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Continuing Education

The following courses are offered through the Rhode Island Dental Association during ​2017.

If handouts are needed, they will be available for download prior to the course. Please check back.

Registration starts at 8:15 am. Please arrive early in order to be seated before the course starts. 

Medical Emergencies & SedationRosenberg

with Dr. Morton Rosenberg

November 8, 2017 ​9am-4pm (6 CEUs​)

​Quidnessett Country Club

Medical Emergencies:
 Dr. Rosenberg outlines a team approach to managing medical emergencies in the dental office. He cites key aspects of medical histories that may alert the dentist and staff to patients who are at increased risk. He also demonstrates how to use vital signs as the guide for appropriate emergency management. The seminar includes basic office preparations needed to effectively and efficiently treat common medical emergencies that arise. Dr. Rosenberg emphasizes office staff training, preparation of the emergency kit, supplies and drugs, medical consultations, patient management, and treatment of emergencies. 

Sedation in Dentistry: This presentation will cover issues and topics related to the administration of minimal and moderate sedation in dentistry.  Areas to be addressed will be the newest ADA Guidelines for Teaching and Use of Sedation by dentists and the evolving national and state regulations.  Nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation, enteral minimal and moderate sedation, and parenteral moderate sedation will be discussed.  The pertinent pharmacology and issues surrounding the use of sedative agents will be covered along with an emphasis on patient evaluation, monitoring, training and complications.

WynnPhoto07 010Hot Topics: Latest Issues Affecting Pharmacotherapy in Dentistry, Including Issues on Mitigating the Prescribing of Opioids

with Richard L. Wynn, PhD - Professor of Pharmacology, University of Maryland Dental School

February 21, 2018 ​8:30am-4:30pm (8 CEUs)*

​Quidnessett Country Club


  1. The national PDMP concept update and scheduled drug prescribing
  2. Mitigation of opioid availability and the increase in heroin markets
  3. Analgesics - non-narcotic pain relievers to reduce opioid prescribing
  4. Drug interactions involving NSAIDs and opioids with other drugs and supplements
  5. Antibiotics: current issues on bacterial resistance
  6. Antibiotic Stewardship, Odontogenic Infections
  7. Antibiotics as Premedications - more recs by Orthopedic Association
  8. More drugs associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ)
  9. Updating medical marijuana
  10. Updating "non-permit level" minimal sedation guidelines from ADA previously known as "anxiolysis"
  11. New blood thinners and emerging guidelines for patient management
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*Extended hours will fulfill the new opioid requirements in the state of Rhode Island for Schedule II prescribers 

OSHA                                                      K. Daw

with Karen Daw, MBA

April 18, 2018 ​9am-12pm (3 CEUs)

*There is a fee for OSHA - please check the course fees on the left hand side or email

​Quidnessett Country Club

 Overwhelmed by rules and regulations? Buried by unnecessary recordkeeping? Unsure of what is required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? Karen Daw, "The OSHA Lady," provides infection control and safety training in a fun, funny, and informative format! This presentation is designed to help you understand federal laws and guidelines as they pertain specifically to dentistry. Included in the presentation:
   • How to ensure compliance with newsworthy topics like Dental Unit Waterline Safety and properSterilization and Disinfection
   • Global Harmonized System training, mandatory of all dental offices as of 2013
   • OSHA "Top Ten" - it's not what you think!

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to understand: 
- The top 10 OSHA dental citations and how to avoid them
- Training elements of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and how it intersects with CDC Infection Control Guidelines
- How to conduct a Personal Protective Equipment assessment with a mask fitting demonstration
- Contents of an Exposure Control Plan and Post Exposure Protocol as the heart of the OSHA binder
- How to test and maintain dental unit waterlines

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​HR & Compliance

with Christy Durant, Esq.

​May 16, 2018 ​9am-12pm (3 CEUs)

​Quidnessett Country Club

More information to follow

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