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Professional Dental Liability Risk Management Seminar

Dr. Robert M. Peskin and Mark V. Franco, Esq.

(4 CE credits for Maine licensure)

May 19, 2022 - 12:30 - 5:00 pm 

All dentists and staff welcome 

This course will focus on those circumstances in a dental practice which can reduce and sometimes prevent increased risks that often lead to malpractice claims. Attendee will be proved with practical suggestions an approaches that successfully avoid common hazards which often increase the likelihood of malpractice claims against the dental practitioner. The course also is designed to explore how professional liability policies work and to demonstrate the wisdom of having your practice protected by professional liability insurance.

Part 1: Dealing with the Dreaded Claim                                                                Part II: Risk Control Measures

1.The Rationale for Purchasing PL Insurance                                                       1. Documentation

2. Partnering with the Insurance Claims Professional                                        2. Communication is the Key

3. Considerations that Go  Beyond The Controversy at Hand                           3. Standard of Care and Deviation

                                                                                                                                      4. Challenges of Modern Dentistry

Dentists insured with the Professional Protector® for dentists  (PPP) will receive 10% professional liability premium credit upon renewal for three successive years. Dentists who are not insured with the PPP may be eligible for credit by purchasing PPP Coverage within one year of attending the seminar.

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When Dentistry Meets Medicine

Dr. Leslie Fang, MD, PhD

(6 CE credits for Maine licensure)


May 20, 2022 8:30am - 12:30 pm  -  1:30 - 4:30 pm (with scheduled breaks) 

Both dentistry and medicine are progressing at breakneck speed. The many changes in both fields make it critical for the dental professional to understand the nuances in the medical issues of their patients in order to be able to optimally care for their patients. The day-long session covers advances in medicine that impacts your day-to-daycare of patients. Understanding these issues will allow you to take care of not only the dental issues, but to care for the patient as a whole. Topics to be covered include:

•  A look at COVID and what to expect in the future for your practice

•  New drugs and medical devices in clinical use with specific dental implications

•  New antibiotic protocols you have to master

•  ADA guidelines for optimal use of analgesics and narcotics

•  Beyond Bisphosphonates: the New Arena of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw


Learning Objectives: Attendees will:

•  Understand the medical needs of patients

•  Learn to optimize patient care

•  Learn to avoid deadly mistakes




Treatment Planning for Functional Esthetics:

A Protocol for Predictability and Profitability

with Dr. Leonard Hess

(6 CE credits for Maine licensure)

Saturday May 21, 2021 at 8:30 AM - Noon, 1:30 - 4:30 PM   Disclosures: The Dawson Academy

Treatment planning for functional and esthetic success can be challenging. Success is predicted on anterior tooth determination, verification, and communication. A protocol for 2D and 3D treatment planning allows complex interdisciplinary cases to become predictable. However, clinicians must understand how airway, TMJ, and functional deficits are often poorly diagnosed. Yet these factors are common causes of frustration and loss of profitability.

Learning Objectives: Attendees Will:

  • Learn a protocol for complete diagnosis, treatment planning, provisional verification, and successful esthetic results.

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Dental Student/New Member Lunch & Learn: A Lawyer, Banker, and Accountant Walk Into a Practice - Anatomy of a Dental Practice Transition

With Michael S. Malloy, Esq; Robert Westhoven; Mike Royer

Saturday May 21, 2022 at Noon-1:30 






Open to all attendees

MDA Preferred Business Partners Michael Malloy (The Malloy Firm), Robert Westhoven (Androscoggin Bank), and Mike Royer (Berry Talbot Royer) will conduct a panel discussion of best practices, suggestion and pitfalls for guying and selling a dental practice at any stage of your career

Panelists will share their experiences representing associates, as well as buyers and sellers of dental practices in Maine, with illustrative examples, and will conduct an interactive question and session with participants

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Prep for DANB® Radiation Health and Safety (RHS)® Exam
with Dawn Bearor

Friday, May 20, 2022 8:30 am-noon  1:30-4:30pm


The purpose of this course is to prepare dental auxiliaries for the DANB® Radiation Health and Safety Exam® as a pathway to applying to the Maine Board of Dental Practice for dental radiographer licensure. The course will primarily focus on the four content areas of the exam, including: patient assessment and preparation for radiographs; safety management of radiography equipment and

radiography regulations; policies, practice and procedures to ensure patient and operator safety; and infection control procedures related to patient care, particularly dental radiography. Additionally, participants will be provided with guidance for applying to take the exam, study resources, and the process for applying to the state of Maine to obtain licensure upon successful exam completion.


Intended Audience: This course is intended for dental auxiliaries with at least three months of clinical experience with a basic understanding of dental terminology and tooth numbering.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify major anatomical structures of the head and neck, to include hard and soft tissues, such as the teeth, jaw and surrounding structures that appear radiographically

  • Identify anomalies of the oral cavity and surrounding structures that may appear radiographically

  • Discuss patient preparation for radiographic procedures

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic equipment and supplies utilized in dental radiography (collimator, XCP, image receptor, etc.)

  • Identify a variety of intraoral and extraoral image types and the appropriate selection for the individual needs of the patient

  • Demonstrate knowledge of exposure setting adjustments that are necessary for diagnosis but minimize radiation exposure for the patient

  • Identify the appropriate location of receptor placement to capture expected anatomy

  • Compare and contrast digital radiography and conventional radiography; describe basic principles of fill processing

  • Identify common radiographic processing and/or exposing errors

  • Demonstrate an understanding of proper film mounting (conventional and digital)

  • Describe various dental radiography regulatory requirements

  • Demonstrate an understanding of proper documentation of exposed radiographs

  • Discuss radiation safety procedures that protect the patient and radiographer

  • Discuss the utilization of effective infection control management techniques when performing dental radiography procedures

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OSHA Update and HIPAA Compliance Training for Dental Health Care Providers 
with Amanda Willette, CDA, EFDA, M.S.Ed

Friday, May 20, 2022 8:30 am-noon                          Disclosures: Beyond Compliance, PLLC


This course meets annual OSHA training requirements* and is a recommended refresher of HIPAA/privacy standards for dental health professionals. Course topics include:

•         Bloodborne Pathogen Standard

•         Current PPE Standards and Infection Control in Dentistry

•         Exposure Control Plan

•         Respiratory Protection

•         Hazard Communication/Globally Harmonized System

•         Maintenance of Compliance Records

•         Emergency Management Procedures

•         Ionizing Radiation Procedures

•         Electrical Safety Standards


*To maintain compliance, employees should be provided with a brief review of policies and procedures related to the above topics specific to their own place of employment. A Certificate of Course Completion will be provided for this course, however, it is recommended dental practices document the additional training provided specific to their practice.


This course is intended for all dental office staff. It is recommended that office personnel familiarize themselves with their place of employments policies and procedures prior to the course.

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Compliance Workshop
with Amanda Willette, CDA, EFDA, M.S.Ed
Friday, May 20, 2022  1:30-4:30pm                             Disclosures: Beyond Compliance, PLLC

This workshop will thoroughly review the required documentation for maintaining OSHA compliance and will allow participants the opportunity to modify current office polices with expert guidance. For participants that do not have clearly identified office policies, templates will be provided to assist with developing an exposure control plan, respiratory protection plan, and radiation protection plan.


This course is intended for dental office staff responsible for managing compliance. Bring printed or electronic copies of the dental practice’s exposure control plan, respiratory protection plan, and radiation protection plan, or a fully charged laptop for those planning to work from electronic copies.

Do Your Patients Even "Like" You? From Zero to Hero
How To Up Your Social Media Game

With Dr. Heather Keeling

 Saturday, May 21, 2022 10 am-noon:


                                            Build your brand and reach more patients with your online presence. In this course, you will     
                                learn how to use free marketing tools to showcase your practice. From social media basics to   
        engagement strategy, this course will help start or enhance your social presence.

Mentoring and Motivating

With Stacey Singleton, CDA, EFDA, FAADOM

Saturday, May 21, 2022 1:30 am-4:30 pm

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Learn and interact with ways to maintain a healthy and happy team environment, from morning meetings to job descriptions. Office systems and what works best that you can implement right away will be discussed - what reports to run, accountability for the tasks given, setting goals for the business and team, along with the importance of clinical notes, checklists, and employee files. Sample forms will be shared. There will be information on how to motivate your team to boost morale and show appreciation. Discussions will be had on how to invest in your team to be vested in the business. Front office, dental assistants, dentists, and managers all play an integral role and are welcome to attend.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.  The Maine Dental Association designates these activities for one to six continuing education credits. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

The Maine Dental Association 
is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider


Accepted Program Provider

FAGD / MAGD Credit

05/01/2018 to 06/30/2021

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