Course Details

OSHA / Infection Control Updates, including COVID Emergency Temporary Standard and Mini Respiratory Program (2 CE hours)

Karen E. Pass, BS, RT(M), RDMS

Co-Founder and Principal Compliance Consultant, inUnison Consulting, LLC

This seminar discusses OSHA standards, CDC dental infection prevention / control procedures, and COVID-19 protection methods. Included will be the requirements of OSHA’s recently issued COVID-19 “Emergency Temporary Standard” (ETS) and the “Mini Respiratory Program,” which went into effect on June 21, 2021. Important exceptions for each will be reviewed.

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe OSHA’s new COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard requirements and when it applies;
  • Explain the differences between OSHA’s new Mini Respiratory Program, vs. the full Respiratory Standard;
  • Explain the requirements and necessity of other OSHA healthcare regulatory Standards and the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Healthcare Settings;
  • Describe how to lower the risks of occupational infection and injury by utilizing appropriate engineering controls and applying suitable work practices;
  • Describe the management, timeline, and documentation of an exposure incident;

Workplace Harassment Training (1 CE hour)

Karen E. Pass, BS, RT(M), RDMS

Co-Founder and Principal Compliance Consultant, inUnison Consulting, LLC

The Workplace Harassment training will discuss the types of behavior considered harassment and the meaning of “hostile work environment,” how to respond to unwelcome behavior, employee reporting, prevention methods, and how to create a positive workplace culture (one hour).

At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain how harassment creates a hostile work environment
  • List the types of behavior are considered harassment
  • State the elements of sexual harassment
  • Describe how to respond to and report unwelcome behavior

Karen Bass, Biography

For over 20 years as a compliance consultant, Karen Pass has been successfully assisting healthcare facilities in meeting the overwhelming challenges of regulatory compliance. Her areas of expertise include OSHA Safety and Infection Prevention, HIPAA, and Radiation Safety, among others. She has performed thousands of onsite facility compliance surveys and staff trainings, and has presented at various conferences. As Co-Founder and Principal Compliance Consultant for inUnison Consulting, LLC, she provides onsite OSHA Safety and HIPAA regulatory compliance programs, audit support, and implementation assistance for dental and medical facilities. Ms. Pass received her B.S. in Health Arts from the University of St. Francis and is board-certified in several imaging modalities.

The Current State of Medical Marijuana and Dental Implications (2 CE hours)

Richard L Wynn, Ph.D. Professor, University of Maryland Dental School

The plant sources of marijuana from Sativa, Indica and Hemp will be described and differentiated. The accepted medical conditions for marijuana use according to the National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Academy of Sciences will be described along with individual state’s approved conditions. The current state of marijuana uses in Pennsylvania relative to growers, processors, dispensers and providers will be presented. Real and potential clinical problems with the marijuana user undergoing dental treatment will be discussed.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Describe the accepted medical conditions for marijuana use according to NIDA and the National Academy of Sciences and according to the State of Pennsylvania;
  • Describe the Federal standards versus individual State standards for medical use of marijuana;
  • List the primary adverse effects of marijuana after short term and long-term use;
  • Differentiate between growers’ license, processor and dispensers license and providers certifications as recognized at the State level.
  • List the clinical adverse effects caused by Dronabinol (synthetic THC) and Epidiolex (cannabidiol oil)
  • Describe any potential problems with the marijuana user as a dental patient

Richard L Wynn, Biography

Richard L. Wynn, PhD is Professor of Pharmacology at the Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore. He was awarded the BS in Pharmacy, MS and PhD degrees all from the University of Maryland. He was a practicing pharmacist for 10 years. He chaired the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Maryland Dental School from 1980 to 1990, and the Departments of Pharmacology and Biochemistry, 1990-1995. Previously he chaired the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Kentucky Dental School in Lexington. His research laboratories have contributed to development of fentanyl-type intravenous anesthetics, inhalant anesthetics and agents for control of chemotherapy-induced nausea. He has to his credit over 400 publications including original research articles, textbooks, book chapters, and monographs. He has given continuing education seminars since 1975 to dental professionals in the US, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He is the lead author and chief editor of Drug Information Handbook for Dentistry, now in its 25th edition, published by LexiComp, Inc. He is the lead dental content author for the LexiComp Online Dental Web Applications including iPhone, iPad and Android platforms. He is a consultant to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners in course development for opiate prescribing and disposal for Maryland licensees. His chief interest is in teaching pharmacology to dental and dental hygiene students, and in keeping dental professionals informed of current and new drug information relative to dental practice.

Marketing Your Practice

Scott Alexander, the CEO of iVelocity Marketing and Jairus Micromarketing, will demonstrate the proper way to think through a plan to market a dental practice. Frameworks will be discussed to help identify individuals in need of dental services. There are three “buckets” of potential patients: Current/Previous Patients, Active Seekers, and the Engageable Afflicted.  Marketing strategies will be shared for each group within the digital marketing space.  Practical steps that a practice can implement will be provided.

Scott Alexander, Biography

Scott Alexander is the CEO of iVelocity Marketing and Jairus Micromarketing. He has dedicated his life to connecting patients in need with amazing providers and dental/healthcare technologies.

iVelocity Marketing is a premier marketing team focused on helping practice owners properly tell their stories in an authentic and effective manner so they can be found by patients in need of their services.

Prior to his time with iVelocity, Scott was the Vice-President of Innovation for the Mercy Health system and ran marketing for one of their divisions. He has also previously been responsible for innovating the sales process for the surgical division of Medtronic, one of the world’s largest medical technology companies.

Scott holds degrees from the University of Georgia and Wake Forest University. He is named on nearly two dozen patents and patent applications in the field of healthcare.  When not working, Scott spends his time chasing his four kids alongside his wonderful wife, Jody, and pretending to have hobbies other than that.