Annual OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Training and COVID Update

Friday, April 16, 2021
Noon - 1:30 pm
Live Webinar (Per the new Georgia Board of Dentistry policy, this live webinar will count as 1.5 CE credits for in-person continuing education)
$25 - all registrants will get a link to the recording of this live event

Things all seem different in the COVID world, but some things stay the same, including the requirement that all staff have annual training in OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens. 

Plus, as the COVID world marches on and we learn more from around the world, learn the latest in COVID mitigation as it pertains to the dental clinic. We want to ensure your practice is safe for both patients and workers. 

Join Karen Gregory, RN as she discusses the intersection of OSHA and the CDC related to this pandemic and other safety issues. Checklists will be provided to assist with your compliance.

This course includes the following COVID updates

  • SARS-CoV- 2 transmission 
  • N95 Respirators and Respiratory Protection Programs
  • Fit Testing 
  • Patient and employee protection strategies 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session the attendee will:

  • Describe route(s) of transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 
  • List three measures to reduce the likelihood of exposure to a potentially infected patient, visitor, or worker.
  • Recall measures that will protect workers against exposure to blood and/or body fluids. 

The Opioid Epidemic: Healers or Dealers?

Friday, May 14, 2021
Noon - 1 pm
Live Webinar (Per the new Georgia Board of Dentistry policy, this live webinar will count as 1 CE credit for in-person continuing education)
$25 - all registrants will get a link to the recording of this live event


The 2021 edition of the Opioid Epidemic lecture is a 1 hour presentation on the opioid epidemic focusing on the role the dental profession plays in the epidemic and how it can address this important issue. 

The lecture examines many aspects of the opioid epidemic including: its origins, history of opioid use in the USA, pharmacology behind addiction, current pain management techniques, current policy of the ADA in regard to opioid prescribing, the prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) and how it is employed in patient care, key state policy issues related to opioids, doctor liability in prescribing opioids, the epidemic inside the pandemic, and how each dentist can make a difference in the opioid epidemic.


Learning Objectives
The following are suggested behavioral objectives for the lecture. At the end of the lecture the attendee will be able to describe and/or discuss:

  • History and utilization of opioids in dentistry
  • Etiology of the opioid epidemic
  • Evolution of OxyContin and its role in the opioid epidemic
  • The epidemic inside the pandemic
  • Responsible opioid prescribing
  • Key Georgia issues in the opioid epidemic
  • The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
  • Doctor liability in prescribing opioids

Please Thank Our Sponsor

This opioid webinar is made possible thanks to a contribution from
Ameris Bank.



Webinar Recordings

The following are recordings of live webinars created for the Georgia Dental Association. While we prefer to produce live webinars that are interactive we are offering these recordings as a member benefit. Each of the course instructors has provided their contact information in the recording and has made themselves available for questions, comments or concerns. 
If you have any questions about these webinars please contact us here.
Novel Tray Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity, Caries Control, and Splints in a Pandemic
by Van Haywood, DMD

Become a Scheduling All Star
by Larry Guzzardo

OSHA, COVID-19 - Safety is a Priority this Year
with Karen Gregory, RN