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DE0192: Update on Dental Disease Prevention & Public Health Approach in AI Communities - Portland Area

Date: 10/01/2018 - 9/30/2019 Course Status: Available
Facility: Norhwest Portland Area Indian Health Board Location: Portland, OR
Instructor: Bonnie Bruerd Director: Bonnie Bruerd
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 1 - 1000 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 010); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
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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

This course occurs at multiple sites in the Portland Area IHS, during site visits by the Dental Support Center. Upon completion of the presentations, the Dental Support Center will provide attendees with the course completion code.

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.

Course Dates/Locations:
10/23/18: Yellowhawk [Pendleton, OR]
04/16/19: Neah Bay/Sophie Trettevick
04/17/19: Lower Elwha

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.

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 (


Portland Area dental staff only

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] or downloading from this site.

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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.

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