Infection Prevention, OSHA and Working with the ADF Toolkit (Webinar)

6/19/2020 • 3 CEUs
Kay Carl

Learn how to produce a fully functioning IP program with a minimum of effort by using the ADF Toolkit* ultimately providing a safe environment for staff and patients and reducing legal and financial risk management concerns. Course content includes OSHA law, elements of an employee health program, bloodborne pathogens, how to handle an exposure incident, sterilization, disinfection, environmental infection control and the new CDC Dental checklists. ADEQ waste management requirements will be presented. Current infectious disease issues both local and global will also be discussed including practical information on how to follow the latest CDC Guidance for dental settings, Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response:
  • When dental healthcare workers should wear masks
  • When patients should wear masks
  • When to change masks and gowns
  • When to use face shields 
  • When to fit test masks (How???)
  • When to disinfect the operatory after use 
  • How to maintain ventilation systems 
  • How to decide what disinfection method to use
  • How to minimize droplet splatter and aerosols
  • And much more

Toolkit sold separately
  • Complete OSHA bloodborne pathogens plans and training
  • Comprehensive Hazard Communication Program Global Harmonizing System
  • Internet links to government agencies such as CDC & OSHA
  • Forms for OSHA training documentation; employee health immunizations
  • Procedure manual for daily and weekly clinical chores 
  • Forms for sterilization monitoring documentation
  • Documents include required OSHA laws and CDC Guidelines
  • procedures for operatory setup in MS Word for easy customization
  • Folders for paperless documentation including OSHA training and SDSs 
Meets BODEX requirements for licensure renewal and benefits the Arizona Dental Foundation

Kay Carl:

Daughter of a hygienist and married to a dentist, Kay is an Infection Preventionist who has worked with the Arizona Dental Association since 1991 to help members deal with OSHA laws and CDC recommendations.

Active in the hospital-focused infection control organization, Association for Practitioners in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), including serving as a national officer for four years, she has used this knowledge to cross over into dental infection control.

The majority of her peers are RNs, MPHs, and laboratory professionals who work in hospitals in departments that specifically address Infection Prevention.  Specialists in the field, they are equipped to deal with government standards and guidelines. Dentists are expected to do the same without similar professional support. Kay has developed a model that can be used in dental facilities providing the same standards to their practices in an easy and practical manner.

In her career, Kay has lectured for both medical and dental audiences from international to local settings. She has authored articles for Inscriptions, the Journal of the Arizona Dental Association (AzDA), for infectious diseases/infection control continuing education.  These articles are CERP accredited and are available on their website, at   In addition, she authors the Infection Prevention and OSHA Toolkit for Dental Professionals and Trainers.  This is updated yearly and is a comprehensive guide for your office including OSHA plans that are in word format and easy to adapt to your practice, also available on the AzDA website, search word, “osha.

Kay was the editor of the Dental Services Chapter written by Drs. John Molinari and Jennifer Harte for the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology for three editions.  She consults for the Arizona dental community with an emphasis on Best Practices for Infection Prevention, OSHA and Risk Management. 



8:30am-9:00am - Registration
9:00am-Noon - Lecture


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