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 recertification for dental assistants. It is an overview of dental radiography for dentists and hygienists desiring to update their skills.

Date/Time:           Saturday, July 20, 2019
                            Saturday, September 14, 2019
                            Saturday, October 19, 2019
                            Saturday, November 16, 2019
                            Saturday, December 14, 2019
Fees:                   $155 MSDA Members & Auxiliary |  $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

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:         Friday, June 28, 2019                8:00 AM - 12:30 PM   FULL
Fee:                    $50 Dentists/Auxiliary Staff insured through R.K. Tongue Co. and the
                           Professional Protector Plan
                           $100 All Other Attendees

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

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