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DE0854: FY 2024 IHS Monthly CDE Webinar: STIs and Oral Health [Live Webinar]

Date: 10/25/2023 - 10/25/2023
Course Status: Available
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Level: Review
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA
Quota: 10 - 1000 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 1.00 (Total CDE); 1.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 1.00 (AGD - 550)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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The Monthly IHS CDE Webinars are available to all IHS, tribal, and urban dental program staff [dentists, dental hygienists, dental health aide therapists, community dental health coordinators, expanded function dental assistants, dental assistants, and dental health aides].

Nearly 20 million new cases of sexually transmitted infections affect people in the U.S. each year, according to the CDC. Often, the first signs of infections are found in the mouth. Recently, the IHS Division of Oral Health teamed up with the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and the National HIV/AIDS Program to develop an STI Education Initiative for dental clinics. Two programs, the Santa Fe Service Unit and the Oklahoma City Indian Dental Clinic, joined this initiative that involved a brief education by dental providers. Join this first webinar of FY 2024 to learn about the increasing rates of STIs in the U.S. and in Indian Country and what you can do in your IHS, tribal, or urban dental clinic to provide a brief intervention on STIs to promote overall health. Learn also some of the clinical signs of STI’s.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
1.   Discuss the prevalence and trends of sexually transmitted infections in the U.S.;
2.   Recognize oral manifestations of sexually transmitted infections;
3.   Describe the impact of sexually transmitted infections in AI/AN communities; and
4.   Provide brief education to dental patients in IHS, tribal, and urban programs about STIs and oral health.

Speaker / Presenter:

Rick Haverkate — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Jessica Leston — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Timothy Ricks — Director, Office of Public Health and Area Dental Officer 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



Tuition Payment Information:

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.