2024 Catalog: General Courses
DE0887: FY 2024 Portland Area Wee Smile Initiative: MID Style Learning Session [In-Person]
This Wee Smile: Minimally Invasive Dentistry Style learning session offers an evidence-based approach for IHS, tribal, and urban Indian dental programs to improve the oral health of their communities, with an emphasis on 0-5 year olds. Wee Smile participants learn and apply a full range of prevention and community outreach strategies, as well minimally-invasive dentistry [MID], which employs the most up-to-date materials and research - resulting in easier, faster, appointments, positive patient experiences, and healthier mouths. Wee Smile focuses on clinic policies, processes, as well as culturally appropriate clinical care to provide a sustainable, continuous improvement-based environment for optimal oral health outcomes.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Build community.
2. Develop and plant to implement referral policies and protocols to ensure 0 – 5 year olds receive all of the culturally appropriate care they need, when and where they need it, and that their tribal clinic is their dental home.
3. Identify and plan to test strategies/best practices for increasing/maintaining access, including: keeping patient appointments; engaging in community outreach; Interdepartmental collaboration.
4. Understand how to use patient satisfaction tools to measure patient trust, and measure progress over time.
Sean Kelly — Retired from the Commissioned Corps [USPHS - IHS] 8/1/2017. Maintained my position as the Dental Director for the Puyallup Tribal Health Authority until September 2021. Serving as the Clinical Consultant for the Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center since 2020. For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at email@example.com.
Miranda Davis — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marty Lieberman — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at email@example.com.
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 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 CCEPR.ada.org
Must be Portland Area dental staff participating in this initiative.
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.