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Dental Education Courses


To register for classes online, click Register on the 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 2015 must have their credits by December 31, 2014.  If you need to request an extension or you have questions about your license, please 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

03/18/2015 Register
04/15/2015 Register



Airway Management for Dentistry in Sedation (HANDS ON)

The following course outline will follow guidelines for examination by the Maryland State Board of Dentistry for an oral moderate sedation permit in the adult dental patient. (i.e. Class 1 permit)

Course will be 7 hours in duration and include use of videos and manikins.

Topics Include:

Review of anatomy of the upper and lower airway; Criteria for preoperative airway evaluation; Review of respiratory mechanics; Physiology of exchange of oxygen and co2; Methods of supplemental oxygen

Examples of airway obstructions; Use of airway adjuncts including bag valve mask ventilation; Review of advanced airway management; Use of the precordial stethoscope and pulse oximeter


Management of Emergencies include:
Laryngospasm, Foreign body airway obstruction, Emesis and aspiration

Acute allergic reaction, Bronchospasm, Angina, Conditions requiring advanced cardiac life support including: Bradycardia, Tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, Cardiac arrest, Hypotension, Hypertension,

Seizure, Syncope, Venipuncture complications

Date/Time:            March 7, 2015 (Saturday)           9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fees:                       $250 MSDA Member                     $350 Non Member
Instructor:             Marvin Leventer, DDS
Location:              MSDA Office, Columbia, MD
Food/Beverage:   Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

03/07/2015 Register



Should I Go Digital Yet? An Evidence-Based Approach and Evaluation (3 CE)

Technology has become accepted throughout the dental practice from practice management software in the front office through diagnostic and 3D radiography—and now into the treatment suite.  This program will help you decide when, not if, you should become involved in digital impression taking using an intraoral scanner.  An evidence based approach to quantify and compare the advantages of digital and analog techniques will be utilized.  Return on investment calculators with multiple variables based on your practice style will be used to evaluate the potential savings by going digital.  The 3M True Def Intraoral Scanner will be demonstrated as an example.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

-Discuss the advantage of analog and digital impression systems and apply this matrix to their own practice.

-Evaluate the return on investment possibilities for embracing digital intraoral scanning with specific for their practice situation, remake patterns and mix of services.

-Understand how the science behind the previous, current and future generations of intraoral scanners works and will evolve.

-Demonstrate the use of an intraoral scanner on a typodont model and compare ease of use and learning curve to conventional analog techniques.


Sponsored by: 3M ESPE

Date:                Friday, March 27, 2015                

Time:               8:00 AM (Breakfast/Demos)      9:00 - 12:00 PM (Lecture and Hands on)

Fee:                 $75 MSDA Members                 $175 Non Members

Speaker:         Mark T. Murphy, DDS, FAGD

Location:        MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Refreshments: Continental Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:00 AM. 

03/27/2015 Register



Infection Control
Infection Control is Not Optional - Dental Practitioners Need to Be Involved (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 the CDE requirements for infection control and requirements for annual OSHA training. 

Date/Time:       April 10, 2015       8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                        May 1, 2015          8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Instructor:        Louis DePaola, DDS
Location:         MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Refreshments: Continental Breakfast
Fee:                 $100 MSDA Members  $200 Non Members      
                        (If taken individually)
                        $75 MSDA Members*   $175 Non Members*   
                        (If taken with another course)

***This course is given on the same day as CPR and PANDA to allow participants to take all three required courses in one day. Discounted prices are applicable if more than one of these courses is taken on this day. 

04/10/2015 Register
05/01/2015 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:       April 10, 2015                          10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                       May 1, 2015                             10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:                $100 MSDA Members             $200 Non-Members
                       $75 MSDA Members*              $175 Non-Members*

Instructor:        Dr. Ahmad Soolari (April); Linda Blackiston, RDH (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.

04/10/2015 Register
05/01/2015 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:     April 10, 2015                         1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                      May 1, 2015                            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 the same day.

04/10/2015 Register
05/01/2015 Register



Introduction to Laser Dentistry (Hands On) (4 CE Credits)

I    Introduction to Dental Lasers

       History of Dental Lasers

       Laser Physics

       Production of Laser Light

       Delivery Systems

       Emission Modes

II   Laser -Tissue Interactions

       Absorption and Chromophores - Clinical Examples

III  Laser Safety - Regulations, Clinical Safety Requirements

IV   Dental Lasers; Clinical Indications; Safety

V   Low Level Laser Therapy; Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

VI  CLINICAL CASES and HANDS-ON DEMO

       Laser Use with Soft Tissue - ST lesion removal on gingiva and oral mucosa

       Laser use in Periodontics - gingivectomy, frenectomy, sulcular curettate)

       Laser use with Hard Tissue (natural tooth structure and bone, removal of composites)

VII PRACTICE INTEGRATION

       Choosing a laser, integration, ROI, marketing.

       Incorporating a laser into your practice 


Date/Time:        April 24, 2015        12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Fees:                $125 MSDA Members   $225 Non Members
Instructor:         Mitchell Lomke, DDS
Location:          MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Food & Bev:     Lunch will be served from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

04/24/2015 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:           Jill Baskin, DDS

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

05/14/2015 Register
05/15/2015 Register



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

This two hour course fulfills the new MSBDE (COMAR 10.44.22.04) requirement for relicensure. The course defines the new requirement, focuses on proper prescribing for all medications, requirements for storage and disposal of medications, and the pharmacology of post-operative pain control with emphasis on opiate analgesics. This presentation is required for those dentists who will renew their license in 2015 and 2016.


Date/Time:      Friday, June 5, 2015        8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Instructor:       Richard Wynn, PhD

Location:        MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Refreshments: Continental Breakfast will be served.  

06/05/2015 Register



HIPAA Compliance: Practice Applications Needed for Your Dental Office (2CE)

Sponsored by: Phoenix Systems (MSDA Endorsed Vendor)

This lecture will present a 30,000 foot view of HIPAA and drill down to the practical applications to be put in place in your practice. The essential items needed should the HIPAA policy come knocking on your door will also be explained. Some of those items are:

-Reasonable & Appropriate level of protection

-The 3 Safeguards needed to protect your data

-Appointing and outlining the responsibilities of your Security Official

Join us for this informative presentation and walk away with a better understanding of what it means to be HIPAA compliant. 


Date/Time:   Friday, June 5, 2015     10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Fees:           $50 MSDA Members/Staff   $75 Non Members

Instructor:    Darin McCue, VP Business and Client Development

                    Phoenix Systems

Location:     MSDA Office, Columbia, MD 

06/05/2015 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.***

Start Date: Please contact Howard Community College.

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. March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 20 (Mondays)

2. April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 (Tuesdays)


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.

03/02/2015 Register
04/14/2015 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. March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8

2. May 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, July 2, 3


*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.

03/19/2015 Register
05/14/2015 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. March 19, 20, 26, April 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 23, 30, May 1, 7

2. May 14, 15, 21, 28, 29, June 4, 11, 12, 18, 25, 26, July 2


*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       

Fees:                                     $765 Members
                                              $815 Non-members                         


03/19/2015 Register
05/14/2015 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. March 19, 26, 27, April 2, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24, 30, May 7, 8

2. May 14, 21, 22, 28, June 4, 5, 11, 18, 19, 25, July 2, 3


*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       

Fees:                                     $765 Members
                                              $815 Non-members                         


03/19/2015 Register
05/14/2015 Register