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2023 Catalog: Dentist Courses

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DD1000: Enduring Challenges

Date: 10/01/2022 - 9/30/2023
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists
Quota: 0 - 400 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 16.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (AGD - 070); 2.00 (AGD - 148); 2.00 (AGD - 250); 3.00 (AGD - 310); 1.00 (AGD - 370); 2.00 (AGD - 430); 2.00 (AGD - 490); 2.00 (AGD - 670); 1.00 (AGD - 730)
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This multi-part course is designed to orient new dentists in the Indian Health system on standards of care related to dental public health, endodontics, infection control, operative dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics, and prosthodontics.

For additional guidance, please go to the Dental Specialties Manual, which can be found under the Clinic tab on the IHS Dental Portal.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of these modules, participants should be able to:
1. Broadly describe standards of care related to different dental specialties;
2. Identify national specialty consultants for follow-up questions and consultation; and
3. Implement best practices in IHS or tribal dental programs based on course content.

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 dentists who have entered the Indian Health system within the past five years.

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.