Seminar Detail

2019 Dental Compliance Update
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Course Description:

Even if you didn’t ask for this position you are the NEW Infection Control/Safety Coordinator so now what?!

Feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of staying compliant with OSHA requirements, HIPAA compliance, Department of Health & CDC Regulations and Infection Control Guidelines while trying to avoid patient litigation? You may feel like you have no time to implement these changes but you will be held accountable. Don’t worry we have your solution!
  • Avoid Fines & Penalties
  • Avoid Brand Destruction
  • Avoid Interruptions to Practice Operations
  • Ensure the Safety of Patients
  • Avoid Employee Injuries
  • Ensure Compliance with Guidelines and Regulatory Bodies

Why Comply? It’s the right thing to do, it’s required and we can provide you with the tools you need to ensure success! Don’t miss this opportunity to attend this comprehensive program designed by dental industry expert Olivia Wann, RDA, JD. You’ll leave knowing that you are prepared and have a plan to assure your facility meets and exceeds all of today’s requirements.

  1. Implement the 2019 OSHA requirements for the dental industry.
  2. Evaluate guidelines for workplace safety from ergonomics to transmittable diseases.
  3. Develop a comprehensive compliance plan for 2019.
  4. Prepare for an OSHA inspection.
  5. Manage compliance for solo or multi-site locations.
  6. Maximize compliance with a custom checklist of policies and procedures.
  7. Verify employee compliance with policies and procedures.

Guideline and Requirement HOW TO’s:
  • Assess Adherence
  • Avoid OSHA Violations
  • Evaluate your Exposure Control Plan
  • Assess for Potential Hazards & Document Accordingly
  • Handle a Reportable Incident with the Patient and Employee
  • Improve your Post Exposure Management Plan
    • Sharps Injury Log Requirements
    • Best Way to Document & Maintain the Employee Medical Record
  • Address Occupational Transmission of:
    • HBV
    • TB
    • Hep C
    • HIV
    • Required Immunizations & Titers
  • Evaluate Personal Protective Equipment
    • What’s Required
    • Ensuring Compliance
    • Avoiding Litigation
  • Develop a Policy & Plan to Address
    • Workplace Violence
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Fire Prevention
    • Emergency Action
    • Radiation Safety
    • NOMAD System
    • Waste Management
    • Laser Safety
    • Monitor for Quality Control
Training Requirements
  • Keep Required Training Interesting
  • The Different Requirements for New Hires vs. Annual Training
  • Ensure Chemical Safety
    • Is your SDS Up-to-date?
    • What about Accidental Exposure Next Steps?
    • Ergonomic Evaluations
The Latest Changes in the Infection Control Plan
  • OSAP Book
  • Waterlines
  • NEW CDC Guidelines
  • Sterilization Requirements & Monitoring
  • Packaging & Biological Indicators
  • Dental Lab Compliance
  • Strategies to Reduce: Beryllium Exposure, Silica Exposure
Would Your Office Past the Test?
  • Handling an Audit
  • Next Steps After a Fine or Penalty
Target Audience

  • Dentists
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dental Assistants
  • Office Managers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Safety Coordinators
  • Administrative Personnel


Amy Ayers, RDH, BS, graduated Dental Hygiene school in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science from Western Kentucky University. She spent 8 years in private practice, focusing on total body health in general practice settings. When the opportunity presented to make the transition to education, Amy jumped at the chance to instill a love of dental hygiene in young people. She enjoyed a rewarding 6-year career, and the trust-based relationships made with her students are her favorite part of the experience. Most recently, she joined Modern Practice Solutions and focuses on continuing education for dental professions. Despite her busy schedule consulting and lecturing, she enjoys volunteering with different associations in Middle Tennessee and is a member of a number of professional organizations.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Amy Ayers has an employment relationship with Modern Practice Solutions, LLC. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Amy Ayers has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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BOC LogoThis activity is offered for 6.0 credit hours.

Dental Hygienists
PESI, Inc. is designated as a nationally approved sponsor by the Academy of General Dentistry, which is recognized by many state dental or hygienist boards. Please check your state rules and regulations to determine if this course meets your state criteria. This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of continuing education instruction.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 360 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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