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What’s New with OSHA, CDC and Infection Prevention and Control?

Saturday, April 13

9 - 10:30 AM

1.5 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX


OSHA requires employees in dental practices to participate in annual safety training, which includes general workplace safety, bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, hazardous waste compliance requirements and any additional information pertinent to current infection prevention recommendations. This course will enable participants to review their safety protocols and make any necessary updates.

This session will enable participants to:
- Identify the OSHA regulations that apply to their dental practice.
- Discuss documentation and training requirements for compliance with OSHA regulations.
- Implement strategies for compliance with all federal, state and local safety standards.
- Assess the practice’s compliance with CDC infection control guidelines.


Mary Govoni, MBA, R.D.H., C.D.A.

Mary Govoni brings 50+ years of experience in dentistry to the team. She is a Certified Dental Assistant, and a Registered Dental Hygienist, with experience in general and specialty practices both clinically and as an administrator. Mary is a former dental assisting educator and was a partner in a successful dental staffing service.

For the past 30 years, Mary has focused on speaking and consulting with dental teams on infection prevention, OSHA compliance, HIPAA compliance, ergonomics, chairside efficiency, and team communication and development. Mary has published numerous articles in professional journals. She is a Past President of the American Dental Assistants Association and serves on the Corporate Council for Dimensions of Dental Hygiene, is a member the Speaking and Consulting Network and the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention.

Mary’s latest collaboration is with several of her colleagues as The Compliance Divas, presenting weekly podcasts on infection control, OSHA and HIPAA, and other regulatory topics affecting dentistry. Conflict of interest: HuFriedy Group

Mary Govoni, MBA, R.D.H., C.D.A.
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