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Infection Control, Dental Practice Act, and OSHA

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Arthur Melendez and Alethea Bejarano

Date and Time:

Saturday, February 18, 2023

9 am- 3 pm PST

*Registration begins at 8:30 am

*Continental Breakfast will be served


 DoubleTree by Hilton

 39900 Balentine Drive

 Newark, CA 94560

CE Credit:

5.0 Units Live 

AGD Course Code: 148, 563


AGD Member Dentist: $125

Non- AGD Member Dentist: $149

Staff: $99


Course Overview:

This is an opportunity for all licensed dental professionals in the office to take the mandatory every 2 years requirement by the California Dental Board: Infection Control and Dental Practice Act.  Also, there will be OSHA information that meets the employer responsibility to provide a safe workplace free of known health and safety hazards.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Infection Control Training

    • Overview of best practices for infection control in dentistry

    • How to adapt guidelines and recommendations into everyday practice

    • Process of delivering safe care without compromising efficiency

    • Principles and processes of disinfection and sterilization

    • Understand the handling of Sharps safety protocols

    • Identifying the personal protective equipment/attire for dental personnel

    • Identifying the infection prevention strategies that dental staff should follow at all times

  • Dental Practice Act Training

    • Providing California dental professionals with a working knowledge of the contents of the California Dental Practice Act

    • Ensuring practices are legal and safe

    • Defining the scope of practice of, dental professionals in California

    • Describing the standards of licensure of and medication prescription, by dental professionals in California

    • Learning how to identify possible victims of violence or neglect and outlining the appropriate response

  • OSHA

    • Meets the required annual training in infection control and OSHA compliance of all employees who are exposed to bloodborne pathogens, whether licensed or unlicensed.

About the Speakers:

Arthur Melendez:  Arthur is the Senior Compliance Officer with Make Compliance Simple.  He entered the dental field in 1989 as the Legislative/Government Relations Secretary for the CDA.  In the past five years (2018) Arthur had an emphasis on healthcare regulations compliance. Certifications earned include: Certified Grant Writer (Healthcare) (AGWA); Certified CPR/BLS/First Aid Instructor (AHA); Certified OSHA 5119 - Cal/OSHA Standards for General Industry; Certified Cal/OSHA 30-Hour Construction Safety and Health; Certified Toastmaster; Certified Life Coach.

Alethea Bejarano:  Alethea is the Marketing Director/Senior Compliance Officer at Make Compliance Simple.  She has 30 years of combined experience in the dental field; Trainer for HIPAA, Risk Assessment, Policies & Procedures; She has a B.S. in Technical Management, is  RDA Certified and has a Teaching Certificate.  

NorCalAGD Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Registrations are subject to a $50 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations made by email seven days prior to the course date will receive a full refund less the $50 processing fee. Cancellations made within the week prior to the course date will receive a 50% refund  less the $50 processing fee. Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through date of registration. 


The Northern California AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by state of provincial boards of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from (8/1/2021) to (7/31/2025).

Provider ID# 219198

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