Office of Continuing Education 


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Louisville, KY 40202-1701
Telephone: (502) 852-5077
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Dental Updates 2014
August 11-12

Infection Control/OSHA Update, Patricia Bonasso Byrd, RDH, BS
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice, George M, Kushner, DMD, MD
The Dental Professional's Role in Recognizing and Reporting Domestic Violence and Abuse, Sara Choate and Sally Evans

Location: U of L Health Science Campus - Kornhauser Library Auditorium

Lecture: CEU(s) - 6
Education Method: Live Interactive Format

Pre-Registration Required to receive CEU Credit

Monday, August 11

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Infection Control/OSHA Update: Creating a Culture of Safety at ULSD
Presenter: Patricia Bonasso Byrd, RDH BS
Director of Infection Control

This program will discuss how current CDC guidelines and OSHA standards promote health/safety in the dental practice; strategies for preventing disease transmission in the dental environment; encouraging empowerment, education & training for employee health and personnel health as a priority in exposure prevention and post-exposure management.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants will have an understanding of:
• appraising the disease transmission risk in the dental environment
• evaluating current health and safety measures in our school
• preventing occupational exposure to safer work practices
• practicing post exposure management and prophylaxis procedures
• managing sterilization and disinfection of patient care items and environmental services
• assessing your hazard communication program (i.e. safety data sheets, labeling, and training required to promote chemical safety)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Medical Emergencies in the Dental Practice

Presenter: George M. Kushner, DMD, MD
Medical emergencies can and do occur in the dental office. With advances in the medical field, we as dental practitioners are seeing and treating a significant medically-compromised patient population as outpatients in our dental offices. Fortunately, most of the emergencies that occur are treated appropriately and there is little harm to the patient. However, improper management of these emergencies can have disastrous results. Likewise, proper management of the medical emergency is no guarantee of a successful outcome. This course will review common medical emergencies and management of these problems. Clinical “pearls” will be discussed that can
hopefully lessen the chances of these emergencies. This presentation should be applicable to all members of the dental office team. Please note: This course has been condensed from it's original format and does not satisfy the Kentucky Board of Dentistry requirements for dental hygienists for provisions stipulated in 201 KAR 8:560E.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants will have an understanding of:

•Common medical emergencies encountered in the dental office.
• How to prevent common emergency situations which can occur in the dental office.
•The appropriate treatment protocols/algorithms to manage various medical emergencies in the dental office.

Tuesday, August 12

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
The Dental Professional's Role in Recognizing and Reporting Domestic Violence and Abuse
Organized by: Gay Baughman, DMD and Jennifer Osborne, MA, RDH
Presenters: Sara Choate and Sally Evans

This course is designed to give an overview of domestic violence within the familial unit and the role health care providers play in recognizing
and reporting violence to the proper authorities. Statistical trends indicate that the majority of injuries sustained from domestic violence are to the head and neck regions of the body. Therefore, dental professionals are in a unique position to identify this, especially if the injuries are to the neck or oral cavity. The speakers will discuss the cycle of violence that a victim of domestic violence experiences, appropriate documentation of findings as well as the legal and ethical obligations that dental care providers have for reporting suspected or confirmed abuse.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants will have an understanding of:
•The learner will recall and be able to explain the cycle of violence.
•The learner will be able to implement appropriate conversation with their patient if they suspect abuse has occurred.
•The learner will be able to interpret and document appropriate dental/extra oral findings in patients chart as well as document the action plan.
•The learner will be able to plan the appropriate reporting measures for each individual, if needed.

About the Presenters:

Patty Bonasso Byrd, RDH, BS is Director of Infection Control at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry. She is also an adjunct faculty instructor in the Department of General Diagnosis and Oral Medicine. She is responsible for environmental health policy and compliance at ULSD. She received her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene from University of Louisville in 1978 and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in 2002. Her career experience includes clinical, corporate education, consultant and in-office OSHA inspections, and lecturing on topics of Infection Control, OSHA, as well as many other topics related to dentistry. Her memberships include, the American Dental Hygiene Association, Kentucky Dental Hygiene Association (where she held several leadership positions), Louisville Dental Hygiene Association and Organization for Safety, Asepsis & Prevention (OSAP).  She practices one day week in dental hygiene. She would also like to thank Dr. Theresa Mayfield for her expertise in co –writing the course presented today.

Sara Choate trained by a physician and a social worker, Sara Choate started her career in education facilitating sexual health workshops at universities and colleges across Wisconsin. After returning from Peace Corps service in Senegal in which she initiated and directed summer youth enrichment programs with the assistance of USAID, she received a Masters degree in Childhood Education, and taught English and ESL in two South Bronx high schools. She was awarded four grants for improving technology use in the classroom, language development for early English learners, and youth empowerment projects. Acting as Health Education Director of a non-profit organization serving marginalized youth, she transitioned from formal classroom instruction to developing acomprehensive, LGBT-inclusive, holistic sex education program for 4-12th graders and their caregivers at seventeen after-school program sites in Austin, TX. As the new Training Coordinator at the Center for Women and Families, she brings fifteen years of high-impact, engaging programming and training experience to the role. 

Sally Evans has been working as a violence prevention educator for the past several years at the University of Kentucky’s VIP Center and more recently at the University of Louisville with the PEACC Program. As a certified Green Dot Trainer with a Masters of Theological Studies and graduate work in Gender & Women’s Studies, she loves empowering college students to recognize the role they can play in reducing sexual and relational violence on their campus. She is thankful for the opportunity to work daily for social justice through the Green Dot movement and other initiatives on campus. She also enjoys singing, voice-over work, and playing frisbee here in Louisville.

George M. Kushner, DMD, MD is a graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. Dr. Kushner received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Louisville. Currently, Dr. Kushner is Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Louisville. He is the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program. Dr. Kushner is the author of several publications and articles and lectures extensively throughout the country. He maintains a faculty practice in oral and maxillofacial surgery through the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

FEES: Pre-Registration Required 9/30/2014 9:30 AM On-Site Registration
ULSD Faculty and Staff: No Charge NOT AVAILABLE





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