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MDA Online CE Courses

MDA online continuing education is a convenient way to earn those extra CE credits you need. Remember, you can earn up to 30 CE credits online (RDA and RDH may earn up to 10 credits) in each three-year licensing period. Successfully passing an online quiz below will earn you one continuing education credit within the online CE category.

Just click on an online CE course from the list below to view a recorded seminar or webinar, register for a webinar, or read an article. Links to the corresponding online quizzes will appear at the conclusion of the based upon the selection you make. Upon successful completion of online quizzes, you can print out a CE voucher from the MDA equal to one hour of continuing education credit.

Additionally, the MDA has partnered with the World Continuing Education Alliance to provide AGD PACE and ADA CERP courses through the WCEA online portal to dentists and dental team members. The WCEA portal ensures an up-to-date and accessible resource of continuing education is available to dental professionals.

The Michigan Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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 Michigan Board of Dentistry accepts ADA CERP and AGD PACE toward license renewal.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/cerp.


Recorded Seminar from the 2017 MDA Annual Session

Human Trafficking Identification: Take a Closer Look

Speaker: Sheila Ann Meshinski, BSN, RN, CEN, CFN
CE Credits: 1
Registration: Sign Up Now

The Michigan law banning human trafficking took effect on Aug. 24, 2006, with various provisions strengthening the law occurring over the following years. In 2014, the Training for Medical Professionals provision was adopted requiring most medical professionals (including dentists) to become trained in identifying the signs of human trafficking. This training session meets the Michigan Board of Dentistry’s new licensing requirement — adopted Jan. 6, 2017 — for health care professionals to complete an identification training course.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding the types and venues of human trafficking in the state of Michigan.
  • Identifying victims of human trafficking in health care settings.
  • Recognizing the warning signs of human trafficking in health care settings for adults and minors.
  • Resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking.

Recorded Webinar from March 18, 2014

Top 10 Infection Control Questions You May Have Considered
but Were Afraid to Ask

Speaker: Marie T. Fluent, DDS
CE Credits: 1
Registration: VIEW THE RECORDED WEBINAR

Infection prevention measures are effective in the dental setting — they minimize risks to both patients and dental workers. As personnel transition from the study of infection control to clinical applications, confusion may arise. This recorded webinar will address 10 common questions asked as infection control protocol is implemented into clinical practice.

After viewing this recorded webinar, the participant will:

  • learn strategies for dental waterline maintenance;
  • understand the importance of following manufacturer’s instructions for various infection control products;
  • review aspects of disinfection and sterilization of patient-care items
  • discuss the importance of personal protective equipment; and
  • identify infection control resources for future reference.

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MDA Journal Article

Dental Management of the Head and Neck Cancer Patient
Treated with Radiation Therapy

Authors: Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, DDS, PhD, and Samuel Zwetchkenbaum, DDS, MS 
CE Credits: 1

NOTE: This article and quiz covers Michigan’s required one hour CE credit for pain management.


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Make-and-Take Human Resource Handbook

This Make-and-Take HR Handbook Workshop will guide you through what should and should not be included in your employee manual, and then will provide the necessary time for you to create/update your own handbook in the same day, so you leave with a finished product in your hand!

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