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Maritime Conference Center
Classroom A
692 Maritime Blvd
Linthicum Heights, MD


Featuring Marlene Roberts, RDH, MS, DrPH

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

2L CE Credits
AGD 155 

Infectious Control

Featuring Lori Serna-Pate, RDH, MEd

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

3L CE Credits
AGD 148

Course Description:

Meeting the infection control needs of every dental practice should not be an overwhelming process.  An understanding of the applicable laws, prevention techniques and a common-sense approach can produce a simple effective, ongoing program that protects patient and providers alike.  A review of current research will provide a scientific basis for infection control policies.  Understanding the required protocols and procedures that would be evaluated during a compliance inspection will be included.  The course is designed to help satisfy the annual training requirement for MOSH compliance as well as provide infection control continuing education credits required for Maryland dental renewal of license.

Course Description:

This seminar is designed to educate dentists, dental hygienists, dental assistants and others about the problems of child abuse and neglect, bullying, intimate partner violence, elder abuse and neglect, and human trafficking.  This course fulfills the MSBDE requirement for relicensure.

Course learning objectives:  


Participants in this course will gain knowledge in the following areas and be able to:

  • Describe the background, effects and risk factors of abuse, bullying, and neglect on children, vulnerable adults, elderly, intimate partners and victims of human trafficking.

  • Distinguish the physical findings that may be mistaken for abuse including injuries occurring from accidents, genetic and acquired conditions, infections, and cultural practices.

  • Explain oral health professionals’ ethical and legal responsibilities regarding reporting abuse and neglect, implementing appropriate screening questions, and eliminating reporting barriers.

  • Identify appropriate local and national agencies to report abuse and neglect.

About the Speaker:

Lori Serna-Pate has been in the dental field for over 30 years.  She studied Microbiology at San Diego State University and soon found out that she enjoyed being around people too much to be in a lab all day.  Loma Linda University is where Lori became a Dental Hygienist. 


Her love for microbes led her to volunteer to be the Infection Control officer wherever she practiced.  She has been enjoying helping others with Infection Control and Regulatory compliance needs for 20 years now. 


Her interactive and entertaining courses employ a practical approach to enable health professionals to survive the changing array of communicable disease laws and work safely in today’s dental office. 


Since coming to Maryland in 2015 she has enjoyed presenting programs for MAGD, MSDA, various Dental Societies as well as Dental Study groups

About the Speaker:

Marlene M. Roberts, RDH, MS, DrPH, has been a clinical dental hygienist for more than 30+ years with a strong focus on  periodontics. Formerly a full-time faculty member at Fortis College of Dental Hygiene in Landover,  Maryland, where she taught didactic and clinical coursework, she has worked as a volunteer oral health  care provider and public health advocate in several areas of the country as well as in parts of  South America, the Caribbean Islands, and Africa.  In addition to being a trainer for PANDA, she is currently working in a periodontics/implantology private practice in Washington, DC. 

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