Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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"A Comprehensive Review of OSHA Standards and HIPAA Regulations" 

2.0 Clinical CEUs

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join NHDHA for an interactive presentation by speaker

Erin A. Kierce, RDH, BA, MS, MPH

Course Description:

Dental healthcare providers (DHCP) are occupationally exposed to bloodborne pathogens during the performance of their clinical responsibilities. Standards have been developed at the federal and state levels to help protect clinicians against the transmission of potentially infectious agents. This course will provide a comprehensive review of clinical compliance as it relates to the regulations established and governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for dental practices and providers. The speaker will detail the mandatory requirements that dental offices must perform in order to be fully compliant, including post-exposure management, hand hygiene, general safety, and hazard communications.

All members of the dental team are responsible for maintaining privacy and ensuring the confidentiality of protected information. This course will explain federal HIPAA mandates, discuss the enforcement of privacy and electronic records integrity, and review the consequences of HIPAA violations. 


Course Objectives:

At the completion of the course, the participant will be able to identify current OSHA regulations.

1. Identify current OSHA regulations. 
2. Understand the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and its implementation in clinical practice.
3. Identify strategies to prevent occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens.
4. List and describe appropriate PPE for DHCP.
5. Describe correct hand hygiene procedures.
6. Understand post-exposure management and protocol per OSHA regulations.
7. Describe a hazard communication program in the dental office. 
8. Understand and interpret information on labels and on safety data sheets.
9. Describe the difference between engineering controls and work practices.
10. Define HIPPA.
11. Describe privacy definitions.
12. Describe minimum HIPPA compliance.
13. Describe HIPPA security measures.




5:30 - 6:00 PM  Registration and Refreshments

6:00 - 8:00 PM  Erin A. Kierce, RDH, BA, MS, MPH, "A Comprehensive Review of OSHA Standards and HIPAA Regulations"

2.0 Clinical CEUs



  • SADHA MEMBER:     $25

Registration Deadline is March 12, 2019.

Payment Options:  Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by March 12. Pay with credit card by clicking on the PayPal button in the Registration Form. PayPal account is not required.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received by 3/12/19 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 3/13/19.

Erin A. Kierce, RDH, BA, MS, MPH

Erin Kierce is the Director of Quality Assurance for New England Family Dentistry/ Family Orthodontics and Co., Compliance Officer for Dynamic Dental Safety, and Adjunct Faculty of Graduate Studies at MCPHS University in Boston, MA. After twelve years of practicing dental hygiene, Erin has devoted her career to clinical compliance, safety, and risk management. She has developed, implemented, and maintained compliance and safety systems for multiple dental offices of varying specialties throughout New England, including establishing standards and policies pertaining to regulatory requirements. Erin serves in both dental and medical professions as a published writer and professional speaker. She has presented continuing education courses in the areas of pediatric oral health, chronic disease management, maternal oral and obstetrical health, clinical compliance, documentation and record-keeping, infection control, and quality assurance. She is a member of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and Alpha Eta and Sigma Phi Alpha Honor Societies.


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