Prediabetes and Oral Health Conference

Friday, June 26, 2015
8:00am - 1:00pm
Ten Oaks Ballroom
5000 Signal Bell Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029
*3.5 Dental CEUs will be available*
Registration is free!
Topics of discussion: prediabetes overview, clinical perspective on prediabetes and oral health, and linking patients to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs.
Funding for this conference was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control and Office of Oral Health.


Maryland Dent-Care Loan Assistance Repayment Program

MDC-LARP provides student loan repayment assistance to dentists for treating Maryland's most vulnerable populations. The purpose of MDC-LARP is to increase access to oral health care services for Maryland Medical Assistance Program (MMAP) recipients by increasing the number of dentists treating this population. Application materials​ are now available. Deadline for submission is July 31, 2015.


Dientes Sanos, Ninos Sanos

UnitedHealthcare's Lenys Alcoreza was interviewed on “Buenos Dias DC” WFDC-TV (Univision) Washington, D.C. about our Dientes Sanos, Ninos Sanos (Healthy Teeth, Healthy Kids) campaign on March 19.


Spanish Language Campaign Teaches Women Important Oral Health Care Skills

BALTIMORE, MD (February 25, 2015) – A social marketing campaign aimed at educating Spanish-speaking mothers about the importance of children’s oral health and teaching routine oral-hygiene skills has made a significant impact among Latinas in Maryland.  Surveys taken before and after the campaign showed that more Latinas better understand the importance of oral health and are taking action to practice more preventative oral health behaviors for themselves, and their children. READ MORE


Fluoridated Water on Tap!

MDAC sent a fact sheet about the importance of water fluoridation to the Maryland General Assembly and all MDAC members. Click here to view the fact sheet!


Open Wide: An Inside Look Into Oral Health Books for Children by an Interprofessional Review Team

Book review poster_Library workshop

MDAC's medical-dental collaboration work group convened an interprofessional group that consisted of professionals from dentistry, nursing, education, and library services, in addition to a UMB dental student, two dental hygiene students, and a graduate Doctor of Nursing Practice student and pediatric nurse practitioner. They attended three book review sessions during which they were tasked with reviewing children's books about oral health and rated each book based on criteria created by the group. A final list of vetted books will be shared with MDAC members and the public soon.

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 A poster titled Open Wide: An Inside Look Into Oral Health Books For Children By An Interprofessional Review Team was developed about the book review process, evaluation tool, and findings. An abstract for this poster was submitted and accepted by:

  • The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) for their annual meeting that took place on October 20, 2014 in Virginia.
  • The National Medical Library Association’s Annual Meeting that will take place in Houston, TX in May 2015.