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DE0091: The CDC and San Carlos: Traditional Western Apache Diet Project

Date: 3/21/2017 - 3/21/2017
Course Status: Completed
Facility: To be determined
Director: Jan Frederick
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 2 - 500 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 150)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This webinar is offered through a collaboration with the IHS Division of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention, with the recording available on the DDTP website at The course is LIVE on 3/21/17 but the recorded session is available until 3/28/2020.

This seminar will provide a look at how diet and lifestyle changes in Native Americans may have led to increased likelihood for a number of diseases, including diabetes, obesity, alcoholism, suicide and domestic violence. The seminar will include an overview of the CDC and San Carlos: Traditional Western Apache Diet Project along with project details regarding the process and methodology used. Project activities and initial findings from this program will be shared. In addition, the seminar will include discussion of considerations for disease prevention and treatment and the importance of whole life balance.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify elements of a process for learning from elders about pre-reservation diet and health practices.
2. Describe aspects of traditional medicine and diet that can contribute to reduced risk of disease and improved health and well being.
3. Identify one change you can make in your clinical or public health practice that may help encourage or restore healthy aspects of traditional lifestyles.

Speaker / Presenter:

Seth Pilsk — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Twila Cassadore — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at



Tuition Payment Information:


Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.