The Michigan Dental Assistants Association will hold a special Mission of Mercy fundraising continuing education seminar on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at the MDA headquarters in Okemos. Six CE credits will be available.

All proceeds for this special seminar go to the 2014 Mission of Mercy Event at Ferris State University. As added incentive, the Mecosta County Community Foundation will be matching up to 50 cents per dollar for all money donated.

Mary Govoni, CDA, RDA, RDH, MBA, will present the morning session titled “The New OSHA/MIOSHA Hazard Communication Standard – What Are the Requirements for Dentistry?” from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.. This program will review updated Hazard Communication Standard to comply with the Global Harmonization Initiative to standardize chemical safety information released by OSHA and MIOSHA in 2013. OSHA requires that all employers provide training on the new Safety Data Sheet format and chemical labeling system that will be phased in over the next two years. This program will cover all the required information and will assist dental teams in meeting this mandate.

The afternoon session features Chris Brown and Mary Yakas speaking on “CAD CAM Technology: Perspectives from the Dentist and Digital Laboratory."

The presenters will discuss the ever-changing world of CAD/CAM. Yakas will provide clinical tips for success from the experience of clinicians using all systems daily in practice, while Brown will discuss the role of the laboratory and milling centers in the digital workflow. All of the current products on the market will be compared and materials for use in CAD/CAM will also be discussed.

The a donation of $125 will cover both seminars, or a $75 donation will cover either the morning or afternoon seminar. The Class is restricted to 65 attendees.

The registration deadline is Nov. 10. Click the link below to download the seminar flier and registration form.