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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

08/20/2014 Register
09/17/2014 Register



Infection Control

I'm Glad You Asked That 2014: Recognizing Components of a Safe Office (2 CEU)

Evaluate your own level of safety and compliance by taking a virtual tour of a dental office during a compliance inspection.  The applicable laws, effective prevention techniques, and an understanding of actual Dental Board infection control citations will be reviewed.  A common sense approach can produce a simple effective ongoing program that protects patient and providers alike.  The course is designed to help satisfy the MOSH requirement for annual employer training of employees for health and safety issues as well as provide the minimum 2 c.e.u. for infection control necessary for Maryland relicensure of dentists, dental hygienists, and dental radiation technologists.  Everyone on the clinical team may benefit from the seminar.
 
This course will help participants to:
-Review and update applicable infection control regulations
-Update information on common bloodborne and airborne diseases
-List and identify recordkeeping requirements
-Identify sterilization and disinfection criteria
-Recognize updated Hazard Communication Labeling and Safety Data Sheet requirements
-Understand the inspection and citation process in Maryland for CDC Guidelines in dental Healthcare settings.
 
Date/Time:          November 7, 2014                8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Instructor:           Dr. Melissa Mulreany

Infection Control Catastrophes and How to Prevent Them (2 CEUs)

The program reviews seven dental health care settings, where catastrophic violations of the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, Hazard Communication Standard, OSHA and the EPA have resulted in the transmission of bloodborne pathogens to patients.  The core elements of infection control have been breached, with subsequent charges filed by several state health departments, OSHA, and Dental Boards in numerous states.  Operators suffered fines and expenses ranging up to $700,000, as well as license suspensions, revocations and criminal charges. Learn how to avoid similar pit falls. Protocols will be outlined that describe compliance parameters with regulatory agencies.  This program satisfies the requirement for biannual Infection control education for DDS, RDH and Certified Dental Radiologist in Maryland.     

Date/Time:       December 5, 2014       8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Instructor:        Christine Wisnom, RN
 


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.

11/07/2014 Register
12/05/2014 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:      November 7, 2014                   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
       December 5, 2014                   10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:                $100 MSDA Members             $200 Non-Members
                       $75 MSDA Members*              $175 Non-Members*

Instructor:        Michelle Brooks, DDS/Suzanne Fohl, DDS (November);                                     Suzanne Kim, DDS (December)
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.

11/07/2014 Register
12/05/2014 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:     November 7, 2014                  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                      December 5, 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 the same day.

11/07/2014 Register
12/05/2014 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:      Saturday, November 15, 2014        9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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

Instructor:       Harold Crossley, DDS

Location:        MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Refreshments: Continental Breakfast will be served.  

11/15/2014 Register



Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal for Dental Practitioners (MSBDE Required - 2 CEUs)
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, December 6, 2014            9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee:                 $100 MSDA Members               $200 Non Members
Instructor:        Marvin Leventer, DDS
Location:         MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Refreshments: Breakfast
12/06/2014 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. July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 22 (Tuesdays)

2. September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 3 (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.

07/29/2014 Register
09/08/2014 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. August 21, 22, September 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, October 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24

2. October 30, 31, November 6, 7, 13, 14, December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, January 8, 9, 15, 16 


*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.

08/21/2014 Register
10/30/2014 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. August 21, 22, September 11, 18, 19, 25, October 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 23

2. October 30, 31, November 6, 7, 13, 14, December 4, 11, 12, 18, January 8, 9, 15




*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       

Fees:                                     $765 Members
                                              $815 Non-members                         


08/21/2014 Register
10/30/2014 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. August 21, September 11, 12, 18, 25, 26, October 2, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24

2. October 30, November 6, 7, 13, December 4, 5, 11, 18, 19, January 8, 15, 16 

*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       

Fees:                                     $765 Members
                                              $815 Non-members                         


08/21/2014 Register
10/30/2014 Register