Colgate Oral Health Network

This webinar will first describe the history of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the genesis of the current OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.

After this, key knowledge required under this Standard will be discussed. This will include a review of relevant bloodborne pathogens in the dental setting, Hepatitis B inoculation and post-exposure prophylaxis. This will be followed by a review of information on personal protective equipment against the background of OSHA requirements, risk reduction, and engineering and work controls.

Participants will learn:

  • Describe the process for understanding and receiving Hepatitis B inoculation.
  • Review requirements in handling a known or potential exposure.
  • List the personal protective equipment required to meet the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard.
  • Review engineering and work controls used in situations that post a risk for exposure to bloodborne pathogens.


Fiona Collins

Fiona Collins BDS, MBA, MA, FPFA

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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 Kelsch RDH, RDHAP, MS

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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.

"OSHA Compliance in the Dental Setting Part 1: A Review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard" has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the AGD Pace and is supported by funds received from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized AGD Pace provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your AGD Pace C.E. Certificate.