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DE0652: USPHS Quarterly CDE Webinar: Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges [Live Webinar - this webinar will not be recorded]

Date: 6/29/2022 - 6/29/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Renee Joskow
Director: Timothy Ricks
Level: Review
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists
Quota: 5 - 150 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 130)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This is the last quarterly USPHS Dental Webinar. The report Oral Health In America: Advances and Challenges is an examination of the last 20 years for oral health in this country and updates the findings of the last report, Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, released in 2000. It also focuses on new scientific and technological knowledge that offer promising new directions for improving oral health care and creating greater equity in oral health across communities. The report is comprised of six sections that provide a comprehensive snapshot of oral health in America, including an examination of oral health across the lifespan and a look at the impact it has on communities and the economy. This presentation will provide an overview of report findings and key messages.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1] Identify persistent oral health challenges [since the 2000 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health]
2] List social determinants of health that impact oral health
3] Describe “calls to action” to improve the nation’s oral health

Speaker / Presenter:

Renee Joskow — 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


This webinar is open to all USPHS dentist and dental hygienist officers, and dentists from agencies served by the USPHS.

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.