8 Hour Radiation Safety Update (8 CE Credits)

Live/Virtual Webinar

This syllabus is intended to provide information for the continuing education course, “Essentials of Dental Radiography for the Dental Assistant: Oral Radiography Review Course.”  The course is designed to provide dental assistants with eight hours of continuing education in the didactic and clinical knowledge necessary to maintain certification in radiation hygiene, radiation protection, and radiographic techniques. Since the use of dental imaging is ubiquitous in dental practices, the course also provides a review of dental radiography appropriate for dental hygienists and dentists.

Lecture presentations will emphasize the potential hazards associated with the use of ionizing radiation and safety precautions to be utilized in dental radiography. Time permitting, the theory and techniques used for the placement, exposure, and processing of dental radiographs will be reviewed.  Basic concepts of digital imaging will be discussed, compared, and contrasted with conventional radiography as appropriate.  Professional, legal, and ethical considerations in dental radiography will be emphasized throughout the course.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Understand the theory and techniques used for the placement, exposure, and processing of dental radiographs
  • Understand the basic concepts of digital imaging
  • Compare and contrast digital imaging with conventional radiography
  • Understand the legal and ethical considerations in dental radiography

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Fees:   $155 MSDA Members & Auxiliary |  $255 Non Members
Instructor:   Ron Holderman, DDS, Ed.D, FAGD  
Location
:   LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE (LECTURE)

*The speaker has stated there is no conflict of interest. Signed conflict of interest forms are available upon request.

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

MSDA Office 8901 Herrmann Drive, Suite A, Columbia, MD, United States

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.

FEES: MSDA Member $100 | $200 Non-Member
$75 Dental Assistants / Hygienists / Office Staff

INSTRUCTOR: Ms. Kay Hickman

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8 Hour Radiation Safety Update (8 CE Credits)

Live/Virtual Webinar

This syllabus is intended to provide information for the continuing education course, “Essentials of Dental Radiography for the Dental Assistant: Oral Radiography Review Course.”  The course is designed to provide dental assistants with eight hours of continuing education in the didactic and clinical knowledge necessary to maintain certification in radiation hygiene, radiation protection, and radiographic techniques. Since the use of dental imaging is ubiquitous in dental practices, the course also provides a review of dental radiography appropriate for dental hygienists and dentists.

Lecture presentations will emphasize the potential hazards associated with the use of ionizing radiation and safety precautions to be utilized in dental radiography. Time permitting, the theory and techniques used for the placement, exposure, and processing of dental radiographs will be reviewed.  Basic concepts of digital imaging will be discussed, compared, and contrasted with conventional radiography as appropriate.  Professional, legal, and ethical considerations in dental radiography will be emphasized throughout the course.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Understand the theory and techniques used for the placement, exposure, and processing of dental radiographs
  • Understand the basic concepts of digital imaging
  • Compare and contrast digital imaging with conventional radiography
  • Understand the legal and ethical considerations in dental radiography

Follow the link for additional course details, cancellation policy, learning objectives etc.

Fees:   $155 MSDA Members & Auxiliary |  $255 Non Members
Instructor:   Ron Holderman, DDS, Ed.D, FAGD  
Location
:   LIVE VIRTUAL COURSE (LECTURE)

*The speaker has stated there is no conflict of interest. Signed conflict of interest forms are available upon request.

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P.A.N.D.A

Live/Virtual Webinar

P.A.N.D.A., which stands for Prevent Abuse and Neglect through Dental Awareness, started in Missouri in 1992 to address the lack of child abuse reporting by dental professionals even though between 65-75% of all physical abuse involves injuries to the head, neck, and mouth. This course is designed to educate dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and others about the problems of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect, and human trafficking. This course aims to teach recognition of the indicators of abuse and neglect, inform about the legal and ethical responsibility in reporting and referring victims, and educate to become knowledgeable to recognize, report and refer.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the Mid-Atlantic P.A.N.D.A. course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the background of abuse, bullying, and neglect and effects of maltreatment of children, adults, vulnerable adults, the elderly and trafficked victims.
  • Distinguish findings of abuse and neglect, explain the oral health care provider’s role, ethical responsibilities in reporting, and identify when and how to refer to local and national agencies.

Instructor: Dr. Charles Doring

Fees: MSDA Members $100, Auxiliary/Staff $75, Non members $200

*The speaker has stated there is no conflict of interest.  The signed conflict of interest form is available upon request.*

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Proper Pharmacologic Prescribing and Disposal for Dental Practitioners (2 CEs)

Live/Virtual Webinar

Maryland dentists need two hours of a “Proper Prescribing and Disposal” course. This course is approved for providing the necessary two hours of instruction mandated by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.  The goal of this course is to articulate and inform Maryland dental licensees about the role dental practitioners play in preventing prescription drug abuse, prescription drug addiction and ways of mitigating addiction through Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs). This is a live virtual course.

Objectives:

  • Write a prescription in proper format for an opioid pain reliever
  • List the nonopioid drugs as opioid alternatives for post-surgery pain control
  • Know the 5 DEA schedules of drugs and the important drugs within each
  • List the most abused prescribed drugs
  • Recognize dependent patients and doctor shoppers
  • Know best practices for handling and disposal of controlled substances
  • Be familiar with support services for dependent practitioners

Instructor: Dr. R.L. Wynn

Fees: Members: $100, Auxiliary: $75.00, Non-Members: $200.00

 

Conflict of Interest: Disclaimer: The author has no commercial or personal affiliation with any of the products in the program, they are used strictly for educational purposes and do not imply an endorsement.

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Infection Control in the Era of Emerging/Re-emerging Disease(s) (3 CE’s)

Live/Virtual Webinar

The cluster of severe pneumonia cases caused by a novel coronavirus first reported in Wuhan, China in December of 2019 has now circled the globe. To date, millions of cases have been reported and the number of cases in the USA as well as worldwide are increasing at an alarming rate. The cause of these infections was shortly identified as a novel of coronavirus similar to the SARS coronavirus that emerged in 2003. Although similar to SARS this new virus has been identified as a novel, never reported virus now called SARS-CoV-2. This virus causes a severe acute respiratory syndrome in some patients and this disease has been named COVID-19 (coronavirus disease-2019). Unfortunately, this virus is capable of very efficient person-to-person transmission and was declared a pandemic by March of 2020. The alarming spread of this infection in the USA has had a dramatic adverse impact on dental practice. This program will provide dental providers with the latest information on the epidemiology, testing, treatment and management of COVID-19. The latest COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination strategies will be discussed. Additionally, this program will provide dental providers with the latest information on the management of COVID-19 in the dental office. Paramount to controlling this pandemic are the principles of respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette and enhancements in respiratory protection that may need to be implemented. Emphasis will be placed on compliance issues and how a practical, cost effective “safe workplace” can be achieved in 2024. This course fulfills CDE requirements for infection control and requirements for annual OSHA training.

Instructor: Dr. Lou DePaola

Fees: MSDA Member $100, Non-Member $200, Auxiliary Staff $75

Conflict of Interest Disclaimer: The author has no commercial or personal affiliation with any of the products in the program, they are used strictly for educational purposes and do not imply an endorsement.

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