OSHA and Infection Control Update

Dr. Katherine Schrubbe,B.S.D.H., M.Ed, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Marquette University School of Dentistry in the Department of Clinical Services and the Director of Quality Assurance at Dental Associates of Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene, Masters in Education and Ph.D. in Health Disparities from Marquette University. Dr. Schrubbe has been in dental education for over 30 years and holds membership in many professional organizations including WDA. She is an active member of OSAP (Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention) as part of the annual Symposium Planning Committee and has been a presenter at Educator’s Conference. Dr. Schrubbe has authored numerous articles on OSHA and Infection Control topics and is an invited speaker presenting continuing education courses for the School of Dentistry, local and national organizations as well as private dental offices.

Course Description:

The OSHA and Infection Control Update course fulfills the Continuing Education requirement for Wisconsin licensure by providing the participants with an update on OSHA, Infection Control, and CDC recommendations as they apply to dental healthcare settings. Time will be devoted to the Bloodborne Pathogen and the revised Hazard Communication standards as it relates to the practice of dentistry, as well as the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health Care Settings. The course will also provide rationale for compliance through an evidence based approach that consists of supportive literature, and overview of current events, information on emerging and re-emerging diseases and any new related information on prevalent risks associated with dental health care delivery.


Course Objectives:

  • Understand the distinction between OSHA and the CDC
  • Recognize the importance of the Bloodborne Pathogen and Hazard
  • Be familiar with prevalent risks associated with infectious disease and dental health care delivery
  • Know the elements of standard precautions and be able to implement them into clinical dental practice
  • Understand the concepts of disinfection, sterilization and systems monitoring related to the management of dental instrumentation processing
  • Realize the importance of compliance to current infection control guidelines and recommendations to promote dental healthcare worker and patient safety

Date: 11/17/2017
Registration Ends: 11/15/2017 11:59 PM
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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