Greater Philidelphia Valley Forge Dental Conference

friday, march 8, 2019
Infection Control & OSHA Update
full day Lecture
  • TIME: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
  • AUDIENCE: Entire Dental Team
  • CE UNITS: 6.0
  • LECTURE #: 028
  • AGD CODE: 148
  • MODERATORS: Dr. Pappy Chhina & Dr. Bilial Sajid

This seminar will provide an update on occupational blood borne and respiratory infection risks for dental healthcare professionals, as well as a practical discussion of current infection prevention regulations and recommendations for dentistry. The most recent CDC recommendations concerning blood borne pathogens and infection control will be presented, along with updates on OSHA regulations as they pertain to dental settings. Hand hygiene, vaccinations, and other preventive measures (i.e. personal protective equipment, instrument reprocessing, disinfection, and dental water asepsis) are frameworks for this presentation.

Also discussed will be representative viral and bacterial respiratory diseases which present occupational challenges for dental health care providers. These include influenza, pertussis, tuberculosis, as well as airborne infections caused by Legionella bacteria. Infectious disease challenges and prevention strategies will be used to reinforce the application of standard precautions during patient treatment. The most recent evidence-based information is also discussed to address certain issues where perceptions and misuse of infection control procedures and products are in conflict with scientific and clinical knowledge.

  • Understand the most recent updates for CDC infection control recommendations
  • Understand the rationale for effective hand hygiene procedures as fundamental components of an infection control program
  • Describe the challenges blood borne and respiratory infections present to dental healthcare workers
  • Comprehend the most current vaccination recommendations for dental personnel
  • Describe recent technology advances and protocols for instrument processing and sterilization
  • Understand how to effectively monitor reprocessing and sterilization procedures
  • Describe the use of disposables and disinfectants used in environmental surface asepsis
  • Describe factors which can lead to dental unit waterline (DUWL) contamination
  • Comprehend practical strategies which can minimize DUWL contamination
EARLY TUITION BY February 11, 2019
  • Second District Members - FREE
  • ADA Members Outside of Second District - $285
  • Non-ADA Members - $385
  • Staff - $150

John A. Molinari, Ph.D.

Dr. Molinari received a B.A. in Biology from St. Vincent College and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He was awarded Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he served for 32 years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control in the School of Dentistry. Dr. Molinari was later Infection Control Director for THE DENTAL ADVISOR in Ann Arbor, Michigan from 2009-2018. He is a founder and Past-President of OSAP, and co-author of the text Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry. Previously, Dr. Molinari was the Infection Control section editor for The Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.