GDA 2020 S​peaker Spotlight Webinar Series

The COVID-19 epidemic has driven us indoors and online, and that is where you will find the remainder of the 2020 continuing education offerings for the GDA.

The good news is that some of the country's best speakers are no longer on the speaker circuit of the best dental education meetings, but they are available for a one-hour webinar. We've scanned the country for the best speakers and topics and can now offer those to you through the remainder of 2020.

OSHA, COVID – Safety is a Priority This Year!

With Karen Gregory, RN

Friday, ​November 20, 2020

Noon - 1:30 pm
Live Webinar  (all registrants will also receive a link to the recording)


As we head into influenza season, this year practices face the continuing challenge of protecting workers against exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which cases COVID – 19. Things still seem to be evolving as it relates to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic situation and ensuring your practice is safe for both patients and workers must be a top priority. A review of basic requirements of the Bloodborne Pathogens standard will be included in this session to meet the annual training requirement. 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.

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

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


About Our Speaker

Karen has over 20 years’ of experience working in the outpatient environment, both at the front line delivering patient care and in the management arena. She is passionate about both employee and patient safety, and takes every possible opportunity to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved. Karen is currently the Director of Compliance and Education for TMC where she develops compliance materials in addition to training consultants, as well as clients. She is a frequent speaker for professional organizations and at conferences nationwide on OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control. Karen has been selected as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader, is on the Editorial Review Board for the OSAP publication Infection Control in Practice and serves on the Board of Directors for OSAP.



Get the recording of our previous webinars:

Novel Tray Options for Bleaching, Sensitivity, Caries Control, and Splints in a Pandemic
by Van Haywood, DMD

Achieving Success in the New Dental Economy
Featuring Gordon Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

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