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DE0205: Oral Health Surveillance Training: 2019-20 Survey of 13-15 Year-old AI/AN Youth

Date: 7/24/2019 - 7/24/2019
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Kathy Phipps
Director: Timothy Ricks
Level: Basic
Audience: Hygienists, DHA, Dentists, Assistants
Quota: 5 - 500 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 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 training will provide dentists, dental hygienists, and dental health aide therapists with the knowledge and tools to conduct oral health survey on 13-15 year-olds. This training is required of all examiners, whether or not they completed the training in 2013 for this age group.

Starting in 2010, the Indian Health Service began annual oral health surveillance that have helped highlight disparities in dental disease among the AI/AN population and have helped show improvement in certain age groups [1-5 and 6-9 year-olds]. Many participating IHS, tribal, and urban clinics have used these reports and their local data to better prioritize care in their clinics or apply for additional funding from internal and external sources. Our next survey project will begin on July 25th and last until February 29, 2020 and will focus on 13-15 year-old AI/AN children. Unlike the 2013 survey of this age group, this year’s surveys will be entirely clinic-based as we know how hard it is to get into the schools.

We will have our first survey training on Wednesday, July 24th from 1:00 – 2:00 Eastern Time and hope that you can join us. We are still developing the sampling scheme and hope to be able to have a list of randomly selected clinics within the next week, but any clinics that want to volunteer to participate can also join this webinar. The advantage of volunteering to participate is that your clinic will have local data that can help highlight disparities or improvements compared to your IHS Area and the national data….information you can use to allocate resources or apply for funding. Every survey examiner must either complete the live or recorded webinar training, even if they have completed this training in the past [it is only one hour].

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this live webinar, participants will be able to:
1.   Describe the methodology for this year’s surveillance program;
2.   List who major contacts are with the surveillance program;
3.   Apply key concepts in conducting surveys on 13-15 year-old youth.

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 (



Tuition Payment Information:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.

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.