The following information is about the upcoming Middlesex Component of MDHA March and April meetings - we look forward to seeing everyone there!!  See below and attached:


Course Title:  Team Management of Medical Emergencies in the Dental Office

Date:  Sunday, March 15, 2015

Time:  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.  Registration and breakfast are 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM; course is from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Location:  Hilton Boston/Wo

Cost:  "Early Bird" Members $55 (registration must be received by Sunday, March 8th), Members registered after this date $60, Non-members $75*.  Prices include breakfast & course

CEU's:  3 Continuing education credits awarded

*You can pay Member rates by joining ADHA now!

Course Description:  The American Dental Association estimates that there are 3,000 life threatening emergencies in dental offices every year.  They further estimate that the average dentist will encounter one or more life threatening emergencies during his or her professional career, and the number of these emergencies is on the rise.  Most office emergencies are not life threatening but should be treated as such until proven otherwise.

Program Objectives:  At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

-      Be aware that medical emergencies, some of which are life threatening, do occur with a degree of frequency in the dental office.

-      Know the necessary drugs, equipment & mock drills to prepare for these emergencies.

-      Learn the specific duties of each of the team members in treating medical emergencies.

-      Recognize the signs and symptoms of specific emergencies.

-      React quickly and confidently in the treatment of each medical emergency.

-      Know the precautions to undertake to prevent specific medical emergencies from occurring.

About the Speaker:  Dr. Martin J. Dunn received his dental doctorate from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.  With postgraduate residency in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston City Hospital/Medical Center & Tufts University - School of Graduate Dentistry, and also continuing education worldwide in Louisiana, Texas, France, Denmark, & Switzerland.

-      Diplomate American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

-      Fellow American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

-      Fellow American College of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

-      Former Professor, for 35 years of Head & Neck Anatomy at Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene.

Dr. Dunn's current teaching activities include a course on Management of the Medically Compromised Patient at Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at MCPHS University.

-      Author - Dental Auxiliary Practice - Its Biological Basis and Clinical Practice - A Six Volume Modular Series.  Williams & Wilkins Publisher

-      Author - The Anatomical Basis of Dental Hygiene - B.C. Decker, Inc. Publisher


These courses have been presented by Dr. Dunn in 133 cities throughout 30 states and in Canada.  Manuals will be provided for each attendee.




Course Title:  Eating Disorders - Recognition thru Recovery: the Oral Health Provider's Role

Date:  Sunday, April 12, 2014

Time:  8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.  Registration and breakfast are 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM; course is from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

Location:  Hilton Boston/Woburn Hotel located at 2 Forbes Street, Woburn, MA. 

Presenters:  Beth Mayer, LICSW and Lisa Bennett Johnson, RDH

Cost:  "Early Bird" Members $55 (registration must be received by Sunday, April 5th), Members registered after this date $60.  Non-Members $75*. Prices include Breakfast and course.

CEU's:  3 Continuing education credits awarded

*You can pay Member rates by joining ADHA now!

Course Description:   According to the National Eating Disorders Association, 20 million women and men suffer from eating disorders in the United States.  Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening, serious disorders that can have devastating effects on an individual's emotional and physical health.

Eating disorders are widely overlooked and often go undetected in the dental office.  Oral health providers, namely dental hygienists, can be instrumental in the screening, identification, and referral process of caring for their patients with an eating disorder.  Oral health providers are poised to serve a significant role in preventive and palliative oral care during the recovery process.


Program Objectives:  At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

-      Recognize trends in eating disorders through review of current statistics.

-      Review and describe the three classifications of eating disorders according to the DSM5.

-      Review eating disorder screening tools for use in the dental office.

-      Explain dialogue for approaching a patient with a suspected eating disorder.

-      Interpret and apply risk assessment tools to manage oral health issues for patients with eating disorders.

-      Apply knowledge to develop a patient centered treatment plan.


About the Speakers:  Beth Mayer, LICSW, the Executive Director of the Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA), has been working in the eating disorders field for 30 years.  She is nationally recognized for her clinical work with eating disorders, and has spoken at conferences around the country.  In addition to eating disorders, Beth specializes in addictions, sexual abuse, clinical depression, & dissociative disorders.  Beth has served as an adjunct professor at Simmons College, Boston University, Boston College, Lesley University, & Salem State College, supervising MSW & LMHC graduate student interns.  Beth holds a B.S. in Clinical Psychology from Quinnipiac University & a Master of Social Work Degree from Boston College.

Lisa Bennett Johnson is a Registered Dental Hygienist with over twenty-five years of clinical, private practice experience.  She serves as the Oral Health Advisor & member of the Board of Directors to the Massachusetts Eating Disorders Collaborative, and is an oral health educator with the Multi Service Eating Disorder Association (MEDA).  In addition to private practice, she is an oral examiner for the National Institutes of Health OraRAD Cancer Study, and holds faculty positions at MCPHS University/Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene in Boston & at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA.  She is a Public Health Dental Hygienist in the state of MA, and is currently exploring the role for dental hygienists as members of the eating disorders recovery team.  Lisa is a 2014-2015 recipient of the ADHA/Wrigley's Community Service Grant & director of the Cardinal Cushing Oral Health Program.  She is a contributing author for Esther Wilkins' 12th edition of Clinical Practice for the Dental Hygienist & Dimensions Journal of Dental Hygiene.

Lisa earned her AS & BS in Dental Hygiene from Northeastern University/Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists, her MS in Dental Hygiene from MCPHS University/Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene, and anticipates completing her Master's in Public Health this year.  Lisa lives in Central MA with her husband and two daughters.

One more note:
Through the generosity of Middlesex and Merrimack Valley Dental Districts and our Middlesex DH Component, I have received a shipment of adult and child-sized toothbrushes.  These toothbrushes are meant for and available to any hygienist within our component, who will use them in a community outreach program.  If interested, please contact Paulette Glasser at

To register, please print, fill out, & enclose the following form below. 

Checks should be made out to Middlesex Dental Hygienists' Association. 

Send to:

Paulette Glasser, RDH (Middlesex Component Secretary)
617 Middlesex Turnpike
Billerica, MA  01821-4324


  Sunday, March 15, 2015                                                          Sunday, April 12, 2015
Hilton Boston/Woburn Hotel                                                Hilton Boston/Woburn Hotel
          Woburn, MA                                                                          Woburn, MA

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"From Charts to Chartless- Assisting Your Practice in Utilizing Electronic Records to Optimize the Patient Experience"
2 CEU's
Location: Wachusett Village Inn
Cathedral Ballroom
9 Village Inn Rd.
Westminster, MA 01473
DATE: Wednesday, March 18, 2015
TIME: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dinner Buffet: 6:00-7:00 p.m., Speaker: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Ann-Marie is a graduate of the Forsyth School for Dental Hygienists and holds a Bachelor of Health Science Degree from Northeastern University. Ann-Marie received a Masters Degree in Education in Instructional Design from the University of Ma and is a Fellow in both the American Academy of Dental Hygiene and the Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. Ann-Marie is currently a technology advisor for Patterson Dental and a monthly columnist for RDH Magazine.
Content Description: This program will review basic requirements for electronic dental records and show how a practice can utilize electronic charts while the hygienist provides the best care for the patient. Patterson Eaglesoft software and products will be discussed and demonstrated during this program
Program Objectives:
 Discuss dental electronic records and how they enhance the patient experience
 Review basic HIPAA requirements as they pertain to dental electronic records
 Describe the basic role of digital radiography in dental practice and the patient experience
 Define initial steps needed to go from paper charts to electronic charts
 Examine Eaglesoft dental software
 Explain the hygienist's role in electronic dental records to assist the practice in optimizing the patient experience
COST: ADHA Members ($40.00) Nonmembers ($60.00)
You can pay member rates by joining ADHA now at:
Chicken, Seasonal Vegetables, and Salad will be served for Dinner with Dessert and Coffee.
Cash Bar will also be available.
Please respond by Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Make Checks payable to W.D.H.A. Send to: Jennifer Singel, 633 Mechanic St., Leominster, MA 01453. (978) 466-6694 email: Wachusett Dental Hygienists Association
NAME: _____________________________________________________________________________
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________________________________ EMAIL: ______________________________________ PHONE: ______________________________ MEMBER HYGIENIST ($40.00) ________________ NONMEMBER ($60.00) ________ ADHA Member I.D. #
"From Charts to Chartless- Assisting Your Practice in Utilizing Electronic Records to Optimize the Patient Experience"