April 27, 2022 @ Galloping Hills Golf Course – 3 Golf Drive Kenilworth NJ 07033 – 8:30am registration – 4pm (7) CE Credits
Emerging Diseases: No Rest for the Wicked AGD code 148
This seminar explores personal health issues such as new and altered diseases of importance to dental professionals including bloodborne diseases, respiratory and contact diseases. Attention is given to resistant pathogens, biofilm diseases and pathogens with pandemic potential, particularly respiratory diseases. These issues are discussed relative to occupational risk, illness prevention, and post exposure responses. Leave with a plan for managing today’s microbial challenges using Standard and Transmission-based precautions, including building air safety control.
Learning Objectives – Attendees will:
- Recognize and assess well-known infectious diseases
- Be able to identify and explain current trends in infectious diseases
- Be informed of and prepared for unexpected risks
- Apply infection control and safety strategies to usual and unusual disease risks
Nancy Dewhirst BS, RDH presents interactive hands-on workshops, as well as seminars that combine science and practical information nation-wide. Topics include OSHA, Infection Control, Ergonomics, Oral Pathology, Emerging Diseases and Biofilms, Instrument Sharpening workshops and Disaster Preparedness. Ms. Dewhirst is consistently listed as one of the nation’s “Leaders in CE”, presents over 80 seminars yearly, is a member of the California Dental Association Speakers Bureau, and is a licensed continuing education provider in California. Ms. Dewhirst is Adjunct Faculty at West Coast University, Dept. of Dental Hygiene and a member of Sigma Phi Alpha. She has had numerous articles published and has contributed to Textbook chapters and several ADA/ANSI and OSAP position papers and posters. Nancy’s career includes 20 years of private clinical practice along with 28 years as an educator.