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The Speakers

Dr. Fiona Collins

Dr. Fiona Collins is a published author, editor, consultant, and presenter. Her topics focus on infection control; risk assessment, prevention and management of oral diseases and conditions; OSHA; and, dental materials. Fiona has presented nationally and internationally, and as a faculty member at OSAP Boot Camps. She works as a consultant for Dental Advisor, and is the CE editor for Dental Learning. Dr. Collins is the ADA representative to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), a member of ADA Standards working groups, OSAP, and a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

Noel Kelsch

Noel Brandon-Kelsch is an international speaker, writer, Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice and Director of Cabrillo College Dental Hygiene Program. She is passionate about oral health and has the uncanny ability to motivate and enlighten audiences through her unique humor and cutting edge information. She takes tough subject matter and presents it in such an interesting way that it becomes thought provoking even to those not involved in her industry. She is the infection control columnist for RDH magazine, a syndicated newspaper columnist and has been published in many books and magazines. She has brought the message of oral health to media networks from Disney Radio to ESPN. Noel’s research on infection control and cross contamination continues to enlighten dental professionals and protect patients. Noel has reached out to underserved populations and taken her message and methods of prevention of oral diseases to the street. Her clinical research on the impact of Methamphetamine Abuse on the oral cavity and treatment protocols have changed lives. Noel has received many national awards including: Top 25 Women in Dentistry 2014, Who’s Who in Infection Control 2014, Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures, RDH Magazine Sun Star Butler Award of Distinction, USA magazine Make a Difference Day Award, President’s Service Award, Foster Parent of the Year, Hu-Friedy Master Clinician Award and as if that isn’t enough: she is also a five time winner of the Castroville Artichoke cook off! Noel is a Past President of the California Dental Hygienist’s Association and the California Dental Hygiene Board.

Dr. Shannon Mills

Dr. Shannon E. Mills, is an independent healthcare consultant and lecturer based in Concord New Hampshire. Dr. Mills graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1977 and was commissioned as a Dental Officer in the United States Air Force. He completed a two-year general dentistry residency at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in 1983. During his Air Force career, he served in the US and overseas and gained broad experience in dental education, research, technical evaluation, medical logistics, and healthcare policy. He retired from the USAF in 2007 and worked in academia and the dental benefits industry until his retirement in 2018.

He is internationally recognized as an expert in dental infection control and safety with an emphasis on dental unit water quality. He has authored or co-authored numerous scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals on this and other topics. He was a member of the Advisory Group that prepared the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Healthcare Settings—2003. Dr. Mills served as editor of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention Dental Waterline White Paper and Recommendations published in 2018.