February 5, 2024

Location: Hotel at Old Town Conference Center, 210 N. Mosley, Wichita

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (doors open at 8:00 a.m.)

Lunch and snacks provided for each registrant.

Nancy Dewhirst, RDH
High Stakes Dental Safety: Don’t Panic – You’ve got this! (Combined Infection Control & OSHA Compliance)

Total CEs: 6 credit hours

Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years, is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University, and is a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 100 seminars a year, is featured at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences, and is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau. She is an ANSI/ADA Standards Program member, Editor-in-Chief of OSAP’s Infection Control In Practice, has had many articles published in dental peer-reviewed journals, and has contributed to dental textbooks and guidance documents.

Course Description:

Review today’s disease transmission risks and dental safety recommendations considering bloodborne, contact, and airborne pathogens, and get some great safety tips! Standard and Transmission-based Precautions will be explained in the context of CDC Guidelines and OSHA & Dental Board regulations (meets Infection Control & OSHA CE requirements). Attendees learn by trying out several safety options.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet and airborne diseases
  • Identify best practices to protect workers and patients
  • Review physical, biological and chemical Hazard Communications
  • Make sense of evolving rules and recommendations for changing infection risks

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