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Access to Care Day

6 CE Credits | FREE | Thursday, September 18, 2014
Holiday Inn Oceanfront, 67th Street | Ocean City, Maryland

No Registration may be taken at this time. 
Access to Care Day is an event created by the MSDA to increase awareness, and the highlight the importance of access to dental care, especially for children. We have partnered with DentaQuest's Maryland Healthy Smiles Program and the Office of Oral Health to promote this important cause, and to help members of the dental team treat patients of all ages.

Due to their generosity, we are able to offer this event FREE to all MSDA members of the dental team. Join us in 2014!

(course descriptions below)
Time Course Speaker
9:30 am Registration & Vendors
10:00 am Access to Oral Healthcare in MD: Triumphs and Challenges
Dr. Harry Goodman, Office of Oral Health
10:30 am Incorporating Nursing Home Care Into Your Dental Practice
Dr. Charles Doring
11:00 am Lessons Learned at Villa Asumpta: Maria Healthcare Center
Dr. William F. Martin, III
11:30 am Oral Health Update MHCC
11:50 am Q&A with Presenters
12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm MD Mission of Mercy & Safety Net Dental Programs
Dr. Diane Romaine & Dr. Richard Rogers
1:45 am Break
2:00 pm Dental Traumatology
Dr. Louis Berman
4:30 pm Panel Discussion with Presenters and Guests

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Course Descriptions:

Access to Oral Health in Maryland: Triumphs and Challenges

We will discuss our successes as a result of state reforms in increasing access to oral health care services for low-income children but also discuss the challenges we still face in increasing access to populations such as special needs children and adults, adults, and older adults.

Incorporating Nursing Home Care into Your Dental Practice

In 2030, which is within the practice lives of students currently enrolled in dental and dental hygiene programs, 20% of the population- 1 in 5 members in US society- will be 65 years of age or older. Ready or not, here come the SENIORS and you need to position your practice strategy to fill the expanding dental services they will require! This course will review special considerations to keep in mind when treating the elderly with complicated medical and dental needs. Easy ways to provide dental care in non-traditional settings such as long term care facilities will be considered. Tips on how providing this service as part of a "Medical Team" can help your practice grow will be discussed.

In 2009, the Mid Atlantic Province of the School of Sisters made a decision to provide optimal dental care for the Sisters of the Maria Healthcare Center at Villa Asumpta in Towson, Maryland.

Dr. Martin partnered with the residents and staff of MHCC to develop an ideal system that mimics the dental care the residents would receive from any dental practice. The materials and equipment used will be discussed as well as appointments and recall. Challenges in charting and record keeping in a nursing facility will be discussed. Dr. Martin will explain the treatments given to MHCC residences.

MD Mission of Mercy and Safety Net Dental Programs

Emergency Department dental visits are on the rise in Maryland by as much as 70% in the Medicaid population. Are diverse safety net programs and Mission of Mercy projects really making a difference? The Maryland Health Services Cost Review Commission (HSCRC) has shared some enlightening data on this area of MSDA concern which we will review.

Dental Traumatology is the branch of dentistry that encompasses the epidemiology, etiology, prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of trauma to the jaws and surrounding tissues. These injuries are typically quick, sudden, and unexpected; this is why clinicians must be prepared to render appropriate emergency care at any time. Dr. Berman will present an evidence based and common sense approach to clinically managing every phase of dental traumatology, including crown fractures, root fractures, luxations and avulsions.

Educational Objectives - as a result of taking this course, attendees should be able to:

• Assess a traumatic injury to the teeth and associated soft tissues.
• Evaluate and manage crown and root fractures, with and without pulp
exposures, for mature and immature teeth.
• Evaluate and manage luxation and avulsion injuries for mature and
immature teeth.
• Understand the concepts and techniques for splinting traumatically
injured teeth.
• Understand the concepts, prevention and management of root resorption