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DE0194: Elder Initiative Course [Portland Area]

Date: 10/24/2018 - 10/24/2018 Course Status: Completed
Facility: Hilton Sea-Tac Location: Seattle, WA
Instructor: Beatrice Gandara, Bonnie Bruerd, David Cournoyer Director: Bonnie Bruerd
Level: Basic Audience: Dentists, DHA, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 5 - 100 students Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 6.00 (Total CDE); 6.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 6.00 (AGD - 750)
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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

For Portland Area only: This course will provide CDE on providing dental care for elders, motivational interviewing when working with elders, and ways to work with elders to improve the oral health in the entire community.

Agenda: Elder Initiative
October 24, 2018

8:00 am   Registration & Continental breakfast

8:30      Welcome & Opening Exercise         Sarah Borghida &
David Cournoyer
9:00      Overall and Oral Health of Tribal Elders      Bonnie Bruerd
9:15      Present Elder Infographic            Bonnie Bruerd
Breakout Session: Dental Health Professional
9:30      Oral-Systemic Health & Impact on Dental   Bea Gandara
10:30      Break
10:45      Caries & Periodontal Disease: Prevention    Bea Gandara
      & Treatment Options
11:45-noon   What have you learned this morning that you want to share with
the Elder Coordinators? [Make a poster presentation]
Breakout Session: Elder Coordinators
9:30      Focus group with Elder Coordinators
•   What are the cultural considerations dental staff need to know when working with elders to get them into the dental clinic and when they are providing treatment?
•   How can elders work with us to improve oral health in your community?
•   What are the best ways to get elders involved in volunteering or community oral health projects?
[Make a poster presentation to present to the dental folks after lunch that address key issues and strategies to involve elders in oral health]
Noon      Lunch
1:00   Poster presentations from Dental and Elder Coordinator Groups   Dr. Bonnie Bruerd
2:00   Motivational Interviewing: Working with Elders            David Cournoyer
3:30   Writing PDSAs and Next Steps                  Dr. Bonnie Bruerd
4:00   Adjourn

Learning Objectives:

1. Describe 3 ways that oral-systemic health impacts dental treatment of elders.
2. List 3 strategies to manage periodontal disease for elders.
3. List 3 ways that elders could improve the oral health of the entire community.

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 (


For 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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