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

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

CE Course Schedule


8 Hour Radiation Safety Update (8 CE Credits)

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.     (Saturday only)

December 11, 2021
January 22, 2022
February 12, 2022
March 19, 2022
April 16, 2022
May 21, 2022
June 18, 2022
July 16, 2022
August 20, 2022
September 17, 2022
November 12, 2022
December 17, 2022


Fees:   $155 MSDA Members & Auxiliary |  $255 Non Members                          Instructor:   Ron Holderman, DDS, Ed.D, FAGD 

Time:   9:00 AM -5:00 PM 


CPR Renewal for the Dental Practitioner (NON-CREDIT COURSE)

In Person

DATES/TIME: Saturday, November 6th 8:00-11:00 am SOLD OUT

                    Saturday, November 13th 8:00-11:00 am SOLD OUT

                 Saturday, December 4th 8:00-11:00 am SOLD OUT

             Saturday, December 11th 8:00-11 am SOLD OUT

  Saturday, December 18th 8:00-11:00 am SOLD OUT

FEES: MSDA Member $ 100 | $200 Non-Member | $75 Auxiliary

INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Kay Hickman

DESCRIPTION: 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). Upon suc­cessful completion of this training, participants will receive an American Heart Association (AHA) course completion card with a suggested retraining date of two years. This course fulfills CDE requirements for CPR certification renewal. This course is not awarded CEU. CPR class is held in person, at the MSDA office.



Everything You Wanted to Know About Street Drugs But Were Afraid to Ask (7 CES)

DATE/TIME: Fri., December 10 |  8:00-4:30pm

LOCATION: Merriweather Lakehouse Hotel

FEES: $295 MSDA Member | $345 Non-Member 

$195 Dental Hygienist | $145 Other 

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Harold Crossley

DESCRIPTION: This workshop will provide a snapshot of legal and illegal drug abuse. The program will explore the nature of addiction, dental management of patients who are in recovery or actively using, the current state of the opioid epidemic, more popular drugs of abuse among adults and adolescents, signs and symptoms of their abuse, and the impact of substance abuse on your practice, your family and you. One section of the presentation will provide a snapshot of marijuana and the issues surrounding its legalization/medicalization. This lecture will also include the current state regulations regarding CRISP and how to enroll. And, lastly, this course will include new and updated regulations to satisfy the two hour State Board of Dental Examiners required course on Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal.


Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal for Dental Practitioner (2 CES) Virtual

DATES/TIME: Sat., December 11  | 8:00-10:00am

FEES: $100 MSDA Member | $200 Non-Member | $75 Auxiliary

$75* MSDA Member | $175* Non-Member | $75 Auxiliary

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Marc Nuger

To articulate and inform licensees about Comar 10.44.22, the new Maryland Dental Regulation on Continuing Education, and to address the role that dental practitioners play in preventing prescription drug abuse. The 2 CEUs course will present the prescription drug monitoring and disposal course approved by the Maryland Board of Dental Examiners.

*This course is being given on the same day as HIPPA. If both courses are taken on this day, the attendee will receive a $25 discount on each course


 HIPAA (2 CES) Virtual

DATES/TIME: Sat., December 11 | 10:30am-12:30pm

FEES: $100 MSDA Member | $200 Non-Member | $75 Auxiliary

$75* MSDA Member | $175* Non-Member | $75 Auxiliary

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Marc Nuger

DESCRIPTION: The primary aim of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) was improving portability and accountability of healthcare coverage for employees between jobs. Many changes, additions, and updates have taken place over the years. More currently it has been thought of as a US privacy law to protect medial information and patients’ records and to al­low for confidential communication between patients and health professionals. This course covers basic HIPAA terminology, employee training, a health IT overview, and more.

*This course is being given on the same day as Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal for Dental Practitioners. If both courses are taken on this day, the attendee will receive a $25 discount on each course.  


Use Your Tongue - An Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy Program & Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF), Not Just Kid Stuff Anymore! (2 CEs)

DATES/TIME:  December 29, 2021 6-8PM

LOCATION: Live/Virtual

FEES: $100 MSDA Member | $200 Non-Member | $75 Auxiliary

INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Charlie Doring, DDS & Jennifer Triandafilou, MA, CCC-SLP

DESCRIPTION: The course will review what SDF is, its history in clinical dentistry, its current clinical applications, and proper usage. The course will highlight various age groups where SDF can arrest dental caries including small children with nursing bottle caries, adults with illicit drug induced caries, and older or frail adult patients with root caries. Hyposalivation and caries risk assessments will also be discussed. Further, it will define what an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD) is. why it happens, and will expand upon and determine the differences between a tongue thrust and an OMD, as well as what actions and solutions are available to effectively correct the disorder.

This MSDA CE course is a fundraising event for MARPAC (Maryland State Dental Political Action Committee.)  MARPAC works to protect the interests of dentists in Maryland by ensuring dentistry is a top priority in Annapolis through education and financial support of legislators who are Friends of Dentistry. For information on becoming a MARPAC member, please contact the MSDA and/or review the uploaded brochure.

All registration revenue will be donated directly to MARPAC


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