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Dental Education Courses


To register for classes online, click Register on courses below and complete the online registration and payment.  To register offline, mail or fax the print registration form accompanied by payment to the MSDA. For more information, contact the MSDA office at 410-964-2880.

  • Unless otherwise noted, courses are held at the MSDA office, 6410 F Dobbin Rd., Columbia, MD.
  • The views of the speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of the Maryland State Dental Association
  • The Maryland State Dental Association is an ADA CERP Continuing Education Recognized Provider.
  • Please note our cancellation policy on the Registration Form.

**** License Renewal Guidelines ***
The Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners now requires that ALL 30 CE credits must be obtained by December 31 of the year PRIOR to the license expiring.  For example, those renewing their license for 2013 must have their credits by December 31, 2012.  The licensees may still request, in writing a six month extension, but all CE credits must be obtained on or before the expiration date of the license (June 30). Questions??? Call the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners at 410-402-8501.



CE Course Schedule


8 Hour Radiation Safety Update (8 CE Credits)

Satisfies the Maryland 8-hour requirement for recertification for dental assistants. It is an overview of dental radiography for dentists and hygienists desiring to update their skills.

Fees:                $155 MSDA Members / $255 Non Members  
Instructor:         Ron Holderman, DDS, Ed.D, FAGD
Location:           MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Time:                 9:00 AM -5:00 PM
Refreshments:  Breakfast and Lunch

05/14/2014 Register
06/18/2014 Register
07/16/2014 Register



Treating Periodontal Diseases as Infectious Diseases: Anti-Infective Periodontal Therapy - 4 CEUs
Periodontal diseases are chronic infectious diseases. About 1/2 of the population has periodontitis ranging from slowly progressing with little destruction to rapid loss of periodontal support. Traditional treatment, both surgical and non-surgical, can only predictably control periodontitis in less susceptible people. The most susceptible individuals often continue to lose support with either of these treatment modalities. 

Properly applying the principals of infectious disease control as developed for other infectious diseases can stop periodontal destruction, and may reduce or arrest systemic disease effects caused by periodontitis. Periodontal pathogenic microorganisms must be identified, monitored and effectively treated before, during and just as important, after any type of active periodontal treatment to insure disease control. 

This course presents effective methods for infection monitoring and treatment of pathogenic periodontal infections by dental professionals, as well as strategies to reliably control supra- and sub- gingival biofilms via patient home care procedures. Participants will be able to: use methods for effective identification of high risk infections; treat these infections; train patients in effective biofilm removal, design an effective hygiene program for disinfection and select antibiotics for therapy and monitor for recurrence of infections.  

Date/Time:       Friday, April 25, 2014
                        8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:                 $75 MSDA Members ; $175 Non Members
Instructors:      Thomas Rams, DDS, MPH, PhD and
                        Lawrence Page, DDS, PhD
Location:         MSDA Office, Columbia, MD
Refreshments: Breakfast will be served. 04/25/2014 Register



Periodontology: Concepts and Review (3 CE Credits)

Recent discoveries have established a strong link between periodontal disease and overall health.  Poor oral hygiene and associated periodontitis can lead to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory diseases and perinatal complications.  Conversely, smoking, diabetes, genetic factors and pathogenic bacteria increase risk for periodontal disease.

Periodontitis is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the periodontium, which is comprised of the gingiva, alveolar bone, cementum and periodontal ligament.  Periodontitis is caused by microorganisms that adhere to and grow on the tooth's surfaces, along with an overly aggressive immune response against these microorganisms. Locally this can lead to progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth. Systemically, the exaggerated inflammatory response can cause pathology throughout the body.

Paradoxically, periodontitis is both under diagnosed and under treated. In the early stages, periodontitis has very few symptoms; in many individuals the disease has progressed significantly before they seek treatment. 

Given the importance of periodontal disease in causing local as well as systemic inflammation and disease, improving the diagnosis and treatment of periodontitis is a significant opportunity to improve the patient's overall health. This talk will cover the basics in the treatment and prevention of periodontitis.


Date/Time:          Friday, April 25, 2014       1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Fee:                    $75 MSDA Member           $175 Non MSDA Member

Instructor:           Melanie Chou, DDS

Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

04/25/2014 Register



What's Bugging You? What's New in Infection Control (2 CE Credits)

A thorough review in principles of respiratory etiquette, to lessen the spread of colds and flu, as well as steps that may be taken to reduce the impact of potential pandemic influenza, such as bird or swine flu. Emphasis will be placed on compliance issues pertaining to the new CDC guidelines and how a practical, cost effective “safe workplace” can be achieved into the next millennium. This course fulfills CDE requirements for infection control and requirements for annual OSHA training.


Dates/Times:     May 2, 2014         8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Fees:                $100 MSDA Members/$200 Non Members

                         $75 MSDA Members/$175 Non Members*

                         *(If taken with another course on the same day).

Instructor:         Louis DePaola, DDS, MS
Time:                 8:00 AM-10:00  AM
Refreshments: Breakfast and beverages

***Note: If this course is taken in addition to the CPR or PANDA course scheduled on the same day, the fees will be reduced to $75 per course for MSDA Members and $175 per course for Non Members.

05/02/2014 Register



Mid Atlantic PANDA (2 CE Credits)
Designed to educate dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and staff about the problems of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect and human trafficking. Aims to teach participants how to recognize the indicators or this kind of abuse and inform them of their legal and ethical responsibilities reporting and referring victims. This course satisfies the 2 credit requirement for relicensure. (Requirement begins with those who are renewing their licenses for 2011.)

Date/Time:      May 2, 2014                            10:30 AM -12:30 PM
Fee:                $100 MSDA Members             $200 Non-Members
                       $75 MSDA Members*              $175 Non-Members*

Instructor:        Suzanne Kim, DDS (May)
Location:         MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Refreshments: Morning snacks, Lunch will be served after this course for
                        those staying for CPR.

*This course is being offered on the same day as Infection Control and CPR. If you or a staff member takes two or more of these courses, the course fees drop to $75 per course for members and $175 per course for non-members. 05/02/2014 Register



CPR (Relicensure Requirement)

Designed for all members of the dental team who need to renew CPR requirements for relicensure. CPR instructors are affiliates of the American Heart Association (AHA).

Date/Time:     May 2, 2014                           1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Fee:               $100 MSDA Members            $200 Non Members     
                      (If taken individually)
                      $75 MSDA Members*             $175 Non Members*   
                      (If taken with another course)
Instructor:      Kay Hickman
Location:       MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Food & Bev:  Refreshments will be served.
                         
***This course is given on the same day as Infection Control and PANDA to allow participants to take all three required courses in one day. Prices are applicable if more than one of these courses is taken on this day.

05/02/2014 Register



CNA Risk Management Seminar (4.5 CE Credits)


Sponsored by R.K.Tongue, Co. Inc
 - a MSDA Endorsed Vendor

In today's litigious society, managing risk is critical. Don't wait until after you've had a malpractice claim to learn the most effective ways to protect your patients and your practice.

 

This is a great opportunity to learn from the experiences of your colleagues, as the presentation and discussion of actual claims lead you and your staff through a myriad of key risk exposures. A sampling of the course topics includes:

 

·         Pre-treatment issues, including the medical history, examinations, and radiography

·         Best practices for managing clinical risks

·         Creating patient records that document and support your care

·         Informed consent and informed refusal

·         Terminating the dentist-patient relationship

·         Managing adverse events, and much more

 

The course was developed by dentists for both dentists and their staffs. Good risk management depends on the entire dental team understanding the issues and working together, making this a great course for the entire staff to attend.

 

The presentation will provide you with skills, tips and techniques to better manage patients and your role in the practice. Its goal is to stimulate you to assess your practice, apply critical thinking based on the information presented, and make prudent choices that enhance patient care and reduce your chance of a malpractice claim. Each attendee will receive a comprehensive course workbook that makes a great reference resource to have at the office.

 

There;s something in the course for everyone, whether you're learning new techniques or simply validating the good risk management protocols you already follow.


Dentists who are insured with R.K Tongue and the Professional Protection Plan for their professional liability insurance will receive a 7.5% premium credit off their professional liability policy, good for 3 years.

Registration is limited to 65 attendees each day

Fees:                  $125 ALL Attendees

Instructor:           Ronald Zentz, DDS

Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Time:                  8:00 AM-12:30 PM     
Refreshments:    Hot Breakfast is provided, beginning at 7:15 AM.

05/08/2014 Register
05/09/2014 Register



The Tilted Implant Concept: Immediate Restoration of the Edentulous Arch (3 CEUs)
Immediate loading of full-arch implant supported prostheses using tilted implants has been successfully performed around the world for over ten years. This procedure is designed specifically for patients who have severe bone loss to the upper and lower jaw, advanced gum disease, multiple missing teeth, jaw relationship discrepancy or difficult cosmetics. Lasting and predictable results can be achieved.

Edentulous patients typically had to choose between a loosely fitting denture and the numerous surgeries and implants associated with traditional implant supported prostheses.  Because traditional dentures have no implant support at all, they demonstrate poor stability and retention, and require multiple realignments.  Traditional implant supported prosthesis can require six, eight, or even more implants per jaw, and often involve bone grafting.  

In contrast, placement of multiple dental implants at diverse angles will take maximum advantage of the patient’s available bone while gaining more favorable distribution within the dental arch. This allows patients to avoid additional bone grafting procedures with the associated additional cost, longer treatment times and the need for removable prosthesis. This technique can use as few as four implants per arch and can allow the placement of an immediate full fixed-detachable screw retained prosthesis.

Objectives:
-Review biological and anatomical considerations of the edentulous arch
-Review supporting scientific literature and clinical evidence
-Introduce the tilted implant concept
-Diagnosis and pre-surgical planning
-Communication and synergy between restorative dentist, laboratory and surgeon
-Case presentation
-Patient management during the healing period
-Prosthesis maintenance

Date/Time:       Friday, May 16, 2014   8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Fee:                 $75 MSDA Members $175 Non Members
Instructors:       Dr. Melanie Chou, Periodontist 
Location:         MSDA Office, Columbia, MD
Refreshments: Continental Breakfast at 8:00 AM

05/16/2014 Register



Pharmacy Abuse Update (MSBDE Requirement - 2 CE Credits)
This course satisfies the new MSBDE requirement for 2 hours of CE in prescription drugs.

Objectives:
1. Review of COMAR 10.44.22.04 - A dentist seeking renewal shall complete a 2 hour MSBDE approved course on the proper prescribing and disposal of prescription drugs. 
2. Identify the problem of prescription drug abuse.
3. Review proper use and disposal of prescription and controlled medications.
4. Review proper writing of prescriptions and protection of prescription pads. 

Date/Time:       Saturday, May 10, 2014            9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee:                 $100 MSDA Members               $200 Non Members
Instructor:        Marvin Leventer, DDS
Location:         MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Refreshments: Light Breakfast
05/10/2014 Register



With 80+ Brands of Composites, What Properties Should be Evaluated for Proper Patient Health Care?

4 CE Credits HANDS ON


Learning Objectives:

1.      -Making easy choices with today's bonding agents and composite materials.

2.      -Given tips on creating long-lasting multi-surface composite restorations.

3.     - Learn how to simplifying class II composite procedures.

4.     - Becoming familiar with composite layering techniques through hands-on exercises.

5.      -Learn efficient ways to isolate, finish, and polish composite restorations.

Course Summary:

Scientific data on how today's bonding and composites perform will be covered during this course.  We will discuss factors that determine how efficient you can be when delivering high quality, long-lasting composite restorations. We will also break down each step of performing composite restorations, from beginning (making the decision to do the restoration) to the end (checking the occlusal bite). Troubleshooting some of the issues that present themselves during composite procedures will help develop the provider's confidence . The hands-on exercises will allow the provider to become familiar with the instruments and materials used to create composite restorations.

Outline of the Course:

A.        Power-point Portion (1 Hr.)

            1. Reviewing today's bonding agents and composite restorations

            2. Going over steps taken to produce composite restorations (class I-V)

            3. Show what will be done during the hands-on portion of the course.

B.         Hands-on Portion (3 Hrs.)

            1. Review of all the instruments and materials

            2. Demonstrations of performing composite restorations

            3. Developing ways to complete quality restorations in an short amount of time.

 

Date/Time:   May 30, 2014   8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fee:             $125 MSDA Members    $225 Non Members

Instructor:    Dr. Richard Lipscomb

Location:      MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Refreshments: Breakfast will be served. 

05/30/2014 Register



Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal for Dental Practitioners (2 CEUs)

This course will present the prescription drug monitoring and disposal course approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. 


Learning Objectives: 


-To articulate and inform licensees about COMAR 10.44.22, the new Maryland Dental Regulation on Continuing Education

-To describe the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program of the State of Maryland

-To identify proper prescription writing practices

-To describe opioid drug prescribing and the prescription drug abuse crisis

-To identify best practices for appropriate handling and disposal of medications and controlled substances

-To review the use of the non-narcotic pain relievers to reduce the number of opioids needed for post-operative pain

-To identify pain relievers and blood thinners, herbals and other drug interactions


Date/Time:      Saturday, November 15, 2014        9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fees:              $100 MSDA Members/Staff     $200 Non Members

Instructor:       Richard Wynn, PhD

Location:        MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Refreshments: Continental Breakfast will be served.  

11/15/2014 Register





Dental Assisting Course Schedule


Introduction to Basic Dental Assisting and Radiology

Note: This course is a Howard Community College Course, which is held at the Maryland State Dental Association.***

The students, upon successful completion of the course, will have job entry-level skills as a Dental Assistant and will receive a certificate of completion.

Prerequisite:
1. High School graduate or equivalent
2. People oriented
3. A Team Player
4. An interest in dentistry

Start Date: Please contact Howard Community College.
Time: 1:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Fees: $1,430 (Includes $1,000 in fees)
Instructor: Rose Morgan, CDA

Location: MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

This is a non-credit course offered by HCC's Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development. 


For more information for this course, please contact Continuing Education at 443-518-1700 or visit
http://coned.howardcc.edu/registration_and_payment/How_to_Register.html


This course is also given by:
Carroll Community College Contact 410-386-8122
Chesapeake College Contact Karen Bailor 410-822-5400, ext 704






Oral Radiography Techniques

Prepares dental assistants who are employed in a dental office to sit for the DANB Dental Radiation Health and Safety Certification exam. All clinical practice takes place at the student's place of employment. This class prepares dental assistants who are employed in a dental office to sit for the DANB Dental Radiation Helath and Safety Certification Exam.

Prerequisites:
1. High school graduate or equivalency,
2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and a commitment to your direct clinical supervision.
3. Must have working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, basic infection control and basic dental terminology.


Dates:
1. May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 30 (Tuesdays)

2. June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18, 25 (Mondays)


Time: 6:45 - 9:45 PM
Fees: $525 MSDA Members; $575 Non Members
Instructor: Dr. Ron Holderman, DDS
Location: MSDA Office, Columbia, MD

Pathway I
-18 years of age
-3 months (300 hours) full time in clinical setting in dental office
-Basic dental assisting course.
-Must be employed in dental office for direct clinical supervision

Pathway II
-Basic dental assisting course prior to Board approved radiology course
(18 years of age for Radiology), not to be taken concurrently.
-Must be employed in dental office for direct clinical supervision, unless classroom facility offers hands on Clinical.

-Certificates of Completion will be granted upon successful completion of course.

Other Course Locations:
Southern Maryland Dental Society (College Park)
Contact Janice Farber 301-345-4196
Please register with the institution.

05/06/2014 Register
06/09/2014 Register



Expanded Functions General and Ortho

Prerequisites:

1. High School Graduate or Equivalent 2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and commitment to your direct clinical supervision. 3.  Experience in a dental office 4.  Have a working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, dental terminology and basic infection control. 5. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory

Instructor: Ron Holderman, DDS
Location: MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

***Three options are available for this course. Dates and prices for each vary depending on selection. Please see listings below.

General Dentistry and Orthodontics               (16 Sessions, 48 hours)   

Dates:          
1. May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20

2. June 26, 27, July 2, 3, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, August 1, 7, 8, 14, 15

*Thursdays and Fridays


Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       

Fees:                                     $955 Members
                                              $1005 Non-members                         

 

Certificates of Completion granted at successful completion of course. There is a $10.00 fee for replacement certificates.

Other Course Locations: 
Southern Maryland Dental Society (College Park)
Contact: Janice Farber  301-345-4196
Please register with the institution.

05/01/2014 Register
06/26/2014 Register



Expanded Functions General Dentistry Only (Chairside)

Prerequisites:

1. High School Graduate or Equivalent
2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and commitment to 
    your direct clinical supervision.
3. Experience in a dental office
4. Have a working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, dental terminology and
    basic infection control.
5. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory

Instructor:  Ron Holderman, DDS
Location:    MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Dates:          

1. May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20

2. June 26, 27, July 3, 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, 31, August 7, 8, 14



*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       

Fees:                                     $765 Members
                                              $815 Non-members                         


05/01/2014 Register
06/26/2014 Register



Expanded Functions Orthodontics Only

Prerequisites:

1. High School Graduate or Equivalent
2. Letter from the employing dentist verifying employment and commitment to  
    your direct clinical supervision.
3. Experience in a dental office
4. Have a working knowledge of basic oral anatomy, dental terminology and   
    basic infection control.
5. Radiation certification preferred, but not mandatory
 

Instructor:  Ron Holderman, DDS
Location:   MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Dates:          

1. May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20

2. June 26, July 2, 3, 10, 17, 18, 24, 31, August 1, 7, 4, 15


*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       

Fees:                                     $765 Members
                                              $815 Non-members                         


05/01/2014 Register
06/26/2014 Register