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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

12/17/2014 Register
03/18/2015 Register
04/15/2015 Register



I'm Glad You Asked That 2015: 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:          February 7, 2015                8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Fee:                     $100 MSDA Members / $200 Non Members 

Instructor:            Dr. Melissa Mulreany

Location:             MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast              


**Please note, this course had to be changed from the 21st to the 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.                          

02/07/2015 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:        Suzanne Kim, DDS (Dec) ; TBD (April); Harold Pincus, 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.

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



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





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. January 20, 27, February 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14 (Tuesdays)

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

3. 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.

01/20/2015 Register
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. January 22, 23, 29, 30, February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, March 5, 6, 12, 13

2. March 19, 20, 26, 27, April 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, May 1, 7, 8

3. 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.

01/22/2015 Register
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. January 22, 23, 29, February 5, 6, 12, 19, 20, 26, March 5, 6, 12

2. March 19, 20, 26, April 2, 3, 9, 16, 17, 23, 30, May 1, 7

3. 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                         


01/22/2015 Register
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. January 22, 29, 30, February 5, 12, 13, 19, 26, 27, March 5, 12, 13

2. March 19, 26, 27, April 2, 9, 10, 16, 23, 24, 30, May 7, 8

3. 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                         


01/22/2015 Register
03/19/2015 Register
05/14/2015 Register