Is Your Practice Safe? South Carolina OSHA and Infection Control Update

Meets the training requirements of the Dental Practice Act (SC Code of Regulations 39-5 and 39-10)

All dentists and hygienists in South Carolina are required to have Infection Control training every two years.

Attend this fast paced, lively session on how to position your practice to be in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations, as well as the 2003 CDC dental infection control guidelines. This training will address measures to reduce the likelihood of a bloodborne exposure, the post exposure process, and a review of the Hazard Communication Standard and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling (GHS). Important infection control concepts including the chain of infection, employee immunizations, and instrument processing will be discussed. Bring your questions about employee and patient safety and leave with checklists and practical application of current safety requirements. This training will meet the new South Carolina continuing education training requirements in infection control for license renewal.

Webinar Topics Covered:

  • Bloodborne pathogen standard
  • Risk of occupational exposure to HIV and Hepatitis and how to minimize risk of exposure for workers.
  • GHS and the Hazard Communication Standard.
  • CDC recommendations for infection control in dental facilities.
  • Critical steps in instrument processing.


Webinar Objectives:buy-now-button

  • Recall signs, symptoms and mode of transmission of HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C.
  • Discuss the risks of exposure specific to bloodborne pathogens and prevention methods.
  • Discuss updates to the Hazard Communication standard to align with GHS as it relates to labels, pictograms, and SDS.
  • Discuss basic infection control principles applicable to dental practices, including surface disinfection and respiratory hygiene.
  • Recall four (4) critical steps in instrument processing.

Webinar Speaker – Renee Russell

Renee completed the Dental Assistance Course in 1988 and earned an associate degree in dental hygiene from Florence Darlington Technical College in 1992. She graduated with a Bachelor of Health Science degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2006. Renee is an active member of the South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association, the American Dental Hygiene Association, and The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures. Renee has been selected as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader. Renee was honored as South Carolina’s Dental Hygienist of the Year for 2010. Renee’s experience both as a chairside dental assistant and a hygienist helps her to fully understand the needs of dental team members in achieving HIPAA Compliance, OSHA compliance and infection control. She has served as a speaker nationwide on OSHA, Infection Control and HIPAA.


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Continuing Education Credits

This training will meet one hour of the required DANB infection control training.

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Attendance & Cancellation
Cancellations received within 10 days of the webinar date may transfer their registration to another date. No refunds will be provided. Cancellations prior to the last 10 days will be eligible to receive a full refund. Total Medical Compliance is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

Total Medical Compliance has been providing compliance education to the healthcare community for over 20 years, and is proudly assisting many South Carolina dental professionals achieve OSHA and HIPAA compliance and improve the safety and quality of their workplaces.