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Continuing Dental Education

OSHA, TB, Bloodborne Pathogens and Infection Control: Annual Update

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Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 9:00am-12:15pm
Credit: 3 hours
Location: UNC Friday Center
Cost: $175.00 Dentist
$135.00 Team Member
Sponsor: Diagnostic Sciences & General Dentistry


Discover the latest OSHA requirements concerning bloodborne pathogens and exposure control. You will also learn the details of the latest Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines for dentistry, barriers, epidemiology, and principles of sterilization. OSHA's annual training requirements will be satisfied except for office specifics.

1. Provide you with a review and discussion of the latest OSHA regulations as they pertain to dentistry with emphasis on bloodborne disease.
2. Provide an opportunity for you to ask questions concerning rules and regulations.
3. Discuss the epidemiology and current CDC recommendations for prevention and transmission of HIV, HBV, HCV, TB, and other pathogens associated with clinical dentistry.
4. Review requirements for an effective needle stick/sharp exposure policy and postexposure protocol.
5. Update you on appropriate record keeping for the dental office resulting from new regulations.
6. Train you and your team in bloodborne diseases that are required by OSHA (excluding office specifics).

About the Speakers

Dr. Ralph Leonard is the practice director of the Dental Faculty Practice and holds the Jim and Isabel Harrell Distinguished Professorship in Family Dentistry. He is a member of the Department of Operative Dentistry and is primarily responsible for clinical teaching comprehensive care program and patient care in the Dental Faculty Practice. Dr. Leonard graduated from the UNC School of Dentistry in 1985 and is a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Society. He was in private practice before joining the UNC dental faculty full-time in 1989. He is a member of the UNC School of Dentistry's Infection Control Committee. Dr. Leonard's research interests include patient care delivery systems and nightguard vital bleaching.

- D.D.S., Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of North Carolina, 1985
- M.A., Public Health, University of North Carolina, 1978
- B.S., Biology, Appalachian State University, 1975

Dr. Valerie Murrah currently serves as a professor and chair of the School of Dentistry Department of Diagnostic Sciences. She also holds a joint appointment with the UNC School of Medicine in the pathology and otolarynology. Dr. Murrah obtained her D.M.D. from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville before pursuing her advanced training in oral and maxillofacial pathology at the University of Minnesota and her anatomic pathology training at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry from 1983-87 where she was Director of the Oral Diagnosis and Emergency Clinics and the school's first Infection Control Committee Chair. In 1988, Dr. Murrah joined the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In 1994, she moved to Atlanta and joined the Pathology Department at Emory University School of Medicine where she served as research director for the Division of Oral, Head and Neck Pathology. Dr. Murrah has received teaching awards from multiple universities. Her research focuses on tobacco and viral co-factors in oral carcinogenesis and aspects of gene therapy for oral cancer.

- M.S., Oral Pathology, University of Minnesota, 1983
- D.M.D., Dentistry, Southern Illinois University, 1980
- MA. Ed., Education, Washington University, 1977
- B.A., Biology, Washington University, 1972

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the activity. As a continuing education provider, UNC School of Dentistry is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Registration and Fees
The registration fee is $175 for dentists and $135 for team members and includes course materials, CE credit and all meals included in the agenda. All registrations must be received by Friday, November 7, 2014. UNC CDE recommends that you do not make air travel arrangements prior to receiving a receipt of payment or confirmation. UNC CDE is not responsible for any travel-related costs.

Cancellations and Refunds
A registration refund, less a $50 fee, will be issued for cancellations received by Friday, November 7, 2014. No refunds will be issued after Friday, November 7, 2014. The UNC School of Dentistry Continuing Dental Education Program cannot be responsible for the refund of any part of the registration fee as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond its control after the cancellation date. The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will fully refund registration fees but is not responsible for any related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, rental car or travel agencies.

Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of North Carolina does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

This continuing education program is presented by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and the Continuing Dental Education program. The UNC Continuing Dental Education program is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. UNC CDEs term of recognition is May 2012 through June 2015. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at

Special dietary requirements will be honored whenever possible. Please be sure to notify our office in writing of your special need no later than Friday, November 7, 2014.

ADA Statement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hil [and/or educational sponsor] is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veterans status, or sexual orientation. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability in order to participate fully in this continuing education activity, please call 919-537-3400 no later than Friday, November 7, 2014 or attach a note to your registration form.

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