Fall Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team - Live Session

Fall Core Competency Day for the Dental Team

Friday, September 13, 2019

Complete your core and mandatory credit requirements during this fast-moving course. With two, half-day presentations given by world-class presenters, you and your entire dental team will update your infection control practices and advance your strategies in managing and preventing medical emergencies.  

A crisis situation can and likely will occur at some time in your practice. Fortunately, many potential medical emergencies can be prevented. Gain a comprehensive command of the essential knowledge and skills needed to prevent and handle life threatening medical crises. We know there are more medically compromised patients coming to our offices than ever before. Acquire up to the minute actions for dealing with a medical emergency while challenging your own preconceived notions or outdated ideas. Daniel Pompa, DDS—Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon and ADA thought leader—discusses the prevention, preparation, recognition and management of medical emergencies. Delivered in an interactive, high-energy, multimedia format, you will find Dr. Pompa and his presentation perfect for the entire team. 

Even if you think you’ve heard it all before, you’ve never heard infection control and OSHA the way Karen Daw—“The OSHA Lady”—delivers safety training for dental and medical professionals. With a fresh, fun and efficient approach, Karen keeps things moving, always grounded in real-world examples of what can go wrong (sometimes in a matter of seconds) if we let our guard down. Complacency is the enemy in infection control and safety. Karen’s in-depth, informative workshops put principle into practice by taking an unexpected, engaging approach to compliance training topics including: hand hygiene, sharps safety, instrument sterilization, and appropriate barriers for bloodborne, contact, droplet, and airborne pathogens. Your team is encouraged to leave the OSHA and CDC binders on their shelves for a little while and let Karen guide you through an interactive and potentially life-saving refresher course exclusively tailored for those working in oral healthcare.

Learn How To

  • Apply three, simple chairside non-invasive tests to help avoid an emergency
  • Recognize the most frequent life-threatening emergencies and know when and why they occur
  • Develop a plan for the office team when dealing with a crisis event
  • Determine when to administer the essential “Top 10: emergency drugs
  • Understand the legal and moral obligations presented by medical emergencies
  • Understand federal laws and guidelines regarding infection control and prevention
  • Discuss new and upcoming regulatory standards that pertain to healthcare practices
  • Apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements specifically to healthcare practices
  • Illuminate the role and responsibility of the infection control coordinator
  • State principles of Global Harmonized System training (mandatory as of 2013)
  • Learn the optimal design of central sterilization, cleaning and sterilizing protocols, biological and chemical monitors, sterilizer options, pouches, wraps and more
  • Demonstrate how to conduct a Personal Protective Equipment assessment
  • Describe the contents of an Exposure Control Plan and Post-Exposure Protocol
  • Define how to test and maintain waterlines
  • Name the ten most common OSHA healthcare citations and how to avoid them
  • Gain the skills and understanding to rock your compliance program

Training Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion and case studies 

Meet Our Experts

Karen K. Daw, MBA, CECM, graduated from and worked at the Ohio State University as the Assistant Director for the Sterilization Monitoring Service and then as the Clinic Health and Safety Director for the College of Dentistry. She continued her education by earning an MBA with a focus on Management and Healthcare Administration. Karen offers regulatory compliance solutions for healthcare practices. She is committed to helping people rethink compliance—not as a mandatory activity but as a culture of safety. As a result of her work, healthcare professionals are able to more confidently meet regulatory standards, implement leaner processes, and create a safer work environment while actually decreasing costs. 

Daniel Pompa, DDS, is a Fellow of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and a Fellow of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Pompa is a lecturer for Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry, as well as six additional dental schools across the United States; he has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally. In 2013, Dr. Pompa became a Seminar Series Speaker/Consultant for the American Dental Association. He is an author, having published in JADA and the NYSAGD Journal as well as Dentistry Today—where he has been listed as a leader in continuing education. Dr. Pompa is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his innovative work in the field of Dental Implantology.


  • Final registration will begin at 8:00 AM.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration.
  • The program will run from 8:30 AM to 3:45 PM.
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
  • Lunch is included.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Course details

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.

Refund policy

A full refund will be issued if you cancel at least one week (five working days) before the program. If you cancel less than one week prior to the program, a $50 processing fee will be deducted from your refund. For registrations charged to your credit card the refund will be credited to your account. No cash refunds will be issued on charged registrations.

Directions and parking

Directions & Map

Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108-6092 

The Continuing Education & Conference Center is located on the University of Minnesota St. Paul Campus, just east of the intersection of Gortner and Buford.

Get direction to the Continuing Education & Conference Center


Reserved parking has been secured in Lot 104 (overflow parking in Lot 108), adjacent to the Continuing Education and Conference Center, between the hours of 7 AM and 10 AM. As you pull up to the gate, let the attendant know the name of the continuing dental education program you are attending. Attendees who arrive after 10 AM will have to pay for parking ($6) upon entering the lot. Cash and credit cards accepted.

Please note that if you park anywhere besides Lot 104 or Lot 108, you will be responsible for the parking fees.


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$185 senior citizen dentist, dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental assistant

$165 second and each additional dental therapist, hygienist or assistant


6 hours

Minnesota Credits

6 Fundamental Credit Hours
Includes CORE Subject Area:

  • Management of Medical Emergencies

Includes MANDATORY Subject Area:

  • Infection Control


8:30 AM to 3:45 PM


Continuing Education & Conference Center
Room 135 (Upper Level)
St. Paul Campus

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