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Emerging Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & OSHA

Emerging Infectious Diseases, Infection Control & OSHA: An Update for the Dental Team

Saturday, October 4, 2014 

Are your office’s safety and infection control protocols up to date? Are you looking for a course that will satisfy OSHA annual training requirements and the MN Board of Dentistry core competency requirement in infection control?

We are pleased to announce the return of Dr. John Molinari, one of the most knowledgeable and sought after speakers on the subjects of infectious diseases and infection control. With his entertaining and practical style, Dr. Molinari will give you the latest updates on: 1) OSHA and CDC developments, 2) bloodborne pathogens, 3) hand hygiene, 4) immunizations, 5) personal protective equipment, 6) disinfection protocols, 7) dental waterline asepsis, and 8) challenging infectious diseases. Take this opportunity to learn how you can contribute to maintaining a healthy and safe dental practice.

This continuing dental education program is funded in part by an unrestricted educational grant from SciCan Dental.


The entire dental team will benefit from learning how to:

  • recognize the impact of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases (tuberculosis, influenza, pertussis, M.R.S.A., antibiotic-associated colitis).
  • identify current immunization recommendations and rationale.
  • describe the proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • explain the protocol necessary to maintain good hand hygiene.
  • manage sterilization and disinfection of patient care items and environmental surfaces.
  • describe factors which can lead to dental unit waterline contamination.
  • apply current infection control precautions to minimize the potential for occupational cross-infection.
Who Should Attend

Dentists and dental team members who want to ensure that their practice’s safety and infection control measures are both up to date and effective.

Educational Method

Illustrated lectures and discussion.

Guest Speaker

John A. Molinari, Ph.D., Director of Infection Control for The Dental Advisor in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Previously, Dr. Molinari was a full-time faculty member at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry for 32 years, where he served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. He has published over 450 scientific articles, text chapters and abstracts in the areas of microbiology and immunology, and lectures nationally and internationally on a range of topics dealing with infectious diseases and infection control. Dr. Molinari is also co-author of the text Cottone’s Practical Infection Control in Dentistry. He has served as a consultant for the CDC, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs, Council on Dental Practice, and regional hospitals. Dr. Molinari provides consulting services to Hu-Friedy and SciCan. 


Here’s what past attendees had to say about Dr. Molinari’s 2010 program at the U of MN:

“Dr. Molinari was amazing. No sign of fatigue, kept our attention for 7 hours. Great humor! Thanks.” (Dr. William Johnson, St. Paul, MN)

“Speaker knowledgeable, yet entertaining presentation. Important points emphasized. Detailed handout.” (Dr. Ted Burke, Hampton, MN)

“Interesting speaker, well organized, relevant to current practice.”

“The speaker rocked! Kept me interested all through the course.” (Heidi Girard, Maple Grove, MN)

“Very informative, he kept my attention and had a wonderful sense of humor.”

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