May 16 - 19, 2019

​Friday, May 17, 2019

​* Denotes program NOT approved by NC State Board of Dental Examiners for CEU.

Morning Sessions

Featured Session
Dr. Gordon Christensen
Title: New Aspects in Dentistry, 2019 - Part 1 (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
Location: Palladium Ballroom (Brighton Tower)
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience: Dentists Only

Course Description:
This fast moving “bottom line” course includes the areas of dentistry with the most activity and change in any given year. It is easily understood and has numerous summaries that help attendees to interpret the ongoing advancements in the profession. The course encourages audience participation, and questions and answers and is presented in an enjoyable and humorous manner.
 
The hottest aspects in the following topics will be included in the planned program depending on the interests of the participants in your group, the popularity of topics at the time of your program, and the time available. 
 
The following are potential topics, all of which may not be included in a specific course depending on time availability, and audience interest.: 
  • State of the Profession
  • CAD/CAM
  • Technology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Esthetic Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics Fixed
  • Prosthodontics Removable
  • Occlusion
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Course Objectives: ​
On the completion of this course attendees should be able to:
  • ​List the most important and useful new techniques in the general topics selected by your group.
  • List the most important and useful materials discussed in the general topics selected by your group.
  • List the most important and useful new concepts discussed in this course.
  • Implement those aspects of the course most applicable to your practice.
Bio:
Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), Chief Executive Officer of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR), and a Practicing Prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit CLINICIANS REPORT FOUNDATION (previously named CRA).  Currently, Dr. Rella Christensen is the Director of the TRAC Research Division of the CR Foundation.  Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT. Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; and two honorary doctorates.
 
Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado dental schools and taught at the University of Washington. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, School of Dentistry.  Gordon has presented thousands of hours of continuing education globally, made hundreds of educational videos used throughout the world, and published widely. He is a member of numerous professional organizations. 
 
Gordon and Rella's sons are dentists.  William is a Prosthodontist, and Michael is a General Dentist.  Their daughter, Carlene, is an Administrator in a biomedical company. 
 
Ms. Shannon Pace Brinker
Title: The Art of Exquisite Anterior, Posterior, Single and Multiple Unit Provisionals  (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: DA

 
​Course Description:        
The role of dental restorations used for provisional and indirect restorative procedures has changed dramatically in the past several years. These restorations are no longer regarded as temporary restorations but rather as provisional restorations with distinct functions and purposes. Provisional restorations have become a vital diagnostic and assessment tool to evaluate function color, shape, contour, occlusion, periodontal response, implant healing, and overall esthetics. An accurate fit and margination is essential to insure and maintain pulpal health. With increased demands being placed on provisional restorations, new materials and techniques are being developed and some existing protocols are being refined to accomplish desired goals. This hands-on course is designed to report on current materials, techniques, and concepts in fabricating and maintaining long-term esthetic provisionals.

Course Objective:
Attendees will learn:
  • How to choose the Right Provisional Materials for Shade-Matching
  • Pre-Op Impression Techniques for easy trimming
  • Burr selection for fast and accurate trimming and polishing
  • Carving techniques for realistic anatomy and ideal occlusion
  • Single Tooth Provisional to Multiple Esthetic Veneers
  • How to replicate missing dentition and restore to proper contour and shape with provisionals.
Bio:
​Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, is a national and international speaker and published author. She has been a full-time practicing dental assistant for more than 25 years and works for Dr. Robert Korman in Virginia Beach, VA. She is an active member of the AACD, was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors, and was awarded the AACD Rising Star Award. Shannon was selected one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians. She was also selected as Dental Products Report’s 25 most influential women in dentistry and Dr. Bicuspid’s dental assisting educator of the year. She has written more than 300 articles about clinical applications and has a current column in Dental Product Reports for team evaluations of dental products and materials. She has her own publication for dental assistants called Our Side of the Chair. She has started one of the first online platforms designated for dental assistants called the Academy of Chairside Assisting.
 
Ms. Rebecca Wilder
Title: From Evidence to Action: Getting Patients to “Own” Their Oral Health​​, Part 1 (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience: Hygienist
           
Course Description:
New data indicates that periodontal disease and dental caries are much more prevalent than previously thought which means that more patients will need to be diagnosed and treated than ever before! Traditionally, dental hygienists have been excellent at telling patients what they need to do to obtain good oral health. However, telling patients to brush & floss does not work with most patients. This course will present the evidence regarding common oral hygiene procedures and products frequently recommended by the dental hygienist. Secondly, the course will provide the dental hygienist with the most useful and evidence based information about patient motivation and adherence to oral care.​

Course Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Discuss current recommendations and guidelines related to clinical care of dental patients.
  • Discuss current evidence related to oral-systemic disease.
  • Discuss evidence based therapies to use for nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
  • Discuss the evidence base for plaque biofilm control including toothbrushing, interdental cleaning, mouthrinses, dentifrices, local antibiotics/antimicrobials and more! 
  • Incorporate strategies to increase patient oral hygiene behavior change.​
Bio: 
Rebecca S. Wilder, RDH, MS is the Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.  She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dental Hygiene through the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. She has written numerous textbook chapters, most recently a chapter on periodontal disease for an international textbook on Oral Care through the Lifespan.  She is a member of OKU and in 2014 she received the inaugural UNC School of Dentistry Faculty Mentoring Award. Rebecca has published approximately 200 articles, abstracts, book chapters and editorials and speaks internationally in the areas of nonsurgical periodontal therapy and products, oral-systemic health, risk and dental practice management and communication strategies for increasing patient adherence to oral health.  
 
​Dr. Randy Huffines
Title: Simplifying the Medically Complex Patient (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience:  Dentist, DA, Hygienist
 
​Course Description:    
Millions of dental patients have significant medical conditions that impact their treatment. Unfortunately, the dental literature is full of myths and unnecessarily complicated regimens for managing these patients. By showing video clips and images of treating his actual patients, Randy will share practical clinical strategies he has developed over the years to make this part of your practice rewarding, efficient, predictable, and less stressful. Learn how to simplify the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer's, organ transplantation, bleeding disorders, cancer, respiratory problems, and hypertension. Know what medication interactions you need to avoid. Learn the dos and don’ts of efficient medical consultation. Learn technique modifications in restorative dentistry, oral surgery, oral medicine, prosthodontics, and preventive dentistry. 

Course Objective:
1) Learn clinical strategies for efficiently and effectively treating medically complex patients.
2) Prevent pitfalls when seeking medical consultation.
3) Formulate realistic and adaptable treatment plans for the Alzheimer’s patient.
3) Learn to properly treat patients before and after chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and organ transplantation.
4) Modify techniques in hygiene, surgery, and prosthodontics for the post-stroke patient.
5) Properly manage patients on “blood thinners” (anticoagulants and antiplatelets).
6) Examine the new controversial blood pressure guidelines impact on dental practice.

Bio:
Dr. Randy Huffines is recognized as one of the country's leading experts on treating older and medically complex adults. He received his DDS in 1983 from the University of Tennessee. Randy left practice for two years to become one of only a handful of practicing clinicians in the United States to complete a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry. During his career he has treated patients in a traditional private practice, in hospitals, and in nursing homes. He is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and Diplomate of the American Board Special Care Dentistry and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland. During the 1990s he served as the first chair of the group developing the computerized oral health record that became the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics. In 2004 he was appointed to the American Dental Association's Elder Care Task Force. Dr. Huffines was the originator of the ADA Preventive Office of the Year Award. He has served on the Editorial Board of two major dental drug references. Randy holds faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. Despite these responsibilities, Dr. Huffines has spent most of his career as a “wet-fingered” clinician providing comprehensive dental care to older and medically complex patients. This extensive practical experience is evident throughout his courses as he illustrates concepts with the thousands of patients he has personally treated.


Ms. Karen Gregory (pre-registration required) 
Title: SPICE PLUS Annual OSHA Training - Part 1  (Lecture)
Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
CE: 6 hours total (attendance at morning and afternoon required)​
Attendance at this full day session will meet the requirements for BOTH SPICE training and Annual OSHA Training. This training course is approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) to meet the training requirement of 10A NCAC 41A.0206.  A separate OSHA only class will be held on Saturday.

HANDOUT
Course Description:   
Practical solutions to your infection control challenges will be provided as basic principles of epidemiology, disinfection, sterilization, and techniques to reduce the spread of infection are reviewed. In addition, discussion of CDC guidelines and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard will be an important part of this training, thus positioning your practice to provide a safe environment for both patients and employees.​

Course Objectives:
After attending this lecture, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize pertinent laws concerning infection control.Explain the principles of epidemiology and asepsis.
  • Describe environment infection control.
  • Recall CDC recommendations on sterilization of instruments utilized in the delivery of dental care. 
  • Explain the requirements listed in the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard which creates protections for workers against exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Recall the updated labeling requirements under the Hazard Communication Standard.
  • Discuss basic infection control principles applicable to a dental practice including proper hand hygiene procedures and surface disinfection.
  • Recall safety measures in the event of fire and severe weather.

Bio:
Karen joined Total Medical Compliance in 2006 as Director of Compliance and Education where she is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs within the organization. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices, throughout the United States as well as seminars and webinars on various compliance issues.
 
Karen is a requested speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the Hinman Dental Meeting, the OSAP Symposium and multiple OSAP Infection Control Boot Camps and CDA Presents. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice and is frequent contributor of articles in local and state organizational newsletters and magazines. Karen has been presented the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service to The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader and serves on the OSAP Board of Directors. 
 
In both her role as a spokesperson for OSAP and as the Director of Compliance and Education at Total Medical Compliance (TMC) she applies her expertise in infection and control and compliance to help healthcare professionals master the safe delivery of medical care. Passionate about employee and patient safety, Karen takes every opportunity to share this very important information in order to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved.
 
Karen has been responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs at Total Medical Compliance since 2006. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices throughout the United Stare.
 
As an active member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) since 2009 she is currently serving as a member of the board. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice, OSAPs infection control training newsletter. OSAP has honored her repeatedly for her service; In 2013 she received the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service and has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader.
 
Karen is a sought after speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the 2010 Hinman Dental Meeting, CDA Presents,several OSAP Symposium and the OSAP Infection Control Boot Camp. She frequently contributes articles to local and state organizational newsletters and magazines.
 

Afternoon Sessions

Featured Session
Dr. Gordon Christensen
Title: New Aspects in Dentistry, 2019, Part 2 (Lecture)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Location: Palladium Ballroom (Brighton Tower)
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience: Dentist Only

 
Course Description:
This fast moving “bottom line” course includes the areas of dentistry with the most activity and change in any given year. It is easily understood and has numerous summaries that help attendees to interpret the ongoing advancements in the profession. The course encourages audience participation, and questions and answers and is presented in an enjoyable and humorous manner.
 
The hottest aspects in the following topics will be included in the planned program depending on the interests of the participants in your group, the popularity of topics at the time of your program, and the time available. 
 
The following are potential topics, all of which may not be included in a specific course depending on time availability, and audience interest.: 
  • State of the Profession
  • CAD/CAM
  • Technology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Esthetic Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics Fixed
  • Prosthodontics Removable
  • Occlusion
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Course Objectives: ​
On the completion of this course attendees should be able to:
  • ​List the most important and useful new techniques in the general topics selected by your group.
  • List the most important and useful materials discussed in the general topics selected by your group.
  • List the most important and useful new concepts discussed in this course.
  • Implement those aspects of the course most applicable to your practice.
Bio:
Gordon J. Christensen is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Practical Clinical Courses (PCC), Chief Executive Officer of Clinicians Report Foundation (CR), and a Practicing Prosthodontist in Provo, Utah. Gordon and Dr. Rella Christensen are co-founders of the non-profit CLINICIANS REPORT FOUNDATION (previously named CRA).  Currently, Dr. Rella Christensen is the Director of the TRAC Research Division of the CR Foundation.  Since 1976, they have conducted research in all areas of dentistry and published the findings to the profession in the well-known CRA Newsletter now called CLINICIANS REPORT. Gordon's degrees include: DDS, University of Southern California; MSD, University of Washington; PhD, University of Denver; and two honorary doctorates.
 
Early in his career, Gordon helped initiate the University of Kentucky and University of Colorado dental schools and taught at the University of Washington. Currently, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Utah, School of Dentistry.  Gordon has presented thousands of hours of continuing education globally, made hundreds of educational videos used throughout the world, and published widely. He is a member of numerous professional organizations. 
 
Gordon and Rella's sons are dentists.  William is a Prosthodontist, and Michael is a General Dentist.  Their daughter, Carlene, is an Administrator in a biomedical company. 
 
Ms. Shannon Pace Brinker
Title: Provisionals Made Easy (HANDS-ON WORKSHOP)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: DA

 
​Course Description:        
The role of dental restorations used for provisional and indirect restorative procedures has changed dramatically in the past several years. These restorations are no longer regarded as temporary restorations but rather as provisional restorations with distinct functions and purposes. Provisional restorations have become a vital diagnostic and assessment tool to evaluate function color, shape, contour, occlusion, periodontal response, implant healing, and overall esthetics. An accurate fit and margination is essential to insure and maintain pulpal health. With increased demands being placed on provisional restorations, new materials and techniques are being developed and some existing protocols are being refined to accomplish desired goals. This hands-on course is designed to report on current materials, techniques, and concepts in fabricating and maintaining long-term esthetic provisionals.

Course Objective:
Attendees will learn:
  • How to choose the Right Provisional Materials for Shade-Matching
  • Pre-Op Impression Techniques for easy trimming
  • Burr selection for fast and accurate trimming and polishing
  • Carving techniques for realistic anatomy and ideal occlusion
  • Single Tooth Provisional to Multiple Esthetic Veneers
  • How to replicate missing dentition and restore to proper contour and shape with provisionals.
Bio:
​Shannon Pace Brinker, CDA, is a national and international speaker and published author. She has been a full-time practicing dental assistant for more than 25 years and works for Dr. Robert Korman in Virginia Beach, VA. She is an active member of the AACD, was the first auxiliary to sit on the AACD Board of Directors, and was awarded the AACD Rising Star Award. Shannon was selected one of Dentistry Today’s Top 100 Clinicians. She was also selected as Dental Products Report’s 25 most influential women in dentistry and Dr. Bicuspid’s dental assisting educator of the year. She has written more than 300 articles about clinical applications and has a current column in Dental Product Reports for team evaluations of dental products and materials. She has her own publication for dental assistants called Our Side of the Chair. She has started one of the first online platforms designated for dental assistants called the Academy of Chairside Assisting.
 
Ms. Rebecca Wilder
Title: From Evidence to Action: Getting Patients to “Own” Their Oral Health​​, Part 2 (Lecture)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours 
Audience: Hygienist
          
Course Description:
New data indicates that periodontal disease and dental caries are much more prevalent than previously thought which means that more patients will need to be diagnosed and treated than ever before! Traditionally, dental hygienists have been excellent at telling patients what they need to do to obtain good oral health. However, telling patients to brush & floss does not work with most patients. This course will present the evidence regarding common oral hygiene procedures and products frequently recommended by the dental hygienist. Secondly, the course will provide the dental hygienist with the most useful and evidence based information about patient motivation and adherence to oral care.​

Course Objectives: 
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 
  • Discuss current recommendations and guidelines related to clinical care of dental patients.
  • Discuss current evidence related to oral-systemic disease.
  • Discuss evidence based therapies to use for nonsurgical periodontal therapy.
  • Discuss the evidence base for plaque biofilm control including toothbrushing, interdental cleaning, mouthrinses, dentifrices, local antibiotics/antimicrobials and more! 
  • Incorporate strategies to increase patient oral hygiene behavior change.​
Bio: 
Rebecca S. Wilder, RDH, MS is the Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Faculty Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.  She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Dental Hygiene through the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. She has written numerous textbook chapters, most recently a chapter on periodontal disease for an international textbook on Oral Care through the Lifespan.  She is a member of OKU and in 2014 she received the inaugural UNC School of Dentistry Faculty Mentoring Award. Rebecca has published approximately 200 articles, abstracts, book chapters and editorials and speaks internationally in the areas of nonsurgical periodontal therapy and products, oral-systemic health, risk and dental practice management and communication strategies for increasing patient adherence to oral health.  
 
Dr. Randy Huffines
Title: Pills, Pastes, Potions and Lotions (Lecture)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE Hours: 3 hours
Audience: Dentist/DA/Hygiene

​Course Description:     
Our dental patients are taking more and more medications – just look at the TV ads. This is especially true for the 76 million Baby Boomers. Sorting through all the drug options, interactions, and side effects can be a time-consuming black hole for a busy practice. Hold on to your seats and join Randy for a fast-paced comprehensive update on adult dental pharmacotherapy. Learn to intelligently choose between the vast numbers of therapeutic agents available for treating common oral conditions you encounter in daily dental practice. Learn techniques to avoid potentially dangerous medication interactions.  Evaluate resources you should have in your office to aid you in quickly and more effectively making decisions in pharmacotherapy. Learn the essential bottom-line information on antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals, analgesics, herbals, probiotics, local anesthetics, anxiolytics, anticaries agents, and more.

Course Objective:
1) Evaluate new analgesic protocols to reduce opioid use while optimizing pain control.
2) Discriminate between the various oral fungal infections and their effective treatment strategies.
3) Evaluate the new ADA guidelines on nonrestorative treatment of caries.
4) Dispel myths in treating viral infections.
5) Learn strategies to comply with new antibiotic stewardship recommendations.
6) Evaluate
7) Evaluate new products for managing xerostomia

Bio:
Dr. Randy Huffines is recognized as one of the country's leading experts on treating older and medically complex adults. He received his DDS in 1983 from the University of Tennessee. Randy left practice for two years to become one of only a handful of practicing clinicians in the United States to complete a two-year postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Dentistry. During his career he has treated patients in a traditional private practice, in hospitals, and in nursing homes. He is a Past President and a Fellow of the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, Fellow of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, and Diplomate of the American Board Special Care Dentistry and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scotland. During the 1990s he served as the first chair of the group developing the computerized oral health record that became the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics. In 2004 he was appointed to the American Dental Association's Elder Care Task Force. Dr. Huffines was the originator of the ADA Preventive Office of the Year Award. He has served on the Editorial Board of two major dental drug references. Randy holds faculty appointments in colleges of dentistry, medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. Despite these responsibilities, Dr. Huffines has spent most of his career as a “wet-fingered” clinician providing comprehensive dental care to older and medically complex patients. This extensive practical experience is evident throughout his courses as he illustrates concepts with the thousands of patients he has personally treated.

Ms. Karen Gregory  (pre-registration required)
Title: SPICE PLUS Annual OSHA Training - Part 2  (Lecture)
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
CE: 6 hours total (attendance at morning and afternoon required)
HANDOUT

Attendance at this full day session will meet the requirements for BOTH SPICE training and Annual OSHA Training. This training course is approved by the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE) to meet the training requirement of 10A NCAC 41A.0206. 
Course Description:   
Practical solutions to your infection control challenges will be provided as basic principles of epidemiology, disinfection, sterilization, and techniques to reduce the spread of infection are reviewed. In addition, discussion of CDC guidelines and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogen Standard will be an important part of this training, thus positioning your practice to provide a safe environment for both patients and employees.

Course Objectives:
After attending this lecture, participants will be able to
  • Recognize pertinent laws concerning infection control.Explain the principles of epidemiology and asepsis.
  • Describe environment infection control.Recall CDC recommendations on sterilization of instruments utilized in the delivery of dental care. 
  • Explain the requirements listed in the Bloodborne Pathogen Standard which creates protections for workers against exposure to blood and body fluids.
  • Recall the updated labeling requirements under the Hazard Communication Standard.
  • Discuss basic infection control principles applicable to a dental practice including proper hand hygiene procedures and surface disinfection.
  • Recall safety measures in the event of fire and severe weather.
     
Bio:
Karen joined Total Medical Compliance in 2006 as Director of Compliance and Education where she is responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs within the organization. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices, throughout the United States as well as seminars and webinars on various compliance issues.
 
Karen is a requested speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the Hinman Dental Meeting, the OSAP Symposium and multiple OSAP Infection Control Boot Camps and CDA Presents. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice and is frequent contributor of articles in local and state organizational newsletters and magazines. Karen has been presented the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service to The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader and serves on the OSAP Board of Directors. 
 
In both her role as a spokesperson for OSAP and as the Director of Compliance and Education at Total Medical Compliance (TMC) she applies her expertise in infection and control and compliance to help healthcare professionals master the safe delivery of medical care. Passionate about employee and patient safety, Karen takes every opportunity to share this very important information in order to improve the quality of healthcare for all involved.
 
Karen has been responsible for the development and supervision of compliance programs at Total Medical Compliance since 2006. TMC provides onsite OSHA, infection control, and HIPAA compliance solutions to dental and medical practices throughout the United Stare.
 
As an active member of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) since 2009 she is currently serving as a member of the board. She is on the Editorial Review Board for Infection Control in Practice, OSAPs infection control training newsletter. OSAP has honored her repeatedly for her service; In 2013 she received the Dr. Milton E. Schaefer Superior Service Award for service and has been recognized as a Hu-Friedy Key Opinion Leader.
 
Karen is a sought after speaker at local and state medical and dental meetings, and was a presenter at the 2010 Hinman Dental Meeting, CDA Presents,several OSAP Symposium and the OSAP Infection Control Boot Camp. She frequently contributes articles to local and state organizational newsletters and magazines.