Fall 2022 Mandatory & Core Training for the Entire Dental Team

Our annual fall core and mandatory training event provides every member of your dental team with access to essential licensure continuing education credits in one powerful day. Our morning program features three insiders who bring their work in environmental sustainability, health equity, and legal insights in dentistry to the forefront. The afternoon highlights Karen Daw's innovative approaches to infection control, CDC insights, and OSHA regulation right to your team. Don't miss this informative program featured on the beautiful grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum or via Zoom webinar.

Register for Upcoming Sessions

September 9, 2022


Live Session or Zoom Webinar

MacMillian Auditorium
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota 55318

Course Number: CF2976


Learn How To

Environmental Sustainability is Our Collective Responsibility
  • Discuss your dental office's role in environmental sustainability
  • Analyze how your buying power decision making impacts the environment
  • Consider how product design, marketing, and public policy sustainability efforts impact your business
A Candid Discussion About Race, Skin Color, and Health Disparities
  • Describe the environmental and psychosocial factors that contribute to health across the life course
  • Discuss how race and skin color affect health outcomes
  • Develop realistic approaches to address health disparities within your dental practice and community
From Board-related Patient Complaints to Malpractice Litigation
  • Identify today's most common types of board-related patient complaints
  • Discuss key elements of informed consent and informed refusal
  • Unravel why and when patient complaints migrate from your office to the Board of Dentistry, to litigation
  • Consider current cases in malpractice
Comply with Me: New Insights on Infection Control, the CDC, and OSHA
  • Name the ten most common OSHA dental citations and how to avoid them
  • Understand federal laws and guidelines regarding infection control and prevention
  • Discuss new and upcoming regulatory standards that pertain to dental practices
  • Apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements specific to dental practices
  • Illuminate the role and responsibility of the infection control coordinator
  • State principles of Global Harmonized System training
  • Discuss the optimal design of central sterilization, cleaning and sterilizing protocols, biological and chemical monitors, sterilizer options, pouches, wraps, and more
  • List the requirements for a workplace hazard assessment and PPE certification
  • Describe the relevant contents of an Exposure Control Plan and Post-Exposure Protocol
  • Define how to test and maintain water lines
  • Gain the skills and understanding to rock your compliance program

Training Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion and case studies

Credits and Fees

$315 dentist

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

Please note that admission to the Arboretum is included in your tuition fee, if you attend the onsite session.


6 hours

Minnesota Credits

6 Fundamental Credit Hours

Includes CORE Subject Areas:

  • Ethics
  • Patient Communication
  • Record Keeping

Includes MANDATORY Subject Area:

  • Infection Control



8:30 AM to 3:45 PM

View the course program


Karen K. Daw, MBA, CECM, is an award-winning national speaker, author of numerous articles and CE courses on safety in dentistry, and a trainer for practices and healthcare systems across the country. She earned her BA from the Ohio State University and her MBA, concentrating on Healthcare Administration and Business Management. After graduating, Karen the Emergency Department recruited her to serve as Assistant Director of Sterilization Monitoring and Health and Safety Director for the OSU College of Dentistry. Karen is a proud member of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention, where she also served as co-chair for their Annual Conference and Infection Control Boot Camp.

Lisa Netzer, JD, is an attorney with Minnesota Transitions, a law firm specializing in integrated dental and legal services. Her legal experience includes work in private practice, civil litigation defense, and employment law. She completed her undergraduate and legal studies at the University of Minnesota. She has worked with the Hennepin County Judicial Branch; as an Associate Attorney with Maslon, Edelman, Borman, and Brand; the City of Bloomington; and the Minnesota Department of Corrections. She is admitted to practice within the State of Minnesota and the U.S. District Court.

Jaime Slaughter-Acey, PhD, is an Assistant Professor within the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health within the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She completed her undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University, her Master's degree in Maternal and Child Health at Tulane University, and doctoral work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research focuses on environmental and psychosocial factors that contribute to women's health across the life course, emphasizing the maternal and child health (MCH) of marginalized/underserved populations. She received the Matilda White Riley Early-stage Investigator Award from the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research. Inducted into Delta Omega, an Honorary Society in Public Health, her work has been featured in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the Journal of Urban Health, Material and Child Health Journal, and Nature Views Neurology. She is the Principal Investigator of the NIH-funded grant, "Beyond Black and White: Understanding Skin Tone as a Driver of Prepregnancy Cardiometabolic Health and Birth Outcomes."

Timothy Smith, PhD, is a professor of sustainable systems management and International Business at the University of Minnesota. He is also the founding director of the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise at the Institute on the Environment. Dr. Smith completed his undergraduate work at the University of Colorado, Boulder, his MBA at Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University, and his doctoral work at Penn State. He has developed integrative approaches to sustainable systems performance measurement and decision-making within the contexts of supply chain management, product/process design, marketing, and public policy throughout his career. His research has been published in a broad array of top-tier scholarly journals and highlighted in Bloomberg, The Conversation, Huffington Post, and The Guardian. Dr. Smith actively advises governmental agencies on energy and public procurement policies and consults numerous companies and organizations on advancing sustainability.

Already Registered

If you are joining us via Zoom:
  • If you do not have a Zoom account, please create one prior to the webinar.
  • Not familiar with Zoom? Please watch this helpful video.
  • Having difficulty during the webinar? Email jopete@umn.edu
  • Our goal is to send you a personalized Certificate of Completion within 48 hours of the completion of the program.
If you’re joining us for the Live Session:
  • 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.

Directions, Map & Parking

MacMillian Auditorium
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota 55318

Please inform the gate attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference. You will be directed to the nearest parking area. Admission to the Arboretum is included in your course tuition.


We suggest the following accommodations if you wish to stay close to the Arboretum:

Country Inn & Suites, Chanhassen

AmericInn Hotel & Suites, Chanhassen

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