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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, 8901 Herrmann Dr, 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 2016 must have their credits by December 31, 2015.  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. 



02/17/2016 Register



Infection Control
Infection Control is Not Optional: Dental Practitioners Need to be Involved (2 CE Credits)

Sponsored by University of Maryland, School of Dentistry


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:     March 18, 2016         8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

                         May 6, 2016               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
Refreshments: Breakfast will be served.


***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.



HOW TO REGISTER

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

03/18/2016 Register
05/06/2016 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:      March 18, 2016                      10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                       May 6, 2016                           10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:                $100 MSDA Members             $200 Non-Members
                       $75 MSDA Members*              $175 Non-Members*

Instructor:       Drs. Suzanne Fohl & Michelle Brooks (March);
                       Drs. Harold Pincus & Patricia Van Story (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.

HOW TO REGISTER

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

03/18/2016 Register
05/06/2016 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:     March 18, 2016                1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

                      May 6, 2016                     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. 

03/18/2016 Register
05/06/2016 Register



Knock, Knock, We Are Here From the Dental Board! Record Keeping and Housekeeping for Dental Offices

2 CE Credits

The goal of this presentation is to engage in outreach to the organized dentistry and dental hygiene communities, as well as other interested parties in order to provide increased understanding of the functions and operations of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners (MSBDE). The objectives are: to discuss the structure and organization of the dental board; to examine common complaint categories and the response process; to review the complaint, adjudication, case management and overall disciplinary processes; to highlight common practitioner mistakes, omissions and problems encountered during the review process; to review "Right of Entry", frequent CDC violations, and respondent interview process; and to update participants on recent relevant Board and/or legislative regulatory actions and requirements.

 

Date/Time:        Friday, April 1, 2016               8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Fees:                   $75 MSDA Members               $175 Non Members

Instructor:         Leslie Grant, DDS; Chief Dental Officer (MSBDE)

Location:           MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD

Refreshments:  Continental Breakfast will be served.


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

 

04/01/2016 Register



Federal HIPAA Requirements (2 CE Credits)
This course will provide an overview to the requirements of the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) including measures to strengthen privacy and security protection added by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act) passed as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in 2008 as well as additional requirements of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). 

Dental offices that meet the HIPAA definition of a "Covered Entity" must comply with the Federal HIPAA statute and regulations for Privacy and Breech notification and dental practices that maintain electronic records, whether or not they are covered entities must comply with Federal HIPAA Security laws and regulations. The course will assist dental practices in developing and updating their own compliance program, provide examples of HIPAA issues experienced by other practices and assist the dental practice in preparing for potential audits of compliance by the HHS Office of Civil Rights.

Date/Time:   Friday, April 1, 2016       10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fees:           $75 MSDA Members       $175 Non Members
Instructor:    Frank Kyle, Jr., DDS, MS
Location:     MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise please click the link below.  
04/01/2016 Register



Treating Periodontal Diseases as Infectious Diseases: Anti-Infective Periodontal Therapy - 6 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 15, 2016     9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fee:                 $125 MSDA Members     $225 Non Members
Instructors:      Thomas Rams, DDS, MPH, PhD and
                        Lawrence Page, DDS, PhD
Location:         MSDA Office, Columbia, MD
Refreshments: Breakfast and lunch will be served.

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click the link below. 
04/15/2016 Register



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

This two hour course fulfills the MSBDE (COMAR 10.44.22.04) requirement for relicensure. This course defines the 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. 


Date/Time:      Friday, April 29, 2016             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.  


HOW TO REGISTER

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04/29/2016 Register



Hot Topics in Pharmacology (2 CE Credits)
Discuss the latest information on hot topics of interest to the dental professional. Discussion will include: new Hepatitis C drugs, newly approved female Viagra, newly approved blood thinners to replace Plavix and Coumadin, antioxidants and nutraceuticals, medical marijuana, CRP levels, alcohol consumption and supplements. 

Learning Objectives:
-List the antioxidants and nutraceuticals and compare their health benefits, including: chocolate, red wine, Co-Q-10, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D. 
-List the most recent findings on the management of patients on Pradaxa and other new blood thinners
-Describe the new findings on medical marijuana, moderate alcohol consumption 
-Describe the relationship between CRP levels, periodontal disease and the risk of a heart attack. 

This course is appropriate for all members of the dental team. 

Date/Time:    Friday, April 29, 2016      10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fees:            $75 MSDA Members        $175 Non Members
Instructor:    Richard Wynn, PhD
Location:      MSDA Classroom

To register by fax or mail, please click here. Otherwise, please click on the link below. 


 
04/29/2016 Register



Update on Management of Oral Cancer

This course will focus on the management and diagnosis of oral cancer. Topics include: pre-malignant lesions and which leukoplakia is worriesome; adjunct tools for identifying suspicious lesions and what evidence exists that they work; discussion on reconstruction options that will change the oral architecture of the patient; and complications of radiation therapy for the management of oral cancer; specific discussion on the management of Xerostomia, Mucositis; Osteoradioncrosis and dental rehabilitation will take place. 

 

Date/Time:                 Friday, April 22, 2016            12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Fees:                         $100 MSDA Members           $200 Non Members

Instructors:                 Robert Ord, DDS, MD, FRCS, FACS

                                 Donita Dyalram, DDS, MD, FACS

Location:                   MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 



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

04/22/2016 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.


Fees:                  $125 ALL Attendees

Instructor:           Jill Baskin, DDS

Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Time:                  8:00 AM-12:30 PM     
Refreshments:    Breakfast will be served.

05/19/2016 Register
05/20/2016 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. February 22, 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 (Mondays), April 27, May 4, 11 (Wednesdays) 


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. 

02/22/2016 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:          
1March 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31, April 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29

*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. 


03/10/2016 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:          

1March 10, 11, 17, 24, 25, 31, April 7, 8, 14, 21, 22, 28

*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. 

03/10/2016 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:          
1March 10, 17, 18, 24, 31, April 1, 7, 14, 15, 21, 28, 29

*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. 

03/10/2016 Register