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DE0638: We Smile: MID Style Learning Session - Data, Community and Culture, Work Planning, and Quality Improvement [PORTLAND AREA ONLY, In-Person]

Date: 5/04/2022 - 5/04/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Seattle Airport Marriott
Location: Seattle, WA
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 1 - 50 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 5.00 (Total CDE); 5.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.75 (AGD - 550); 1.25 (AGD - 770)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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The purpose of this learning session is for select dental program to learn more about working in a collaborative focused on Minimally Invasive Dentistry [MID].

•   8:30    Welcome, Agenda Review, Housekeeping   Ticey Mason, Sarah Borgida

•   8:40   Welcome back to Connecting in Person      David Cournoyer, All

•   9:30   Data for Days [Months!]            Alia Katabi, Dr. Sean Kelly

•   10:30   Break

•   10:45   Community and Culture, Keys to Success   Shelley Means, Seattle
Indian Health Board

•   12:00   Lunch and Connecting

•   12:45   Work Planning               We Smile Team, Clinic Teams
o   Review Driver Diagram, Infographic – Gallery Walk, Brainstorming
o   Use data to set goals and objectives
o   Identify key activities, timeline, opportunities, challenges

•   2:15   Break and Snack

•   2:30   Work Plan Presentations            Clinic Teams
o   Clinics share for 5 min each

•   3:15   Quality Improvement and PDSAs         Drs. Kelly, Lieberman, Davis
o   Discussion, ideas, next steps for teams/programs

•   3:45   Process Check

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Build Community
2.   Learn the role culture, relationship, and community play in a successful [dental] team, and how to apply the lessons
3.   Develop work plans with measurable objectives to help achieve the goals and objectives of the collaborative

Speaker / Presenter:

Sean Kelly — Retired from the Commissioned Corps [USPHS - IHS] 8/1/2017. Maintained my position as the Dental Director for the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority until September 2021. Serving as the Clinical Consultant for the Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center since 2020. For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Alia Katabi — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Miranda Davis — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Shelley Means — 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


Must be Portland Area staff

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.