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OSHA and Infection Control/BBP Training; Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Live Event
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OSHA and Infection Control/BBP Training; Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 1:30 - 3:30 pm - Live Event

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Many states require a mandatory infection control course based on the dental setting, once in a license monitoring cycle. The federal government requires an annual OSHA/Infection control class. Check with your state for requirements and CE credit acceptance. This course satisfies New York's specific guidelines for this topic. All members of the Dental Team must be updated on this topic.

According to the ADA,  "The frequency of such training is up to the individual dental practice to determine, but training should be ongoing and timely, with updates, notices, and reminders issued in a manner that reduces risks associated with existing and newly identified threats.  An annual training session may or may not be appropriate, depending on your Security Official’s ongoing risk analysis and training objectives identified by your Privacy Official."

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    • Course Number
  • CEUs
  • Day
  • Time
    1:30 - 3:30 pm (1:00 sign in)
    Light refreshments
  • Location
    Homewood Suites Hotel
    6905 Main St.
  • City
  • Region
    Southern Connecticut / New York
  • Target Audience
    All Dental Team Members
  • Teaching Method
    Lecture, Powerpoint, Q & A
  • Course Materials
    download handouts attached to confirmation - bring to class

This presentation encompasses guidelines from OSHA, the CDC on Infection Control and Bloodborne Pathogens and raises awareness on the new respiratory disease transmission and prevention protocols and policies required for our profession. Training promotes insight for employers and employees to understand potential risk and develop safety strategies essential to comply current CDC guidelines which must now address prevention practices for COVID-19.

Join this webinar to review mandated and update information regarding what we now know about COVID-19. A brief discussion on the role in the Dental Hygienist and vaccine administration will be included.  In addition, record keeping and Chemical Safety will be addressed. Discover what policies, posters and labels are required for your practice. Several new products will be introduced that assist with optimal infection control procedures as well as promote an Eco-friendly environment.

Course Objectives: Participants will: 

  • distinguish areas of potential injury in the workplace.
  • develop strategies to reduce the risk of injury and disease transmission according to OSHA and CDC guidelines.
  • design and implement policies required for Exposure and Post Exposure Control Plans for their practice.
  • report the Hazmat guidelines and how to implement them.
  • review sterilization and lab areas, storage and disposal of PPE.
  • recall the process of disease transmission and contaminated waste.

Speaker: Cathie Collier, RDH, B.Ed., MS

Cathie is certified in Occupational and Bloodborne Pathogens and lectures on this topic frequently. Through her 30 plus years as a dental hygiene educator she has presented programs for hygienists throughout the United States. For decades, she has frequently presented on several topics for Professional Learning Services.  

Cathie's recent experiences include being an educational consultant and national lecture for PDT Instruments. She currently teaches clinical dental hygiene at Fones School of Dental Hygiene, University of Bridgeport, CT.

As a CPR faculty trainer for the Emergency Care Institute affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital, she trains hundreds of dental professionals and other groups in CPR and First Aid annually.

She received her bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene Education from Fones School of Dental Hygiene where she served as clinic coordinator. accepts ADACERP recognized courses.

Disclosure: the speaker has no conflicts of interest with this topic.

NOTE: PLS offers this class along with a mock inspection at your office in and proximal to CT. Please contact for details and information on this and other topics. 

CE Provider: Professional Learning Services, LLC (PLS)
PLS is an ADA CERP recognized provider (11/2014 – 12/2021). 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 state or provincial Boards of Dentistry. 

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

Caution: ADACERP guidelines states that participants must be aware that there may be potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into practice when they have not received supervised clinical experience or demonstrate competency.

PLS is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc (1/1-12/31/21) 

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