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DE0947: ABQ Area CDE Call: AAAHC Dental Home - The Basics [live webinar]

Date: 5/09/2024 - 5/09/2024
Course Status: Available
Facility: Online
Location: Online
Instructor: Jenna Lotz
Director: Lisa Begay
Level: Basic
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Support Staff
Quota: 5 - 100 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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An accreditation review can be extremely stressful for dental directors. In addition to the typical accreditation standards, becoming a designated Dental Home is another level of accreditation achievement. What does it take to become a dental home, and what does becoming an ‘AAAHC-designated Dental Home’ actually mean? In this presentation, you will learn about what an AAAHC Dental Home designation is, why it is beneficial, and how to achieve this designation.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.    Be able to identify what an AAAHC Dental Home designation means and why it is important
2.    Be able to identify how to meet basic Dental Home AAAHC accreditation standards
3.    Understand basics of what a QI study is

Speaker / Presenter:

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

The speaker has no conflicts of interest to report. Dr. Jenna Lotz serves as the Chief Dental Officer at the Jicarilla Service Unit [JSU] in Dulce, New Mexico. She grew up in Indiana and attended undergraduate at New Mexico State University. She began dental school at Oregon Health and Sciences and transferred and graduated from Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health. She began her IHS career in 2017 serving 3 years at JSU, then because of COVID, she and her husband moved to work in IHS together in Minnesota from 2020-2023. In November of 2023, they were happy to move back to Chama, NM and now work together at JSU!

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


Albuquerque Area dental staff

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.