Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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"Is Your Office in Compliance? A Review of Clinical Compliance for the Dental Provider" / "A Shot to Prevent Cancer: The Dental Professional's Role in Preventing HPV Cancers" 



2.0 Clinical CEUs

Thursday, October 17, 2019

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Please join NHDHA for an interactive, two-in-one course, featuring presentations by

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


Jenna Schiffelbein, MPH, CHES

"Is Your Office in Compliance? A Review of Clinical Compliance for the Dental Provider"

Course Description:

Standards have been developed at the federal and state levels to ensure the safety of both clinicians and patients. Dental offices are required to fully comply with all established protocols and are responsible for recognizing and implementing these regulations. This course will provide a comprehensive review of clinical compliance as it relates to the standards established and governed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Department of Radiation Control, and the Department of Environmental Protection. The speaker will detail the mandatory requirements that dental offices must perform in order to be fully compliant, including post-exposure management, bloodborne pathogens, hand hygiene, amalgam scrap disposal, sterilization and disinfection, and hazard communications. The speaker will also discuss methods of successfully establishing and maintaining a system of clinical compliance within your office. 
Course Objectives:

At the completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify current OSHA, CDC, BORID, DEP, and Radiation Control regulations.
  2. Understand the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard and its implementation in clinical practice.
  3. Identify strategies to prevent occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens, including appropriate PPE.
  4. Explain the regulation for proper amalgam scrap storage and disposal.
  5. Describe correct hand hygiene procedures.
  6. Identify the correct sterilization techniques for non-, semi- and critical instruments, devices, and surfaces.
  7. Understand post-exposure management and protocol per OSHA regulations.
  8. Describe a hazard communication program in the dental office.
  9. Understand and interpret information on labels and on safety data sheets.                                                    10. Describe the difference between engineering controls and work practices.


"A Shot to Prevent Cancer: The Dental Professional's Role in Preventing HPV Cancers"

Course Description:

This lecture will cover:

-Overview of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the cancers it causes

-Overview of incidence rates for HPV cancers in New Hampshire

-Overview of HPV vaccine, including effectiveness, safety, recommended vaccine schedule, and barriers to increasing HPV vaccination

-Overview of why and how the dental professional can prevent HPV cancers, including referral for HPV vaccination

-Overview of New Hampshire HPV toolkit for dental professionals

Course Objectives:

After this session, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the connection between HPV and cancer
2. Recall current HPV vaccine recommendations
3. Describe the dental professional's role in preventing HPV-attributable cancers
4. Utilize and test an HPV/dental toolkit in practice




5:30 - 6:00 PM  Registration and Refreshments

6:00 - 8:00 PM  Erin A. Kierce, RDH, BA, MS, MPH, "Is Your Office in Compliance?" / Jenna Schiffelbein, MPH, CHES, "A Shot to Prevent Cancer"

*Each presentation will last 1 hour. Order of presentations subject to change. Please plan to attend both sessions.


2.0 Clinical CEUs



  • SADHA MEMBER:     $25

Registration Deadline is October 10, 2019.

Payment Options:  Credit cards and checks accepted. Checks must be received in the NHDHA office by October 10. Pay with credit card by clicking on the PayPal button in the Registration Form. PayPal account is not required.

Refund Policy: Cancellations received by 10/10/19 will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. No refunds accepted on or after 10/11/19.

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 s 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.


Jenna Schiffelbein, MPH, CHES

Jenna Schiffelbein is the Director of Community Education and Prevention at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. In this role, she oversees initiatives to reduce the burden of cancer in New Hampshire and Vermont. She also co-leads Live HPV Cancer Free, a working group devoted to increasing HPV vaccination in New Hampshire. This group—which is comprised of healthcare providers, public health professionals, researchers, and others—is working to educate dental health professionals about their role in preventing HPV cancers.

Prior to joining the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Jenna’s work addressed chronic diseases and health behaviors in a variety of approaches, including hospital-based community health, worksite wellness, and school wellness. Jenna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of Northern Colorado and her Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.



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