Rural Health Improvement for Pediatric Treatment in Dental Essential Services (RHIP-TIDES)

Date: June 10 to 11, 2022
Location: James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine

Register: April 8 to May 13, 2022
Fee: $300
Register early. Space is limited to 25.

About the Program

On June 10-11, 2022, MUSC will host RHIP-TIDES, a new continuing education program designed for General Dentists who serve rural communities and wish to improve their skills in caring for early childhood populations.

Attendees will learn:

  • Restorative techniques through hands-on simulation.
  • Practice and patient management approaches to ensure successful incorporation of the age 0-3 population.
  • How to engage in collaborative referral management with pediatric medical providers

Attendees will have access to national and regional thought leaders who will be available for individualized coaching and panel discussions.

Session Information

Event sessions will include:

  • Keynote Session - Managing the Early Childhood Patient: Non-Surgical Intervention for Caries Management - J. Timothy Wright, DDS, MS
  • Behavior Guidance: Non-Pharmacological Approach - Deirdre Williams, DDS, MS
  • Panel Discussion: Caries Management and Delivery Systems - Amy Martin, DrPH, Joni Nelson, PhD, MS, Bethany Carlos, MD, MPH
  • Medicaid 101 - Gerta Ayers, BDS, MPH
  • Sim Labs: Restorative Procedures and Pulp Therapy - Deirdre Williams, DDS, MS
  • Small Grant Application: Learn about a mini-grant opportunity to further enhance care for the 0-3 age population - Amy Martin, DrPH

RHIP-TIDES Location, Parking & Accommodations

The course will take place in the Basic Science Building, James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 173 Ashley Avenue, room BS433 (4th floor), and Sim Labs will be held in room BS540 (5th floor).

If you have any difficulties the day of the course, please reach out to the course co-Director, Dr. Williams. Her mobile number is 843-222-7332 or via email

Looking forward to seeing you in June.

Program Support

This program is partially supported by a cooperative agreement between the Division of Population Oral Health and the South Carolina Center for Rural and Primary Health Care at the University of South Carolina.

American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program logo

The James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Any concerns or complaints regarding this course should be directed to James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, Continuing Education Committee, 173 Ashley Ave., Charleston, SC, 29425.