Mitigation of Airborne Transmissible Diseases in the Dental Office

Live CE Webcast • Thursday, May 14, 2020 • 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM ET

During this uncertain time, dentists may feel compelled to incorporate strategies to mitigate airborne infection as part of their strategy to reopen; however, validated data for efficacy is lacking.

Dr. Donald Clem hosts a special panel of industry experts at this live CE Webcast discussing the range of infection control options and how dental practices can optimize protection for patients and staff during and after this COVID pandemic.

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Donald S. Clem III, DDS

Donald S. Clem III, DDS, is a Board-Certified periodontist and the section editor in Periodontics for Compendium. He is the recipient of numerous awards include the R. Earl Robinson Award in Periodontal Regeneration, The Clinical Research Award from the American Academy of Periodontology and served as the Academy's President in 2011.  He has authored over 22 articles and 3 textbook chapters on periodontology and dental implant surgery. Dr. Clem maintains a private practice limited to periodontics in Fullerton, California.

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David Blackwell

David Blackwell is the Director for Camfil’s Healthcare business with overall responsibility for growing market share in hospitals, and other healthcare facilities in the USA. His engineering background, combined with in-depth knowledge of electrical and mechanical HVAC systems, allows Dave to optimize air filter solutions for healthcare facilities. Providing the best, compliant indoor air quality solution for clients, patients, and visitors is something Dave has been passionate about for a decade. Air filter optimization also reduces energy consumption and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). These operational cost reductions typically range from about 6 to 12 cents per square foot, annually for most acute care facilities. Prior to managing the healthcare segment Dave was a regional sales manager for Camfil in the southwest region of the USA. Earlier, Dave worked for a large HVAC and electrical equipment manufacturer, focusing on energy savings solutions for large facilities. Dave has become an expert on Camfil’s Life Cycle Cost (LCC) software. This software can accurately project various costs associated with air filter use in a specific facility using ASHRAE filter loading data.

Dave is an accomplished speaker on various ASHRAE standards and Guidelines, but ASHRAE 52.2 and ASHRAE 170 are most important to healthcare facilities that seek to maintain compliancy to strict indoor air quality requirements for healthcare facilities.

Recent publications include Win the Infection Control Battle by Using the Latest in Air Filter Testing, published in Facility Care Magazine for the US market and Reducing Infection through Proper Air Filtration, published in Canadian Healthcare Facility. The Healthcare Institute recently published The Multi-Million Dollar Cost for Health Systems’ Failure to Meet Clean Air Standards.

Dave and his wife Christine reside in Lubbock, Texas.

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Dean Saputa

Dean Saputa has served the HVAC community for more than three decades, helping to educate and train facility managers, specifying engineers and industry professionals with an emphasis on air and surface treatment and cleaning technologies. The vice president and co-founder of UV Resources, Mr. Saputa is an active member on several ASHRAE Technical Committees including serving as a past Chair of TC-2.9 (Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment); Chair of SPC-185 (Method of Testing Ultraviolet Lamps), and Founder of GPC-37, Guidelines for the Application of Upper-Air Ultraviolet Germicidal Devices to Control the Transmission of Airborne Pathogens. He is a contributing author of the 2019 ASHRAE Application Handbook, chapter 62: "Ultraviolet Air and Surface Treatment," as well as ASHRAE's position document: "Filtration and Air Cleaning" that was reaffirmed in 2018.

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Herb Moskowitz, DDS

Herb Moskowitz, DDS, is the chairman and cofounder of ioTech International and coauthor of its patents. He previously founded and served as chairman and CEO of Advanced Tissue Sciences and Life Medical Sciences, two publicly traded medical technology companies. Dr. Moskowitz, a graduate of the University of Tennessee Dental School, practiced clinical dentistry for more than 25 years.

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Jeff Williams, PhD, BVSc, MRCVS

Jeff Williams, PhD, BVSc, MRCVS, is the Chief Science Officer for Briotech. Dr. Williams had a long career in academic microbiology and infectious diseases, retiring after 27 years from his position as Professor Emeritus of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University to found a biotechnology start-up, HaloSource, Inc., in Seattle, WA in 1998. Retiring again in 2014, he has remained active as technical advisor to several companies in the PNW region, specializing in the areas of antimicrobial chemistry and disinfection. Author of over 200 scientific papers and textbook chapters, he served four years as a member of the Board of Counselors to the US-NIH Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and has been a frequent consultant to the World Health Organization of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. Jeff was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 1996, and served as retained consultant to first Merck, Inc. (1980-1982), then Pharmacia (now Pfizer, Inc.) (1983-1999) on therapeutic drug discovery and development. He has a longstanding interest in tropical infectious diseases, starting with his appointment as staff scientist for WHO in Argentina 1968-71, and for 15 years directed a collaborative NIH-funded Program Project on Infectious Diseases in Sudan. He holds degrees in Veterinary Science (BVSc) from the University of Bristol, UK (1964), and Pathobiology (PhD) from the University of Pennsylvania (1968), where he was a Fulbright Scholar (1964-1968).

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Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA

Fiona M. Collins, BDS, MBA, MA has authored and presented CE courses to dental professionals and students in the US and internationally, and is a consultant in the dental industry on infection control; risk assessment, prevention and management of oral diseases and conditions; OSHA; and, dental materials. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the Organization for Asepsis, Safety and Prevention. Dr. Collins earned her dental degree from Glasgow University and holds an MBA and MA from Boston University.