Diana is a graduate of Middlesex Community College in Lowell, MA. She then completed her Bachelors degree of Science in Dental Hygiene at the University of Bridgeport, CT. Diana understands the many challenges dental offices face as she has been and continues to be involved in the dental field for 20+ years. She started off as an office manager then trained in-office as a dental assistant. Many thanks to a dentist and clinical instructor at Tufts who saw her strengths and suggested the field of dental hygiene. Now, Diana has been and continues to be a practicing clinical dental hygienist since 2008.
Diana is owner of Shelby EHS Northeast. Shelby EHS Northeast was granted renewal of ADG Pace as a nationally recognized CEU provider in 2022. Diana is also a certified American Red Cross instructor for dental professionals to renew their CPR certification. Diana completed her OSHA-30 certification in 2018.
When COVID-19 temporarily shut down dentistry, Diana sprung to action and attended trainings related to respiratory protection safety. Which motivated her to complete the necessary training to become a respiratory compliance trainer and spread the word to other dental professionals. She connected with a local RN and is able to offer dental professionals training, medical evaluations and fit testing for safe and compliant use of respirators in the dental setting.
A comprehensive review of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Hazard Communication Standard, Access to Medical an Exposure Records, workplace safety and GHS standards. Review of other safety measures from OSHA for general industry such as: emergency medical drill, emergency evacuation drill, etc. CE credits awarded.
A comprehensive review of CDC guidelines for dental office infection control. Includes: Transmission, pathogenicity, and prevalence of HBV, HIV, HCV, HPV, TB, Flu and others; sterilization; disinfection; cleaning; standard precautions; chain of infection; barriers; engineering and work practice controls; vaccines; dental unit water line quality; boil water advisory and EPA recommendations.
The program will review CDC recommended work restrictions for employee illnesses, logs to monitor equipment for patient safety such as autoclave cleaning, spore testing, water line monitoring, etc. Review of current COVID-19 CDC Guidelines and MA Dept. of Public Health PPE Guidelines. CE credits awarded.
Review of HIPAA Compliance – HIPAA Rules which apply to dentistry; Objectives of HIPAA; Business Associates; Business Associate Agreements; Privacy Rule (2003); Protected Health Information (PHI); Security Rule (2005); Administrative Safeguards, Physical Safeguards, Technical Safeguards; Risk Analysis; The Enforcement Rule (2006); HITECH Act (2009); Breach Notification Rule; Omnibus Rule. CE credits awarded.
We will walk through your entire office, lab, instrument processing area, etc. An employee can walk around with us or we can conduct the on-site evaluation on our own and sit with someone at the end of the evaluation for a debrief. Within a couple of weeks a customized private report will be provided to the office. Please note: We are NOT a reporting agency! We DO NOT report to anyone our findings. A compliance documentation binder is included.
All customized forms included in this binder are dated and valid through Shelby EHS Northeast for 12-months. Shelby EHS Northeast is not responsible for out-of-date, mis-documented or, mis-logged information if the office changes/alters the forms in any way. Customized documents provided in this binder are updated regularly by Shelby EHS Northeast based on current guidelines and new information. A manufacturer provided log will supersede any log provided by Shelby EHS Northeast. Any dental office can add this on to their training. This is NOT a requirement for the course. The office does not have to schedule an on-site evaluation to obtain a compliance binder. Can be purchased separately.
Licensed dental office personnel are required to be certified at minimum in BLS in MA. Administrative personnel is recommended be certified in BLS. MA licensing board will acknowledge a hands-on BLS course and CE credits will apply toward licensure renewal with proof of completed course.
Each group set up is equipped with an adult manikin, infant manikin, trainer AED, ambu bag with adult and infant mask, and an anti-choking trainer. Each participant will be provided a disposable face shield during training. Both adult and infant manikins are equipped to provide students instant feedback regarding chest compressions and rescue breaths.
The lecture portion of the CPR course is completed online prior to the hands-on training date. Each attendee will receive an email containing their own link directly from The American Red Cross. Each participant is to complete the online portion on their own, at their own pace and must be completed before hands-on training day. Upon completion of the online course there will be a an online certificate of completion available for each attendee to print out – each attendee must bring in their printed certificate of completion as their entry ticket for the hands-on skills assessment.
There are dental professionals using respirators at this time. Shelby EHS Northeast provides a compliance training review of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard. What a respiratory protection program entails. How to recognize respiratory hazards of the workplace and their health effects. How to properly select and use a respirators. Identify limitations of respirators, respirator donning and user seal fit check. Review the different types of fit testings available, emergency use procedures, maintenance and storage, and medical signs and symptoms limiting the effectiveness of respirators. Shelby EHS Northeast also has a RN, BSN on staff to review and sign off on medical evaluations. Fit testing is also offered - dental office is responsible for supplying an adequate supply of different respirators for staff.