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2019 OSAP Annual Conference

2019 Boot Camp Speakers

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2019 SPEAKER LIST
OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™










Michael Bell
Michele Junger





Doug Braendle
Leann Keefer





Kelly Brenner
Kelli Mack





Ruth Carrico
Shannon E. Mills





Eve Cuny
Joyce Moore





Kathy Eklund
LTC David G. Olson





Earl Fillmore
Douglas Risk





Hudson Garrett Jr.
Katherine Schrubbe





Kimberly Grady
Peggy Spitzer





Karen Gregory
Jessica Wilson





Lauri Hicks














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Michael Bell, MD








Dr. Michael Bell is the Deputy Director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion. Prior to that he served as the Associate Director for Infection Control and was the Executive Secretary for the US Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee. His career has focused on investigating and preventing transmission of healthcare-associated illness, development of evidence-based infection control guidelines, and optimizing systems of care. Prior to his current position at CDC, he was the Chief of the Epidemiology Unit at the Viral Special Pathogens Branch, addressing control of high-risk pathogens.

























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Doug Braendle







A graduate of Indiana State University, Mr. Braendle is a 25-year employee of SciCan where he began as a Territory Manager and then was promoted to Product Manager. Currently, he is part of a small team that trains Dental Dealer Representatives. The training, running March through October, occurs every two weeks and lasts for three days. Additionally, he manages SciCan Inc's trade shows in the USA. SciCan has recently been purchased by Coltene and the team looks forward to a working synergy between the two companies. Mr. Braendle has worked on numerous OSAP committees and has served three terms on the OSAP Board and has served as Treasurer on two occasions.















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Kelly Brenner








Kelly is an Infection Prevention Specialist with Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company working with dental professionals and dental distributors since 2005. Kelly uses her expertise to help dental offices develop effective instrumentations strategies and solve problems related to instrument management. She has been involved in the dental industry for many years starting at an orthodontic office as an orthodontic technician in Wisconsin. Kelly has over 20 years’ experience with both dental distributors and dental manufacturing. Kelly holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Carroll University, Waukesha, WI. She is a member of OSAP and has devoted many hours to continuing education and has conducted presentations on a variety of topics related to dental instrumentation throughout the U.S., Canada, China, South Korea & Mexico.

























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Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FSHEA, CIC








Ruth Carrico is an Associate Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner with the University of Louisville School Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, and is the founding Associate Director of the School of Medicine Global Health Center. Dr. Carrico has received training specific for healthcare epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).
Dr. Carrico has authored or co-authored numerous peer reviewed manuscripts and served as the editor for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (APIC) 2005, 2009 and the 2010 electronic version of the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, the primary textbook for infection preventionists used worldwide. Dr. Carrico has also served on the APIC National Board of Directors.








As part of her work as an infection preventionist, Dr. Carrico has worked with acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient surgery centers and clinics, and physician and dental offices. At present, Dr. Carrico is responsible for the clinical and research operations at the University of Louisville’s Global Health Center that includes the Healthcare-Associated Infection Epidemiology and Clinical Research components, Vaccine and International Health and Travel clinics, and the Refugee Health and Immunization program. Her research has been funded by the CDC, HRSA, DHS, and industry.


















In 2008, Dr. Carrico was appointed to the National Biosurveillance Subcommittee (NBS) Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and in 2010 became a SHEA Fellow. In 2011, Dr. Carrico was appointed by Secretary Sebelius, to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) for an extended three-year term. In 2012, she was presented with the Carole DeMille Achievement Award by APIC, an honor for an Infection Preventionist. In 2013, Dr. Carrico was appointed to the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases as the Board’s Nurse Planner and in 2014 became a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow alumna. Dr. Carrico served as the 2016 president of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. (CBIC), the organization responsible for board certification for infection preventionists worldwide and is now enjoying the role of immediate past president. In 2016, Dr. Carrico co-founded the Infection Prevention Institute a virtual training site focusing on infection prevention education for all partners concerned with preventing infection in any setting. Then, in 2017, the University of Louisville’s Journal of Refugee and Global Health was launched, with the first issue to be released in April. Dr. Carrico serves as the Editor-in-Chief for this new open access journal. In November 2018, Dr. Carrico assumed the position of president of the Kentucky Nurses Association.





















































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Eve Cuny, MS








Eve Cuny is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Associate Professor at Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California where she is also Assistant Dean for Global Relations. She is a consultant to the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs and expert reviewer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ms. Cuny is a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda Council. She has published numerous articles and textbook chapters on safety and infection control and presented hundreds of continuing education programs domestically and internationally. She has worked with universities, nonprofit organizations and government agencies in Africa, Asia, India, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East to educate dental professionals in infection control and safety and assist in the development of sustainable oral health improvement projects.

























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Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP








Ms. Eklund is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Adjunct Faculty at the Mount Ida College School of Dental Hygiene, where she teaches senior level courses in Oral Health Research and Evidence-Based Decision Making. Ms. Eklund serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and HIVdent.org. She is a member and Chair of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors. Ms. Eklund is a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice.
Ms. Eklund is an author of the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings- 2003. Over the past 30 years, Ms. Eklund has published papers and contributed to several texts on infection control and safety and has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.





















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Earl D. Fillmore








Mr. Earl Fillmore is the Clinical Safety/Risk Manager for Navy Medicine Professional Development Center, Bethesda, Maryland; as special assistant to the Dean of the Naval Postgraduate Dental School for clinical application of occupational and patient safety management, Joint Commission accreditation standards, and process improvement/quality initiatives related to dental and medical services provided at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He also serves as Dental Infection Prevention and Control Specialty Advisor to the Navy Surgeon General, Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

A native of Montana, Mr. Fillmore he began his Navy career in 1984. He graduated summa cum laude from Troy State University in 1991 with a BAS in Resources Management while serving on his second tour of active duty. In pursuit of an officer’s commission, he was accepted to the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program in 1993. He subsequently graduated summa cum laude from Troy State University in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Upon completion of nursing school, he received an officer commission into the Navy Nurse Corps. In 2006, Mr. Fillmore successfully completed a Master of Science degree in Quality Systems Management. As Team Leader for the Masters Business Project, Earl Fillmore led his team in earning the Spotlight Presentation for the President’s Conference on Performance Excellence.

Mr. Fillmore retired from the Navy Nurse Corps in 2009 after completing 25 years of active duty military service. During his nursing career he served as staff nurse in Gastroenterology, Oncology, Perioperative Care, Primary Care, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery.


























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Hudson Garrett Jr.
PhD., MSN, MPH, MBA, FNP-BC, PLNC, IP-BC, AS-BC, VA-BC™, NREMT, FACDONA, FAAPM 








Dr. Garrett is the Global Chief Clinical Officer for Pentax Medical, Co-Founder of the Infection Prevention Institute, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He co-founded the nonprofit Infection Prevention Institute to help shepherd dissemination of best practices of infection prevention and control across the healthcare continuum of care globally across all disciplines of healthcare providers. He was recently featured in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Medscape continuing education series launched globally targeting improving infection prevention and control practices across the continuum of care. Additionally, he is a member of the joint FDA/CDC Medical Device Reprocessing workgroup. Dr. Garrett has received a Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention in recognition for his advancement of and infection prevention and control. He holds healthcare leadership graduate certificates from both Cornell University and Notre Dame, and is an appointed member of the Design Thinking in Healthcare Advisory Commitment for Rutgers University. Dr. Garrett is board certified in infection prevention and control in post-acute care settings.

























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Kimberly Grady, DDS, MPH








Lt Col Kimberly Grady is the Director of Professional Services at the USAF Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service (DECS) and the Air Force Consultant to the Surgeon General for Dental Patient Safety and Infection Control. Dr. Grady received her BS in Microbiology and her DDS from Howard University. Lt Col Grady was accepted to a General Practice Residency at Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Grady completed a second year General Practice Residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, NY. Afterwards, she attended a Geriatric Teacher Training Fellowship and Masters of Public Health program at Boston University. Upon graduation Lt Col Grady received a direct commission into the Air Force in August 2000 and was assigned to Shaw AFB, South Carolina. Her subsequent duty assignments included RAF Lakenheath, UK; Elmendorf AFB, AK; and Lackland AFB, TX. In 2016 Dr. Grady completed a postgraduate fellowship in Patient Safety/Infection Prevention and Control at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health Center. In 2017, she was assigned to the USAF Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.













Dr. Grady has been a part of organized dentistry for 27 years and is an active member of the only infection control organization dedicated to dental infection control, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).















Lt. Col. Grady hails from Sayville, New York.

















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Karen Gregory, RN








Ms. Gregory is Director of Compliance and Education for Total Medical Compliance where she is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs within the organization. She has over 20 years’ experience working in the outpatient environment, both at the front line delivering patient care and in the management arena. Being passionate about both employee and patient safety, she takes every possible opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved. Ms. Gregory is a requested speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, including the Hinman Dental Meeting, Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting, Annual Conference and Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and annual conference of the American Association of Dental Assistants. She is on the Editorial Review Board for OSAP’s Infection Control in Practice publication and is a frequent author of infection control articles published in local and state organizations’ newsletters and journals. Ms. Gregory currently serves on the OSAP Board of Directors and is a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader.

























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Lauri Hicks, DO








Lauri Hicks, DO is the director for the Office of Antibiotic Stewardship in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She is also a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service. Dr. Hicks attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internal medicine and chief medicine residencies at the University of Connecticut. This was followed by a 2-year position as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer at CDC. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases at Brown University, Dr. Hicks returned to CDC. Dr. Hicks has published over 100 scientific publications and has guided national antibiotic stewardship policy and guideline development.

























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Michele Junger, DDS, MPH










Dr. Michele Junger is a Dental Officer in CDC’s Division of Oral Health (DOH). Dr. Junger joined the division in February 2015, where she focuses on issues related to infection control and dental public health. Prior to joining DOH, Dr. Junger served as a Project Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration, where she was responsible for oral health workforce and training grants. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, and a Master of Public Health Degree from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. In addition, she completed a dental public health residency and a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Junger is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health.






















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Leann Keefer, RDH, BS, MSM










With over 20 years of academic and directorial experience, Leann Keefer has gained a reputation as a trailblazer and international speaker in the arena of infection prevention.







In her role as Director of Education for Crosstex International, 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 was appointed to the OSAP Association Board of Directors in 2012 and serves on various foundation and publication boards in the USA and Canada; she was a site visitor for the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation. Most recently, Leann was honored by Dimensions of Dental Hygiene as one of the 6 Dental Hygienists You Want to Know in 2017.
































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Kelli Mack, DDS








Col Kelli Mack is the Director of Professional Services at the USAF Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service (DECS). Dr. Mack is the Air Force Dental Military Consultant to the Surgeon General for Infection Control and Patient Safety. Dr. Mack received her BS in Microbiology and her DDS from Howard University. She has practiced dentistry in the private sector, the Army Reserves and the Air Force Active Dental Corps. Col Mack completed a postgraduate fellowship in Patient Safety/Infection Prevention and Control at the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Health Center. Her duty locations have included Travis AFB, California; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Irwin, California; Kadena AB, Okinawa Japan and in July of 2013, she was assigned to the USAF Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Mack has been a part of organized dentistry for 22 years and is an active member of the only infection control organization dedicated to dental infection control, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). Col Mack has been responsible for the direct oversight of Dental Infection Prevention and Control programs for over eleven years.

























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Shannon E. Mills, DDS










Shannon E. Mills, D.D.S. is an independent healthcare consultant and lecturer.







Dr. Mills graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1977 and was commissioned in the United States Air Force (USAF) Dental Corps where he served in the US and overseas until his retirement in the rank fo Colonel in 2005. He completed a two-year general dentistry residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 1983.







Upon retirement from the USAF Dental Corps in 2005, he became an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, NV. In 2007 he was hired as Vice President for Professional Relations and Science Northeast Delta Dental (NEDD), in Concord, NH. From 2016 to 2018, he became Vice President for Strategy and Business Development for PreViser Corporation, a NEDD subsidiary specializing in digital oral health risk assessment. Dr Mills retired from PreViser in 2018.









Dr. Mills has been an OSAP member since 1991. He served on the Board of Directors from 1995 to 2002 and was Chair from, 2001 to 2002. He was honored by OSAP in 2018 with the James J. Crawford Award for Lifetime Achievement.















While at the USAF Dental Investigation Service at Brooks Air Force Base Texas in 1991, he established the USAF Dental Infection Control and Occupational Health Course. He subsequently partnered with OSAP and with the other uniformed Federal Services and the Veteran’s Administration to expand the program and to permit non-federal attendees to participate. The course which began with 40 uniformed students nearly three decades ago is now fully administered by OSAP and has grown to attract more than 400 students each year from across the spectrum of public and private sector oral healthcare.























Dr. has authored or co-authored numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed dental and scientific journals and was a member of the Advisory Group that prepared the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Healthcare Settings—2003.

















Dr. Mills also represents OSAP as a voting member on the ADA and American National Standards Institute (ADA/ANSI) Standards Committees for Dental Products (SCDP) and Dental Informatics (SCDI) and is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group which represents US interests as part of the International Organization for Standards (ISO) Technical Committee for Dentistry (ISO TC 106).

























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Joyce A. Moore, RDH, BSDH, CRCST










Ms. Moore is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dental Hygiene at Bristol Community College, in Fall River, Massachusetts. As a speaker and consultant, she has worked with professional associations, independent dental practices, and medical facilities. In addition, she is a Clinical Educator for the Midmark Corporation and the owner of Compass Dental Safety.


















































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LTC David G. Olson










Dr. David Olson currently serves on active duty in the U.S. Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is the Chief of Infection Prevention and Control for the U.S. Army Dental Corps., including over 130 dental clinics worldwide. Dr. Olson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management with a minor in Vietnamese from Utah State University. He later graduated from MCV/VCU School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia and completed a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD-1Y) residency at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He served as the Brigade Dental Surgeon for the Army’s 101st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and deployed to Iraq where he provided emergency dental/maxillofacial trauma care for U.S. soldiers. Dr. Olson completed endodontic residency training at Fort Gordon, Georgia and is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and has presented numerous lectures on endodontic and infection control topics throughout his 18 year career. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

























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Douglas L. Risk, DDS










Dr Risk is currently the Director of Professional Services for Fusion Dental Group, an affiliate of American Dental Partners Incorporated. His current position includes Quality Assurance, Risk Management, compliance, and accreditation preparation for a 7-Office Dental Group Practice. After graduating from Georgetown University Dental School in 1987, Dr Risk joined the US Air Force where he served in several clinical assignments before being selected to attend the 2-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Following residency had several clinical and command assignments as well as an assignment on staff with the Air Force Surgeon General, culminating as the Director of the Air Force Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service. He deployed to the Middle East and Central America. He retired in 2017 after 30 years distinguished service. Dr Risk currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for OSAP, the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products, is a Diplomate of the American Board of General Dentistry and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

















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Katherine Schrubbe, RDH, BS, MEd, PhD










Dr. Schrubbe is an independent compliance consultant, speaker and author on OSHA and dental infection control. She earned her Bachelor of Science, Masters in Education and PhD from Marquette University and holds a dental hygiene license in Wisconsin. Dr. Schrubbe served in corporate dentistry on an executive team as the Director of Quality Assurance and has over 30 years of experience in dental education at Marquette University School of Dentistry where she was responsible for compliance, risk management and quality assurance. She is active in many professional organizations, and a longtime member of OSAP, where she has served as a presenter and member of the annual conference and boot camp planning committees. Dr. Schrubbe was recently appointed to serve on the Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board and is an invited speaker of continuing education and training for dental schools, dental societies and private practices. She continues to author articles on OSHA and infection control and serves as a manuscript reviewer for her area of expertise.
























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Peggy Spitzer, AAS, BA, MAEd










Peggy Spitzer is a Colorado native with over 30 years of combined experience as a healthcare provider and educator. She is a licensed dental hygienist with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in adult education and was a full time college healthcare professions faculty and clinic coordinator for over 20 years. With a foundation in healthcare, education and infection prevention, she is now clinical education manager at Certol Intl., a manufacturer of detergents and disinfectants for healthcare. She provides education programs across the U.S. to Sterile Processing and APIC chapters focusing on best practices for using chemicals in Sterile Processing. Peggy is a past president, past secretary and current treasurer of the Rocky Mountain Central Sterile chapter in Denver, Colorado with a passion to promote education and certification for Sterile Processing professionals. She is an investigator for the Colorado State Dental Board and consultant for a national testing agency.

















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Jessica Wilson, MPH

Jessica Wilson is an international speaker, trainer and educator focused on Infection Prevention and Infection Control Compliance. As an employee for Hu-Friedy Manufacturing, Co., Ms. Wilson serves as a leader on the corporate Infection Control Breach Response Team, developing communications and outreach to help dental practices connect to valuable information and resources in the event of a practice breach.

 

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a focus in dentistry from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She is a member of the Association Board and volunteer consultant for the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a certified TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), a Lean Six Sigma White Belt and a member of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA) Education Council, and a chair member of the National Speakers Association Georgia chapter.


















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