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Northwest Tribal Dental Support Center

Program Goal

The overall goal of the NTDSC is to address the broad challenges and opportunities associated with the 36 IHS and Tribal preventive and clinical dental programs utilizing the combined resources and infrastructure of IHS Headquarters and IHS Portland Area, indirectly improving the oral health of the Native American people in the Pacific Northwest. The objectives of NTDSC are to provide clinical and preventive program support, implement an Area-wide surveillance system to track oral health status, provide continuing dental education opportunities, and work with IHS Headquarters and other dental support centers towards meeting national HP/DP objectives. The objectives of NTDSC are supported through ongoing communication with local dental programs via site visits, email groups, telephone consultation, and an annual Prevention Coordinators’ meeting.

Ticey Jo Mason (Siletz)
Project Director
2121 SW Broadway, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503-416-3267
Fax: 503-228-8182
tmason@npaihb.org

Dr. Bonnie Bruerd, DrPH
Prevention Contractor
Direct Line: 503-881-3432
bonnie.bruerd@comcast.net

Dr. Bruce Johnson
Clinical Contractor
Direct Line: 253-267-4682
bj7308@hotmail.com

Kathy Phipps, DrPH
Oral Health Epidemiologist
Contractor
Email: kathyphipps1234@gmail.com

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