2021 Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association Spring Session

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2021 MDHA Spring Session at a Glance

India R. Chance, RDH, BSDH

Safety is NO Accident!  – OSHA Training for the Dental Office 

Friday March 19, 2021 8:00 am - 10:00 am

2 Continuing Education Credits

Sign Up for OSHA Course - Member Pricing - $20.00 Sign Up for OSHA Course - Non-Member Pricing - $40.00

Course Title: Safety is NO Accident!  – OSHA Training for the Dental Office 

Learning Objectives:   

Objective #1:    Define OSHA & its mission

Objective #2:  List the OSHA standards that apply to dental practices, interpret the importance of each standard.  List real world examples of OSHA violations that have occurred in the United States within the last 5 years. Provide a list of OSHA responsibilities specific to employers and employees. 

Objective #3:  Define the Bloodborne Pathogen (BBP) standard, identify BBP basic requirements, and discuss the modes of disease transmission most common to a dental practice setting. 

Objective #4: Define the Hazard Communication standard.  List the standard’s basic requirements, interpret each requirement including successful implementation of engineering controls in a dental practice setting.  

Objective #5: Define the Ionizing Radiation standard.  List the standard’s basic requirements, interpret each requirement including successful implementation of engineering controls in a dental practice setting.  

Objective #6: Define the Ergonomic Hazards & Prevention standard and Exit Routes standard. List the standard’s basic requirements, interpret each requirement including successful implementation of engineering controls in a dental practice setting. 

Objective #7:  Review OSHA’s guidance for preparing the workplace for Covid19.  


Emily Boge, MPA, RDH, CDA 

2021 Updates in Dental Radiology and Imaging 

Friday March 19, 2021 10:15 am - 12:15 pm

2 Continuing Education Credits

Sign Up for Radiology Course - Member Pricing - $20.00 Sign Up for Radiology Course - Non-Member Pricing - $40.00

Course Title: 2021 Updates in Dental Radiology and Imaging

Course description:  

This course meets the requirements for periodic radiology safety training, including radiology history and basic radiation science, and provides an array of current topics relevant to registrants and licensees in various practice settings. 

Learning Objectives:  

  1.  Understand the evolution of ionizing radiology health and safety over the last 100+ years. 

  2.  Investigate options available in current dental x-ray equipment and utilizing current appropriate precautions in the use of said equipment. 

  3. Compare and contrast the benefits and challenges presented with various types of digital sensors and plates. 

  4. Apply digital exposure processes using computer memory with intra and extra oral radiographic and photographic imaging. 

  5. Discuss the pros and cons of digital imaging sciences. 

  6. Define CBCT and its practical applications. 

  7. Demonstrate skills to prevent unnecessary exposure to radiation by understanding the Recommendations for Patient Selection and Limiting Radiation Exposure (2012) and expand on applying these recommendations to a patient care protocol. 

  8. Discuss various photographic and diagnostic imaging sciences for use in clinical practice.

  9. Employ safety concepts of tracking cumulative radiation, including environmental radiation. 

 

 
 

Thomas A. Viola, R.Ph, C.C.P.

I Haven't Got Time for This Pain!

Friday March 19, 2021 1:15 pm - 4:15 pm

3 Continuing Education Credits

Sign Up for Pain Management Course - Member Pricing - $35.00 Sign Up for Pain Management Course - Non-Member Pricing - $70.00

Course Title: I Haven't Got Time for This Pain!

Course Description: Management of acute odontogenic pain is accomplished through a clinical approach that successfully incorporates intraoperative local anesthesia and a postoperative regimen of non-opioid and opioid analgesics. However, improper and inappropriate use of both local anesthetic agents and analgesics have the potential to produce adverse outcomes for our patients. Thus, it is critical for clinicians to accurately evaluate the need for pain control,identify associated risks, and assess the efficacy of the agents to be administered. This program will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the pharmacology and therapeutics of local anesthetic agents and analgesics. Special emphasis will be given to effective perioperative pain management and best practices for prescribing analgesics for postoperative pain control.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss local anesthetic agents with respect to their mechanisms of action, adverse effects, contraindications and clinical considerations.
  2. Differentiate between the two major classes of local anesthetic agents with respect to their distribution, metabolism, adverse effects, drug interactions and contraindications.
  3. Specify the various local anesthetic agent combinations most commonly used in dentistry and the rationale for their use in specific clinical situations.
  4. Explain the rationale for the use of vasoconstrictors and potential adverse effects.
  5. Describe the pharmacology and mechanism of action of analgesics used in the management of acute dental pain, including situations which may preclude their use.
  6. Examine the intended role of opioid and non-opioid analgesics in the treatment of acute dental pain, as well as situations which may preclude their use.
  7. Discover best practices for prescribing analgesics, as well as proper storage and disposal of unused dosages.
  8. Identify techniques useful in recognizing and identifying potential opioid addiction and current protocols for its treatment.

Dr. William Pavaletz, DMD

The Magic of Prevention Part I of II

Saturday March 20, 2021 9:00am - 12:00 pm

3 Continuing Education Credits

Sign Up for Prevention Pt. 1 Course - Member Pricing - $25.00 Sign Up for Prevention Pt. I Course - Non-Member Pricing - $50.00

Course Title: The Magic of Prevention Part I

Course Description: Caries infection has increased in young adult populations and continues to be a major disease for children. This course discusses the impact of Nano Technology on today’s preventative and restorative materials. Attendees will have a “hands-on forum” to provide their dental teams with new findings on today’s desensitizers, sealants, and fluoride treatments to combat patient’s current symptoms and the prevention of future issues.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of new research findings that can contribute to the evidence for application of varnish with chemotherapeutic fluoride treatment
  2. Understand the findings of recent research exploring how dental practitioners are using scientific evidence in their patient treatment decisions and patient counseling
  3. Learn about the method of applying Xylitol containing, natural and artificial-based fluoride treatments and Nano Hybrid Sealants and the evidence showing the effective changes they can have on today’s patients
  4. Understand the correct CDT coding procedure for hygiene procedures and review the “current changes” to desensitizing and ‘home use” fluoridation treatments

Dr. William Pavaletz, DMD

Magic of Prevention Continues ... Part II in the Saga of Fluoridation and Desensitizing Procedures. You know the products to use… but can you discuss the options with your patient base?

Saturday March 20, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

3 Continuing Education Credits

Sign Up for Prevention Pt. 2 Course - Member Pricing - $25.00 Sign Up for Prevention Pt. 2 Course - Non-Member Pricing - $50.00

Course Title: Magic of Prevention Continues ... Part II in the Saga of Fluoridation and Desensitizing Procedures. You know the products to use… but can you discuss the options with your patient base?

Course Description: This course continues the discussion of “Advanced Particulate” Hygiene products, with an emphasis on introducing these treatments to your patient base. Attendees will have a “hands-on forum” on how to discuss, present and sell “in-house services” pertaining to topical fluoride creams and treatments services to patients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the findings of recent research exploring how dental practitioners are using scientific evidence in their patient treatment decisions and patient counseling
  2. Learn how to discuss and present different methods of applying fluorides and the evidence showing the effective changes they can have on today’s patients

Combined with Part 1 this is an all-day course


Full Conference Registration:

Includes all courses being delivered on Friday and Saturday for a total of 

13 Continuing Education Credits

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