Dental industry lectures to stir your curiosity.  Mark your calendars!

We are proud to be an AGD approved program provider.  Our quarterly lectures will offer two (2) CE credits.

Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA


September 29, 2021
 “The Essential Role of Dentists in the War on Diabetes.”  |  Lecture by Casey Hein, BSDH, RDH, MBA

Lecture Topics:

Staggering statistics on the trajectories of diabetes, the interrelationship between diabetes and periodontitis, and emerging point-of- care technologies coalesce to produce a clarion call for dentists and dental hygienists: it’s time to take your place in the war on diabetes.

Please join us as we explore how oral healthcare providers can make a significant difference in identifying patients who have asymptomatic or poorly controlled diabetes, and how glycemic control influences periodontal stability in the reduced periodontium of a patient with diabetes. Addressing diabetes has always been of paramount importance; however, with what we’ve learned about how diabetes may increase susceptibility to life-threatening viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 and associated complications, there has never been a more critical time for OHPCs to join the fight against diabetes.

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Better educate patients about the biological mechanisms implicated in the interrelationship between diabetes and periodontal disease.
  2. Utilizing various screening tools, identify patients who have asymptomatic or poorly controlled diabetes and refer those at risk to the appropriate healthcare provider.
  3. Perform chairside glucose testing, identify patients who would benefit from this service and assign the appropriate procedural code.
  4. Determine how patients’ HbA1c results should inform the classification of periodontitis, including staging and grading in patients who have diabetes that is untreated or the stabilization of the reduced periodontium during periodontal maintenance.
  5. Implement first steps to integration of diabetes intervention and to motivate your team to participate.

Speaker Bio:

With over has over 40 years’ experience as a dental hygienist in private practice, public health, education, and government, Casey is an internationally- recognized speaker and extensively-published author. She first began speaking about periodontal-systemic links in 2003 and founded the first publication on oral-systemic science, called Grand Rounds in Oral- Systemic Medicine. She is a pioneer in implementation of periodontal-systemic science, medical-dental collaboration, and providing primary care services, traditionally delivered by physicians and nurses, in dental offices. Casey was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Periodontics and Director of Education of the International Centre for Oral-Systemic Health at the University of Manitoba, leading the development of the first comprehensive curriculum about oral health for non-dental healthcare providers. This won for the University the prestigious William J. Gies Award for Outstanding Innovation. She was accepted into the National Speakers’ Association in 2008, and she has been continuously voted among Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians/Consultants. Casey maintains a faculty appointment as an Assistant Professor in the School of Dental Hygiene at Manitoba, and enjoys a busy speaking schedule, writing, consulting, participation on a number of advisory boards, grandchildren, and road biking. In July 2020, she launched online courses and live webinars on a robust blackboard technology at

Robert Ord, MD, DDS


December 1, 2021
“Diagnosis and Management of Oral Cancer – an Update.” | Lecture by Robert Ord, MD, DDS

Lecture Topics:

  1. At the end of this presentation the attendee will understand the change in demographics that have occurred in oral Cancer in the last 20 years, in particular the increased incidence in women, patients <40 years old and non-smokers. The differences in this type of oral cancer from that in the elderly, male smoker and drinker will be highlighted.
  2. At the end of  this presentation the attendee will be aware of the changes in surgical management especially related to the management of the neck in early stage disease and advances in reconstruction.
  3.  At the end of this presentation the attendee will understand some of the new molecular mechanisms in the pathogenesis of oral cancer discovered through cutting edge research. The concept of immune responses to cancer and the development of immune – modulating therapy will also be detailed.

Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Robert Ord is an academic surgeon with an interest in clinical research in the field of head and neck oncology. Dr. Ord has worked in academic surgery for the last 26 years and has been involved in research studies and trials during this period. As a clinical surgeon Dr. Ord has built a reputation in the field of oral cancer which has enabled him to build a busy clinical practice seeing 250 oncology patients a year, and establish an academic oncology Fellowship training program. Dr. Ord has participated in joint studies with other institutions including NICDR, NCI and the Greenbaum Cancer Center.  He is currently a professor and chairman in the Department of Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Maryland.

Natasha Wesker, Esq


February 2, 2022
“Risk Reduction in the Practice of Dentistry” | Lecture by Natasha Wesker, Esq

Lecture Topics:

  1. Overview and explain the Maryland Dental Practice Act
  2. Simple ways to avoid risk in today’s litigious environment [i.e. risk mitigation]
  3. How to manage and damage control risk after the “bomb explodes” [ i.e. risk management]
  4. Best practices for hiring, training, retention and termination of staff
  5. (If time permits) Informed Consent, Documentation and Scope of Practice

Speaker Bio:

Natasha is a health Care Attorney with 25+ years experience in insurance defense, HIPAA  compliance, risk mitigation/management, employment, health occupations  prosecution, including discipline, licensing, and credentialing.  Her litigation defense experience includes health care provider advocacy in private  practice: defense of malpractice actions and disciplinary proceedings;  negotiation of contractual disputes and employment separations; general  counsel responsibilities; HIPAA oversight and compliance.  Her prosecution experience includes advice and counsel, investigation and  prosecution as Asst. Attorney General serving health occupations state agencies. Natasha serves as general counsel for multi-specialty health practices providing advice, guidance  and legal counsel on practice issues: contract negotiation, licensing, compliance,  discipline, risk management/mitigation, employment, credentialing, informed  consent, record-keeping.  She also provides defense and advocacy of health care providers in licensing, disciplinary  matters, practice compliance, managed care audits, credentialing, residency, and  employment negotiations.  She is a HIPAA consultant for Google /Andreessen Horowitz funded health care company,


April 6, 2022
Lecture by Pamela Peeke, MD

Lecture Topics: Coming soon.
Speaker Bio: Coming soon.


04/28/21. “Covid-19 and Oral Health.” Dr. Timothy Ricks

02/03/21. “Having it all: Making Your Practice Work for You.Christy Ratcliff, CPA, CVA

12/09/20. “Living Your Sane Self with Boundaries and Peace.” Pamela Brewer, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW-C, LICSW-PIP, LICSW, DCSW

09/30/20.“Implementing Dental Sleep Medicine Into Your Practice.” Lecture by Elias Kalantzis

04/29/20.“Is it Time to Eat Yet?  The Powerful New Science of Living in Natural Circadian Rhythm.” Lecture by Pamela Peeke MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM

02/25/20. “Oral Health and Dental Management for the Pregnant Patient.” Lecture by Dr. Barbara J. Steinberg

11/20/19. “The Tongue Tells the Story.” Lecture by Cheryl Shafer, RDH BS COM

10/02/19. “An Update on Breast Disease Benign, Malignant and In-between: For Self-Care and Professional Development.” Lecture by Dr. Rebecca Evangelista

05/01/19. “The science, or lack thereof, of medical marijuana and any dental implications.” Lecture by Richard L. Wynn, PhD

02/06/19. “The Digestive System: From Gingivitis to the Leaky Gut.” Lecture by Dr. Amri

12/05/18. “Introduction to Laser Dentistry.” Lecture by Dr. Pohlhaus

10/03/18. “Updates in Head and Neck cancer staging, treatment, radiotherapy design, and multidisciplinary engagement: Radiation Oncologists Partnering with Dentists.” Lecture by Dr. Brandi Page, M.D.

2018. “Best Practices for Managing HR in your Dental Practices.” Lecture by Donna Miracle-Canuel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Senior HR Consultant and Lindsay Moore, Senior HR Consultant

04/11/18. “2017 ADA Humanitarian Award.” Lecture by Dr. Usa Bunnag, D.D.S.

12/06/17. “Aesthetic Analysis & Approach to Facial Rejuvenation and the Utilization of Botulinum toxin A in the Practice of Dentistry.” Lecture by Dr. Cheryl Burgess

04/05/17. “Addressing the Six Key Areas of Capital Accumulation and Protection.” Lecture by Ellen D. Tillman, CLU, ChFC, MBA

02/01/17. “Current Topics in Nutrition and Exercise.” Lecture by Tristram Kruger, DDS

12/07/16. “Brain Hygiene: How to Build a Beautiful Brain in Three Months.” Lecture by Dr. Majid Fotuhiu, MD PhD

10/05/16. “Anatomy 101, an Introduction to You.” Lecture by Dr. Joseph Pollack

05/04/16. “Attaining Financial Health throughout your Career.” Lecture by Kris Kornemann, CFP® and Allison McCarty, CFP®, CLTC

02/03/16. “Evaluation & Treatment of the Temporomandibular Joint.” Lecture by Jodi Maron Barth, PT, CCI and Gincy Lockhart Stezar, PTA, CCI

12/02/15. “Getting the Most Out of Internal Marketing.” Lecture by Sue Demske

10/07/15. “Food and Mood: Surprising New Science.” Lecture by Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP

04/29/15. “Developing Women Leaders in Dentistry.” Lecture by: Distinguished Guest from the ADA, Kathleen O’Loughlin, D.M.D., M.P.H.

10/02/14. “Women’s Health Research.” Lecture by Janine Clayton, MD, and Christine Carter, PhD, MPH

05/07/14. “Hearing and the Professional Ear.” Lecture by S. Jane Kirksey, Au.D., FAAA, ADA, Doctor of Audiology and  Suzanne Noonan, Au.D., CCC-A, FAAA, Doctor of Audiology

04/29/14. “Growing a Thriving & Resilient Dental Practice.” Lecture by Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, CPCC

02/05/14. “Skin Cancers in Dental Patients.” Lecture by Dr. Cheryl Burgess

02/04/14. “Advances in Current Geriatric Dentistry – Learning How To Care For Patients With Alzheimer’s Disease.” Lecture by Dr. Yellowitz, DMD, MPH, FASGD, DABSCD

11/06/13. “Eating Disorders & Your Patients.” Lecture by Laura K. Ratner, LICSW, LCSW-C, BCD

10/02/13. “Botox & Dermal Fillers: Facial Injectables in the World of Dentistry.” Lecture by Gigi Meinecke, DMD, FAGD

02/05/13. “The ABC’s of HPV all the way to Z.” Lecture by Dr. Andre Farquharson

10/02/12. “Slip into Your Skinny Genes: How to Make Groundbreaking New Science Power You to Your Best Mind & Body.” Lecture by Dr. Pam Peeke

05/07/12. “Nutritional Style: A Seasonal Approach to Vibrant Health.” Lecture by Holli Thompson, CNHP, CHHC

05/01/12. “Sex & Health Update for Women.” Lecture by Barbara Steinberg, DDS

03/02/12. “From Waiting Room to Courtroom – How to Avoid Getting Sued.” Lecture by Dr. Robert Fleisher, DDS

02/07/12. “Legal Issues for Women Health Professionals. Women Dentists & Women Divorce Attorneys. Both are associated with pain. How do we keep the client’s coming back?” Lecture by Heather Hostetter Esq.

11/08/11. “The Oral Systemic Link.” Lecture by Virginia Barnes DDS, MS“How To Stay Out Of Legal Trouble.” Lecture by Dr. Scott Gritz, D.D.S.

08/01/11. “Pelvic Health Essentials.” Lecture by Miriam Graham MSPT, MBA

07/29/11. “A Story NOT Silenced by Stage IV Oral Cancer.” Lecture by Eva Grayzel

05/03/11. “Communicating for Success & Leadership in your Practice.” Lecture by Sally J. Cram, D.D.S., MS

03/5/11. “Social Savvy: Understanding and Benefiting From Social Media in Your Personal and Professional Life.” Lecture by David Norton

02/01/11. “Women Oral Health Care Leaders serving our Military in Iraq.” Colonel Colleen Shull, D.D.S.,M.S.

11/02/10. “Your Pelvic Floor, Keeping it Healthy.” Lecture by Miriam Graham MSPT, MBA

09/21/10. “Update on The NIH Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).” Lecture by Phyllis Greenberger

05/04/10. “Facebook, Twitter & MySpace All Grown Up: Why Business Professionals Need Social Media to Succeed and Enhance Their Business.” Lecture by David Norton

02/02/10. “Identity Theft Protection. Is Someone Pretending to be You?” Lecture by Dr. Will Marling

11/03/09. “Women’s Health Update in Cardiology.” Lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Ross

09/22/09. “What’s New in Plastic Surgery with Dental Applications.” Lecture by Dr. Mitch Krieger