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DA0016: Oral Surgery Assistant's Survival Course

Date: 7/16/2019 - 7/18/2019 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Drury Inn & Suites Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor: Kenneth Moran, Justin Sikes, LULA HEWEY Director: Justin Sikes
Level: Basic Audience: Assistants
Quota: 10 - 25 students Tuition: $200.00
Hours: 20.00 (Total CDE); 20.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 20.00 (AGD - 310)
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The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider
The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

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.

July 16, 2018
8:00-9:00       Introduction/Get Acquainted/                Sikes
Scope of Practice/Case Presentations
9:00-10:30       Common Medical Conditions                Sikes
10:30-12:00       Aseptic Technique                   Moran
12:00-1:30       Lunch
1:30-3:00       Vital Signs and Patient Monitoring            Sikes
3:00-5:00       LAB- Vital Signs/Monitor Use/            Sikes/Moran      

July 17, 2018
8:00-11:00       Medical Emergencies                  Moran
11:00-12:30       Lunch
12:30-2:00       Suturing/Miscellaneous Materials            Moran
2:00-4:00       LAB- Aseptic Technique/Instrument Wrapping/      Hewey/Yazzie
Gowns & Gloves/Instrument ID/ Suturing

July 18, 2018
8:00-9:30       Anesthesia/Antibiotics/Analgesics/            Moran
         Venous Puncture
9:30-10:30       Biopsy Techniques                   Moran
10:30-12:00      Post-op Complications                  Sikes
12:00-1:30       Lunch
1:30-3:30       Case Scenarios/Conclusions                Sikes

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.

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 (


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