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DE0905: Suicide Recognition and Referral Training for Dental Providers [Live Webinar]

Date: 2/28/2024 - 2/28/2024
Course Status: Available
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Sabrina Votava
Director: Ticey Mason
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, DHA, Support Staff
Quota: 5 - 500 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 3.00 (Total CDE); 3.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 3.00 (AGD - 750)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This course is designed for professionals needing training on how to recognize suicide risk and refer to the appropriate resources for additional help. This course also includes how to reduce imminent risk of harm by moving access to a means for suicide. There are no pre-requisites for this course, however, participants are expected to come ready to learn, participate, and demonstrate their newly acquired skills. Topics covered include the scope of the problem of suicide via data, risk and protective factors for suicide, symptoms of depression, warning signs for suicide, screening and intervention steps in the case of a crisis including means safety and the PHQ-9, local and national resources and how to utilize them, and practice. All sections of the training must be attended in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   -Recognize at least five warning signs for suicide.
2.   -Be familiar with the PHQ-9 and how to utilize it.
3.   -Know the steps of how to help someone in crisis: engage, ask, stay, remove and connect.

Speaker / Presenter:

Sabrina Votava — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

The speaker has no conflicts of interest to report.

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:

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.