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The formal continuing education programs of the Maryland State Dental Association are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership/LLSR credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 5/1/2022 through 6/30/2024.  Provider ID# 219250

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April 2024

April 13th @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am EDT

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

MSDA Office

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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April 20th @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

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  

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

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May 2024

May 14th @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Infection Control in the Era of Covid-19 (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 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 discusses. 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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