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DE0363: IHS Monthly EDR Series: Fundamentals of the RPMS EDR Interface [Recorded Webinar]

Date: 10/01/2021 - 9/30/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Ginny Bronson
Director: Joel Knutson
Level: Basic
Audience: Support Staff, Assistants, Hygienists, Dentists
Quota: 1 - 250 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 course provides an introduction to the IHS Dentrix Electronic Dental Record [EDR] interface with the IHS Resource and Patient Management System [RPMS] focusing on the RPMS side of the interface.
Course topics include:
•   Type of data transmitted,
•   Overview of the RPMS Bade Production,
•   Restarting the EDR interface, common issues and problems,
•   Review of the EDR troubleshooting guide.

Presenter: Ginny Bronson
Ginny Bronson has been working for IHS as an IT Specialist for over 25 years. Ms. Bronson worked for the Portland Area IHS for 15 years as the Unix and database administrator, providing technical assistance for RPMS applications and systems and configuring RPMS servers and databases. In 2009, she accepted a position with the Office of Information Technology [OIT] as part of the federal development team. Ms. Bronson currently provides support and development activities for the following applications: Release of Information [BRN], IHS Dental [ADE] and the RPMS-EDR Interface [Bade]. Prior to IHS, Ms. Bronson worked as a user support analyst for Oregon State Treasury, after receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Eastern Oregon University in 1992.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1.   Understand what type of data is transmitted
2.   Check the BADE production for errors/s and how to restart the EDR interface
3.   Resolve common Dentrix RPMS interface issues and problems
4.   Troubleshoot provider and hygienist registration and data transition issues

Speaker / Presenter:

Ginny Bronson — 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


Participants should be end users of the IHS Electronic Dental Record.

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.