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    Friday, March 15, 2024

    Massachusetts Dental Society

    2 Willow Street, Suite 200

    Southborough, MA

    SESSION 1: American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Course

    Speaker(s): Russell Kane/Adam Wolfset

    Registration: 8:00 am

    Seminar: 8:30 - 11:30 am

    Course Type: Workshop

    CEUs: 3.0

    BLS is the foundation for saving lives after cardiac arrest. In this course, you’ll learn the skills of high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for victims of all ages. You’ll practice delivering these skills both as a single rescuer and as a member of a multi rescuer team. The skills you learn in this course will enable you to recognize cardiac arrest, activate the emergency response system early and respond quickly and confidently. This course will help you give victims the best chance of survival.


    After successfully completing this BLS course, you will be able to:

    • - Apply the BLS concepts of the Chains of Survival
    • - Recognize the signs of someone needing CPR
    • - Perform high-quality CPR for an adult, a child and an infant
    • - Demonstrate the appropriate use of an AED
    • - Perform as an effective team member during multi rescuer CPR
    • - Describe the technique for relief of foreign-body airway obstructions for an adult, a child and an infant

    SESSION 2: Are You in Compliance? Infection Controls and OSHA Review

    Speaker: Lisa Kane, DMD

    Registration: 11:30 am

    Seminar: 12:00 - 2:00 pm

    Course Type: Lecture

    CEUs: 2.0

    This course presents an in-depth explanation of the CDC’s and OSHA’s guidelines for dental offices. We will review of the CDC guidelines for infection control in the dental healthcare setting, review OSHA’s blood borne pathogen standard’s guidelines, discuss safety data sheets (“SDS”) and Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (“GHS”) hazard statements, and general office safety standards. We will also talk about strategies to improve infection control in the office in a practical manner.

    After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

    • - Discuss the CDC and OSHA guidelines for dental office safety
    • - Understand why these guidelines are important for the health and safety of the dental staff and the general public
    • - Identify potential areas of risk in a dental office
    • - Implement policies and procedures to mitigate the risk in the dental office

    SESSION 3: Pharmacologic Management of Acute Dental Pain and the Prescription Opioid Epidemic

    Speaker: Richard Harold, DMD, JD

    Registration: 2:00 pm

    Seminar: 2:30 - 4:30 pm

    Course Type: Lecture

    CEUs: 2.0

    Proper implementation of prescription writing skills is a critical aspect of patient care in today's climate of opioid abuse and enhanced prescribing regulations. The attendee will learn about the history of pain management and dentistry's responsibility in combating the prescription drug epidemic. The basics of choosing proper analgesics are reviewed so that the attendee will understand the standards of care as they pertain to pain management. The principles of oral dosing regimens will be presented along with side effects, contraindications and clinically significant drug-drug interactions. 

    After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

    • - Review analgesic prescribing guidelines in connection with the effective management of acute dental pain
    • - Discuss the origin of the prescription opioid epidemic and dentistry’s role in promoting responsible opioid prescribing
    • - Explain how to counsel patients about the side effects, security, addictive nature and proper storage and disposal of controlled substances
    • - Determine the legal and ethical issues of prescribing appropriate quantities of controlled substances
    • - Understand the basic pharmacology and side effects of opioid and non-opioid analgesics

  • Speakers:

    Richard Harold, DMD, JD: served as a Full Professor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston prior to becoming a dental-legal consultant, expert witness, author and national speaker. Dr. Harold received his DMD degree from Tufts University, his JD from New England School of Law and his BS in pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the faculty at Tufts University, Dr. Harold owned and operated a general dentistry practice. Dr. Harold served as a consultant to the American Dental Association Council on Dental Practice during 2018-19 and participated in an initiative to develop a comprehensive resource on dental practice risk management. The work product of the initiative serves as the basis for the ADA Guidelines for Practice Success module on Managing Risk and is available online at www.ADA.org/gps .

    Lisa Kane, DMD: President and Owner of Dental Office Compliance of New England (DOC4NE)

    Lisa assists dental practices in complying with the myriad of regulations and best practices promulgated by State dental boards, OSHA and the CDC. Lisa conducts office walk-throughs; creates customized plans and protocols for dental offices; teaches infection control, medical emergency and risk management classes; and provides consulting services to help offices improve their quality care and overall efficiency. Prior to forming DOC4NE, she practiced dentistry in the Greater Boston Area for over 20 years.

    Russell Kane: COO and Compliance Consultant for Dental Office Compliance of New England (DOC4NE). Russell manages DOC4NE’s operations as well as provides compliance services, with a focus on HIPAA and risk management. Russell spent the majority of his career in the financial services industry, where he served as both a mutual fund Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of a global asset management firm. He has extensive experience with helping clients understand applicable laws and regulations and drafting required plans and protocols. 

    Adam Wolfset: Senior Compliance Consultant and Dental Assistant for Dental Office Compliance of New England (DOC4NE). Adam manages our compliance portal and continuing education program. He has a customer service background in the medical industry having spent time at a major health plan provider. 

  • Price for Package:

    MDS Dentist/Auxiliary Member: $175

    Non-MDS Member: $399

Recommended Audience
  • Assistant; Dentist; Hygienist
Financial Disclosure
  • Richard Harold, DMD, JD, Lisa Kane, DMD, Russell Kane and Adam Wolfset have no financial relationships relevant to this presentation to disclose.
Cancellation Policy
  • Refunds can be made online up to 10 days prior to the class. You will receive a full refund minus a $10 processing fee. There are no refunds less than 10 days out including cancelations due to illness, late arrivals or weather. Full refund will be given if your class is cancelled for any reason by MDS. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for processing. There is no refund for courses once the course begins. Registrants will be notified by e-mail if the course is canceled due to inclement weather or for any other reason by MDS. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address used to register.