Annual Session

MITAGS-Maritime Conference Center
692 Maritime Boulevard
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

October 20 - 22, 2023

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Maritime Conference Center (MCC)

692 Maritime Boulevard, Building 2 Linthicum Heights, MD 21090-1952
Ph: Toll Free (866) 900-3517 | Fax: (410) 859-0942 | Ph: (410) 859-5700

There is a block of rooms set aside at the conference center, or you can make reservations at one of the many hotels in the area.

Complimentary parking is available onsite. Just four miles (or ten minutes) from Baltimore-
Washington International (BWI) Thurgood Marshall Airport and the BWI Amtrak Train Station,

MCC offers complimentary shuttle service to and from both locations.

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Breakfast and Lunch are provided. Dinner is on your own.

Friday, October 20th

8:30-10:30 am

Dr. Saleha Mahmud-Ritter, DDS - from the Tongue-tie center of Baltimore
“Frenum vs. Tongue Tie. Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment” 2 CEs
To be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a tongue tie

10:45 am - 12:45 pm

Sonya Dunbar, RDH, MHA - AKA the Geriatric Toothfairy

“ABCs of Poor Oral Care” 2 CEs

  1. List the many health disorders associated with poor oral health.
  2. Discuss how poor oral health affects the quality of life of aging adults.
  3. Explore how oral health disparities affect minority communities more.
  4. Explain the link between poor oral health and systemic disease.


1:45-3:45 pm

Sonya Dunbar, RDH, MHA - AKA the Geriatric Toothfairy
“Suffering in Silence: Dental Mental Stigma ” 2 CEs

  1. List different types and signs of mental illness.
  2. Explain common oral health issues associated with mental illness.
  3. Describe how to communicate with co-workers who suffer from mental illness.
  4. Explore adverse oral effects of medication taken for mental illness

4 - 5 pm
Lisa Stillman, RDH, BS
“Xylitol and Oral Health” 1 CE

Learn the basic principles of Xylitol and how it contributes to oral health

Saturday, October 21st

8:30-10:30 am

Alicia Murria, RDH, MS - Implementation Specialist - implementation of clinical practice guidelines

“The Oral-Systemic Link and the Role of the Inflammation Prevention Specialist” 2 CEs

Dental hygienists don’t garner the respect they deserve as health care providers. This interactive course introduces the ‘inflammation prevention specialist’ and empowers the dental professional to utilize high-quality diagnostics and assessments to connect oral and systemic health.


Alicia Murria, RDH, MS - Implementation Specialist - implementation of clinical practice guidelines

“Prevention Is Profitable: How to Grow Your Practice Using Prevention As a Platform” 2 CEs

You’ve taken more ‘Perio’ CE than you care to admit.... This isn’t just another Perio lecture. This course outlines the dental hygiene standards for clinical practice to be used as a platform for high-quality clinical care and increased case acceptance. After this course, you’ll view your hygiene workflow differently and capitalize on the profitability of your preventative program.