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From the Winter 2020 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association It’s hard to find many members of the dental community who don’t know the name Kim Laudenslager, R.D.H. She’s a local household (practice-hold) name in dental offices and a true ambassador of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) education. Each year, she teaches courses in Colorado and nationwide to be …

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From the Winter 2018 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Q: How often is OSHA training required and which employees have to attend? A: Annual training is required for all dental office employees who are at risk for occupational exposure. This includes exposure to bloodborne pathogens and hazardous chemicals. Given the small working environment found in most dental offices, this …

Infection Control FAQ

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By Kim Laudenslager, R.D.H., M.P.A. From the Summer 2017 Journal of the Colorado Dental Association Q: I know it’s a long standing requirement to heat-sterilize high-speed and slow-speed handpieces between each patient but what about slow-speed handpiece motors and hygiene handpieces? A: The CDC made very strong statements in their 2003 and 2008 guidelines reaffirming the fact that “handpieces and …