2023 Catalog: Dentist Courses
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DD0045: USPHS Quarterly CDE Webinar: The Alaska DHAT Program [recorded webinar]
This webinar is restricted to USPHS, IHS, and tribal dentists.
The Dental Health Aide Therapists are educated to provide diagnosis, preventive, restorative, and simple surgical oral health care. The profession of dental therapy first began in Alaska in 2004. This presentation will look at what is currently happening in Alaska to educate Dental Health Aides and the outcomes that 16 years of Dental Health Aides have had in Alaska communities.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the various levels of dental health aides and explain their scope of practice
2. Describe the I?isa?vik College Alaska Dental Therapy Educational Program curriculum.
3. Identify the effects to increase of access to care and improved health outcomes for communities where dental health aide are working.
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 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 CCEPR.ada.org
Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.
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.