410-964-2880      6410 Suite F Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD 21045
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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.
  • Cancellations/Changes: All cancellations or changes to a course registration must be received in writing. 

**** 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.


Maryland State Dental Association is an ADA CERP continuing education recognized provider

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifies quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

To register by Fax or Mail, please CLICK HERE for the pdf version of the Registration Form. 

To register online, please click the Register button next to the date under each course listing. 



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


HOW TO REGISTER

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the Register button next to the course date. 

09/16/2015 Register
10/14/2015 Register
11/18/2015 Register
12/16/2015 Register



Infection Control
Recognizing Components of a Safe Office (2 CE Credits)

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.  


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.  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 20, 2015          8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                        December 11, 2015          8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Instructor:        Melissa Mulreany, 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. 


HOW TO REGISTER

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the Register button next to the course date. 

11/20/2015 Register
12/11/2015 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:      November 20, 2015                10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                       December 11, 2015                10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:                $100 MSDA Members             $200 Non-Members
                       $75 MSDA Members*              $175 Non-Members*

Instructor:        Linda Blackiston, RDH (Nov); TBD (Dec)
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.

HOW TO REGISTER

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the Register button next to the course date. 

11/20/2015 Register
12/11/2015 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:    November 20, 2015                1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                     December 11, 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.


HOW TO REGISTER

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the Register button next to the course date. 

11/20/2015 Register
12/11/2015 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, December 4, 2015        8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Instructor:       Marvin Leventer, DDS

Location:        MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Refreshments: Continental Breakfast will be served.  


HOW TO REGISTER

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the Register button next to the course date. 

12/04/2015 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. Sept 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, TBD, (Mondays)

2. October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 8, 15, 22, January 5, 13 (Tuesdays)

2. October 26, November 2, 9, 16, December 7, 14, 21, January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 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.


HOW TO REGISTER

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the Register button next to the course date. 

09/14/2015 Register
10/06/2015 Register
10/26/2015 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:          
1September 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 

    23

2. October 29, 30, November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, December 3, 4, 10, 

    11, 17, 18, January 1, 8

*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.


HOW TO REGISTER

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the Register button next to the course date. 


09/03/2015 Register
10/29/2015 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. September 3, 4, 10, 17, 18, 24, October 1, 2, 8, 15, 16, 22, 

2. October 29, 30, November 5, 12, 13, 19, December 3, 4, 10, 17, 18,           January 1

*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       

Fees:                                     $765 Members
                                              $815 Non-members                         


HOW TO REGISTER

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the Register button next to the course date. 

09/03/2015 Register
10/29/2015 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. September 3, 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, October 1, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23

2. October 29, November 5, 6, 12, 19, 20, December 3, 10, 

    11, 17, January 1, 8

*Thursdays and Fridays

Time:                                     6:45 PM - 9:45 PM       

Fees:                                     $765 Members
                                              $815 Non-members                         


HOW TO REGISTER

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the Register button next to the course date. 

09/03/2015 Register
10/29/2015 Register