Let’s Talk About Infection Control, OSHA and Vaccine Recommendations

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  • Let’s Talk About Infection Control, OSHA and Vaccine Recommendations

  • 6 Live CEUs

  • Presenter:

    John A. Molinari   Ph.D.

  • Date + Time:

    Friday, May 7, 2021

    9:00 am - 3:30 pm   CDT

    Add Reminder 5/7/20219:00 am 5/7/20213:30 pm CDT Let’s Talk About Infection Control, OSHA and Vaccine Recommendations

    The morning session of this live webinar will discuss the most recent infection control recommendations and regulations, along with updates on OSHA regulations as they pertain to dental settings. In addition, modifications to Standard Precautions necessitated by emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic will be highlighted in light of recent CDC, OSHA, and other health organization published recommendations.

    The afternoon, we will consider vaccination as an effective public health infection control approach for protection of both the general population and health care professionals. Updated information on progress toward development of an effective COVID-19 vaccine will be featured. In addition, important information will be presented concerning certain public misperceptions against vaccines, which have resulted in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and threaten vaccine global success against many infectious diseases.

  • Tuition:

    Dentists: $260.00

    RDH/Auxiliaries: $160.00

    RDH or Aux. in attendance with Dentist: $130.00

    Refund Policy






Registrations for this Online Event have been closed.

Course Description

Let’s Talk About Infection Control and OSHA

This live webinar has been updated from previous sessions in 2020. Dr. Molinari will present the most current information and will continue to update leading up to the day of this live webinar.

This live webinar will discuss the most recent infection control recommendations and regulations, along with updates on OSHA regulations as they pertain to dental settings. Accumulated science-based evidence describing health care risks from occupational blood-borne and airborne pathogens, as well as effective preventive measures, will serve as frameworks for the presentation. Application of Standard Precautions will be addressed, including hand hygiene, vaccinations, personal protective equipment, instrument reprocessing, disinfection, and dental water asepsis.

In addition, modifications to Standard Precautions necessitated by emergence of SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic will be highlighted in light of recent CDC, OSHA, and other health organization published recommendations. A major goal of this session is to help dental professionals increase their understanding of the “why” as well as the “what” of infection control procedures.



  1. Current guidelines, recommendations overview & exposure control plan for dental practice - CDC, ADA, OSHA

  2. Epidemiology and Current Status of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection

  3. Aseptic Techniques - hand hygiene

  4. Post-Exposure Management Protocols

  5. Personal Protection Equipment Updates - gloves, eyewear, masks

  6. Instrument Sterilization & Processing

  7. Environmental Surface Disinfection

    1. Covers

    2. Spray disinfectants

    3. Disinfectant wipes

  8. Dental Unit Waterline Asepsis


Vaccine Recommendations: Science, Success & Myths

This live webinar will consider vaccination as an effective public health infection control approach for protection of both the general population and health care professionals. Emphasis will focus on the most recent updated information pertaining to vaccines used in the prevention of adult infectious disease, especially those with increased occupational health care risks. Discussion concerning recent public health vaccine recommendations, such as those targeting shingles and human papilloma viruses (HPV) will also be included.

Updated information on progress toward development of an effective COVID-19 vaccine will be featured. The rationale and classification of available vaccines and emerging technologies will be discussed in order to provide participants appropriate scientific and clinical evidence, which can be useful when considering the necessity for their own protection, that of the general public, and for individuals diagnosed with immune compromising conditions and diseases.

In addition, important information will be presented concerning certain public misperceptions against vaccines, which have resulted in outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases and threaten vaccine global success against many infectious diseases.

After attending this live dental CEU webinar, your continuing education verification form will be available in your online account within 2-3 business days. Once issued, you can access your CE verification form at any time.



  1. Public health impact of vaccines

  2. Principles and vaccine types

  3. Representative vaccines

    1. Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

    2. Influenza

    3. Bacterial pneumonia

    4. Pertussis

    5. Zoster (shingles)

    6. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

    7. COVID-19 vaccine progress

  4. Public Health Knowledge

    1. Herd immunity

    2. Mandated requirements

  5. Vaccination science vs. myths



In addition to the everything we’ve talked about, there’s a few other things that’ll set the day apart:

  • A spiral bound copy of the handout for the day! This will be mailed to you leading up to the day.
  • We know it’s a long day! There’ll be plenty of breaks and a clear agenda.
  • We’ll have a notetaker sitting in on the entire day! They’ll be diligently taking notes on the presentation. Within the next week, we’ll distribute a copy of the notes.
  • A recording of the presentation will be made available. Please note CEs can not be awarded for viewing the recording. Attendees must be present for live event.
  • Plenty of interaction and opportunity for Q&A. You'll be able to raise your hand, unmute yourself, and have a conversation with the presenter.


The educational teaching methodology used in this course is a lecture presented via live webinar in concert with an accompanying PowerPoint presentation. Both the live lecture and the PowerPoint presentation incorporate a variety of audio and visual cues to enhance audience members’ understanding and retention of key concepts. In addition, audience participation will be encouraged and facilitated by group discussions as well as question and answer periods provided for at the conclusion of each section of the live webinar."


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Let’s Talk About Infection Control, OSHA and Vaccine Recommendations



Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Comprehend practical strategies which can minimize DUWL contamination.
  2. Discuss epidemiology and current status of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2 infection
  3. Understand the rationale for effective, hand hygiene procedures
  4. Understand the most recent updates for CDC and OSHA infection control recommendations and regulations
  5. Comprehend recommended transmission-based precautions associated with controlling aerosols and airborne pathogens
  6. Understand how to effectively monitor reprocessing and sterilization procedures
  7. Describe recent technology advances and protocols for instrument processing and sterilization
  8. Describe factors which can lead to dental unit waterline (DUWL) contamination.
  9. Describe application of standard precautions as the foundation of infection prevention
  10. Describe challenges bloodborne and respiratory infections present to dental healthcare workers
  11. Describe the use of disposables and disinfectants used in environmental surface asepsis.
  12. Comprehend the most current vaccination recommendations for dental personnel
  13. Comprehend the overall impact vaccinations have had in protecting the population against many infectious diseases.
  14. Describe the dangers of public misperceptions against vaccines.
  15. Discuss the latest CDC vaccine recommendations for health care professionals.
  16. Understand the rationale for other representative vaccination recommendations, including human papilloma virus infections.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. This Online Event will be hosted on Zoom.
  2. After registering with Concord Seminars, you will receive an email to register on Zoom. Please click that link and register with Zoom ahead of time.
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  4. If you've registered for multiple Online Events, please note, you will have to register with Zoom by clicking the emailed link for EACH Online Event
  5. Please Note - If you receive a welcome email directly from zoom, that email could mention time limits. Time limits apply if you are hosting your own meeting. You are participating in our live OnlineEvent so are not subject to that limit nor will you have to pay Zoom for more time.
  6. A link to your credit verification form will be available on your Account page, under the 'Previously Attended Seminars/Webinars' tab, within 5 business days.

Registrations for this Online Event have been closed.