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DE0118: Update on Dental Disease Prevention & Public Health Approach in AI Communities

Date: 8/11/2017 - 8/11/2017
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Grand Ronde
Location: Grand Ronde, OR
Instructor: Bonnie Bruerd
Director: Bonnie Bruerd
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 1 - 100 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 010); 1.00 (AGD - 432)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This two-hour presentation is intended to provide the very latest information on the prevention and management of dental caries and periodontal diseases. Both clinical and community-based interventions will be presented and the learning group will discuss the implementation of these interventions in their local communities. Furthermore, the presentation will review dental program GPRA objectives, public health principles, and effective health education strategies.

Learning Objectives:

1.   Describe how public health dentistry is different than private practice dentistry.
2.   Describe at least one strategy to establish school-based programs or recruit school-age children to the dental clinic for fluoride and sealants.
3.   Describe at least one strategy to recruit more infants and toddlers to the dental program for screening and fluoride.
4.   List at least two strategies to improve the effectiveness of health education.

Speaker / Presenter:

Bonnie Bruerd — 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.