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DD0031: 2020 IHS ADO-HQ Dental Meeting

Date: 10/06/2020 - 10/15/2020
Course Status: Available
Facility: IHS Division of Oral Health
Level: Advanced
Audience: Dentists
Quota: 5 - 20 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 7.00 (Total CDE); 7.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 2.00 (AGD - 148); 5.00 (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

IHS Area Dental Officers face unique challenges: almost as soon as they assume the role of ADO they are expected to be experts on everything from recruitment, pay and benefits, tribal self-governance, dental public health, clinic design, clinical efficiency, and myriad other topics. The 2020 ADO-HQ Meeting sessions are designed to teach seasoned ADOs and HQ staff key concepts regarding dental public health, personnel management, clinical efficiency and effectiveness, program budget management, time management, and how to work within the system by building and developing partnerships, collaborations, and valuable relationships with fellow ADOs, Area Office staff and Headquarters staff.

Session 1: October 6, 2020: ADO Concepts IV - 2 hours
Session 2: October 8, 2020: COVID-19 Infection Control Issues - 2 hours
Session 3: October 13, 2020: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention - 2 hours
Session 4: October 15, 2020: Recruitment Update/CDO Issues - 1 hour

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Discuss how to help dental directors with specific scenarios related to dental clinic management during the COVID-19 pandemic;
2. Provide an overview of the CDC's guidelines for infection control in dental settings during the pandemic; and
3. Describe the improvement made in 13-15 year-old dental disease in the AI/AN population.

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 (


Must be an Area Dental Officer or IHS Headquarters Division of Oral Health.

Tuition Payment Information:

No tuition

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.