10th Annual Generations Conference | Navigating the New Reality in Respiratory Protection & Protect What’s Behind the Mask

Friday, September 24, 2021         
Live Interactive Webinar 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)



Presenter Leann Keefer, RDH, BS, MSM, will address how the emergence of novel respiratory pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2 have highlighted the vulnerability of health care workers to respiratory infections. One of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is the realization that dentistry must reassess the appropriate levels of personal protective equipment, in order to be compliant with the changing regulatory landscape for respiratory protection. 


Additionally, Ms. Keefer will illustrate how the appropriate face mask is a key component to minimize the spread of potentially infectious diseases. Fit, filtration, materials, and construction are all factors when considering personal protective equipment. In addition, the appropriate barrier level of a mask must be selected based on the anticipated level of risk during a given procedure. The adage, “what you can't see, won't hurt you” can have disastrous consequences when applied to infection prevention.



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Learn of the importance of proper infection prevention and control protocols as the forefront of all health care providers
  • Identify health hazards and recognize the exposure risks of aerosols and splatter.


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As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive presentation links, course handouts and other timely information. For your convenience, registration will close 24 hours prior to the start of the presentation.

Live Interactive Webinars are considered as in-classroom setting CE hours by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Continuing education credits awarded for participation in this Live Interactive Webinar may not apply as in person/ / in-classroom CE hours towards license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his/her state licensing board(s).

Tuition | Course Fee

Live Interactive Webinar presentation

$117 - Dentist or Allied Dental Personnel
Complimentary UTHealth-Houston New Alumni | Limited Space

Course fee is due at time of registration.

Pre-registration is suggested to guarantee receipt of webinar link.

About Our Speaker


Leann Keefer, RDH, BS, MSM, has gained a reputation as a trailblazer and international speaker in the arena of infection prevention. Over the past 10 years In her role as Director of Clinical Services and Education for Crosstex and HuFriedyGroup, Ms. Keefer proactively identifies trends in the fields of healthcare and infection prevention, developing and implementing the company’s long-term strategies relating to education and professional relations. Leann received her degree in Dental Hygiene as well as her Bachelors of Science Degree in Education from Indiana University; she was awarded her Master’s Degree in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Leann served three terms for the OSAP Association Board of Directors and on various foundation and publication boards in the USA and Canada; she was a site visitor for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. In 2017, Leann was honored by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene as one of the 6 Dental Hygienists You Want to Know and serves on their Corporate Council. Most recently, Leann was appointed to the Colorado Dental Board as an Expert Consultant for infection control.



Credit Hours

148 Infection Control - Lecture: Hours - 3




Webinar Link Opens | 8:30 AM (CST)

Presentation | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)


Virtual CDE | Live Interactive Webinar

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