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Infection Control and OSHA Update


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DATE: Friday, October 29, 2021
TIME: 8:45 AM – 4:00 PM
(LUNCH BREAK 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM)
CE UNITS: 6.0    
LECTURE #: 046    
MODERATORS: Dr. Keith Hollander and Dr. Raj Shah

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 and OSHA regulations will be presented. Re-enforcement of standard precautions will be emphasized along with recent modifications necessitated by challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hand hygiene, vaccinations, and other preventive measures (i.e. respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, instrument reprocessing, disinfection, and dental water asepsis) are frameworks for this presentation. 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 recommendations and OSHA requirements for infection control in dentistry
  • Discuss governmental infection prevention modifications necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Describe the challenges bloodborne and respiratory infections present
  • Comprehend the most current vaccination recommendations for dental personnel
  • Describe recent technology advances and protocols for instruments
  • Plus much more…

Early Bird Tuition by
OCTOBER 11, 2021

Second District Members: Complimentary*
ADA Members Outside of Second District: $260
Non-ADA Members: $360
Staff: $150


Purchase a special FREEDOM PASS for $635.

*Complimentary lectures for Second District Dentists who practice in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Montgomery or Northampton counties and have paid their ADA/PDA/SD 2021 dues. (Hands-On Courses Not Included)

John A. Molinari, Ph.D.

John A. Molinari, Ph.D.

Infection Control and OSHA Update (#046)

Dr. Molinari earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh and subsequently worked as a faculty member in the School of Dental Medicine. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the University of Detroit Mercy, where he served for 32 years in the School of Dentistry as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Director of Infection Control. Later, he was Infection Control Director for DENTAL ADVISOR where he was involved in research on newly developed infection prevention technologies and products. He has published over 500 scientific articles, text chapters, and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control. He has also been a consultant for the CDC, ADA, and regional hospitals.