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

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.

 Date:               Saturday, November 11, 2017                                                                                              Saturday December 16, 2017                                                                                                Saturday January 20, 2018

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

Preventing Periodontal Diseases and Caries: Pathogenic Biofilm Diseases (4 CE Credits)
Biofilms are well-coordinated ecosystems of bacteria growing on surfaces, usually consisting of multiple species which initially adapt to and then try to increase available nutrients.   Within the biofilm, each bacterial species has a well-defined function leading some biologists to think of biofilms as multicellular organisms. Pathogenic bacteria become predominant within biofilms if they can invade tissue or produce destructive products to increase the supply of nutrients from local tissues.  Pathogenic bacteria from oral biofilms also spread systemically and colonize distant sites.  Oral pathogenic bacteria may be active in the pathogenesis of many diseases including arthritis, atherosclerosis, and even brain damage. Within biofilms, bacteria communicate with each other to coordinate functioning by using small quorum sensing molecules.  In our bodies they likely use the same types of communication molecules to modify our physiology and even our mood for the biofilm’s needs. Our bodies also appear to communicate with our biofilms with similar small molecules to try to direct biofilm growth in a non-pathogenic direction. Along with inflammation and immunity, molecular communication may be a major determinant of biofilm disease susceptibility.  When our signaling fails to prevent development of pathogenic biofilms, chronic periodontitis, Crohn’s disease, IBS and other biofilm diseases can result. Our profession has only focused on repairing the defects caused by common oral diseases; periodontal pocket elimination by surgery and lasers, bone grafting and restoring carious lesions.  Aside from fluoridation little effort has been expended on preventing these diseases and almost nothing on controlling the systemic spread of oral pathogenic bacteria. The biofilms responsible for chronic periodontitis can be identified in young people before periodontal destruction occurs.  The same is true for cariogenic biofilms.   It is also easy to monitor for recurrence of pathogenic bacterial biofilm growth. There are effective techniques patients and therapists can use to prevent tooth adhering pathogenic biofilms from reforming. 

Date/Time:       October 27, 2017                8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:                 $125  MSDA  Members         $225 Non Members                                                                                     $ 75 Auxiliary Staff

Instructor:            Dr. Larry Page, DDS, PhD
Location:             MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Refreshments:     Breakfast will be served. 

I'm Glad You Asked That: Infection Control & Regulatory Compliance 2017 (2 CE Credits, MSBDE Requirement)
Meeting the infection control needs of every dental practice should not be an overwhelming process. An understanding of the applicable laws, prevention techniques and a common sense approach can produce a simple effective, ongoing program that protects patients and providers alike. This course is designed to help satisfy the annual training requirement for MOSH compliance as well as provide infection control continuing education credits required for Maryland dental relicensure. 

Date/Time:          November 3, 2017               8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee:                     $100 MSDA Members          $200 Non-MSDA Members
                           $75 MSDA Members*           $175 Non-MSDA Members*
Instructor:           Dr. Melissa Mulreany
Location:             MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast will be served.

*This course is being offered on the same day as Infection Control and CPR. For those who take more than one course on the same day, a $25 discount will be given for each course. 

 

Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. (2 CE Credits, MSBDE Requirement)
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.

Date/Time:          November 3, 2017               10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
                            December 8, 2017               10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Fee:                     $100 MSDA Members          $200 Non-MSDA Members
                           $75 MSDA Members*           $175 Non-MSDA Members*
Instructor:           Dr. Harold Pincus (November); Dr. Dave Williams (December)
Location:             MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast will be served.

*This course is being offered on the same day as Infection Control and CPR. For those who take more than one course on the same day, a $25 discount will be given for each course. 

 

CPR Renewal for Dental Practitioners (MSBDE 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). 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.

Date/Time:          November 3, 2017               1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
                            December 8, 2017               1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Fee:                     $100 MSDA Members          $200 Non-MSDA Members
                           $75 MSDA Members*           $175 Non-MSDA Members*
Instructor:           Kay Hickman
Location:             MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Lunch will be served to those who attend both PANDA and CPR.

*This course is being offered on the same day as Infection Control and CPR. For those who take more than one course on the same day, a $25 discount will be given for each course. 

 

The Hidden Causes of the Premature Wear of Teeth (4 CE Credits)
The #1 Dental Disorder all dentists see in their patients every day is the excessive wear of teeth and the consequences of parafunction (clenching and grinding). There are many dental CE courses that explain the condition, and treatment recommendations, but they are typically focused on one or two reasons that our patients perform this destructive habit. There is now adequate research, data, and understanding to identify that the root causes of the premature wearing of teeth can be categorized into four main areas: the effects of Systemic Health (Total Body Wellness), Occlusion, TMJ Pathology and Airway. These areas have been extensively studied and identified as the reasons people develop behavior that leads to the destruction of their dentition. Dentistry not only now understands the reasons our patients cause premature wear; we have specific diagnostic tools that identify the reason(s) and subsequent customized treatment options. The Rogers Institute, LLC, has been formed to bring together four leading educators in the field of dentistry that have a specific focus on the individual conditions that cause premature tooth wear. Dr. Alain Aubé, DMD (President of the Canadian Institute of Occlusion) will give an introduction to TMJ Pathology. Dr. Brian Gray, DDS, will discuss how Occlusion can be identified as the cause of parafunction and how to diagnose its role in bruxism.  Dr. Rick Rogers, DDS, will explore new technologies that are being used in dentistry that identify Airway Disorders as the leading cause of tooth grinding and Dr. Danine Fresch-Gray, DDS, will talk about the breakthroughs in Systemic Health and how dentistry can direct our patients to alleviate conditions that lead to occlusal disorders.  

Date/Time:          November 3, 2017              1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fee:                     $125 MSDA Members         $225 Non Members                                                                                     $75 Auxiliary Staff
Instructors:          Dr. Alain Aube, DMD
                            Dr. Danine Fresch-Gray, DDS                           
                            Dr. Brian Gray,  DDS
                            Dr. Rick Rogers, DDS
Location:             MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Refreshments:     Lunch will be served.  

 

Introduction to Dental Sleep Medicine (4 CE Credits)
This course is designed for the practitioner new to the field of dental sleep medicine as well as the practitioner with experience in the field. This dynamic half-day course will lay the ground work and establish the fundamentals for practitioners seeking to become active in this rapidly growing arena. An easy to follow and implement process for recognizing, screening, and treating obstructive sleep apnea will be presented. The etiology and pathophysiology of sleep disordered breathing will be explored. The practitioner will gain the skills necessary to screen their existing patient population for patients potentially at risk for sleep apnea. The referral and diagnosis process will be fully explored. Most importantly, the options for therapy will be fully developed, including a thorough explanation of the dental treatment options, the various appliances utilized, and alternative therapies available, thusly preparing the practitioner to have informed discussions with their patients.

Participants will obtain the skills necessary to be effective in the recognition, screening and treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Additionally, participants will obtain the skills necessary to interface with their medical colleagues regarding the treatment of apnea patients.

Date/Time:          November 10, 2017            8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fee:                     $125 MSDA Members         $225 Non Members 
Instructors:          Dr. Gordon Bell
Location:             MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Refreshments:     Breakfast will be served.  

 

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

Date/Time:          December 1, 2017              8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee:                     $100 MSDA Members         $200 Non Members 
Instructors:          Dr. Marc Nuger
Location:             MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD
Refreshments:     Breakfast will be served.  



Infection Control: The CDC Checklist (2 CE Credits, MSBDE Requirement)
The program reviews the comprehensive "March 2016, CDC Infection Prevention Checklist for Dental Settings". The checklist format can be utilized as an "in office" evaluation tool, with columns denoting areas of compliance and non-compliance. The CDC recommendations for administrative and clinical policies and procedures will be described. Bloodborne and airborne pathogens, as well as emerging diseases will be discussed. 

Objectives: At the completion of the program the learner will:

  • Comprehend the 2016 CDC Guidelines for infection control in the dental setting
  • Utilize the CDC checklist to evaluate current office policies and procedures
  • Incorporate CDC recommendations into their standard of care to achieve compliance

Date/Time:          December 8, 2017              8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fee:                     $100 MSDA Members         $200 Non Members 
                            $75 MSDA Members*           $175 Non-MSDA Members*
Instructor:           Christine Wisnom
Location:             MSDA Classroom, Columbia, MD 
Refreshments:    Continental Breakfast will be served.

*This course is being offered on the same day as Infection Control and CPR. For those who take more than one course on the same day, a $25 discount will be given for each course. 

                   

HIPPA   Federal  Requirement (2 CEs)
Date/Time: Friday, December 15
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Fees: $75 MSDA Member / $175 Non-Member                                                                                   $50  Auxiliary Staff

Instructors: Dr. Frank Kyle Jr., MS
Description: The 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 expereince by other practices and assist the dental practice in preparing for potential audits of compliance by the HHS Office of Civil Rights.

 

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