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Course Description

The 12th Annual "Infection Control 101" is a core educational package covering all the basics in infection prevention and safety.  This course is a crucial building block for all those who are responsible for infection control in large dental practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), dental consultants, faculty of dental schools, dental hygiene and dental assisting programs, and infection control nurses who work closely with dental clinics.  The course is also appropriate for Health Maintenance Organizations, dental insurers, and dental manufacturer sales/marketing staff.  The 2013 course runs from Monday through Thursday, January 7-10, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas and offers 28 hours of CE credit.  

Course Information
Objectives l Target Audience l Prerequisites l Program at a Glance l Schedule | Registration and Contact Info

Travel & Destination Information

The course was conducted at the:

Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel
611 N.W. Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78216

Hotel room rate is $106.  No rental car is necessary as there is a free hotel shuttle to airport.

Participation and CDE Policies
Course Registration
Registration Options
Exhibitor Information
A Great Opportunity l Registration Options
Course Information and Teaching Methods

Course Objectives

After attending this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe how infection control knowledge and practices has evolved through time; 
  2. Identify the key principles of dental infection control and safety;
  3. Describe the basic microbiology building blocks for infection control including pathogenicity, virulence, modes of microbial transmission, stages of infectious diseases and representative microbial infections in oral healthcare;
  4. Describe the rationale for appropriate hand hygiene procedures and the types of PPE needed to prevent exposures in dentistry;
  5. Discuss the correct sequence and procedures for processing contaminated dental instruments;
  6. Identify the key criteria in selecting a sharps injury safety device;
  7. Describe the major sequential steps of post exposure management;
  8. List musculoskeletal disorders in dentistry and practical strategies for their prevention and management;
  9. Identify methods and equipment to maintain the dental operatory and laboratory in a safe manner;
  10. Explain the causes of dental unit waterline contamination, the current approaches to improving dental unit water quality and the rationale and methods available for monitoring dental unit waterline quality;
  11. Describe the general criteria for evaluation and selection of dental/medical products and devices;
  12. List current regulations and guidelines relevant to the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare;
  13. Describe the latest information on the implementation and management of effective infection control and occupational health and safety programs for dental settings emphasizing infectious diseases and occupational risks associated with dentistry; and
  14. Identify several tools to utilize in educating dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) on best practices for dental infection prevention and safety.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods utilized for this course include lectures, power-point; practical hands-on training (one hour); and video-tapes. 

Target Audience

Dentists, hygienists, dental assistants and laboratory technicians who have been assigned responsibility in infection control and occupational health/safety.

This course also is applicable to large dental practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), Health Maintenance Organizations, dental insurers, dental manufacturer sales/marketing staff, dental infection control consultants, faculty of dental schools, dental hygiene and dental assisting programs, and infection control nurses who work closely with dental clinics.  

Clinicians who are interested in expanding their career options also should take this course to learn about how to be an infection control consultant.  Click HERE for video interview describing this session.



In order to obtain maximum benefit from this course, it is suggested that all attendees have:

  1. A professional degree (DDS, DMD, RDH, MD, RN); or
  2. A minimum of an associates degree (preferably in healthcare or the life/health sciences); or
  3. Completed basic dental assisting training with at least two years clinical experience; or
  4. Completed a training program leading to either registration (RDA) or certification (CDA) with at least two years clinical experience.

Program at a Glance

Click HERE for Listing of World-class Faculty for Course

2013 Course Topics include:

  • Cleaning, Disinfection, Sterilization
  • Dental Laboratory Asepsis
  • Dental Operatory Asepsis
  • Dental Product Evaluation
  • Dental Unit Water Quality
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Health-Care Associated Infection Surveillance
  • Hepatitis Update
  • Historical Perspective
  • Immunization Update
  • Mercury Hygiene/Amalgam Waste Issues
  • Microbiology/Infectious Diseases
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Occupational Allergies in Dentistry
  • Occupational Exposures
  • OSHA/HAZCOM Update
  • Program Management
  • Special IC Considerations
  • Tuberculosis Update
  • Service Breakout Sessions (Federal Services)
  • Consulting Toolkit (Civilians)



Monday, January 7 (8 am - 5 pm): Emphasis on Microbiology/Diseases

  • Welcome, Introductions, Orientation
  • Historical Perspective - Shannon Mills DDS
  • Microbiology Update - Louis DePaola DDS, MS
  • Infectious Diseases Update - Louis DePaola DDS, MS
  • Immunizations Update - Louis DePaola DDS, MS
  • Hepatitis Update - Monina Klevens DDS, MPH
  • Tuberculosis Update - Monina Klevens DDS, MPH
  • Healthcare Associated Infections / Surveillance - Shannon Mills DDS
  • Ice Breaker

Tuesday, January 8 (8 am - 4:45 pm): Emphasis on Prevention

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Eve Cuny RDA, MS
  • Hand Hygiene - Eve Cuny RDA, MS
  • Disinfection and Sterilization - Lynne Sehulster PhD, M(ASCP)
  • Instrument Processing - Karen Gregory RN
  • Prevention & Management of Occupational Exposure - Kathy Eklund RDH, MHP
  • Glove Selection & Performance - Curt Hamann MD
  • Latex Allergies - Curt Hamann MD
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders - Curt Hamann MD

Wednesday, January 9 (8 am - 4:30 pm): Emphasis on Application

  • Dental Operatory Asepsis - Kevin Plummer DDS
  • Dental Lab Asepsis - Kevin Plummer DDS
  • Mercury Hygiene Best Practices - Kevin Plummer DDS
  • Dental Unit Waterlines (DUWL) Management - Nuala Porteous BDS, MPH
  • Dental Product Evaluation - Kathy Eklund RDH, MHP
  • Vendor Fair & Hands-On Training Stations
  • Special Considerations - Richard VanderWeele DMD
  • Patient Safety - Michael Joseph DDS, MSD
  • VA Lessons Learned - Michael Joseph DDS, MSD

Thursday, January 10 (8 am - 4:15 pm): Emphasis on OSHA and Consulting "How-tos"

  • OSHA BBP - Karen Gregory RN
  • OSHA HAZCOM - Karen Gregory RN
  • Program Management - Richard VanderWeele DMD
  • Service Breakouts (Federal Services)
  • How to Successfully Enter the Dental Consulting World - Jackie Dorst RDH
  • Review, Resources and Wrap-Up
Travel & Destination Information
  • Weather
  • Airport Shuttle Information
    Upon arrival at San Antonio International Airport;
    Go to the baggage claim area to pick up your bags. You will also see a kiosk with hotel phones. Please pick up the phone that says Hilton San Antonio Airport Hotel. It will automatically dial the operator at the hotel. Let him/her know you have arrived and which airlines you were on. The operator will dispatch a driver to pick you up!




The deadline to register as an attendee for both the hotel and the BASIC TRAINING Infection Prevention & Safety Course is December 28, 2012. 


Participation Policies

  • Continuing Education (CE) Credits are awarded at the conclusion of the program to participants who have attended all programming.
  • Professional behavior of all attendees and manufacturer representatives is expected at this dental meeting. Disruptive or discourteous behavior will not be tolerated. 

Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Policies

OSAP is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

OSAP designates this activity for up to 28 continuing education credits.

Participants requesting professional continuing education credits will receive a CE verification form to record the CE numbers for the specific courses they attend. To receive continuing education credit, participants must sign in at the conference, attend the sessions, record the assigned CE number for each lecture attended (note: CE verification numbers are announced at the end of each session), and complete the required evaluation forms. Attendees maintain their CE verification form as proof of participation in the educational programming.


All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with:

1) the manufacturer of any commercial products and/or provider of commerical services discussed in an educational presentation and

2) any commercial supporters of the activity.

CE Disclaimer

The Scientific Program of the 2013 OSAP CORE Training Course is planned and presented by the OSAP Educational Program Committee to provide attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing education experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in lectures or workshops should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval by OSAP of the views presented or the products used.

Pleased be advised that courses, speakers or scheduling may change without notice.



Course Registration

Registration Fee Special rate - $200

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing by December 28, 2012 receive a full refund less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellations received after December 28, 2012 are not eligible for refunds. 


Registration Options - Note Special Rate!!!


  1. Online Registration or

  2. Download and Complete PDF Form - Click HERE for Form


Exhibitor Information

A Great Opportunity:

  • All companies that produce and/or distribute quality infection control products are encouraged to participate in the 2013 BASIC TRAINING Infection Prevention & Safety Course. A special VENDOR FAIR is built into the program and offers dedicated time to meet with the course attendees about your products.
  • The Vendor Fair is scheduled on Wednesday, January 9 from 12:45 pm until 2:45 pm.
  • Companies also are encouraged to send their marketing personnel to the entire course; a special exhibitor discount is offered.
  • The deadline for Exhibitor Registration is December 28, 2012

Registration Options

1. Register Online for the January 9, 2013 Vendor Fair

Register Online for the additional 4-Day Program
(Separate from Vendor Fair)

- OR -

2. Download and Complete PDF Form - Click HERE for Form


Contact Information

If you have questions about the program, logistics, or registration:

Phone: (800) 298-6727

Phone: (410) 571-0003

Fax: (410) 571-0028

Mailing Address:
PO Box 6297
Annapolis, MD 21401



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