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DD0030: 2021 National Dental Challenges Course

Date: TBD
Course Status: Available
Facility: To be determined
Director: Timothy Ricks
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists
Quota: 15 - 35 students
Tuition: $212.50
Hours: 21.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 070); 1.00 (AGD - 148); 1.00 (AGD - 250); 4.00 (AGD - 310); 2.00 (AGD - 370); 4.00 (AGD - 430); 2.00 (AGD - 490); 5.00 (AGD - 550); 1.00 (AGD - 610); 1.00 (AGD - 670)
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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 is limited to the first 35 who register.

The National Challenges Course is designed to be an orientation course for new dentists - dentists with less than 3 years of experience in an IHS, Tribal, or Urban dental program. This course is taught by the IHS National Dental Specialty Consultants and relays standards of care for IHS dental programs. Whether you're a new dental graduate or a seasoned private practice dentist but new to the IHS, this course has something to offer to all newer dentists.

Learning Objectives:

Individual session learning objectives are available in the Challenges Program. Overall, upon completion of this meeting/course, participants should be able to:

1. Describe the organizational structure of the Indian Health Service;
2. List at least one standard of care for each dental discipline; and
3. Define at least two best practices to help prevent tort claims.

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:

Payment must be by check and accompanied by Tuition Payment Form

IHS DIvision of Oral Health, ATTN: CDE Coordinator

5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 08N34 A

Rockville, MD 20857

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.