Maryland Dental Hygienists' Association

2020 Virtual Annual Session


MDHA 2020 Virtual Annual Session

Program at a Glance


Thursday: October 22, 2020

LBGTQ - Cultural Competency

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Presenters: Jess Deinlein & Tanya Colquhoune

The LBGTQ Cultural Competency course was designed to bring equity between the dental field and our ever- evolving society. It is important to practice empathy and compassion with our patients to meet their needs. Research has shown that the LGBTQ community feel overshadowed and very discriminated against. We want to bring awareness to treat the LBGTQ patients, no matter their orientation, professionally and respectfully. This course will provide you with tools to be open minded.  


* Demonstrate professionalism and understanding to this subject.

* Identify ways to meet the complex needs of transgender patients.

* Competently model ways to avoid any form of discrimination in all sectors of society’s when addressing needs of patients in the LGBTQ community.

* Examine and change personal views and behaviors.

Sign up for LBGTQ Course - $25

Friday: October 23, 2020


8 am-10 am EST

Presenter: Marlene Roberts

This course is designed to  educate and inform  attendees about the problems of abuse and neglect experienced by both children and adults at the hands of others. Quite specifically, the course includes content addressing human and  sex trafficking, intimate partner violence, bullying, vulnerable adults, and  preventing  abuse and neglect through early intervention, and what appropriate interventions/actions should be taken. 

The attendee will be able to:  

* Recognize the signs/ symptoms of abuse and neglect 

* Understand the legal issues/ policies involved in reporting suspected abuse and neglect and how to report

* Encourage dental/ health care professionals to become involved in prevention 

* Learn how to report and maintain HIPAA

Sign up for Panda Course - $30

Friday: October 23, 2020

COVID-19 Updates for the Dental Hygienist 

10:15 am- 12:15 pm EST

Presenter: Katy Battani, RDH, MS 

This course will review updated information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic and the American Dental Hygienists’ Associations’ (ADHA) Interim Guidance on Returning to Work. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in discussion about how the pandemic has impacted dental practice settings, dental hygiene patient care, and very importantly, employee wellness! 

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to: 

*Summarize updates to CDC’s and ADHA’s COVID-19 guidance 

*Recognize the impact of the pandemic on practice settings, dental hygiene patient care, and employee wellness 

*Recall answers to commonly asked questions regarding dental hygiene patient care in the wake of COVID-19 



Sign up for COVID Course - $30

Friday: October 23, 2020

Marketing Your Dental Hygiene Career 

7 pm- 9 pm EST

Studies show you only have about six seconds to make an initial positive impression on employers when applying for a job. Knowing how to do that, particularly for the good jobs, is so important to your confidence and advancement as a dental professional. Good job seekers know this and will have the edge every time. This course will show you how to power up your personal branding and marketing skills so that the message of your greatness as a professional can be amplified.

In this course, you will learn: 

*The value of a personal/professional brand that differentiates you from the competition 

*How to create a modern resume that grabs attention and holds it 

*A tutorial on traditional and advanced job search tools that techniques 

*How to tap the hidden job market, where 75% of all jobs are found 

*The secrets to transitioning your clinical career into other dental fields (and some of those options)


Sign up for Marketing - $20

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