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Annual OSHA Training & Infection Control – Are We Safe “Enough”? + Ergonomics: It’s a Balancing Act

October 27

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Includes OSHA Compliance and Infection Control


We will review the science of disease transmission and updates and make sense of the many dental safety recommendations considering bloodborne pathogens, COVID-19 and beyond. Standard and Transmission-based Precautions will be explained in the context of CDC & ADA Guidelines and OSHA & Dental Board regulations (meets Infection Control & OSHA CE requirements). Safety tips are categorized by effectiveness and include new technology, how to optimize indoor air safety, PPE, and other prevention controls.

Upon completion, you should be able to:

  • Recognize and manage bloodborne, contact, droplet, and airborne diseases.
  • Identify best practices for providing dental care while considering airborne diseases.
  • Make sense of evolving recommendations as applied to changing infection risk.

Ergonomics: It’s a Balancing Act

Wear comfortable clothes for stretching!
(3-hours participation)

Enjoy a long dental career and improve clinical precision while avoiding injury and pain! Pathogenesis, causes and prevention of various cumulative trauma disorders are discussed, focusing on upper extremity, spinal and joint pathologies. Evaluate preventive strategies, including equipment design, body positioning and conditioning and enhanced visualization. Practice stretching and strengthening exercises to reduce pain, preserve range of motion and optimize personal career excellence and longevity.

Attendees will:

  • Evaluate various physical signs and symptoms of cumulative trauma disorders commonly found in dental workers.
  • Understand physiology of representative cumulative trauma disorders.
  • Practice and evaluate stretching and strengthening exercises and strategies intended to reduce risk of work-related injuries and to promote greater clinical control and efficiency.
  • Compare ergonomic features of dental equipment and technology that benefit workers and patients.
  • Consider options to avoid eye damage and protect optimal vision.
  • Leave with strategies for personal ergonomic protection and improved clinical effectiveness.

Presented by:

Ms. Dewhirst graduated from the University of Southern California, practiced dental hygiene for 20 years, is adjunct dental hygiene faculty at West Coast University, is a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. She is Editor in Chief of OSAP’s ICIP newsletter and has numerous articles published. She is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE,” and presents over 100 seminars a year at major U.S. and Canadian Dental Conferences.

Friday, October 27, 2023
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | 6 credit hours
IN-PERSON at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine
$205 All Registrants
Code: 24D0203

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October 27


Rutgers School of Dental Medicine


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