Baltimore County Dental Association
The Baltimore County Dental Association is a component of the Maryland State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.
According to the Baltimore County Dental Association, Inc. Constitution and Bylaws, the objectives of BCDA are:
- To advance the science and art of dentistry;
- To encourage high standards in dental education and continuing standards of excellence in the professional training and continuing education of members of the dental profession;
- To recommend and assist in every reasonable way the passage of just laws governing the practice of dentistry;
- To foster, maintain and enlarge public understanding of the nature of the practice of dentistry and the necessity for proper dental care and service;
- To promote goodwill among its members and to seek protection of their rights and privileges;
- To perform those functions provided by the act of the Legislature under which the Association is incorporated;
- To advance the maintenance of ethical standards which reflect the learned nature of the profession and the responsibilities of the dental practitioner to the whole community.
To reach Association office you may:
- Call us at 410-560-0064
- Email us at [email protected]
- Fill out the Contact Us form below.
Meet Your President
Dr. John Smith
Steven W. Haywood, DDS, FICOI, FAGD
108 West Timonium Road
Timonium, Maryland 21093
Welcome to our website. I am happy to serve in the position of President of the BCDA this year and will strive to represent the membership honorably.
After graduating University of Detroit Dental School in 1987, I joined the United States Air Force as a dentist and served during operation Desert Storm overseas. I earned an Air Force Commendation medal among other awards for my service. I am proud of the care I was able to give during wartime and I feel it prepared me well for the challenges ahead in both private practice and in serving the profession.
My practices in Maryland and Pennsylvania were some of the first to focus on cosmetic dentistry in the early nineties. What changes we have witnessed in dentistry over these 30 years! New technologies, changing insurance landscape, environmental regulation of amalgam and the difficulties of sorting out ever changing OSHA and CDC guidelines, all have increased the complexity of our practices in 2018. In my practices, we now have integrated Computed Tomography for 3D digital implant planning and for 3D restorative planning as well. As our technology has advanced and our care has become safer and more responsible, so too has government regulation and oversight.
I have served on the Executive Board of the BCDA for several years now and do not have many political aspirations in the profession. Rather, my practices have regularly run independent charity dental care events and days for needy people identified through our network of community service organizations. With regard to dental outreach, I am a proponent of expanding organized charity events in our County in cooperation with the MSDA.
My agenda also involves a focus on ever-changing compliance matters. As small businesses, we operate under increasingly complex guidelines and restrictions that are difficult to manage as we run busy practices. We may even, unfortunately, experience a subjective board inspection. CDC changes guidelines routinely without direct notice to practitioners. I will do what I can to advance compliance education for the sake of protecting our patients and the safe operation of our practices.
Finally, we should all look to growing membership and involvement in the MSDA and our local component. We should look to continue to provide meetings that are both educational and socially rewarding. I hope to see you all there at a BCDA meeting soon!
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