Continuing Education Courses

     

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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.

The views of the speakers do not necessarily reflect the views of the Maryland State Dental Association. 

CE Course Schedule

 

Opioid Prescribing for Orofacial Pain (4 CEs)
The current opioid overdose epidemic resulted in greater than 62,000 deaths in the US for the most recent year reported. This averages out to 7 deaths per hour. The widespread distribution of intranasal naloxone for administration by bystanders and first-responders is effective if administered in time but has not resolved the underlying problem of opioid abuse. Drug rehabilitation programs have a low rate of success for maintaining abstinence. The etiology of the current problem is complex and multifactorial but is associated, in part, with the availability of drugs prescribed with therapeutic intent.   This course will describe the contribution of opioid prescribing to drug abuse, dependence and eventual death due to overdose. A therapeutic strategy to prevent orofacial pain with NSAIDs, acetaminophen and long-acting local anesthetic will be described with recommendations for opioid selection if needed to minimize drug diversion contributing to abuse, adverse events and overdose deaths.

Date/Time:         April 20, 2018                 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:                    $100 MSDA Members          $75 Auxiliary Staff
                          $200 Non-MSDA Members
Instructor:          Dr. Raymond  Dionne DDS, PhD
Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast will be served.


Bleeding Disorders: What Dental Providers Need to Know (3 CEs)
This program has been developed by the Maryland State Dental Association in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Hemophilia Treatment center to address educational needs of dental providers who care for individuals with bleeding disorders. In this course, bleeding risks and perioperative treatment recommendations for patients with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other bleeding disorders undergoing dental procedures will be reviewed. A panel discussion with dental providers, physicians, nursing and social work will discuss challenges to providing optimal dental care. The goal
o will be to increase the knowledge of dentists, oral surgeons and other dental professionals to be able to provide optimal care for patients with bleeding disorders

Date/Time:         April 20, 2018                 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fee:                    $100 MSDA Members          $75 Auxiliary Staff
                          $200 Non-MSDA Members
Instructor:          Dr. Clifford Takemote – Presenter
                          Dr. Michael Streiff – Presenter
                          Kim Drucis – Presenter
                          Dr. Ed. Ginsberg – Panelist
                          Dr. David Bastacky – Panelist
                          Kim Winship – Panelist
Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Lunch will be served.


Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (PPP) Dental Risk Management Seminar (4.5 CEs) - REGISTRATION FULL
The PPP’s Risk Management Program focuses on the dental practice and those circumstances which can mitigate and sometimes eliminate risks that often lead to malpractice claims. The following risk management fundamentals will be addressed in the seminar:

  • Management of patient communication by choosing words wisely, listening intently, earning trust and respect, and creating the happy and loyal patient
  • Implementing office policy so the entire team utilizes the same risk and safety policies
  • Providing clinical treatment that meets or exceeds the accepted standard of care in your locality
  • Understanding the basic principles if accepted chart and record documentation and the responsibilities of protecting patient health information
  • Effective patient management regarding non-clinical issues and adverse events
  • Fundamentals if legal concepts, including general informed consent, vicarious liability, and negligence

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.

Attendees insured under the Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (underwritten by AAIC) will receive a 10% credit on their professional liability premium for 3 years.

Date/Time:         May 11, 2018                 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:            $50 Dentists/Auxiliary Staff insured through R.K. Tongue Co. and the Professional Protector Plan
                          $100 All Other Attendees

REGISTRATION FULL

Instructor:          Dr. Robert M. Peskin
Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast will be served.


Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing (2 CEs) and Disposal for Dental Practitioners
The 2 CEU course will present the prescription drug monitoring and disposal course approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.

Date/Time:         May 18, 2018              8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
                           June 15, 2018              8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee:                    $100 MSDA Members     $200 Non-MSDA Members     $75 Auxiliary
Instructor:          Dr. Marc Nuger
Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast will be served.


Treating and Preventing Periodontitis (7CE)
Periodontitis is triggered by dysbiosis (imbalance) in dental plaque biofilms, where pathogenic bacteria activate adverse host immuno-inflammatory responses, leading to loss of periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. Periodontal bacterial/viral pathogens and inflammation may also contribute to various systemic diseases, including diabetes, atherosclerosis/cardiovascular disease, stroke, dementia, and certain forms of cancer. This course will present evidence-based, minimally-invasive, anti-infective/anti-inflammatory periodontal treatment protocols to arrest and prevent periodontitis, and reduce its potential impact on systemic health.

Date/Time:         June 1, 2018              9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee:                    $125 MSDA Members     $225 Non-MSDA Members     $100 Auxiliary
Instructor:        Dr. Lawrence R. Page DDS, PhD & Dr.Thomas E Rams DDS, PhD
Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast & Lunch will be served.


Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (PPP) Dental Risk Management Seminar (4.5 CEs)
The PPP’s Risk Management Program focuses on the dental practice and those circumstances which can mitigate and sometimes eliminate risks that often lead to malpractice claims. The following risk management fundamentals will be addressed in the seminar:

  • Management of patient communication by choosing words wisely, listening intently, earning trust and respect, and creating the happy and loyal patient
  • Implementing office policy so the entire team utilizes the same risk and safety policies
  • Providing clinical treatment that meets or exceeds the accepted standard of care in your locality
  • Understanding the basic principles if accepted chart and record documentation and the responsibilities of protecting patient health information
  • Effective patient management regarding non-clinical issues and adverse events
  • Fundamentals if legal concepts, including general informed consent, vicarious liability, and negligence

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.

Attendees insured under the Professional Protector Plan® for Dentists (underwritten by AAIC) will receive a 10% credit on their professional liability premium for 3 years.

Date/Time:         July 13, 2018                 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:                    $50 Dentists/Auxiliary Staff insured through R.K. Tongue Co. and the Professional Protector Plan
                          $100 All Other Attendees

Registration only available by clicking here

Instructor:          Dr. Robert M. Peskin
Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast will be served.


Health Information Technology (2CE)
Health information technology (health IT) is becoming more mainstream in health care. It offers access to accurate and complete information and the ability to provide better care at lower costs. Dentists can use health IT to more efficiently manager their practice and modernize care delivery. The goal of this session is to highlight the value of health IT and its core components, engage dentists in a conversation about the role of health IT in dentistry, and discuss existing challenges to implementation. Attendees will gain knowledge about health IT and ways it can advance dental care.

Date/Time:         June 15, 2018              10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:                    $50 MSDA Members     $75 Non-MSDA Members     $50 Auxiliary
Instructor:          Ms. Alana Sutherland & Mr. Craig Behm
Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 


8 Hour Radiation Safety Update (8 CEs)
Satisfies the Maryland 8-hour requirement for re-certification for dental assistants. It is an overview of dental radiography for dentists and hygienists desiring to update their skills.

Date/Time:        April 28, 2018                 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                          May 19, 2018                  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                           June 16, 2018                 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                           July 21, 2018                  9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fee:                    $155 MSDA Members    $255 Non-MSDA Members
Instructor:          Dr. Ronald Holderman
Location:            MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

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