Continuing Dental Education


Compliance for the Dental Office & CDC Guidelines for Infection Control

Samuel Barry, DMD

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This class will be offered in Tacoma, Washington.

The University of Washington gratefully acknowledges

This comprehensive class provides the information necessary to complete the annual training requirement for your entire dental team.

Course Description

WISHA-OSHA requires employers to provide annual training for all of their employees. Compliance with WISHA-OSHA regulations and CDC Infection Control Guidelines is also an integral part of a dental practice’s overall risk management program. OSHA inspections do occur and many state dental boards are enforcing CDC Guidelines as the benchmark for infection control standard of care.

This comprehensive class will update your office on the current requirements that apply to a dental practice and provide you with the knowledge to establish a properly customized OSHA safety compliance program and infection control policies and practices for your office.

Dr. Barry offers an informative class that is both interesting and engaging with examples of actual safety related events. Materials, devices, monitoring, and documents necessary for compliance will be identified throughout the class. Training will primarily focus on the OSHA regulations with an in-depth review of the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in the Dental Healthcare Setting. Several other important regulatory rules and guidelines will also be discussed.

Some of the topics covered include: what to do if an OSHA inspection occurs; accident prevention plan; emergency response plan; updated hazardous communication standard with the new globally harmonized system; walking and working surfaces; means of egress; nitrous oxide; first aid requirements; fire safety; electrical safety; required posters; ergonomics; violence in the workplace; safety meetings; tuberculosis; lasers; blood borne pathogens exposure control plan; personal protective equipment; post exposure follow up; Hepatitis B vaccine and other immunizations; employee medical record; surface disinfection; instrument processing; sterilization procedures; update on infectious disease; dental unit water lines; allergies; monitoring and record-keeping requirements.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course, you will understand:

  • All the WISHA/OSHA standards that apply to dentistry and how to implement them.
  • The written safety plans, training, monitoring, materials, devises and documentation that are required.
  • The new Globally Harmonized Hazardous Communication Rule.
  • The Blood borne Pathogen Standard requirements including, transmission of disease, exposure control methods, hepatitis 8 vaccine, post exposure protocols, and record keeping.
  • The CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in the Dental Healthcare Setting and the essentials of the CDC standard precautions


Samuel Barry received his dental degree from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry and then maintained a private general dental practice for 15 years. He is currently a Field Sales Consultant with Henry Schein Dental, based in Pendleton, Oregon. In 2006 he was certified as an OSHA Trainer and has presented over 200 classes on WISHA/OSHA Compliance, Bloodborne Pathogens, and Infection Control. His class is recommended by both NORDIC and DBIC Insurance Companies as an important component of overall risk management. Dr. Barry is a noted speaker and receives high praise for his classes.


  • Dr. Barry is an employee and stock-holder of Henry Schein and has significant financial interest in the company.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday, September 30, 2016

Washington State History Museum
Mount Tahoma Auditorium

1911 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402

This course is designed for specialists, dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants.

Download Course Application Form
Register Online (available until two days before the course).

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Course: 8:30am – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
Early Bird until August 19, 2016
$225.90/Current Dental Alumni Member
Until September 28, 2016 (after, $25 more)
$251/Current Dental Alumni Member

CREDITS: 7 hours

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
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.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.