Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care

March 28, 2016 marked the release date of the CDC’s document on basic expectations related to infection prevention in dental settings. There were no updates to the 2003 infection control guidelines, but with the publication of this document, dental practices everywhere have a wonderful resource that outlines succinctly the standards for safe care. Additionally, the CDC has provided a very comprehensive checklist to support your activities to create a safe place for workers and patients.

Grab your lunch and join the discussion with Karen Gregory about this newly published tool and how to implement the checklist in your setting.


Lecturer – Karen Gregory, RN has over 20 years’ of experience working in the outpatient environment, both at the front line delivering patient care and in the management arena. She is passionate about both employee and patient safety, and takes every possible opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved.

Karen is currently the Director of Compliance and Education for Total Medical Compliance where she develops compliance materials in addition to training consultants, as well as clients. She is a frequent speaker for professional organizations and at conferences nationwide on OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control. Karen has been selected as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader, is on the Editorial Review Board for the OSAP publication Infection Control in Practice and serves on the Board of Directors for OSAP.