Charles Doring, DDS





Two high quality seminars brought to you by two outstanding professionals, each designed to specifically meet your continuing education needs. Sign-up for one, or both! The seminars are free of charge to Maryland AGD members.

Lori Serna-Pate, RDH, MEd


Featuring Charles Doring, DDS

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

2L CE Credits

AGD 156 

Infectious Control

Featuring Lori Serna-Pate, RDH, MEd

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

2L CE Credits

AGD 148

Course Description:

Prevent Abuse and Neglect Through Dental Awareness (PANDA) is a continuing education course designed to educate dentists about the problems of child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and neglect, and human trafficking. This course aims to teach dental professionals to recognize the indicators of abuse and neglect and inform them of their legal and ethical responsibilities in reporting and referring victims. Abuse and neglect are an ever-increasing problem in today's society. Dental professionals are frequently the first health care professional to render treatment to a maltreated individual, yet make few reports. The more education you receive, the more likely you are to recognize and report. Early recognition with timely reporting and referrals to appropriate agencies can help prevent more significant health consequences and even death in maltreated individuals. This course the continuing education requirement on abuse and neglect as mandated by COMAR: Subtitle 44 BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS 10.44.22 Continuing Education Authority: Health Occupations Article, 4-205,Annotated Code of Maryland.

About the Speaker:

Charles A. Doring, D.D.S., M.A.G.D., a native of Garrett Park, Maryland, graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry, in 1987. Afterwards, he completed a residency in hospital dentistry at Georgetown University. Dr. Doring received his Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1995 and Mastership award for continuing education in July 2016.

Dr. Doring enjoys cosmetic and family dentistry. Dr. Doring has a special interest in treating children, elderly patients, and the physically and mentally compromised patient. He is on the medical staff at Rockville Nursing Home and the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Dr. Doring is a clinical instructor in the Dean’s Faculty at the University of Maryland School Of Dentistry where he works with both dental students and dental hygiene students on a variety of topics. 

Dr. Doring is a firm believer in continuing education, and is active in several dental societies. He has held office in these societies at the state, regional, and national level. Dr. Doring is a past president of the Maryland Academy of General Dentistry and the Alumni Association of the University of Maryland, School Of Dentistry. Currently, Dr. Doring is the Legislative Affairs Committee Chair for the Maryland State Dental Association which requires him to testify in Annapolis on a variety of oral health issues. He is also a delegate to the American Dental Association. 

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.

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


The Maryland Academy of General Dentistry is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry.  The formal continuing education programs are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and Membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentisry or AGD endorsement.  The current term of approval extends from January 1, 2017, to December 31, 2020.  Provider ID# 219306