Infection Prevention & Control for Dental Professionals – February

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Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
This is a livestream webinar

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Kathy Eklund, RDH, MPH
Kathy Eklund is the Sr. Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Forsyth Research Participant & Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute. She is adjunct faculty at Regis College, Dental Hygiene Program where she teaches a senior level course Evidence-Based Decision Making.  Ms. Eklund is faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and   She is the 2017-2019 Chair of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors and current Co-Chair of the OSAP Foundation. Over the past 36 years, Ms. Eklund has published papers and contributed to several texts on infection control and safety. She is an author of the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings- 2003.  Ms. Eklund has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.


This session will review the current CDC infection prevention and control guidance and the CDC Core Practices that apply to dental healthcare settings.  Relevant OSHA standards will be reviewed. Strategies and resources for implementing current guidance and evaluating compliance will be described.

Topics will include:

  • Modes of disease transmission
  • Exposure prevention and management
  • CDC recommended immunizations for healthcare personnel
  • Hand hygiene
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Environmental infection control
  • Managing dental water quality
  • Instrument processing and sterility assurance
Course Objectives
  • Describe current infection prevention & control guidance for dentistry.
  • Differentiate CDC guidance and OSHA regulations
  • Identify strategies and resources for implementation & evaluation.
Teaching Method


Recommended for

General dentists, specialists, dental auxiliaries


“It’s was an excellent and informative presentation by Kathy Eklund. Looking forward to attending more of these kinds of CE courses at Boston University.” – Dr. Rooh Afza, February 2018

“Kathy is such a wealth of knowledge and expert in the field. Always an awesome speaker; I leave with many pearls.” Marianne Dryer, February 2018

“I have heard Ms. Eklund before and she is considered the OSHA expert in this area and I certainly agree. The staff at the CE office are very pleasant and professional.” – Dr. Mary McCabe, February 2017

“Speaker was excellent. This was the best infection control presentation I have ever attended. Speaker was precise, and very well informed on the material she was presenting. I would attend another course presented by this same speaker.”– Participant, July 2016

“Kathy, the instructor, was excellent. She was very interesting, and smiled throughout the entire 3 hours of the class. Kathy was very enthusiastic and quite knowledgeable about the subject matter. I loved this class!” – Participant.

“The course was very in depth and I learned lots about parts of infectious control that I did not know previously. I hope to implement everything that I’ve learned into my workplace.” -Participant, February 2023

Date Thursday, February 22, 2024
Time 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Price $95
CEUs 3
AGD code 148

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