sealants are self-adhesive, hydrophilic [moisture tolerant], and have fluoride releasing properties. The fluoride is released from the sealant after polymerization, and continues to slowly release over time for up to 8 years. Because of these favorable properties, in 2009 the IHS Division of Oral Health began endorsing the use of GI sealants in very young children or in children or adults where moisture control cannot be achieved.

    Required Reading:
    Reading:
    •   Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Pit-and-Fissure Sealants [American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association, 2016]: https://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/G_Sealants.pdf
    •   Sealants for preventing and arresting pit-and-fissure occlusal caries in primary and permanent molars: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials – a report of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2016 JAMA]: https://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177[16]30475-5/fulltext or https://jada.ada.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0002-817728162930475-5
    •   Comparison of Clinical Efficacy of Glass Ionomer-based Sealant using ART Protocol and Resin-based Sealant on Primary Molars in Children [International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 2022]: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9973092/
    •   IHS ECC Collaborative: Glass Ionomer Sealants and Restorations, 2009: https://www.ihs.gov/DOH/documents/ecc/GIMaterialsHandout.pdf
    •   IHS Oral Health Program Guide, Section J: Pit and Fissure Sealants, 2012: https://www.ihs.gov/doh/index.cfm?fuseaction=clinicmanagement.ohpg [in the IHS Dental Portal – Clinic section; login required]

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this self-study reading, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe the 2016 ADA/AAPD policy statement on dental sealants;
    2. List the favorable properties for glass ionomer sealants; and
    3. Explain when dental sealants are indicated.

    Prerequisites:

    Reading:
    •   Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Pit-and-Fissure Sealants [American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and American Dental Association, 2016]: https://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/G_Sealants.pdf
    •   Sealants for preventing and arresting pit-and-fissure occlusal caries in primary and permanent molars: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials – a report of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2016 JAMA]: https://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177[16]30475-5/fulltext or https://jada.ada.org/action/showPdf?pii=S0002-817728162930475-5
    •   Comparison of Clinical Efficacy of Glass Ionomer-based Sealant using ART Protocol and Resin-based Sealant on Primary Molars in Children [International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry, 2022]: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9973092/
    •   IHS ECC Collaborative: Glass Ionomer Sealants and Restorations, 2009: https://www.ihs.gov/DOH/documents/ecc/GIMaterialsHandout.pdf
    •   IHS Oral Health Program Guide, Section J: Pit and Fissure Sealants, 2012: https://www.ihs.gov/doh/index.cfm?fuseaction=clinicmanagement.ohpg [in the IHS Dental Portal – Clinic section; login required]

    Travel:

    None; self-study.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0927: 2024 National Children's Dental Health Message 2: Silver Diamine Fluoride [2/5/2024]
    Date(s): 2/12/2024 - 2/11/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Timothy Ricks, Nathan Mork Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.50 (Total CDE); 1.50 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.50 (AGD - 430)
    Summary:

    Each year, the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health shares messages related to National Children’s Dental Health Month [NCDHM], which is in February. This year, we are focusing our messaging on glass ionomer sealants, silver diamine fluoride, and immunization screenings by oral health professionals in our IHS, tribal and urban dental programs. This message focus is on silver diamine fluoride.

    SDF is used to arrest dental caries through the antibacterial property of silver and the remineralizing effect of fluoride. This non-invasive option can be considered for treating pre-cooperative children with dental caries and can potentially delay or prevent the need for additional dental treatment in the operating room. Since SDF was first approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] in 2014 as a desensitizing agent – and used off-label for caries arrest – it has primarily been used by dental staff. However, in recent years, there has been growing interest among medical professionals to apply SDF in close collaboration with dental providers. Below are some resources to help you learn more about SDF and how it applies to both the dental and medical settings.

    Reading:
    •   IHS Dental Public Health Specialty Pearl – Silver Diamine Fluoride Updates, Dr. Sarah Shoffstall-Cone, 2023: https://www.ihs.gov/doh/index.cfm?fuseaction=clinicmanagement.pearls&id=32 [in the IHS Dental Portal – Clinic – Specialty Consultants section; login required]
    •   IHS Silver Ion Antimicrobial Guidelines, IHS Oral Health Program Guide, CH4, Section V: https://www.ihs.gov/doh/index.cfm?fuseaction=clinicmanagement.ohpg [in the IHS Dental Portal – Clinic section; login required]
    •   IHS Medical-Led Silver Diamine Fluoride Demonstration Project, 2022: https://www.ihs.gov/doh/documents/SDF_FINAL20_REPORT_DOH.pdf
    •   American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, SDF Chairside Guide: https://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/R_ChairsideGuide.pdf
    •   CareQuest – The Non-Invasive Caries Therapy Guide, page 9: https://www.carequest.org/sites/default/files/2023-07/CareQuest_Institute_Non-Invasive-Caries-Therapy-Guide_071023.pdf
    •   ASTDD Silver Diamine Fluoride Fact Sheet: https://www.astdd.org/docs/SDF-fact-sheet-upd-oct_23.pdf
    •   Physician Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride [SDF] in Dental Caries Management - Guidance from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: https://www.aapd.org/globalassets/sdf-guidance-for-physicians_aapd_2023.pdf
    •   CareQuest. The CPT Code for the Application of Silver Diamine Fluoride, Explained: https://www.carequest.org/about/blog-post/cpt-code-application-silver-diamine-fluoride-explained

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this self-study reading, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe how a dental provider knows when an SDF treated lesion is arrested;
    2. Cite the effectiveness of SDF with a one-time application; and
    3. List the contraindications for applying SDF.

    Prerequisites:

    Reading:
    •   IHS Dental Public Health Specialty Pearl – Silver Diamine Fluoride Updates, Dr. Sarah Shoffstall-Cone, 2023: https://www.ihs.gov/doh/index.cfm?fuseaction=clinicmanagement.pearls&id=32 [in the IHS Dental Portal – Clinic – Specialty Consultants section; login required]
    •   IHS Silver Ion Antimicrobial Guidelines, IHS Oral Health Program Guide, CH4, Section V: https://www.ihs.gov/doh/index.cfm?fuseaction=clinicmanagement.ohpg [in the IHS Dental Portal – Clinic section; login required]
    •   IHS Medical-Led Silver Diamine Fluoride Demonstration Project, 2022: https://www.ihs.gov/doh/documents/SDF_FINAL20_REPORT_DOH.pdf
    •   American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, SDF Chairside Guide: https://www.aapd.org/media/Policies_Guidelines/R_ChairsideGuide.pdf
    •   CareQuest – The Non-Invasive Caries Therapy Guide, page 9: https://www.carequest.org/sites/default/files/2023-07/CareQuest_Institute_Non-Invasive-Caries-Therapy-Guide_071023.pdf
    •   ASTDD Silver Diamine Fluoride Fact Sheet: https://www.astdd.org/docs/SDF-fact-sheet-upd-oct_23.pdf
    •   Physician Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride [SDF] in Dental Caries Management - Guidance from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry: https://www.aapd.org/globalassets/sdf-guidance-for-physicians_aapd_2023.pdf
    •   CareQuest. The CPT Code for the Application of Silver Diamine Fluoride, Explained: https://www.carequest.org/about/blog-post/cpt-code-application-silver-diamine-fluoride-explained

    Travel:

    None; self-study.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0928: 2024 National Children's Dental Health Message 3: Immunization Screenings by Oral Health Professionals [2/19/2024]
    Date(s): 2/19/2024 - 2/18/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Nathan Mork, Timothy Ricks Director: Timothy Ricks
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 1 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.50 (Total CDE); 1.50 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.50 (AGD - 149)
    Summary:

    Each year, the Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health shares messages related to National Children’s Dental Health Month [NCDHM], which is in February. This year, we are focusing our messaging on glass ionomer sealants, silver diamine fluoride, and immunization screenings by oral health professionals in our IHS, tribal and urban dental programs. This message focus is on glass ionomer sealants.

    In November 2022, the IHS Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Christensen, announced the IHS E3 Vaccine Strategy. An excerpt of her message was as follows:

    “As a critical public health prevention priority in our vulnerable service population, IHS advocates recommending vaccines to our patients. E3 focuses on 1] Every patient at 2] Every encounter should be offered 3] Every recommended vaccine when appropriate…Historically, vaccine-preventable illness has taken a disproportionate toll in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. One of the indirect effects of the pandemic has been a decline in routine vaccine coverage rates for children, adolescents, and adults. While we continue to promote broad vaccine access for COVID-19 and AI/AN persons at risk for Monkeypox, we must also ensure that we take every opportunity to offer routine vaccination, including seasonal influenza, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and the full range of bacterial illnesses for which vaccines have been shown to be effective.”

    In late 2023, Dr. Christensen once again stressed the importance of vaccination, saying:

    “I am issuing a call to action for our federal, tribal, and urban programs to intensify efforts to promote vaccination in our tribal communities as we seek to protect our vulnerable AI/AN service population during this respiratory viral season…National immunization coverage rates for influenza, COVID-19, and RSV are currently low for both children and adults. I/T/U health care providers are urged to offer influenza, COVID-19, and RSV immunizations to eligible patients now.

    Oral health professionals – dentists, dental health aide therapists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants – play an important role in the E3 Vaccine Strategy as there may be many patients that have not recently been to a medical provider but dcome into our dental clinics seeking care. Asking parents of children if theirre child is up to date on vaccinations, asking parents of teens about whether or not their teen has received the HPV vaccination and educating them as to why they need it, and asking older adults whether they have received certain vaccinations can easily be done by dental providers during the medical history review. Below are some resources to help you learn more about immunization schedules and recommended immunizations.

    Reading:
    •   Vaccination coverage for selected diseases by age 24 months, 2010-16 [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2020-2021/VaxCh.pdf
    •   Vaccination coverage for selected diseases among adolescents aged 13-17 years, 2008-2019 [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2020-2021/VaxTn.pdf
    •   Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule by Age, 2024 [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.htmltable-1 [print the table!]
    •   Adult Immunization Schedule by Age, 2024 [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.htmltable-age [print the table!]
    •   Myths about the flu vaccine [WHO]: https://www.who.int/news-room/spotlight/influenza-are-we-ready/5-myths-about-the-flu-vaccine
    •   Human papillomavirus and cancer [WHO]: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/human-papilloma-virus-and-cancer
    •   HPV and Cancer [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this self-study reading, participants should be able to:
    1. Describe the 2016 ADA/AAPD policy statement on dental sealants;
    2. List the favorable properties for glass ionomer sealants; and
    3. Explain when dental sealants are indicated.

    Prerequisites:

    Reading:
    •   Vaccination coverage for selected diseases by age 24 months, 2010-16 [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2020-2021/VaxCh.pdf
    •   Vaccination coverage for selected diseases among adolescents aged 13-17 years, 2008-2019 [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2020-2021/VaxTn.pdf
    •   Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule by Age, 2024 [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.htmltable-1 [print the table!]
    •   Adult Immunization Schedule by Age, 2024 [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.htmltable-age [print the table!]
    •   Myths about the flu vaccine [WHO]: https://www.who.int/news-room/spotlight/influenza-are-we-ready/5-myths-about-the-flu-vaccine
    •   Human papillomavirus and cancer [WHO]: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/human-papilloma-virus-and-cancer
    •   HPV and Cancer [CDC]: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/hpv/statistics/cases.htm

    Travel:

    None; self-study.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



    2024 Continuing Dental Education Catalog

    General Courses

    DE0930: Advancements in Diabetes Webinar: Understanding the Bi-directional Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and Diabetes
    Date(s): 2/14/2024 - 2/13/2027
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Eric Jewell Director: Wendy Castle
    Audience: Assistants, Dentists, DHA, Hygienists Level: Advanced
    Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 490)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Periodontal [gum] disease is recognized as the “sixth complication” of diabetes. However, the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes is bi-directional: the risk of developing periodontal disease is increased three-fold in people with diabetes, while the severity of periodontal disease – and treatment – affects glycemic control in patients with diabetes. This webinar will explore both sides of this complex relationship.

    Learning Objectives:

    As a result of completing this training, participants will be able to:
    1. Describe periodontal [gum] disease
    2. Examine the bi-directional relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes
    3. Identify the pathways that relate periodontal disease to diabetes



    Prerequisites:

    Webinar password is mDM5AebE

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    NA



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    DE0931: Dynamic Reporting Interface: Part 1 - Introduction, General Navigation, Setup, and Report Filters [live webinar]
    Date(s): 3/20/2024 - 3/20/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Renee Gilbert Director: Joel Knutson
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA Level: Review
    Quota: 10 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    EDR Trainer, Renee Gilbert presents an introduction to the Dynamic Reporting Interface. This online seminar topic will be covered in two sessions. The March session will cover General Navigation, Setup, and Report Filters. Join this online seminar to learn more about the Dynamic Reporting Interface. This online seminar is recommended for any staff members responsible for running reports.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   The Dynamic Reporting Interface has two [2] user security rights.
    2.   Dynamic Reporting filter options include: Clinics, Providers, Patients, and Patient Tags.
    3.   Dynamic Report filters can be saved as a default to make ad hoc reports even faster.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:





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    DE0933: Ortho Referrals: When and Why [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 3/27/2024 - 3/27/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Amber Foster Director: Jenna Lotz
    Audience: Dentists Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 200 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 370)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    A review of malocclusions, why certain conditions may require early orthodontic intervention and treatment options available for the general and pediatric dentist.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1. Identify malocclusions in a child that may require early intervention
    2.Understand possible consequences if certain malocclusions are left
    untreated
    3.Understand some early treatment modalities that a general dentist can
    be comfortable providing for different malocclusions

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0935: Dental Health Aides [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 5/22/2024 - 5/22/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Sarah Shoffstall-Cone Director: Jenna Lotz
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff, DHA Level: Basic
    Quota: 5 - 200 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 149)
    Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    Dental Health Aides have different scopes of practice with the scope focusing on prevention and then expanding to restorative care. Participants will be educated of what is happening to educate and prepare these dental providers to enhance health outcomes for the communities they serve. The course will also look at the impact dental health aides have had on oral health outcomes.

    Learning Objectives:

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
    1.   Describe the various levels of dental health aides and explain the scope of practice of each level.
    2.   Describe the Ilisagvik College/ANTHC Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program curriculum.
    3.   Identify the effects to increase of access to care and improved health outcomes for communities where dental therapists are working.

    Prerequisites:

    None

    Travel:

    None

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.



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    DE0937: OCA/BEM/GP Quarterly Meeting [Live Webinar]
    Date(s): 3/14/2024 - 3/14/2024
    Facility: Online Location: Online
    Instructor(s): Marie Fluent, Elaine Bailey Director: Keasha Myrick
    Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff Level: Basic
    Quota: 10 - 500 students Tuition: $0.00
    Hours: 4.00 (Total CDE); 4.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 4.00 (AGD - 134)
    Course Types Course Types Course Types
    Summary:

    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

    Prerequisites:

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

    Travel:

    None - online course.

    Payment Address:

    Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.