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MDAC Continuing Education Course

Session 1: The Human Papilloma Virus: How Will It Affect Your Practice?

Session 2: The Changing Landscape of Tobacco Products: "Vaping", Smoking, and Chewing

Date: Friday, February 27, 2015
Time: 8:30-4:00pm
Location: Riverhill Interfaith Center: The Gathering Place
6120 Day Long Lane, Clarksville, MD 21029

Jacquelyn L. Fried, RDH, MS
Associate Professor, Director of Interprofessional Initiatives, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Special Guest Speakers:
Nanyamka Hales, Federal Grants Manager
DHMH, Center for Cancer Prevention and Control

Dawn Berkowitz, Director
DHMH, Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control

6 CEU's approved by the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Visit this page for more information.


Maryland's 2014 Annual Oral Health Legislative Report

Maryland has been recognized as a national leader in oral health. This recognition is a direct result of the State’s progress in implementing the 2007 Dental Action Committee’s (DAC) comprehensive recommendations for increasing access to oral health services through changes to the Maryland Medical Assistance Program (Medicaid) and expansion of the public health dental infrastructure. READ REPORT


Dental problems could be a sign of an eating disorder

Dr. Gigi Meinecke, president of the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry, recently appeared in an Ask the Expert column in the Baltimore Sun. She discussed how dentists can help treat people with eating disorders. READ ARTICLE


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.