2023 Catalog: General Courses
DE0677: 2022 Southwest Regional Continuing Education Dental Conference
The purpose of this 3 half day course is to give I/T/U dental programs within the Southwest Region [Phoenix, Tucson, and Navajo] the opportunity to learn new skills, improve current skills and to provide the opportunity for networking and collaborative planning and evaluation of service unit dental programs. The SWDSC’s focus is to provide support, guidance and training for the SW Regional dental clinics to address disparities in communities served by improving prevention programs, oral health surveillance and monitoring, and improving quality of patient care using evidence-based methods.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Apply and assess appropriate infection control practices and protocols within the dental setting to ensure staff and patient safety and maintain accreditation.
2. Apply risk management skills in IHS and tribal programs.
3. Utilize new techniques for providing patient care for patients with special needs and complex medical conditions.
4. Explain the new AAP periodontal classification system, how it relates to the CPITN, and its relevance to treatment planning.
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 Indian Health Service Division of Oral Health (IHS DOH) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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. IHS DOH designates this activity for 8.00 continuing education credits.
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.