OSHA and Infection Control Update

Dr. Katherine Schrubbe, RDH, BS, M.Ed, Ph.D. is an independent consultant, speaker and author on OSHA and dental infection control. She holds a dental hygiene license from the State of Wisconsin and earned her Bachelor of Science, Masters in Education and PhD all from Marquette University. Dr. Schrubbe is an experienced clinician and most recently served in corporate dentistry on an executive team as the Director of Quality Assurance. She also has over 30 years of experience in dental education at Marquette University School of Dentistry serving as a faculty member and in clinic administration responsible for compliance, risk management and quality assurance. Dr. Schrubbe is active in many professional organizations and committes, including the Wisconsin Dental Association, American Dental Hygienists' Association and the Organization for Saftey, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) where she has been a presenter and member of the annual conference planning committee. She continues to contribute to the scientific literature on OSHA and infection control topics and is a regular author for Efficiency in Group Practice as well as a manuscript reviewer for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Dr. Schrubbe is an invited speaker for continuing education and training programs to local and national dental organizations and schools of dentistry. She also provides in-office OSHA-BBP training for private practices.

Dr. Schrubbe has no conflict of interest to disclose

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: 5/18/2018

Registration Ends: 5/16/2018

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cost: $99


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