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DA0016: Oral Surgery Assistant's Survival Course

Date: 4/30/2024 - 5/01/2024
Course Status: Available
Facility: Albuquerque Area Dental Support Center
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor: Amy Suhr, Kenneth Moran
Director: Amy Suhr
Level: Basic
Audience: Assistants
Quota: 10 - 30 students
Tuition: $200.00
Hours: 20.00 (Total CDE); 20.00 (DANB Non-Clinical); 20.00 (AGD - 310)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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Assistant's Survival Course will provide assistants with the knowledge and skills to perform a supplemental Oral Surgery procedures and understand why and how Oral Surgery procedures are performed.

April 30th
8:00-9:00 Introduction/Get Acquainted/Scope of Practice MORAN
9:00-10:30 Common Medical Conditions MORAN
10:30-12:00 Vital Signs and Patient Monitoring SUHR
LAB- Vital Signs/Monitor Use/
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:30 Medical Emergencies SUHR
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-5:15 Meds/ Analgesics/ Antibiotics SUHR

May 1st
8:00-9:00 Aseptic Technique MORAN
9:00-10:00 Biopsy Techniques MORAN
10:00-11:30 Post-op Complications SUHR
11:30-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Suturing/Miscellaneous materials MORAN/SUHR
2:00-4:00 Case Scenarios/Conclusion MORAN/SUHR

Learning Objectives:

1. Display a broad knowledge of oral surgery procedures.
2. Describe how to assist in a medical emergency during oral surgery.
3. Explain why adjunctive measures are done in the oral surgery practice.

Speaker / Presenter:

Amy Suhr — Personal Description / Biography not available. For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Kenneth Moran — Personal Description / Biography not available. 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 is due only from staff from tribal programs that have taken their HQ dental shares. Tuition Payment is due at least 30 days prior to the start of the course. Please submit tuition payment to the address on the Tuition Payment Form [obtain the form by contacting] or downloading from this site.

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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.