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DE0170: Recorded Webinar: IHS Special CDE Webinar - Oral Health Surveillance Training 2018

Date: 10/01/2021 - 9/30/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Kathy Phipps
Director: Timothy Ricks
Level: Basic
Audience: DHA, Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Quota: 1 - 500 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This is a recording of the live training offered on 7/11/18.

From July to December this year, the Indian Health Service will be once again asking IHS, tribal, and urban dental programs to conduct an oral health survey of AI/AN children aged 1-5 years. We last surveyed 1-5 year-old AI/AN children in 2010 and 2014, and what we found from these surveys was that AI/AN children suffer more from tooth decay than other populations in the U.S., that early prevention before the age of two is critical, and that sealants on primary molars are underutilized. The purpose of these surveys is to monitor the burden of oral disease and use of the oral health care delivery system. We will have over a hundred programs around the country who will assess oral health status of AI/AN children, and this information can be used at the local, Area, and national level to show disparities that in turn can help programs prioritize and allocate resources to address those disparities.

We are asking you and your clinic to participate in the upcoming survey. This means that you will screen a set number of 1-, 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year old children in non-dental clinic settings such as well-child, WIC, Early Head Start, Head Start, tribal preschool programs, and kindergarten. The number of children to screen is based on the size of your user population - the smaller the user population, the fewer children to screen.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the purpose of the IHS Oral Health Surveillance Program;
2. Describe the sampling methodology behind this year's surveillance; and
3. Conduct oral health surveys on 1-5 year-old AI/AN children

Speaker / Presenter:

Kathy Phipps — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

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.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at


Tuition Payment Information:


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.