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DE0942: FY 2024 IHS SPECIAL Monthly CDE Webinar: IHS Occupational Safety & Health Program [Live Webinar]

Date: 4/03/2024 - 4/03/2024
Course Status: Available
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Brian Hroch
Director: Timothy Ricks
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].

Course Outline
1.   Fundamentals of IHM Part 1 Chapter 9
2.   Goals of Chapter 9
3.   Significant Changes with updated Chapter 9
4.   Culture of Safety
5.   Responsibilities

Webex meeting password: a8X3UiQpig4

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this training/course, participants should be able to:
1. Describe what is meant by a culture of safety;
2. List where IHS standards/policy is located on the IHS website; and
3. Explain the purpose of the IHS Occupational Safety & Health Program.

Speaker / Presenter:

Brian Hroch — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

The speaker has no conflicts of interest to report. Brian Hroch, is the Institutional Environmental Health Program Manager at IHS Headquarters within OEHE’s Division of Environmental Health Services. As program manager, Brian provides Institutional Environmental Health technical support; provides Agency-wide program support; directs and coordinates the IHS Occupational Safety Program; and serves as technical advisor to Agency staff on health and safety concerns in child care, educational, correctional, or similar institutional facilities on Indian lands. He is a graduate of the IHS Institutional Environmental Health Residency, where he earned his Master of Public Health from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences [USUHS] and earned his Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health from Ohio University. Brian is a Certified Industrial Hygienist [CIH], a Certified Safety Professional [CSP] and a Registered Environmental Health Specialist [REHS]. With positions in the Indian Health Service and the private sector, Brian has more than30 years of professional experience in institutional environmental health, industrial hygiene, safety management, healthcare accreditation, radiation protection, environmental management, emergency management and infection prevention. Brian is an Environmental Health Officer who retired as a CAPTfrom the USPHS after serving in positions in the Albuquerque Area, Navajo Area and IHS Headquarters. Brian may be reached 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


Webex meeting password: a8X3UiQpig4

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.